So I just wanted to talk about the day I had yesterday, because even though it was tiring, it was a pretty interesting day. It all started at 12:45 PM at the Instituto Alhambra….
This is the place I do my internship at. I take the place of a “language auxiliar,” a native English speaker who helps out with English pronunciation in the classroom. It’s a real job here, and the only difference between me and them is that I don’t get payed because it’s an internship.
So I went in on Tuesday to ask if I could get any extra hours this week because I need a few more to complete my program. They said, “come back tomorrow at the same time and we’ll give you something to do.” Yesterday I went to Join Ivan, a social science teacher, at the Instituto. When I got there I was told that he really needed to give a lesson and that there was nothing for me to do. As I really needed the hours, I decided to just stay. So I got to sit in the classroom, and enjoy the lesson. I felt just like a highschool student again! I got to sit in the front row and hear his lesson about religion in Europe and Italian architecture. We even got a mini-lesson on Italian language. Que gracioso! I liked the class; it’s not everyday that you get to put yourself in a 16 year old Spanish student’s shoes.
Later that day, I had my own classes to attend, one of them being Spanish Culture. This particular day I had a presentation to give to the class, and what better of a topic than Spanish wine! I bought a couple bottles of some authentic Spanish wine and gave my presentation to the class and we all enjoyed a glass.
Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Valdpeñas y Jumilla
The whole class got the chance to try some wines from maaany regions of Spain; it was a good class. I’m pretty sure the profesor was tipsy, by the end of the class she was speaking English! When she gave us all hugs goodbye, I knew that she had a good class. Here’s a picture of the class that I stole from Facebook……………
After the class some of us went to a plaza near the school just to strum the guitar a bit. We were killing time because SOL had an upcoming event that night. I had no clue what it was, I was just going with the flow. I really just wanted to get through the day.
We were headed to the arabic baths in Plaza Nueva. I wasn’t sure if we’d need a bathing suit, so I figured I’d have to turn around. I wasn’t too excited by the idea anyway. I got to go and boy am I glad; that was a nice time. It was very relaxing, and I recomend if you’re ever in Spain or an Arabic country, go take a bath!
So it was a pretty random day. I was a highschool student in the morining, had a wine-drinking class in the evening, and took an Arabic bath at night. I’d say I could call it a day. I was definetely happy when I made it to my bed last night. It just goes to show all the cool things that can happen to you in one day if you study abroad!