Filed Under (General) by admin on octubre-28-2009

j0289914Unfortunately the teachers on the Spanish courses at International House Valladolid don´t make a cooked breakfast for their students. However, what they do try to do is help students learn Spanish in creative and innovative ways.

I´ve always struggled with the different past tenses in Spanish and several patient teachers and course books have unfortunately not managed to sort me out. During one memorable lesson in International House, the teacher encouraged us to visualize a fried egg and then proceeded to explain how this image would help us to remember how to distinguish between two past tense forms. This simple memory aid has proved invaluable ever since.
This kind of approach reflects the teaching methodology here: visual, interactive and dynamic. If, like me, you cannot learn by staring at lists of words and grammar tables then a course here is for you. It would be great if there were other food types to help me with my other difficulties!

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