November 4, 2011

Working Woman

I apologize for not updating more often! We have moved into our new apartment, which is wonderful, but we also do not have internet yet, which is terrible! I have been meaning to take pictures of our apartment for everyone to see, but I haven't done that yet! I will soon.

The best thing about our apartment is the location. It is right in the middle of the city, but on a quiet street. There is a section of the city that is inside a mid evil era wall, and we are in that section, which is pretty cool. We are also about a 5 minute walk from the newer downtown section of the city with lots of shops. 
I had commented to Matt that all the apartments in Spain seem to have lots of doors - and ours does too! Every room has a door. We have a living room (with a door to the hallway), a kitchen (also a door to the hallway) a bathroom and bedroom. It is small but the perfect size for us! It is nice to finally unpack our clothes and live out of a closet instead of a suitcase! I will post pictures soon.

In other news, I got a job! (Kind of). It is only 2 hours a week for right now (if you can call that a job!). I have 2 students that I am tutoring in English. A 10 year old girl and a 12 year old girl. I've had 3 others express interest in setting up a class, so hopefully those will materialize into lessons and I will have 5 students a week. Two of the ones who have expressed an interest are adults who already know English, but need to improve for their jobs. They would be the easiest to work with because it would just be a conversation for an hour. With the students, I help them with homework and have to worry about correct names for everything and what their teacher wants them to learn. For example, at my first lesson, the girl's mom said she needed to work on "present simple" tense. Anyone remember what that is? Leave a comment with an example of what present simple is (don't look it up - only if you think you know off the top of your head!). I am curious if anyone remembers! In my next post I'll give you the answer (oohh the suspense :)).