There is a great exhibition at the Prado Museum (Madrid) that you may enjoy. It is called Treasures from the Hispanic Society of America and I must say it was so much better than what I expected.
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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I was looking for some photos for the What’s in the photo bit of the Spanish GCSE speaking exam and I’ve found this one that could be great for the students of German (*Not that I teach German but just in case it is useful for someone else).
To be more specific: Topic 1 Identity and culture > Technology in everyday life.
What’s on the picture?
It is not even summer yet and I think we can officially declare “Despacito“ by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee as THE song of the summer of 2017. Unless you’ve been isolated in a remote location you must be familiar with this song:
It’s been played on radio stations all over the world several times a day and then, back in April Justin Bieber made it even more viral if possible by releasing his own version (even though he is not quite familiar with the lyrics still).
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.
A PowerPoint with all the French GCSE theme-based vocabulary included in AQA’s new specification (8658).
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.
Extremely bored during this easter break? Already done with every plan you had planned (procrastination time included)? I’ve got a suggestion! What about checking how almost every language on the planet sounds like? This game becomes almost addictive instantly I must say so be careful!