Thursday, October 20, 2016

Silvia's presentation

Silvia has recently joined the school as a Language Assistant, and she'll be with Primary groups practising and improving their speaking skills.  She has already started woking with some of the groups.
Here is Silvia's presentation, let's know more about her.

Hello everyone!
My name is Silvia Martin, and I'm from Chicago, Illinois. I will be in Barcelona for one year studying Spanish (Castellano) and a little bit of Catalan. I have some extended family living in Catalonia, and I am already in love with Barcelona and its culture. My favorite things to do are swim, camp, or travel. My favorite food is Chicago pizza or tacos because Chicago pizza is thicker and different from other kinds. If I could bring one thing from home to Barcelona it would be my tiny dog named Dobby (like the character from Harry Potter). But, right now he is with my family: my mom, dad, and younger brother Troy. Together we like to ski, hike, and watch basketball. Our favorite basketball team is the Bulls, and our favorite player is still Michael Jordan. In the future I want to be a bilingual speech therapist and help children produce sounds and communicate.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Language Assistants

This year we have two new Language Assistants, Victor and Silvia. They are both attending Primary and Batxillerat classes, helping our students to improve their  comprehension abilities, so that they can practise speaking and listening with them. Here is Victor's presentation.

"My full name is Victor Hugo Solano Ortega, I am 22 years old, I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico but I was raised in Los Angeles, California.My hobbies include reading, attending concerts or music festivals, sight seeing, and going to new and exotic restaurants around town.
I am currently finishing off my undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Cruz where I study linguistics with an emphasis in Spanish. I am also enrolled at the Autonomous University of Barcelona for one semester where I am currently taking a class in Catalan with the hope to learn a third language and also taking two other classes that focus on interpretation, translation, and intercultural communication that I know can enrich my study abroad experience here in Barcelona. 
The reason why I decided to do an internship here at Colegio San Josep Teresianas in Gràcia, was to gain some experience working at a school by teaching, being an English tutor, and to be able to learn more about the education system in Catalunya in comparison to the education system in the United States; as I hope to become a teacher myself someday."