Many of those who live up in the Alpujarras do understand and speak some English. Problem is pronunciation and understanding spoken words. I intend to help them become a bit more proficient and confident with the English language they have.
I encourage you to take part and interact in class so that you’ll learn to use English more effectively and independently, both inside and outside the classroom. Given the personalised attention from me, you’ll receive the support you need to get the most out of your classes.
In the table on this page just open the hyperlinks for the class concerned to find the Text and the Song we will look at in class.
Each class (1 to 2 hours) is presented around a specific theme. At first the themes/topics are chosen by me, but in the future also to be decided by you. Present your ideas, your topics, and I will incorporate them perhaps even in your course, and I will learn for future courses. Basically, I limit myself to courses for my neighbours living in Fondón, Benecid, Fuente Victoria and Laujar.
|Topic or Theme||Matters to be discussed||A Text|
read, listen and understand
text, close-read and listen
Who are you? Where are you from?
Meet someone else – How are you?
|a4 xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxx||Who are you? |
|2||Living||How do you (want to) live?|
What is important to you?
Let’s talk life circle
|The Heart has its Reasons|
|3||You & Me||About your work – About yourself –|
About your interests
Let’s talk You and Me
|https://poets.org/poem/romance-sonambulo||Working Day and Night|
|4||Family||Where are you from?|
How about your relatives?
Let’s talk family stuff
|d4||The Family Tree|
|5||Environment||Capital, Spring or Heart of the Alpujarras|
Let’s talk where and how you live?
|South from Granada|
|Where have all the flowers gone?|
Peter, Paul and Mary
|6||Dining & Eating||When, what and how do you eat?|
What’s on the menu?
Let’s talk gastronomy
|7||Fiestas & Siestas||Local, Alpujarras and Spanish|
Let’s talk “time”, “money” and “work”.
|8||Holidays||Where do you go to?|
What do you like/want most?
Let’s talk holidays
|h4||It’s a holi holiday|
|9||The Alpujarras||How about history and culture?|
Moros and Christianos
Let’s talk al-Andalus
|The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise|
|Always look at the bright side|
of life – Monty Python
Past, present and future
Let’s talk politics
|On the Edge (En la orilla)|
|11||The EU||Pros & cons, thoughts & feelings|
Let’s talk Europe
|k4||Ode to Joy|
EU Anthem (Ludwig Beethoven)