I am SUPER excited! My hubby Rick and I have been accepted for a program in Spain called VaughanTown!
The program brings English-speaking people from all over the world to a small village in Spain…to talk with business people wanting to learn conversational English and slang. Basically, English that isn’t taught in a classroom or from a traditional textbook.
I am excited to help the people understand English, but also to be completely immersed in the Spanish culture. Maybe I will learn some Spanish even though they are supposed to speak English all the time. I know a few Spanish words, like la cerveza (beer), bano (bathroom), pollo (chicken), gracias (thank you)…but not enough to put together a sentence. I also have a theory that English with an “O” on the end will work…well it does, sometimes…like telephono, costo, mucho, medico (Doctor), plato (plate)…these are real, but I like to make up my own…!
My husband and I will live in this village (Valdelavilla) for six days…eat Spanish food…room and board is provided…talk hours and hours with the business people and the other English-speaking guests…and deal with living in this small village…where we do not know anyone. This adventure will take place this September.
The program encourages us to bring games and ideas to involve the students in fun ways of learning English….skits, telephones, games, role play, etc…I have lots to think about what to bring. Gosh, I sure don’t want to explain to an airport inspector why I have weird things in my suitcase…!
Previous to VaughanTown, my husband and I will be spending three days in Madrid…just being a tourist. On Saturday, before the program starts on Sunday, the group meets at a tapas (hors de oeuvres) bar in Madrid to get to know each other. Hopefully, by then getting around the city will be easy.
Early Sunday we board a special bus to the village of Vandelavilla…to start our adventure.
Follow my journey…off the beaten path in VaughanTown…through this blog.
(All of the images are courtesy of VaughanTown.)