First things first. “Profe” is what students call their teachers in Spain – short for “profesor”, pronounced “pro-fay” :).
My name is Kirsten (or Kay) and I’m a 28-year-old English teacher from California. I attended San Diego State University where I studied Hospitality and Tourism Management. After studying abroad in Australia, I decided to teach English in South Korea where my obsession with traveling was cemented. Two years in Korea lead to two more years of teaching English in Madrid, Spain, where I’m currently based.
This website is something I’ve been meaning to do for years. Every time I start a new year, I write out all of my “Go-To” activities and games so I can refer to it whenever I need ideas. This website will serve as a one-stop-shop for super fun games not just for me, but for any other teachers who want to create a dynamic learning environment! I believe that activities and games that encourage students to speak and work with each other are absolutely essential in the classroom – especially when they’re learning a second language!
Expectations about the LA Programme:
I currently work as an Auxiliar (Language Assistant) at IES Mariano Jose de Larra. Larra is a secondary school in Aluche, Madrid. I started teaching here in September 2015 following two years of teaching English in South Korea. I was looking forward to living in Europe and immersing myself in Spanish culture.
I teach English, music and biology to students ages 11-18. I always strive to provide an engaging learning environment while also catering to the needs of every student. The first step to learning a language is having confidence and this is something I try to instill in all of my students.