8 Day Intensive Spanish Course – Did Alan Survive?

I’ve finished the very intensive Spanish course program which is organized by Diverbo, called Pueblo Español, and it’s time to tell the world about my experience.  The short answer is…I had an excellent time, and it is an incredible Spanish conversation course.

Instead of writing a daily journal type of post, I’m going to cover the highlights of the week.  If you’re interested in improving your Spanish by doing an immersion program, then you’ll want to continue reading.

Curious about trying an intensive Spanish course? We were students with Pueblo Español in Spain and we have something to say about it! Read more on WagoenrsAbroad.com

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Comparison of Primary School in USA and Spain

Spain education system compared to US. School in Spain - education options for expats. Differences and similarities between schools in Spain and the United States. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

First let me start by saying that we have a limited source of data for this post. It is just our opinion  and Comparison of the 1 Primary School we attended in USA and the 1 Primary School we are attending in Spain.  This is by no means meant to generalize for a country or even a city/district.

These are just the things we have personally experienced or observed in our own little Wagoner Bubble, with the Spain education system compared to US!  🙂

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The 7 Best Family Party Games Full Of Amazing Fun!

When I think of the holidays, I always think of fun family party games!  When I was growing up, in a household with 6 kids, every holiday was full of energy, games, and entertainment.  Sometimes we would be out on the driveway playing basketball, or football on the front lawn, but indoors we would always enjoy family games.  Charades, Pictionary, and Trivial Pursuit were always favorites of mine.

The holidays wouldn't be the same without fun family party games! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Long Division Examples For Spain

long division examples in SpainWhen we first moved to Spain, Lars was in the 5th Grade.  We knew at his age it would be a little more challenging to learn Spanish and pick up the other subjects in class.  The one place we were certain, he would excel immediately was in Math.  We figured math would be the same no matter where you are in the world.  You take some numbers and add, subtract, multiply and divide.  How could it be any different?  Well, we were in for a big surprise when it came to math, especially Long Division in Spain!

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Things To Do in Chiang Mai – A Family Friendly Guide

During our 3 months living in Chiang Mai with kids, we made sure we took advantage of all that the city had to offer a family.  We found that things are well documented for singles and couples, but there just wasn’t much on the internet for families.  So if you are looking for short term apartment rentals Chiang Mai, places to eat in Chiang Mai or Things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, then you will love our Family Friendly Chiang Mai guide. Things to do in Chiang Mai with kids - A Family Friendly Guide Continue reading

Scratch Off Map Of The World – The Best Kid Gift Ever!

The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya, a scratch off map of the world.  Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday.  These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels.  They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.
The best kid gift ever! A scratch off map of the world. This is a perfect gift for the traveling kid. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Spanish Immersion – Watch The Most Vulnerable Moments!

This time it is all on the line for me, with my Spanish Immersion experience.  I am sharing far more than I have ever been comfortable sharing with all of you, so I will admit I was a little nervous hitting that publish button.  This time my experience and performance is all captured on video, and guess what you can watch it below!
Spanish Immersion - Watch The Most Vulnerable Moments! This time it is all on the line for me, with my Spanish Immersion experience. This time it's all on video, with journals, skits, presentations & more! Read more on http://WagonersAbroad.com

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Give Them Wings And They Are Off! Lars Goes To Madrid

It can be a tough position being a parent.  As a parent, your first instinct is to protect your child.  Protect them from themselves, protect them from others, and protect them from the realities of how the world actually works.  There are those times when it’s necessary to let them fail; when the consequences of failure means a scraped knee, or ever-so-slightly bruised emotions.  It’s under the guise of control, but letting go is tough.

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The Schools In Spain Explained!

Our latest eBook, Education In Spain is now live!

Education-In-Spain

Everything you need to know about the schools in Spain

Over the course of the past 4+ years, we’ve had many parents ask us questions about how we educated our kids in Spain.  Through our consulting and through this blog, many of you have submitted some excellent questions about how the Spanish Education System works.  Since it’s such a popular topic I decided to write an eBook.  As I was writing it, I couldn’t help exclaim:

Wow!  I wish we would have had this book before we moved to Spain!

 

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