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by Alice Young 13-12-2017
Top five reasons to spend your Year Abroad as a Language Assistant In the preparation stages of sorting out my Year Abroad, at the University of Leeds we were given three options for how to spend our time away: Studying at a partner institution British Council assistantship Work placement I...
Top five reasons to spend your Year Abroad as a Language Assistant In the preparation stages...
Top five reasons to spend your Year Abroad...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 28-04-2017
For the first two years of my degree, the Year Abroad was something that kind of loomed enormously on the horizon, both excitingly and terrifyingly. I remember the panic at the end of First Year that oh god I have to make a decision about Year Abroad by the end of this year, and the even greater panic...
For the first two years of my degree, the Year Abroad was something that kind of loomed enormously...
For the first two years of my degree, the...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 14-04-2017
So it’s the end of the Easter holidays and I’m en route back to France for the last two weeks (!!!) of teaching, which don’t really count since my lesson plans mostly consist of ‘play Simon Says’ and ‘ruin their appreciation of good French food by introducing them...
So it’s the end of the Easter holidays and I’m en route back to France for the...
So it’s the end of the Easter holidays...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 31-03-2017
The sky is blue, the sun is out, the holidays are approaching and my contract at the school will be over after two-and-a-half weeks of work. As a result, I’ve become incredibly insouciant about planning for those last two weeks and have just resorted to asking the classes for suggestions about...
The sky is blue, the sun is out, the holidays are approaching and my contract at the school...
The sky is blue, the sun is out, the holidays...
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by Becky Boxx 03-02-2017
Working as an English Language Assistant can be the perfect way to spend your year abroad. Ranging from Europe to North and South America and now even Asia, the programme presents you with a multitude of destinations to spend 6-12 months of your year abroad in. While I am really happy and firmly believe...
Working as an English Language Assistant can be the perfect way to spend your year abroad....
Working as an English Language Assistant...
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by Chloe Connolly 01-02-2017
As an English Language assistant, you are not really meant to lead any lesson by yourself. However, in my school, we are given the option to lead half a class all by ourselves if happy to. Considering that this is only one hour a week of my time, I decided to accept the challenge. And, I soon discovered...
As an English Language assistant, you are not really meant to lead any lesson by yourself....
As an English Language assistant, you are...
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by Chloe Connolly 21-12-2016
This week is my last week working as an English language assistant in Madrid before Christmas. The last twelve weeks have been a rollercoaster, and if I was to restart the experience, there would be a few things that I would change. Therefore, I am going to write about my “top tips” for anyone...
This week is my last week working as an English language assistant in Madrid before Christmas....
This week is my last week working as an English...
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by Phoebe Bell 16-12-2016
I am currently in a rural village in the South of Spain doing a British Council English Language Assistant scheme in a primary school, for my year abroad at university. With this programme, you can’t specifically choose where you want to be in the country you’ll be working in, you can only...
I am currently in a rural village in the South of Spain doing a British Council English Language...
I am currently in a rural village in the...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 16-12-2016
Today, it is exactly three months since I arrived in France. It is also my last day at school before the Christmas holidays. I absolutely cannot believe either of these things. As everybody warned me it would, the first nearly-half (!!!) of my year abroad has absolutely flown by. I’m very excited...
Today, it is exactly three months since I arrived in France. It is also my last day at school...
Today, it is exactly three months since I...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 16-11-2016
I’ve now muddled through about three weeks’ worth of lessons (with absolute minimal guidance except for ‘be firm and strict’ – it’s not easy to be firm and strict when you have to remember how to conjugate the imperative AND remember vocab before every sentence!!)...
I’ve now muddled through about three weeks’ worth of lessons (with absolute minimal...
I’ve now muddled through about three...