Read this blog ! Practice your English! Come on ( venga ya)!. No deadlines (fechas tope). No exams. It's just a fun way to learn the language.
New students everywhere !
It's a new academic year and there are new people everywhere.
The typical questions: What do you study? Where are you from?
You'd assume that the great majority of students at a university in the Madrid area
would be from Madrid. Well, as we all get to know each other in class and around campus we quickly realize that many of us are from other provinces as well as from other countries. The hundreds of foreigners are recognizable because you hear them speaking English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish with a Mexican, Peruvian, Cuban, Costa Rican etc accent. And the others? There are students from nearby Toledo and Segovia, and from all over Spain. Participants in the SPEED EXCHANGE activity during New Student WELCOME WEEK on October 1st were from Granada, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, Leon, Albacete, Murcia, Alicante, Gijón, Santander and Barcelona as well as the UK, the US, Italy, Cuba, Korea and China. What are they studying? Everything from Aerospace Engineering and Telecomunications to Audio-Visual Communications and Journalism, International Relations and Protocol, Dentistry and Medicine, Sports Science and Physiotherapy, Economics and Business Administration. Students from all the degree programs are studying English. When they participate in the Language Center Activities, they quickly get to know each other. And many are planning to spend a year in another country or preparing to become "Españoles por el Mundo."
get to know each other : llegar a conocerse
realize: darse cuenta
as well as: tanto comoç
from all over Spain : de toda España
degree programs: carreras
become: ser/llegar a ser
Coming Up Soon:
UNIVERSITY REPORTERS: Tuesday, October 28th 10:30-11:30 Main Hall Building B
HALLOWEEN SPEED EXCHANGE: October 31st 12:30-13:30 in the Main Hall, Building B