Erasmus+ or Lifelong learning in Madrid

In September 2015, Daniel Pavlík attended an international course for teachers of Spanish in the well-known Tandem Escuela Internacional language school in Madrid. The initial lessons were focused mainly on ‘dynamizing’ textbooks, a method which could freshen up our present use of Aventura textbook through supplementary and especially interactive activities and exercises employed to present grammar structures. This approach leads to avoiding frontal lecturing and integrating the students’ activity in the presentations. The tutors of the course also acquainted the participants with interesting Spanish teaching-oriented websites, which Daniel found very practical and has already used them in class. He also appreciated a series of lectures on history and culture of Madrid and guided tours of its prominent sights. Daniel, of course, did not miss the chance to see a top-league football match in Estadio Vicente Calderón.