Top 10 Links for Language Assistants in Spain
What is a Language Assistant?: This Slideshare presentation is a basic introduction to the role of language
assistants in bilingual schools. Although it deals specifically with the Spanish region of Andaluca, it is quite
useful for everybody as the bilingual program is pretty much the same all over Spain. Here is the PDF
Spanish Ministry of Education: This is the official site which contains all about Education in Spain from
kindergarten to University, from the Education system to the latest news, etc.
Ven: This is the start of your journey to know more about Spain in general and the region you have been
assigned to in particular. Get to know in advance major cities, dream destinations, cultural agenda, useful
Get to know Spain: This is the official Spanish tourism website. It offers updated information on cultural
events, recommended places to visit, World Heritage Sites listings as well as tips on travelling,
accommodation, etc., always with a touristic view in mind.
Alaup.com: This is the ultimate in links to Spanish links. It includes in an extremely visual format many links
arranged into different topics like newspapers, TV, radio, free time activities, sport, culture, leisure, travel,
cooking, maps, nature, business, housing, etc.
Transport in Spain: This Wikipedia link (in Spanish) offers you a whole arrange of possibilities and links to
virtually all and every kind of means of transport in Spain. It includes links to airlines, airports, the National
road map, ports, trains and stations, undergrounds, trams You name it!
Learn Spanish: This is just one of the multiple free websites that offer you loads of lessons, activities, etc., to
boost your competence in Spanish. Not a bad idea!
Dictionary of Spanish Idioms and Sayings: Even advanced speakers of Spanish can be thrown off by the rich
variety of Spanish idioms. This website provides clear explanations and examples of around 2,000 idioms and
sayings that can be browsed by either verb or noun. Its a lifesaver in those head-scratching moments and a
good way to impress your Spanish friends!
The British Council's Language Assistant Website: It doesnt matter if youre from the UK or not, this
resource-packed site has advice, support, and ideas that all English language assistants can use. Youll find
lesson plans on UK topics, games for all ages and levels, ideas for primary school groups, and activities for
secondary level classes. Its also a great place to communicate with other language assistants.
Pete's Power Point Station: PowerPoint presentations are a great teaching tool because they support the
language with visuals. This website has hundreds of free, downloadable presentations in virtually every
subject area, as well as free interactive activities, clip art, and templates. Language assistants can save
themselves a lot of time by checking here before starting from scratch!