Spanish course aimed to IB students currently doing the diploma programme
Blanca organises a one-week Spanish course in her home in the old town of Santiago de Compostela for pupils who are completing International Baccalaureate. The course is aimed at honing the necessary skills to deal with university life, and prior to it, the important stage of the International Baccalaureate course that is writing the Extended Essay.
Pupils are presented with a wide variety of authentic texts throughout the week, helping them to perfect their critical and communicative skills, making observations and reaching both objective and subjective conclusions to help evaluate the topic in question in great detail.
This is an excellent educational opportunity, which favours the pupil’s development at intellectual, emotional, and ethical level, guided by Blanca towards preparing for university studies. During their stay in Santiago, the pupil acquires the necessary abilities to develop and complete an independent research task. Over this week, Blanca and the pupil work independently, but also collaboratively, as she helps to open their eyes to new perspectives through her deep cultural background, discovering diversity and learning in context.