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04/10/2014

CIEE ALCALÁ DE HENARES-SPRING 2014-LINDSAY FERGUSON (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN): "SERVICE LEARNING".

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Unas de mis clases al Instituto de Benjamin Franklin se llama “Aprendizaje de Servicio en un contexto bilingüe”. Con este curso, hemos aprendido sobre las maneras de los colegios aquí diferentes a las de los de los Estados Unidos y los diferentes tipos de escuelas. Ahora, nosotros estamos en la segunda parte del curso y hemos empezado la parte de servicio con los proyectos en los colegios. Hay personas en la clase que están ayudando a los profesores de los colegios, pero la mayoría de nosotros, incluso yo, estamos en las aulas ayudando a los alumnos en inglés.

 

Para mi proyecto, tengo voluntariado en el colegio García Lorca un día cada semana. En general, mis compañeros y yo estamos en la misma clase de nuestro colegio cada vez para establecer relaciones con los alumnos y los profesores. Nosotros ayudamos con las clases de inglés. Cada uno de nosotros tenemos nuestra propia agenda, pero a mí meayuda con el programa después del día de escuela.

 

Generalmente, trabajo con la clase de sexto grado. Estamos preparando el examen de inglés. Ya han tenido el examen oral, pero todavía tienen el examen escrito. Los exámenes son del Reino Unido y el inglés que ellos están practicando es un poco diferente del inglés que usamos en los Estados Unidos. Eso es interesante notarlo porque es similar a la diferencia entre el español de España y el español de México o Sudamérica. Estoy aprendiendo mucho con la oportunidad de hacer voluntariado en los colegios y soy muy afortunada de tener la oportunidad de haber escogido este curso porque me gusta el tema. 

 

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            One of my classes at the Institute of Benjamin Franklin is called, Service Learning in a Bilingual Context.  In this class we are learning about the differences between the schools in Spain and the schools in the United States, as well as the different types of schools there are in Spain. Now, we are in the second part of the class and we have begun the service part in the schools. There are service projects helping teachers in the schools, but the majority of us, including myself, are in the classrooms helping the students with English.

            For my project, I volunteer in an elementary school called Garcia Lorca one day each week. Generally, my classmates and I are in the same class each time in order to establish a relationship with the students and teachers, helping with their English. Each one of us has our own schedule, but for me, I help with an after school English program.

            In general, I volunteer in a sixth grade class. We have been preparing for their upcoming English exams. The students have already had their oral exam, but they still have the written portion in a few weeks. The exams are from the United Kingdom and the English they are practicing is a little different than what we use in the United States. This is an interesting to see because it is similar to the difference between the Spanish from Spain and the Spanish in Mexico and South America. I am learning a lot with the opportunity to volunteer in an elementary school and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to have chosen this course because the subject is very interesting to me. 

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