Experiencing the Work World In Spanish

Twelve Lower and Upper Sixth Form pupils studying Spanish enjoyed a week’s work experience in Cordoba, Spain over the Half Term. The aim of the trip was for pupils to experience full language immersion in an authentic environment. 

Pupils worked for four hours a day in a variety of different placements. Grace, Tavi, Ruben, Olga and Daisy all worked in pre-school crèches, where looking after large groups of very young children proved the most challenging placement. 

Grace and Emily worked in shops, Harry worked in the reception of a museum, and Hugo worked in an Arabic baths. 

Lily worked in a vets washing dogs all week and Emily and Ollie both worked for a language exchange company. 

In the afternoons pupils enjoyed trips to the cinema to see a Spanish film, which they managed to understand without subtitles, and cultural trips around Cordoba. Pupils stayed with families and were able to practice their Spanish with the families in the evenings, too. On the weekend, pupils went to both Granada and Seville where they visited the famous Moorish Alhambra palace in Granada, the Alcazar and cathedral in Seville, giving them all a real sense of the rich legacy left by the Moors in Andalucía.