Katie Elgie

Katie Elgie

I am a 20 year old Spanish and Economics student at Cardiff University, currently undertaking my year abroad In Córdoba, Spain. I am working as an English language teaching assistant through the British Council.


Latest posts

El Legado de Franco

Posted on 5 August 2018 by Katie Elgie

One period of Spain’s history which has always fascinated me is the Franco and post-Franco era. I’ve always been intrigued by the way that Spain transitioned from a false democracy, into civil war, into a long lasting dictatorship and beyond. Francisco Franco era el líder de España durante 36 años (hasta su muerte), en un
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Identidad Cultural

Posted on 12 June 2018 by Katie Elgie

One of the things which has been apparent to me here throughout my time in Andalucía is the strong cultural identity which Andalucians possess. They are proud to be Spanish, yet they also define themselves strongly through their regional inhabitance. Andalucía es muy diferente de las regiones como Cataluña; quien quieren ser independientes y quien
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La Música de España

Posted on 18 April 2018 by Katie Elgie

The Spanish, as a rule, love to dance. Españoles se encantan bailar As a result of this among many other things, music is of great importance in Spain. It is a country rich in musical history and culture and favours a wide variety of different music styles which vary from region to region. The region
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La Herencia y Cultura de Andalucía

Posted on 12 March 2018 by Katie Elgie

Andalucía is an amazing place to live. It is rich in culture and heritage and has a fascinating history. Granada, one of the most prominent cities in the region, played host to the last battle of ´La Reconquista´ before the invading Muslim army was expelled by the Christian kings. As a result, much of the
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Ser un jóven en el España de hoy.

Posted on 18 January 2018 by Katie Elgie

Hola, buenas. Bienvenidos a mi primera ´Routes into Languages blog´. I have been provided with the broad subject of ´Being a young person in Spanish speaking society´. This year abroad so far has been incredibly fulfilling and has opened my eyes to the lifestyle and culture of another country; which I believe is an incredible
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