My life as a language assistant in Spain (GIF style…)

Ok so before I begin, I’d just like to say that I took inspiration for this post from an article I found online a few weeks ago, and would like to give credit where credit is due, so here is the original post for anyone who wants to give it a read! It’s a pretty hilarious and relatable post for anyone else out there doing the same programme, and I loved it so much that I wanted to do my own take on it. So for people who are currently doing this programme/ are thinking of joining next year/ would just like a funny insight into what it’s like, here is a summary of a day/ week in the life of a language assistant in the south of Spain… enjoy!

Getting accepted onto the programme:

Expectation:

Then finding out we have to teach maths, science, geography and history. Not, yknow, English.

Reality:

Waking up at the crack of dawn while it’s still dark

I’m trying my best…

Realising I’ve forgotten to plan anything for the first period year 9 chemistry lesson:

…and having to wing it:

When your students are like: “I saw you walking to school this morning!”

… every day:

Me in the first class of the day:

Every time I walk into a primary school classroom:

Every time I walk into a secondary school classroom:

Reading out a few words from the textbook…

Then standing awkwardly in the corner of the room doing nothing for the rest of the lesson:

When the teacher turns to you at the start of a lesson and goes: “Ok, so.. teach!”

When the students say something funny by mistake but you can’t laugh:

Or when the teacher accidentally says something without realising what they’ve said:

When the sassy high school boys think you don’t understand them when they’re misbehaving and talking in Spanish:

Everywhere you go in school, this is the only word you’ll need:

A month on and it still hasn’t tired:

Every time I ask a student a question:

In the last lesson of the day I be like:

And when school ends:

When you realise next weekend is a puente:

Every Spaniard every time I walk down the street:

At first I was like:

Now I’m like:

Every single attempted phone call with a Spaniard:

Until finally one was successful:

Every time someone asks me a question:

And generally every day here:

Outwardly:

But really:

But all in all:

Check out my next post where I’ll be filling you in on my adventures in Sevilla…

(All media used in this post, courtesy of Giphy.com)

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