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Un Día En Español 3: Teaching Spanish To American Students

In this episode of our podcast for Spanish beginners, Carmela tells us about her chaotic first day teaching Spanish in Pennsylvania.
Un Día En Español 3: Teaching Spanish To American Students

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Episode 3: Teaching Spanish To American Students

Carmela from Spain tells us about her first day teaching Spanish at a college in the United States. She’s nervous about starting this new job and wonders if the students will be able to follow a whole class taught only in Spanish. It turns out, her concerns aren’t completely unfounded.

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Key Vocabulary

el primer día de trabajo 

the first day of work

nervioso/a 

nervous 

temprano 

early 

todavía 

yet

porque 

because 

la clase de inmersión 

the immersion class

la reunión 

the meeting 

No te preocupes. 

Don´t worry. 

rápido 

fast

despacio 

slow 

estresante

stressful 

Estoy seguro/a

I‘m sure 

un poco 

a bit 

difícil 

difficult 

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Show Notes

Un día en español is produced by the language experts at Babbel. The show is hosted by Sebastian Escobar. Editing and sound design by Iván Simonovis Pertiñez. Our producers are Elin Asklöv, Carmela López, Dylan Lyons, Andy Nielsen, and Madeleine Townsend-Clark. Our executive producers are Jen Jordan and Daniel Meehan. Special thanks to our own Carmela López for sharing her story on this episode.

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and has an MBA from NYU. Before joining Babbel, Dylan managed social media for CBS News. His interests include reading, writing, politics, and anything sweet. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and has an MBA from NYU. Before joining Babbel, Dylan managed social media for CBS News. His interests include reading, writing, politics, and anything sweet. Dylan lives in New York City.

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