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The challenges of first organizing and then taking a primary or prep school on a school trip abroad can at first seem overpowering. The prep work is time-consuming and arduous, the difficulty of taking kids through the airport is real and the worry that accommodation or activities might not fit required safety standards is constantly in the back of the mind of any trip leader. However it is not all doom and gloom, and most challenges can be planned for and overcome by working with quality language trip providers, and there are even more positive reasons than challenges that more than justify the workload. Here are 10 TOP reasons why it is worth it:

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Mi Experiencia en Spark – Kajsa Lenz

En mis tres semanas aquí en el Puerto de Santa María, me quedé con una famila de acogida. Allí, me dí cuenta que la gente española es la más amable, pero con mucha energía. La madre era tan cariñosa y la hija también, que era muy atenta. Me encantó mi estancia con esa familia.

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After having completed this work experience and spanish programme, I will have learnt to be more responsible and independent as these are the key features for my self-development, reaching my full potential. I will have achieved this by working on my organisation skills, such as planning my projects – mural decorations of the school. This will help me in future to be able to manage my time better, organise it and thus being more responsible. My fellow staff, my director and most importantly myself will see me, Kajsa, as an organised, responsible and kind person with a positive attitude and mindset.

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Durante las tres semanas de período de prácticas he aprendido muchísimo.
Para mejorar mi español, estuve con una familia española muy buena. Ellos no podían hablar mucho inglés y debido a ésto, tuve la posibilidad de hablar y prácticar mi español todo el tiempo. Además las classes con Marina fueron otro punto a favor para mejorar mi español ; por ejemplo, aprendí el diferente uso de los verbos ser y estar, los tiempos verbales y a pronuciar la letra „r“ (excepto la palabra „Tururú“):).

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During my two months working as Spark Secretary, I will challenge myself to become braver and more confident and will act in a way that will make me proud of myself when I return home. These are my personal “whys” which I will use to motivate and encourage myself throughout my time here.

This personal motivation will fuel my work and allow me to accomplish my professional objectives with passion and excitement, looking after students, keeping Spark clean and happy, and ensuring that all school trips here go smoothly.

I will take every opportunity to learn more about how to do my job well and will take initiative where I can.

I will find inspiration from my past successes and aim to improve on them in future, while accepting that I will make mistakes and that this isn’t a problem if I learn from them and don’t make excuses for myself.

I will be more confident every day.

At the end of my eight weeks here I want to be thought of as someone who was helpful and approachable, as a confident employee, as someone who could be relied on and took his responsibilities seriously, and a hard worker. In order to do that, I will push myself out of my comfort zone, take every opportunity I can, constantly ask myself what I can learn today to make me better at my job, work hard even when tired, and look after myself in my free time so that I can focus on my job when working.

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After being here in El Puerto de Santa Maria”, for three weeks of language course and an work internship, I  will be happy about the fact, that I had been to Spain and about the all i had gained from the experience, both linguistically and practically in term work skills.

I will set myself goals I want to achieve, while being here. For instance I want and will  get more independent (e.g. from my parents, who are not able no to help me here, if there is a difficult situation etc.) . This is really important to me. Moreover I am going to learn to organize things on my own, like small trips etc. . So I will get prepared  for my future way of life.

Another significant point I mention is that,  I will improve my language skills in spanish, through the daily Spanish language courses and my time spent with spanish family.

These are two very important points to me as I am committed to achieveing them to help prepare me for the future post school.

During the internship, I  will work hard on my Interior Design tasks I am going to. I will focus my energy on the creative side but also be responsible with finishing things on time and being tidy. I am committed to learning work skills and that will help my in future work and in life.

More imprtant is that I will achieve a change of my  own character through the points mentioned above as I really want to embrace personal profesonal self development and for this reason I will set myself real micro goals into order to achieve my macro objectives listed above.

In the following three weeks I am committed to realising my full potencial to leap forward and learn something every day.

Samuel Domscheit

Hola, me llamo Emma y soy de Munich. Desde el 20 de Mayo hasta el 7 de Junio hice unas prácticas con clases de español incluidas en Spark, una academia de idiomas situada en El Puerto de Santa Maria. Tomé la decisión de venir aquí para mejorar me español y ganar algo de experiencia laboral.

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My three why´s

  1. Improving my language for once working abroad
  2. I want to be able to talk to many different people in the future
  3. I want to accustom working habits, for using them in the future
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Hola, me llamo Gabriel Spaude y soy de Alemania. Desde el 23. de Marzo hasta el 12. de Abril 2019, hice un práctica en SparkSpanish en el Puerto de Santa Maria para estudiar español y para cambiar mis habítos de trabajo en General. En la mañana, yo trabajé en un álbum de Fotos para presentar los programas de grupos escolares que organice Spark. Por la tarde tenia un clase de español.

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1.The world speaks Spanish!
There are so many people in the world speaking Spanish. With About 500 Million of native speakers worldwide it is one of the most spoken languages in the world. You can find native Spanish speakers in many different countries and continents all over the world such as Latin America, South East Asia, Europe and even Africa.

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During my four-week study and work internship at Spark I want to develop personally and professionally. In order to do so, I am going to see the work experience in Spain as an opportunity to improve my skills and face my weaknesses in order to erase them.

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During my work experience at Spark, learning good working habits and improving my Spanish. I want to become better at working efficiently and also overcome the habits that are holding me back from working at my max. Learning Spanish will even be a way for me to practice breaking bad working habits. Here are the 11 things I will do my utmost to achieve during my work experience:

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