The first day of the Halloween lesson was yesterday and it went surprisingly well in my opinion. The activities I planned weren't long enough but it was ok. I have the advanced group tonight so I have to plan a more challenging activity. Oh and for all the lessons I wore a witch hat. People seemed to like it or at least be surprised in a good way. I also was able to find typical Halloween candy at El Corte Ingles! Some people asked me if it was American candy I said no sorry it's from Spain, but they said it was tasty.
The big surprise last night was that when I got home I had Internet! So now I can chat on skype whenever you see me on. Though tomorrow I go to Zaragoza for the course.
Also, my paperwork is working out. I'm not worried anymore. Though you would think they might have an easier process for language assistants, but they don't. Everyone here says the bureaucracy in Spain is terrible I said it is the same in the States. You have to talk to at least 5 different people before you can get any useful information. But, my tutor is helping me so I know it will all get done.
Today I have the second day of the Halloween lesson and I am starting to learn the technical part of phonetics. I am very excited to learn the language of phonetics and I think it would be good for me if I do decide to try teaching ESL back home. Also, today is my second conversation class so we will see how many show up!
And to answer Tia E....the order of po dunk towns is always East Greenbush at the bottom, Tarazona, State College then West Chester. But, Tarazona offers more culture, history and intrigue to me so I like it best regardless of it's ranking! Plus, I can go into the city of Zaragoza whenever I want and it's only an hour and fifteen minutes away.