Internship at bilingualism for peace program from University of Cordoba at la ribera school.
Espitia Romero, Ana Gabriela | 2020-06-06
Internships are professional practicums carried out by university students, generally during the last years of the degree, to put into practice the knowledge and faculties learned in a real working context. Besides, the intern has the purpose of improving or solving a problem found in that context.
My internship was developed in a program offered by the University of Cordoba, called Bilingualism for peace at la Ribera high school in Monteria, Cordoba. I was working with pre-intermediate level students. In this level the vast majority of students had difficulties in expressing themselves verbally (speaking skill). To improve this, I decided to base my teaching method on various pedagogies (PBL, culturally responsive pedagogy, and intrinsic motivation). Throughout this process, I grew as a teacher, and as a person; I realized how difficult and challenging is this job but, it is also rewarding to see students’ progress and how they got more interested in a subject.