This week the lessons went well. I really do enjoy teaching a lot more than I thought I would. Even though I know what I am doing is not really teaching, it is more just speaking in English and sometimes I can't even do that correctly! Good news, I had about 15 students in my intermediate conversation class so more people are interested in coming. In the course I took last week they said we need to break down the embarrassment level so that they feel comfortable speaking. So, we played a game! In school we used to play a game where we have a famous or historical figure written on a post-it note that we then stick to our forehead, without knowing who we are supposed to be. You then have to go around the classroom and ask basic questions to other people to figure out who you are. I even stuck a post-it note to my head so I would fit-in and they would be encouraged to follow through on the game. It was a fun time and they said they want me to find more games like that for them to play, I said great, I love games and it is a really easy teaching tool. On Wednesday, there were about 10 in the advanced class. I didn't plan a game to play because I want to have more of a group discussion with them since they have a higher level. They mostly asked me questions about how I am liking it here, I think they have figured out if they ask me questions I do more of the talking, which is NOT the function of the class. I have to make sure to not fall into that trap in future weeks!
This past Thursday night I went back into Zaragoza because Friday morning Ana and I went to apply for my N.I.E. When we got there I was a little scared because the line of people outside was extremely long and the office has a limited number of appointments for each day. Luckily, the line moved very fast and all of the people we talked to were very nice. I was able to get the necessary paperwork so that I can actually apply for the card in the next couple of weeks after I call and get another appointment time. Another language assistant met us there so she could do her paperwork and afterwards we ended up getting some lunch and doing some shopping.