Spain

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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Spain and the Environment

Posted on 13 July 2018 by Hannah Qunibi

¡Bienvenidos todos! Ya estoy en el Reino Unido y desafortunadamente el año al extranjero se acabó. Mi experiencia fue extraordinaria y voy a reflexionar sobre mi tiempo en el extranjero con el tema del medio ambiente en mente. When it comes to the environment, I have to say that when I first arrived in Spain,
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Spain’s festivals and celebrations.

Posted on 11 June 2018 by Hannah Qunibi

¡Bienvenidos todos! I’m now coming to the end of my incredible year abroad experience here in Spain and I’m really going to miss it. It’s just such a different lifestyle here compared to what I’m used to at home in the UK but in the best way. Something I will miss is getting involved with
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National holidays and local area of interest.

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Emily James

Coming abroad to work as an English teacher has been quite restricting on my schedule. Of course, I’m loving every second of it but actually having a job does mean that I can’t just skip a day or take a day off like my friends studying at university can, so I’ve really learnt how to
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An A-Z of the Best Food and Drink Spain Has to Offer

Posted on 8 May 2018 by Hannah Qunibi

¡Bienvenidos todos! I’m now over three months into my semester abroad here in Ciudad Real and I’ve very much been enjoying everything Spain has to offer, especially the food! I love exploring all aspects of the Spanish culture, but as a foodie discovering all of the tasty delights Spain has to offer is definitely one
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Festivals and Celebrations

Posted on 5 April 2018 by Emily James

When most people think of Spain, one of the first things that they think is that the spanish are either sleeping (una siesta), or partying (una fiesta), and to be honest, it’s not too far from the truth! There are so many different festivals and celebrations that take place in Spain throughout the year, some
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Lingomap: Food and drink

Posted on 24 February 2018 by Emily James

Hello, me again! Este semestre yo estoy enseñando ingles en Salamanca, que es una ciudad en el noroeste de España. Salamanca es la capital de la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León, y la ciudad tiene una población de 145.000 personas además de unos de los sitios más bonitos que yo he visto en toda
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LingoMap: La comida y bebida típica de España

Posted on 22 February 2018 by Lewis Hacker

¡Hola a todos! ¿Qué tal? Desde la última vez que yo escribí he empezado a trabajar en Salamanca, la ciudad más conocida de la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León. The following blog talks about Spanish food and drink. There are 19 ‘autonomous communities’ in Spain and each one has its own culture and customs.
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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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LingoMap: School and College life

Posted on 3 July 2017 by Sarah Gregory

Finally I am back with another LingoMap blog! I hope you have enjoyed reading about my year abroad journey so far! For this blog I am focusing on school and college life in Spain. The first thing I will say about school life in Spain is that it is extremely different to school life in
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What next?..

Posted on 7 June 2017 by Harriet Codd

Well, well, well. We have reached our final post in the LingoMap program. I hope you have all enjoyed these blogs and can at least take something away from each of them! Now that us university students have come to the end of our blessed Year Abroad (how time flies!), it’s now back to reality and
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Cuestiones sociales – El paro en España

Posted on 17 May 2017 by Liam Barrett

In this month’s blog, I am going to talk about some of the social issues which have to be faced in the country in which I am currently living, so that would be Spain. Firstly, a (una cuestión social) social issue is a (un problema) problem that influences a considerable number of the individuals within a society. Now
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Lingomap: El sistema educativo español

Posted on 15 May 2017 by Melissa Tavares

Hola a todos!! Hope you’re all doing well! I’m loving life in very sunny Granada! This month’s topic is school and college studies. Funnily enough 5 years ago today, I left school, it feels way longer than that, to be honest, and although they say your school days are the best days of your life…It’s
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¡Festivales Españoles!

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Harriet Codd

Buenosss a todos… I hope you have all enjoyed your New Year and have had a great start to 2017. Now the year has got well underway and we’re back in motion with blog writing, brace yourselves for some info on the Spanish festival that I’ve chosen to share with you, and that’s the ‘Semana
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You Know You’re In Barcelona When…

Posted on 13 November 2016 by Llewelyn

As I’m coming towards the last few weeks of my stay in Barcelona, I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on a few things I’ve learnt whilst living here for the past few months.  Hopefully, these will inspire you to visit the city if you ever have the opportunity or just give you an
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Andalusian Adventures

Posted on 17 October 2016 by Chloe Walker

    So this week began with a Monday spent perusing the shops with Helena and then meeting Maria for a tandem in the most beautiful park just behind our uni. Forever grateful for my Spanish gals. Tuesday was then spent in preparation for departing at midnight for a 5 day trip around Andalusia. The
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Dinner Parties, Eyebrows and Sagunto

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Chloe Walker

This week has been quite a busy one, involving various excursions and other lovely days with friends. So on Tuesday, we held our first dinner party at the flat. I use the term ‘we’ very loosely, considering it was really Orla and Sarah who did the cooking. Sarah is staying with us for a while
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A DAY AT THE OCEANOGRAFIC

Posted on 5 October 2016 by Simona Dundova

Last week I visited the place I had been dreaming to go into since I first saw pictures of Valencia – one of the biggest and most astonishing aquariums in Europe! My uncle came on a trip around Spain and while he was staying with me, we decided to explore the beautiful city I am
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Sun, Sea and Schedules

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Chloe Walker

Today marks two weeks since my arrival in Valencia and I am only just getting around to writing this blog post. Valencia is a beautiful city of glorious sunshine, which has led to many days spent lounging on the beach and not a lot of productivity. The experience of arriving in Spain with nowhere to
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Working All Hours

Posted on 15 September 2016 by Llewelyn

I’m currently coming to the end of my first two weeks of work here in Barcelona, so I thought it’d be a good time to share how it’s all been going so far. I’m working in a private language school, not far from the Sagrada Familia, which is really great, because it means there’s just
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First Impressions

Posted on 4 September 2016 by Llewelyn

So I finally got to Barcelona Friday evening, after a long, long train ride all the way from home, but now I’m all settled in, I thought I’d update you on how my first proper day went and how my flat is. Or more accurately, how my first afternoon went, seeing as I slept most
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Packing Up Is Hard To Do

Posted on 1 September 2016 by Llewelyn

So the big day’s just around the corner. In a few hours, I’ll be standing on the platform of Reading Station waiting for the first of three trains to arrive so I can start my journey down to Barcelona for my work placement.  I. Am. Buzzing. Partly with excitement for what’s to come, but equally
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