You’ll be able to follow our Spanish bloggers over the course of this year as they share their experiences living and studying in Spain. Join Grace and Iain in their weekly blog posts and join them in their language-learning journey.

Meet Iain

oles-iain-intro¡Hola de Salamanca! I’ve travelled from Edinburgh in Scotland to the northern Spanish city of Salamanca for my Erasmus year abroad as part of my Masters in International Business and Spanish. I’ve been studying Spanish since school and, thanks to some incredible teachers along the way, I’m captivated by this truly international language. I’m studying at the larger of the two universities in Salamanca – the Universidad de Salamanca, or USAL – and I’m doing a mixture of Spanish and Business classes.

I’m very much looking forward to exploring Spain and Salamanca, as well as getting to grips with the language – and having some fun along the away! ¡Hasta pronto!

Introducing Grace

oles-grace-intro¡Hola a todos! I’m Grace and over the next year I’m going to be one of your On Location Spanish correspondents! Right now, I’m writing to you from the fast-paced city of Valencia, on Spain’s eastern coast. But before we get into the language stuff, I thought I’d tell you a bit about me.

Having just recently turned 20, I’ve lived in Glasgow for my whole life. When people first move out, it’s usually just down the road, but not me – I had to leave the country! I’m currently studying Law with Spanish, so during my Erasmus year I’ll be studying Law at Valencia University where I’ll be attending lectures entirely in Spanish!

Where I’m a Law student by day, I’m a Sales Assistant by night so I’m quite into Fashion. In my spare time I like to swim, catch the odd movie and listen to music. When it comes to music, I very much like Scottish bands like Three Blind Wolves and Twin Atlantic. As for movies…I’m quite ashamed to admit that my favourite film of all time is Armageddon.

So far as my language interests are concerned, I truly have my mother to thank since she started me on French classes at the tender age of 4. As well as trying to get my head round legal jargon in a second language, this year I’d really like to take some time to get into Spanish literature. So I suppose you could say I’m most excited about getting a bit more cultured, and of course meeting new people.

Now with all that in mind, I hope I haven’t put you off. The only thing left for me to do now is to get out there and start learning. I hope you can join me soon for On Location Spanish. ¡Hasta luego!

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    3 replies to "On Location Spanish – meet our bloggers"

    • Jess Mason

      What’s an Erasmus year? (I’m in USA, is that a Scottish thing?)

      • Minnilux

        The “Erasmus program” refers to a European exchange program, which allows students at European universities to study at a different university in a different Member State/ country of the European Union for a semester or a year, if I’m not mistaken.

    • Angela Boyd

      I’m going to advertise your blog for my S5-6 Pupils who are interested in languages and are starting to think about the UCAS process. What a fantastic resoure you are creating!!

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