Cultural Spain

Cultural Spain

Córdoba, city of patios Have I ever told you about Córdoba and the annual competition that is held there for the most beautifully decorated patio? La Fiesta de los Patios de Córdoba is the most important annual festive event in Córdoba. For 12 days in May, the...
New website under development

New website under development

As the owner of Cino Spaans, I also develop material that has nothing to do with Spanish but everything to do with the challenge of supporting gifted primary school pupils in the classroom. I therefore have a separate website called https://cinospaans.nl, which is...
Changes to the ‘Juan y Rosa’ website

Changes to the ‘Juan y Rosa’ website

We have made several changes to the www.juanyrosa.com website: The videos have been aligned with the first two parts of Juan y Rosa: Part 0 and Part 1. We will not start preparing Part 2 for English-speaking pupils until the first batch of current students are halfway...
IB Day conference on 14 June at the Reehorst venue in Ede

IB Day conference on 14 June at the Reehorst venue in Ede

I will have a stand at the IB Day conference at the Reehorst venue in the Dutch town of Ede on 14 June and I’d love to see you there! The day starts at 9.30 a.m. and, besides the exhibition, it will feature presentations by a number of speakers on the day’s theme:...
Cultural Spain

Cultural Spain

Whereas we’re still waiting for spring to arrive properly here in north-western Europe, the fruit trees in Spain are already in full bloom. In Murcia, almond trees, apricots and cherry trees start to bloom in February. The Murcia region has lots of fruit trees and...
Edmodo, the free digital platform

Edmodo, the free digital platform

Use of Edmodo.com, the free digital platform, is not essential in conjunction with Juan y Rosa but it does provide extra convenience for teachers and supervisors. Above all, it allows them to help the pupils on their way to independent learning while also being able...
Special COVID-19 offer

Special COVID-19 offer

From now until the summer, the special COVID-19 price offer will give even more young pupils the chance to boost their energy and reignite the joy of learning in this unprecedented time. I hope that discovering Spanish with Juan y Rosa perhaps will make them happy...
Cultural Spain

Cultural Spain

“Botellones a pesar de todo” was the headline of an article in El País last week. The other major Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also highlighted the huge (30%) increase in botellones this summer. Botellones are gatherings organised in public spaces such as a park or on...
Part 0: Prezi Codes for Soy Don Toro

Part 0: Prezi Codes for Soy Don Toro

Unfortunately, the Prezi codes shortened to a Bit.ly link change regularly. They only remain unchanged in Edmodo, the digital learning environment of Juan y Rosa. The Prezis are an important part of Part 0 because they help the pupils towards learning Spanish...
School experiences of gifted adults

School experiences of gifted adults

The LBBO is a national professional group for counsellors in education in the Netherlands. Since November 2019, I have been part of the Board of the Specialists for Giftedness. On the LBBO-SB Facebook page, you will regularly find information about education for...