Hello! My name is Gregorio and I am 19 years old. I am from Germany and I did an internship in Spain at a Spanish language school, called OnSpain School. I have decided to share my diary about my stay in Malaga with you. I hope you will enjoy reading it!
On Friday I went to Pedro’s classes. He’s a great teacher. His classes consist of 5 students that want to learn to speak Spanish. The theme was about the food market. Before, Pedro and his class went to the market so they know what they are buying. Then we talked about foods and how much they cost. The teacher always tries to include all students. When there were two students from the same country, they needed to speak Spanish as well. Furthermore, I liked that he not only uses his schoolboard, but also a computer to listening to songs or other media. I also commented on social networks and have written a summary for one of our videos on Youtube. María and I talked about my tasks that have to be made.
On Saturday we went on a trip to Ronda and Marbella with a guide from OnSpain. We met at 09:30 in front of the school. 6 students left the school and OnSpain picked the other participants up in the Cathedral.
We left and our journey could begin. It took 2 hours to get to Ronda and there we visited all points of interest such as the Roman bridge, church, town hall, the square of Spain. Before we left, we ate at a street with many shops.
In Marbella, we visited the Puerto Banus and the old town. Finally, we enjoyed sunbathing on the beach. It was an amazing experience and I am excited to travel to another city with OnSpain.
I read the SEO guide for beginners, which is a very interesting topic. Also, I mentioned websites about our school and did summaries for videos on our Youtube channel.
Today I learned new lines of business in school. Our boss has explained his new ideas. He wants to start a business for excursions with students of all language schools in Malaga.
15.08.14 – 16.08.14
On Friday I had my first holiday. So I went to Seville, because what I’ve had heard was that it is a very beautiful old city. Many people told me that it is not possible within a day, but I thought “let’s try.” So, I took the bus at 9 am to Seville and was there at 12. I had lunch and I set off to see the Cathedral, the river, the palace, Plaza of Spain, to walk and feel the atmosphere of the city. At 6 my bus came to Malaga. In short, it was a very stressful day by having little time. Therefore, I could not enjoy every moment, but at least I got an impression of Seville.
Friday was the start of the fair in Malaga, too. The show always starts with fireworks. I‘ve seen it when I was with my friends on the beach having a drink.
On Saturday I went downtown to spend the day with friends we went to the fair and Sunday I studied Spanish all day.
I finished doing translations for José is was about 15 pages. Then I included on all platforms where OnSpain is recorded that we are certified by the Cervantes Institute.
We’ve checked on a new platform and have begun designing cards for new students that are coming in September.
22.08.14 – 24.08.14
The whole team of OnSpain went to the beach for lunch on Friday. I had a fun time because we could chat about things that do not relate to work. Thus, it is better to know people with whom you work. Then we went to a bar for a few drinks and then I lay on the beach. On Friday and Saturday I went to a show at night. There were so many people, I could hardly believe it.
Today I got a new job. I called all families to host students in September. It took me all day.
On Tuesday I could have a day off thanks to María. I went to Granada to see the city, but especially to see the Alhambra which is a cultural heritage site. I left at 10 in the morning and arrived at 12. Afterwards, I visited the cathedral because I could not enter the Alhambra before 14.00 o’clock. I ate something and I set off up the mountain to catch my entry. I spent almost 4 hours in the Alhambra which is huge and impressive with its castles, churches, walls and floors. I’ve never seen anything comparable. After 10 hours I went back to Malaga after a wonderful day.
Today I went downtown to walk through the city centre and for shopping. Again, I called family and I enjoyed the time at the beach. In the afternoon, I went shopping with the Head of School. We went to a special store for entrepreneurs. As in August and September more than 500 students come to school, we had to buy a ton of drinks and meals. Now the school is prepared.
Today is my last day of work at OnSpain. 6 weeks have passed very quickly and I learned many new things in the area of Marketing & Sales. The team always helped me in all my doubts and desires and I want to thank them for being so kind and helpful. It felt like a little family and I think that makes OnSpain School so special compared to other schools.
Also read the article published on www.onspainschool.com a reflection written by Gregorio on cultural differences between Germany and Spain he has encountered during his stay in the OnSpain School.
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