domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Intercambio con Lytchett Minster. La voz de los alumnos: Marta López Catena

     My expectations for the Exchange.

Erasmus Youth,
 Europe's Future

Llegó el día del intercambio con los alumnos del instituto de Secundaria del Reino Unido, del centro Lytchett Minster School. Vamos a ir informando a toda nuestra comunidad educativa sobre las actividades que vamos a llevar a cabo, weather permitting, though. 
Por cierto, hoy ha amanecido una preciosa mañana de invierno, que invita a la mesa camilla, a la tertulia y al descanso.

Foto de @mmolpor 2017

Pero hay que ponerse en marcha, ya que nuestros invitados ahora mismo están cruzando el Cana de la Mancha, camino de Mancha Real. ¿Curioso no?

Marta López Catena tiene el privilegio de cerrar esta primera ronda de opiniones de los alumnos -seguro que tu comentario va a tener muchas visitas- más importante de lo que algunos creen. Así lo demuestran los datos, ya que, a día de hoy, estas reflexiones, comentarios, opiniones, anhelos, sugerencias, que de todo hay, han cosechado más de 2.000 visitas por parte de nuestro público. De más de 66 países. 

En un inglés muy bueno, nuestra joven Marta, apasionada del deporte, nos deja entrever su nerviosismo y expectación, natural por otra parte, pero a la vez, transmite mucha ilusión, sobre todo, por conocer otras personas de su edad con las que seguramente establecerá amistad, compartirá inquietudes, pasarán buenos ratos, se reirán cuando se les trabe la lengua o se les quede pegada en el cielo de la boca por los nervios. 

Y tranquila, Marta, que tu nivel de inglés es más alto del que te crees. Se llama 'nervios'. Tu tesón, perseverancia y buena actitud suplirán las lagunas lingüísticas. Ya lo verás. Id calentando la tortilla de patatas y los andrajos, porque en menos de 7 horas, los tendréis entre vosotros. 



 'Hello, my name is Marta and I am sixteen years old. I am studying  at I.E.S Sierra Mágina, a high school in Mancha Real. This high school is a modern and big building. The teachers are very friendly and they can help you with many things. The Physical Education teachers organize different football and volleyball competitions. The students are friendly and polite.
I live in Albanchez de Mágina (Jaén), which is a beautiful and small village not far away. My village has a low population, but it is a welcoming village which has many places for you to visit.

 I have blond hair and blue eyes. I am tall and thin. In my opinion, I am funny, pleasant, very shy, responsible and generous. In my free time, I like doing sports. I practice football and paddle with my friends. We won a lot of competitions last year! Also, I like going out with my friends. Moreover, I like watching series and films with my friends. In the future, I want to travel to many cities with my best friends.

When the English students come to Mancha Real, I hope that they will learn so much about our culture and language. Probably, the adaptation will be difficult for them because we have different customs, for example: we have different eating and sleeping times, and Spanish food is special. Everybody will participate in activities in the ‘sierra’ and will visit some interesting places, such as Jaén and Córdoba.

I want to take part in this Erasmus+ activity because I want to learn more about your culture, your language and I would like to visit your landmarks and monuments. I am happy and nervous for this trip because I have never seen these places. My English is not very good so I hope to improve it.

I am very excited about this new experience. I hope to spend a very good time with them and learn a lot.

Marta López Catena.
1º de Bachillerato.
IES SIERRA MÁGINA, MANCHA REAL. JAÉN.


Manuel Molina Porlán
Coordinador del proyecto Erasmus+

Foto de @mmolpor

sábado, 13 de enero de 2018

Intercambio con Lytchett Minster. La voz de los alumnos: Elena Romero.

My expectations for the Exchange.

Erasmus Youth,
 Europe's Future

Próximo ya el intercambio con los alumnos del instituto de Secundaria del Reino Unido, el centro Lytchett Minster School, vamos a ir informando a nuestra comunidad educativa sobre las actividades que vamos a llevar a cabo, weather depending, though.


