Escuela Mediterraneo Barcelona collaborates with the Cervantes Institute (IC), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the International University Center of Barcelona (UNIBA) regarding the internships of its students in courses and masters dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
The teachers of Escuela Mediterraneo Tandem Barcelona have tutored more than 100 trainee teachers.
Here you can read about the experience of four trainee teachers in online internships in Escuela Mediterráneo Tandem Barcelona.
Personally, the opportunity to practice in this center has been a clear example of: adaptation, flexibility and reality. I have learned a lot and I have been very lucky. Thank you very much to the students who have allowed me to attend their classes and, above all, to Elena for her patience and dedication.Azalia
I feel that online classes are very enriching and useful for my training as a teacher. Given the circumstances that we are going through due to the Covid-19 issue, but also due to the future needs to adapt to the digital area, I consider it important to have this approach to online classes since they allow integrating theoretical and practical knowledge from the world of teaching. through digital tools that have been innovative for me.Oleksandra Bershadska
Regarding the group and the education process that I am observing, I notice a cozy and pleasant atmosphere, in which I feel very comfortable and at ease. In addition, being a multicultural group I feel that I have been able to learn different cultural elements that the students have shared with their classmates; This is one of the most interesting elements, in my opinion, in the teaching experience.
The internship teachers do various types of tasks during their internships in the online and in-person courses of Escuela Mediterraneo Tandem Barcelona:
The teacher-tutor of the school:
The internship teachers do various types of tasks during their stay at Escuela Mediterraneo Barcelona:
The teacher-tutor of the school:
In Escuela Mediterraneo I had the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge of the Master in Training Spanish teachers as a foreign language at the University of Barcelona, accompanied by the best professionals and in a relaxed and familiar environment. Best of all, a year later they called me to join their team. I couldn’t be working at a better school!Julia Miró
The teaching internship at Escuela Mediterraneo was an enriching experience for me because it allowed me to put into practice the theory we learned in the master. I think that when I was teaching at the school I had enough autonomy but at the same time support and advice from an experienced teacher who was always there to advise me and give me constructive feedback.María Panagiotou
Being able to do the internship at the Mediterranean School was a very good opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. Facing for the first time something that will be your profession when you finish the master may not be easy sometimes because of the nerves or insecurities that you have at the beginning, but thanks to the support and facilities provided by the school and the internship tutor I was able to enjoy myself to the fullest and, above all, learn a lot during that time. Without a doubt, a very positive experience, in which I cannot forget to mention the students, who also welcomed me from the first day and made me feel like another teacher.María Teresa López
Escuela Mediterraneo Barcelona organizes a meeting prior to the start of the internships with the students of the master’s degree at the University of Barcelona. In this meeting the headmasters of Escuela Mediterraneo Tandem Barcelona, explain to the trainee teachers how the school works and the methodology carried out in the classes of Spanish as a foreign language.
At the same time, the trainee teachers can express their level and schedule preferences, since Escuela Mediterraneo Tandem Barcelona has a schedule from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. along which 2-hour sessions are taught at different levels of language Spanish (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2).
The headmasters respect the preferences expressed by the internship teachers, taking into account factors such as the availability of tutors or the difficulty of the level at which they want to do the internships.
The internship teachers from the masters of the Instituto Cervantes and Uniba are received by their tutor at Escuela Mediterraneo Tandem Barcelona and are immediately integrated into the group-class in which they will carry out their internships.
Observing the school from the beginning gave me a positive feeling. In fact, from the first moment, the teachers seemed to be very welcoming, available and friendly and the atmosphere of the center in general is very positive.Moana Petrini
During my stay at Escuela Mediterraneo Barcelona as a master student and a trainee teacher, the tutor in charge of monitoring my development and directing my learning during the internships, was constantly available, flexible and friendly, as well as capable and expert in her role as a teacher.
The fact that I felt so comfortable with the school, with the group of students and with my tutor greatly influenced my involvement during the stay in the school and the maintenance of a positive predisposition towards the internship; Because the tutor integrated me in the classroom from the beginning and the students positively accepted my presence as an observer and my performance as a teacher.
I think I couldn’t have wished for a better environment, students and tutoring.