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Translation Problem #003 – Don’t say “Penis”

The waiter walks over to take our order. Don’t say ‘polla,’ don’t say ‘polla,’ don’t say ‘polla’! I tell myself for the thousandth time. “Me gustaría…” I say, using the verb and tense I learned to order food with in high school Spanish. Don’t say polla, don’t say polla… “…polla asada,” I say. Dammit! Pollo means chicken, […]

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Auxiliar Survey Results

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because […]

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Returners and Renewing

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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Sex, Love, and Sober-Kissing

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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El Corte Inglés and Boring Lives

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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Money

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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Housing

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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Commuting and Time Consuming

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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Work

Thousands of people have come to Spain to work as language teaching assistants, or “auxiliares de conversación” in Spanish schools. This year, 239 of these language teaching assistants told us about their experiences by filling out a survey that was written and analyzed by me, Kate Peregrina. I had time to do all this because I work […]

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