My experience in Barcelona

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Upon finding out I was going to Barcelona for the SWITCH project, I was, to say the least, ecstatic! An experience I was not going to miss. Especially having lived in England for 8 years and having my classmates ask me how many times I’d been to Spain…for my reply to be zero. Barcelona is always been a country I have wanted to experience for myself. Even better with the students that went there with me, as I classify them as two of my best friends. I was also curious to see how the teachers would act outside of the college atmosphere, they are indeed genuine human beings and not just robots for whom education is their life. Continue reading “My experience in Barcelona”

English & Maths as a Second Language

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My experiences in studying English began very differently from the rest of the SWITCH bloggers (I assume) as English is my second language. I was taught the basics from a young age until I came to England in 2008, emigrating from Mexico City. Continue reading “English & Maths as a Second Language”

Translation

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My role for this task was to translate a ‘Manual of Mentoring’. I had to use my Spanish knowledge to adapt the English manual for use by Spanish teachers. The manual consisted of various activities that assist in the development of a mentor within a college environment. I feel it would be useful in teaching an individual the importance of key skills such as: team work, understanding yourself, positive reinforcement and goal-setting for the future. Continue reading “Translation”

Online Learning

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The use of online resources to learn is of the utmost importance for me as a student as it means I can facilitate my learning in a professional way. For this task I was asked to complete an online course about ‘Learning Online’ using the platform Futurelearn. It was good to know that the information I learnt is backed up by professionals – in this case the University of Leeds. Continue reading “Online Learning”

053556

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Hello my name is Obri, I am 19 years old and I study A Levels at Halesowen College. I am studying Psychology, Philosophy and Spanish. Before this I studied Professional Cookery in another college. I am now a qualified chef and this has allowed me to work part-time in various restaurants. Continue reading “053556”