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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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LingoMap:Career plans, skills and employment

Posted on 3 July 2017 by Sarah Gregory

My final LingoMap blog! As an undergraduate, it can be scary to think about leaving the student days behind. Student life is great, it has given me a huge amount of freedom, independence and courage, without which I would not have been able to fly the nest and live abroad! The saying goes however, that
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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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LingoMap: My career prospects

Posted on 30 June 2017 by Emily Seaborne

Quelle horreur! I can’t believe that my Year Abroad is over! It has flown by so fast and I have learnt so much in the 7 months I have spent living in the South of France. Not only have I vastly improved my language skills but also my knowledge and awareness of French culture. Although
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Québec: Diwrnodau Cenedlaethol

Posted on 18 May 2017 by Elin Arfon

Bonjour eto, Y thema y tro hwn : diwrnodau cenedlaethol.  Rhaid egluro rhywbeth cyn mynd ati i sôn am y thema hon. Y mae Québec yn wahanol iawn i weddill Canada. Yn gyntaf, Ffrangeg yw iaith y dalaith. Yn ail, y mae eu hanes yn wahanol i weddill Canada sy’n golygu pan geir diwrnodau cenedlaethol,
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Québec: Teithio a Chludiant

Posted on 17 May 2017 by Elin Arfon

Bonjour o Québec, C’est Elin! Blog mis Mawrth oedd hwn i fod ond rhaid imi gyfaddef, yr oedd mis Mawrth yn brysur iawn imi, a’r rheswm pennaf am hynny oedd oherwydd imi DEITHIO llawer! Felly maddeuwch imi, teitl y blog sydd wedi achosi imi fod yn hwyr yn ei ysgrifennu. Dyma’r ffyrdd yr ydym ni’n
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LingoMap Blog: Social Issues

Posted on 19 April 2017 by Sarah Gregory

This month the topic of my blog is ‘Social issues’.   Social Issues   Definition: A problem that influences a considerable number of people within a society One of the main social issues I have heard about since living here is the idea of ‘Generación Nini’. This name is given to the current generation of
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Cheap Dreams

Posted on 10 April 2017 by Llewelyn

Wow, it’s been a really long time since I wrote an entry here, so I guess I should start by quickly reviewing the last month or so…basically I’ve been pretty busy at work, especially as the high season is starting to roll around, meaning that we’ve had more and more bookings to deal with.  That,
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Lingo Map: School/College Life

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Kate Pritchard

Bonjour à tous ! This month I have been given the title of School/College Life. Despite France not being hugely different to the UK, there are a few significant differences in the way in which their schools function. Pas d’uniformes! First of all, (and this is always the first thing to come to mind), children in
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Hostel California(ish)

Posted on 25 February 2017 by Llewelyn

So now that I’m coming to the end of my first month of work here in Marseille, I thought I’d take a minute to share some of my experiences and basically describe what an average working day looks like for me at the hostel.  In a normal week, I tend to spend around 30 hours
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Lingo Map: Bon Voyage!

Posted on 4 February 2017 by Emily Seaborne

Hey everyone! For my second blog I’ve been assigned the topic of Entertainment and Leisure and there isn’t a better opportunity to tell you all about my travels around France! I have been so lucky to be placed as a language assistant in the Provence-Alpes- Cote d’Azur region for my Year Abroad. There are so many
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Lingo Map: Food and Drink

Posted on 31 January 2017 by Kate Pritchard

Hey everyone (again)! Hope you’re all doing well. This time I am writing to you about Food and Drink which is a perfect topic when talking about France. Apologies in advance as there are going to be lots of photos of me posing with food, because if you can’t do it in France, where can you do
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Starting Life in Marseille

Posted on 31 January 2017 by Llewelyn

So I haven’t really had anything to write about on this blog for about a month now, as I was home over Christmas and assumed that my Christmas Day eating and sleeping habits (50:50 ratio if you’re interested) weren’t what this blog was meant to be used for.  However, I’m now back on the mainland
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Lingo Map: Technology and Social Media

Posted on 31 January 2017 by Kate Pritchard

Bonjour à tous ! This is my first blog for the Routes into Languages LingoMap, so let me first introduce myself. As you can see from my profile I am currently teaching in two collèges (secondary schools) in Grasse, South of France, which means I am surrounded by 11-16 year olds every day! The topic given for
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Québec: Bwyd a Diod

Posted on 23 January 2017 by Elin Arfon

Yn gyffredinol, tebyg iawn yw’r bwyd yn Québec i’r bwyd a gawn ni adref yng Nghymru, bwyd traddodiadol tatws a chig i fwyd tramor sushi a chyri. Ond mae yna tri pheth  sy’n angenrheidiol, hanfodol, hynod bwysig sôn amdanynt: maple syrup, Tim Hortons a poutine.   Maple Syrup Mae yna ddiwydiant enfawr maple yma yn
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Québec: Technoleg a Chyfryngau Cymdeithasol

Posted on 23 January 2017 by Elin Arfon

Felly, dyma gynnig cyntaf ar flogio…a’r teitl…technoleg a chyfryngau cymdeithasol. Gyda llaw, dwi yn Québec, Canada ar fy mlwyddyn dramor yn dysgu mewn ysgol uwchradd, ac ydy, mae hi’n oer iawn iawn yma!! Ta waeth, yn ôl at y pwnc dan sylw. Nid oes fawr ddim yn wahanol o ran technoleg a chyfryngau cymdeithasol. Mae fy
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End of the Road

Posted on 22 December 2016 by Llewelyn

“Although we’ve come to the end of the road, still I can’t let go” So sang Boyz II Men (bit of a dated reference I know), and the same’s true of my time here in Barcelona. It’s a shame really that I couldn’t spend the whole year here, as only being here for four months
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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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Last Few Weeks Update

Posted on 11 October 2016 by Llewelyn

I seem to have left a large gap between this and my last post so I thought I’d take the opportunity to say how I’m doing after just over a month here. Having arrived in Barcelona on September 3rd with a sense of wide eyed excitement I’ve only ever really felt at Christmas and Welsh
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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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Mother’s Day

Posted on 11 August 2016 by Samantha Edgson

Today we had the day of school to hold a ceremony to celebrate mother’s day. If you’re confused about why mothers’ day is in August, it is because in Thailand mothers’ day is on the same day as the queen’s birthday. This is because the Thai people see the queen as the mother of their
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Hello from Regensburg

Posted on 3 August 2015 by Mark Sweeney

Hey! I’m Mark, a third year Pharmacy student here at Cardiff. My Erasmus adventure began one cold October morning, when Heledd, from the Global Opportunities Centre, came in to give a talk on the Erasmus programme. The programme allows students to spend time studying or working abroad, though Cardiff University. Despite not being something I’d
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