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Pain in the Class

Pain in the Class

By Luc Marot
Welcome to Pain in the Class, a podcast all about life as an English language assistant in Spain.

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Episode 15 - Eva and Joe
This week we chat to Eva and Joe about pizza. The end. Well, alongside this we also discuss introducing topics such as LGBT+ rights, Black History month and zoos into the classroom in fun and exciting ways. So we lied, because we also chat about futures, pasts and presents in teaching. Enjoy! As always, find us on Instagram and Twitter @PainintheClass and on Facebook under the same name.
42:52
June 12, 2018
Episode 14 - Hannah
We chatted to our friend Hannah this week. Although she doesn't live out here in Madrid, she has plenty to say about teaching in France, educating little and big'uns and the importance of languages in her life. Can she convey this to her students? Stay tuned to find out. As always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Painintheclass and find us on Facebook under the same name. Speak to you soon.
37:23
June 6, 2018
Episode 13 - Danya and Joey
Welcome to Episode 13! This week we talk to Danya and Joey about their various experiences in and out of the classroom. Joey tells about his journey through education and his future treading the same path, and Danya lets you know some tricks of the trade and some insight into young minds and creative learning. Find us on Instagram and Twitter where we keep you stimulated with visuals aids to the spoken word @PainintheClass and on Facebook under the same name.
54:59
May 29, 2018
Episode 12 - Callum and Rachel
This week we chat with the duo from Down Under about picking up sticks and moving over to a new place. We also compared the Spanish education system with that of Australia as Rachel is a teacher back home too. They both told us about their favourite holiday destinations in Europe and regaled us with stories aplenty from their times both home and away... As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram (give us a like, we would appreciate it a lot) @PainintheClass and on Facebook under the same name.
44:16
May 22, 2018
Episode 11 - Jake and Ana
In this episode we chat to Jake and Ana, a professional, powerful and positive couple about their lives in Madrid and before. Ana, being Russian, talks about her experiences learning English, giving you an entirely different perspective from our other guests and guest, Jake. He talks to us about his teaching history and leaves us with an uplifting story about how a person's words can leave you feeling on the top of the English speaking world... As always, you can find us on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram under @PainintheClass.
40:45
May 15, 2018
Episode 10 - Lesson Learned
At the momentous 10th episode Rose and Luc discuss moving to Madrid and what you will need before and during your life abroad. Speaking from their own experiences, combined with a couple of nightmarish ones from other friends of theirs, they put together a list of what you may need. They also include some life hacks for being an assistant in schools. As per usual, hit us up on Facebook and follow us @PainintheClass on Instagram and Twitter.
35:24
May 8, 2018
Episode 9 - Jess
This week we talk to our good friend Jess about her experiences teaching around Europe, moving away from the U.S. and knowing when to quit. She talks about her favourite times in Madrid and regales us with many a heartwarming and entertaining story. As always, you can follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PainintheClass and find us on Facebook under the same name.
43:10
May 1, 2018
Episode 8 - Sally and Josh
This week we chat with our friends Sally and Josh about their time in Madrid, making amigos, working in schools and academies and stories of children (and sometimes adults) who are constantly a Pain in the Class. As always, you can follow us on a variety of social media. On Twitter and Instagram @PainintheClass and on Facebook too.
41:05
April 24, 2018
Episode 7 - What Makes a Good Teacher?
In this episode Rose and Luc discuss (from our very limited perspectives) what we think makes a good, bad or ugly teacher. We each cast our minds back to the before times when we were students ourselves, which for Luc was eons ago and for Rose, mere minutes. We also talk about our experiences in the classroom and the teachers we have worked alongside and by the end, hopefully have designed the ultimate educator. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @PainintheClass and subscribe on Anchor and on Apple Podcasts.
38:53
April 16, 2018
Episode 6 - Teresa and Caitlin
This week's episode is coming to you from the seaside! We spoke to Teresa and Caitlin about teaching in Madrid and elsewhere, moving on to other things after teaching and their dream days in Madrid. Hope you enjoy! Teresa sings the praises of TT Madrid so here's the link if anyone is interested: https://ttmadrid.com/ Please follow us on twitter and instgram @painintheclass and find us on facebook. Until next time. Hasta luego
34:57
April 10, 2018
Episode 5 - Chris
This week we talk surnames, Celtic and CELTA with Christopher Desmond Francis Sherry. He tells us his experiences in the classroom and Madrid and there is an extra special introduction thanks to our dear guest.
35:00
March 26, 2018
Episode 4 - Sally a.k.a. Mum
In this very special episode we stray away from Madrid and talk to Rose's mum about her experiences teaching in Paris and the U.K., as well as her love of languages and that time she lost two students in the centre of London. As we all do. Find us on Instagram and Twitter @PainintheClass and look for the page on Facebook.
30:42
March 24, 2018
Episode 3 - Rose and Luc
In this episode we chat to each other about our lives in Colombia, what brought us to Spain and why we got into teaching. Also Rose reveals her (not so) secret favourite film and includes part of her audition reel. Give us a follow on Instagram and Twitter @PainintheClass and find us on Facebook.
39:00
March 24, 2018
Episode 2 - Katie and Diego
This week we interview Katie and Diego about their lives here in Madrid. We discuss Katie's experiences in different teaching environments, Diego's misadventures with learning English and of course, their favourite day out in Madrid. As always, get in touch with us on Instagram or Twitter @PainintheClass and look for us on Facebook.
37:48
March 24, 2018
Episode 1 - Rose's School
This is episode 1 of our podcast, Pain in the Class. In it, Rose interviews the assistants at her school about teaching, living in Madrid and of course, what they miss from their home countries. If you like what you hear, please get in touch on Twitter at @PainintheClass or leave a comment here.
34:10
March 24, 2018