I can't believe I'm a week away from leaving for Spain! I've been in the process of moving, packing, and continuing my preparation course for CELTA. I've got all my absentee voting documents ready, my ID is up to date, and all the prescription meds are good to go-- so I think I'm finally (hopefully) ready!
My job doesn't start in Basque Country until October, so I've decided to go early and take a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults course to get certified to be an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. During the month of August this full-time intensive course in Madrid will take over my life completely, so I won't be doing any sightseeing.
While my upcoming year doesn't require this certification, I’ve decided to go this route so I can have a backup plan and also a way to travel/continue learning languages (while still having an income) after my year as an Auxiliar in Spain.
The preparation course and textbooks are full of all the things they never teach you in school as a native english speaker, (or maybe they do, but no one notices), so my head has been spinning.
Here’s to re-learning grammar and the English names of the grammatical tenses that I only know in French and Spanish! ;) Thank goodness there are no tenses in Mandarin. ;)
Wish me luck!
An aspiring polyglot and globetrotter, an avid reader, and a lover of good food. :)