Ahora es el turno de los alumnos participantes, los verdaderos protagonistas, ya que, al fin a la postre, esta actividad está organizada para ellos y por ellos, ya que su implicación desde el minuto 0, está siendo muy importante, a fin de conseguir el máximo provecho a este viaje de estudios.

Elena Romero celebra su cumpleaños, 17, en un par de días, coincidiendo con la estancia de nuestros invitados ingleses. Sin duda, una fecha que nunca olvidará. Lo del tiempo libre es otro cantar...


'Hi,
My name is Elena, I live in Mancha Real, a little village in Jaén, Andalusia, Spain and I’m 16 years old, but on 16th January it will be my 17th birthday so I am going to throw a party with my friends. I thought that you could come because you will stay here! What do you think?
When you come here, our high-school will have made a lot of activities for you to do during your accommodation in Spain. For example, we will visit the city of Jaén and, another day we will go to Córdoba, where there are a lot of old monuments. I think that teachers will allow us some free time to buy some clothes or other things we will want.
I have wanted to participate in this exchange with you because I think that it’s a beautiful experience that I could live. I will be able to progress in my English pronunciation by talking to you during a week. I’ve never been to England, not to mention alone or with my friends.
I’ve always wanted to go because I’m in love with this country. I would like to know more about your culture and traditions and especially about your gastronomy! I have heard that your food is delicious and I would like to enjoy your gastronomy. I want to live new experiences, for example, your timetable because I know that you often have dinner earlier than us because we usually have dinner by 10 o’clock. I would like to know what your high-school is like and a lot of things more. Like I said before, I’ve never gone abroad without any members of my family and this is a great occasion to do it. If I tell you the truth, I really want to go but I am little nervous.
I hope to meet many people and make a lot of friends.
Bye bye,
Kisses'.

Elena Romero
1º Bachilerato, IES SIERRA MÁGIINA,

MANCHA REAL, JAÉN.

Intercambio con Lytchett Minster. La voz de los alumnos: María Martínez González.

Intercambio con Lytchett Minster School, UK. 


My expectations for the exchange


Erasmus youth,
Europe's future.




Ahora es el turno de María González, quien, de una manera apasionada, nos transmite sus inquietudes con respecto al intercambio. No ha tenido la suerte, literalmente, de poder acoger a un alumno inglés en su casa, ya que, como todos sabéis, vienen 10 y viajarán 15, por lo que hubo que hacer un sorteo público.

Gracias por tu entusiamo, María.

María Martínez González. 1º Bachillerato. IES SIERRA MÁGINA, MANCHA REAL.

'Hello! I am María Martínez and I am anxiously waiting for your visit, here in my school in a couple of days. In my case, I won’t be putting anybody up, but it doesn't matter. I think it can be an amazing experience anyway.


The reason why I want to parcipate in the exchange is because I believe that this opportunity can help us to learn a lot of English in a few days. Staying with people our age can help us to increase our vocabulary with other type of words. Maybe these words are going to be more informal that the ones I can learn in any academy or in the English class. And of course, being with them the whole day will make us speak the language better and understand it much better, too.


In April, my schoolmates and I are going to travel to Lytchett Minster School. I expect to improve in many aspects of my life, and as this is the first time I will be traveling alone abroad, I will learn to be more independent because I am going to stay a week without the protection of my parents, so I will have to learn to stay with strangers.

This experience could help me in my future if someday I decide to go abroad alone. This experience will help me to get to learn about other traditions, different ways of teaching, and living the life of a teenager in UK, whcih, on the other hand, I suposse will be really different due to the changeable weather or simply the different landscapes. And of course, the most important reason is to master my English.

Talking about your arrival in my school, I am so excited, we are going to try to make your visit as pleasant as possible. We are going to help you with the Spanish languagee and I suppose you will help us with our English'.


María Martínez González. 1º Bachillerato. 

IES SIERRA MÁGINA, MANCHA REAL, JAÉN.