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Tuesday, July 5, 2005 (read 909 times)
Introduction - Presentaciónby Paqui
Time to introduce myself a bit
I am native of Salamanca in Spain, here you can see a map showing where Salamanca is located.
Since the age of 14 I started taking language courses abroad, my first destination being Ireland where I came back year after year to learn and improve my English. I found out that taking courses abroad was the best possible way (and by far the more effective) to learn a foreign language.
I studied Translation and Interpreting at the University of Salamanca (with Spanish, English and French). I was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study Translation Brussels (Belgium) which allowed me to improve my French. I was also invited by the Jean Monnet Action programme to give a lecture in the University of Swansea (Wales) about the project for the European Union Constitution and I collaborated as interpreter in several conferences on human rights, statistics and education in Salamanca.
Although my education has been primary focused on foreign languages I also received training to improve my knowledge of my mother tongue and I worked as teacher of Spanish for two years. This was an enjoiable work which allowed me to meet very interesting people from different countries (US, Greece,Canada, South Korea, Japan, Belgium, Holland…). I keep excellent memories of my students and I believe that they learned a lot during their stay in Spain.