Chance to practise English at the Natural Park

On Saturday 18th March the students from the English conversation classes held at CIAJ in Torrevieja will be able to practise their listening and speaking skills at the Natural Park of La Mata. An information day has been organised which will mean that the students can hear more about the natural park and the work of the volunteers in English.

The day will begin with a brief talk about the park and there will then be a presentation about the volunteer work that is done by the Asociacion de lasRutas y Caminos de la Sal. This group helps to care for the park by undertaking various activities, such as making new signs, restoring bird boxes and helping to monitor the park during the day.

The volunteers will then take the students on a brief tour of the park. Crystal East organises the English language classes and is delighted by this opportunity for her students: ‘I think it will be a great opportunity for young Spanish speaking volunteers to practise their English and improve their vocabulary,’ explains Crystal. ‘They will also see first-hand the work of the volunteers and if anyone then feels they would like to become a volunteer they will be made very welcome.’

It is expected that the event will take about two hours and will start at 10am.  The whole activity will be in English but there will be Spanish speaking volunteers onhand if there are any problems with the vocabulary. The event will be publicised by the CIAJ, now called the Concejalia de Juventud.

Crystal has been organising the classes at CIAJ for five years and they continue to be a very popular way of helping people in the Spanish community practise their English whilst also enabling volunteers to meet others and contribute in return.

Suzanne O’Connell