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I am a secondary teacher of English in Southern Spain. I studied MFL in Jaén and I got a DPSI certificate in Law in England. I started my teaching career in Newcastle back in 2000, where I lived for 3 years. Once I returned home, I taught in a public school and got ready to sit the "oposiciones" exam, which I passed!!! Currently, I am teaching in Jaén, which has become my definite residence in Spain since 2004.

martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Car Boot Sale

Have you ever been told about a different and funky type of market such as Car boot Sale?
You can find them in places ranging from tiny villages to big cities. They are markets on wheels and run by private sellers. They very much look like spanish "mercadillos", with two main differences: the seller profile and the stuff sold. In Car boot sales, you will find proud (or tired) owners of a wide selection of products such as houseware, antiques, collectables, books, toys, shoes, music...you name it!. This is also intimately connected to a common practice in the UK: charity / second-hand shopping. You can find a considerable amount of second-hand shops in the high street of even the smallest village you can think of. It is a cultural thing and there is a great business niche based on ethical, social and environmental grounds.
As for where to go to participate in this kind of "open air recycling-based shopping", the sales take place in particular places and under particular permissions. Actually, there are some directories guiding your options when considering this type of purchase: Car boot junction  is a general UK directory, while Time out is a more specific site devoted to London. 

viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Here you are some videos about Saint Patrick's Day:

lunes, 16 de marzo de 2015

Nelson Mandela and Apartheid, a racist policy.

During today's lesson, AS students have been led to the amazing story of Mandela's role in the history of South Africa. They have read and felt curious about his biography as a president and his key role in the fight for rights for the black comunity, ruled by a white minority.

Here is a link to those who want to learn more on the subject ;)


domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

This is Britain!!!

A new Cooperative and Collaborative unit has just been started by ESO3A: THIS IS BRITAIN
We are very excited about the interesting content of this unit. We will focus on all aspects of British culture: geography, politics, monuments, food and traditions. So much more fun than grammar!!! 
On our first session blurred concepts such as Great Britain, The British Isles, The UK and England were eventually defined and learnt thanks to the first 2 minutes of this video :)

For the final project, you will use the following links to do research about your country and the final test for the other groups!!! Read carefully and design the perfect questionnaire :)))