“Feria de Abril”, attention to flamenco dance

After the festivities of early spring, las Fallas, it was time for the Feria de Abril in Seville over the past two weeks. You can also find ferias in other parts of Spain, but especially in the south, this is accompanied by flamenco music. Along the entire coastline,...

By the side of the road in Tossa de Mar

An ode to the fishermen of the town of Tossa de Mar It’s a common sight along the coastline of Spain. The image of a woman waiting for the fisherman’s return. This statue in Tossa depicts a woman mending the nets. It’s a traditional local activity...

How do you work on your own Bildung?

How do you work on your own self-development? That is, how do you discover your own characteristics and let go of traits that (still) do not suit you but receive a lot of attention in today’s society? Joep Dohmen made us aware of this beautifully during his...

Article about Spanish as a TOP subject in primary school

The article discusses, among other things, the ‘innate language ability’ of children. They are exceptionally skilled at discovering the correct grammatical rules. It is ‘innate’ because it is inherent to all people worldwide. It is a...

“Jazmín en España”

Spring starts a bit earlier in Spain than in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Great Britain. The higher temperatures lead to earlier budding and blossoming; it’s already breathtakingly beautiful in March, much like it becomes stunning in April for us. On March...

Along the beach of El Palo, Málaga.

Beautiful poetic lines by José Bergamín Gutiérrez The writer was born in 1895 in Madrid and was a friend of Federico García Lorca. He wrote poetry, plays, and essays. Agua sólo es el mar; agua es el río. Agua el torrente, y agua el arroyuelo. Pero la voz que en ellos...

Color in Spanish Culture

In Spanish culture, it seems that there is much more presence of color compared to Northern European countries. Through my explorations, I’ve come across several remarkable elements from the culture of Spain. Let’s focus on Spain, although Latin American...

The Week of Giftedness

A week dedicated to bringing positive attention to the subject of giftedness. It was a week with a positive approach! (see the website). The webinar I organized was titled “Challenging and Inspiring Learning Materials for Gifted pupils in Primary School.”...

Use of Part 1 for proficient English-speaking pupils

Recently, a teacher came with a request to use the English version of Juan y Rosa in the classroom for pupils who excel in English. To provide them with a continued challenge in English at the primary school level, these pupils are now learning Spanish in English....