Les fronteres invisibles
My EVS experience is being much more intense than I expected. I have been here in Barcelona for 5 months, and now I am totally dedicated to the courses I teach (English and French) and I also work in the Center Europa Jove office. Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in the 5th teaching fair in Badalona, an event that lasted two days, and where my colleagues Teresa and Dalia and I advised young people, offering them information about the opportunities they have to leave outside of Spain. We presented the programs that they have at their disposal, and I explained my experience here in Barcelona.
However the most interesting part of the fair was in the chocolate workshop that I participated to. It was a language workshop where the room was divided into different languages. Consequently, the participants with their chocolates chose the language in which they wanted to participate.
I was in the English speaking part of the workshop, and most of the participants who came were older people who do not speak much English.
That experience was unique because I was very impressed by the motivation and desire to learn that these people showed me. They started English courses in an institute 4 months ago and they have a lot of desire and patience to learn. They really impressed me.
At the moment I am in the middle of my project and I cannnot imagine what the next months will be like here and what else I will learn!