Top 10 Links
for Language Assistants in Andalucía
What is a Language Assistant?: This presentation in Slideshare provides a basic but also wide perspective on
the role of language assistants in a bilingual school. It includes many tips for future Language Assistants as
well as the facts everyone must know before setting foot on the host school. Here is the PDF version.
Bilingual schools in Andalucía: Get to know the program you are about to join. This presentation hosted in
Slideshare has loads of information on different aspects of the bilingual program in a secondary school.
You’d better take a look at it. Remember… a stitch in time saves nine!! Here is the PDF version.
Alaup.com: This is the ultimate in links to Spanish links. It includes in a very visual format links arranged into
different topics like newspapers, TV, radio, free time activities, sport, culture, leisure, travel, cooking, maps,
nature, business, housing, etc.
Ven: This is the start of your journey to know more about Spain in general and the region you have been
assigned to in particular. Get to know in advance major cities, dream destinations, cultural agenda, useful
Transport in Spain: This Wikipedia link (in Spanish) offers you a whole arrange of possibilities and links to
virtually all and every kind of means of transport in Spain. It includes links to airlines, airports, the National
road map, ports, trains and stations, undergrounds, trams… You name it!
Andalucia.com: This is the ultimate go-to website for everything related to Andalucía. You can find historical
and cultural information on all the provinces and their cities and towns, advice on places to visit and what to
do there, monthly what’s-ons, and even recipes for tapas and other traditional dishes. Additional sections on
accommodation, education, flora and fauna, government, health and beauty, and recreation and sports
really make this the most comprehensive resource on Andalucía.
Official Andalusia Tourism Website: Andalucía’s official tourism website has information on destinations,
accommodation, restaurants, transport, and more. You can check the weather, search for a flamenco school,
and even find the perfect beach according to location and type of sand. There are also dozens of free
brochures available for order.
Dictionary of Spanish Idioms and Sayings: Even advanced speakers of Spanish can be thrown off by the rich
variety of Spanish idioms. This website provides clear explanations and examples of around 2,000 idioms and
sayings that can be browsed by either verb or noun. It’s a lifesaver in those head-scratching moments and a
good way to impress your Spanish friends!
The British Council's Language Assistant Website: It doesn’t matter if you’re from the UK or not, this
resource-packed site has advice, support, and ideas that all English language assistants can use. You’ll find
lesson plans on UK topics, games for all ages and levels, ideas for primary school groups, and activities for
secondary level classes. It’s also a great place to communicate with other language assistants.
Pete's Power Point Station: PowerPoint presentations are a great teaching tool because they support the
language with visuals. This website has hundreds of free, downloadable presentations in virtually every
subject area, as well as free interactive activities, clip art, and templates. Language assistants can save
themselves a lot of time by checking here before starting from scratch.