📺 School Swap: Korea Style

What an experiment! In this program, 3 Welsh teenagers travel to South Korea in order to experience school life in Gangnam (literally means “South of the River”) where they will find one of the toughest educational systems. How will they cope with the exchange?

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📺 Madness in the pastry shop 🤤

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TV Show Bogeria a la Pastisseria on channel TV3

Roughly we could translate the name of the show as Madness in the pastry shop although it is probably not the kind of madness one expects from the average baking reality (that we’ve been bombarded with lately). In my opinion, this creative madness gets closer to the genius type of madness and this is only one of the reasons why I have decided to share this tv show in here.

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🤔Opinion: Spanish ONLY?! 🇪🇸

When I was a teaching assistant, one of the most popular questions I got asked was: “Do you actually talk to the students in Spanish ALL THE TIME?”

This ‘Spanish only’ approach is actually quite old*. A great example that illustrates how old this matter is is the following sketch from SNL. *Eddie Murphy old.

There is a thin line between helping the students and making them feel stupid (big mistake) or disengaged. So where is the key for me? It is not that simple.

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🤔 Makeover for poorly-prepared English teachers 🎓🇬🇧

Last week I was chilling out, just watching some telly and suddenly I remembered that a TV program called Cámbiame (highly recommended for the topic of fashion) was just about to get started. It is quite popular and entertaining but that day… it made me feel really depressed.

The show is about people who ask for a makeover because they want to change their style and for various reasons they have struggled but this post is not about fashion. It is about something that really shocked me and that sadly I had the misfortune to see on other occasions. English teachers that do not seem to have a solid basic level of the subject they teach.

What do I mean? Please, take a look at the following video. The girl is Rocio, an English high school teacher from Spain who has to translate sentences about herself (into English) to random people who passes by.

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