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Kevin Mermel
Valongo, Portugal
Spending fall 2017 as an English Language Teaching Assistant in Valongo, Portugal
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Hello All, I am writing this message from the Lisbon airport. My time in Portugal has come to an end, and I am going to spend a week in Ireland before heading back to the US in time for Christmas. This will be my last blog post, so I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Teach Abroad in Portugal | CIEE
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Hello All, My time in Portugal is winding to a close. I only have two weeks remaining before the end of the program. Afterwards I will spend a week in Ireland before heading back to the US for Christmas. Still, I'm taking in as much as I can now since... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Teach Abroad in Portugal | CIEE
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Hello All, I am now two-thirds of the way finished with my time in Portugal – six weeks down, three weeks to go. I’ve greatly enjoyed the program, and am very appreciative of the way the teachers have worked to involve me in lesson plans and make sure I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Teach Abroad in Portugal | CIEE
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Hi All, As the weeks go by, I am getting more chances to participate in the classroom. One of my primary goals is to help introduce the students to American culture. Last week, I gave one of my classes a presentation on American culture and history, with an emphasis on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Teach Abroad in Portugal | CIEE
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Hello All, I have now been in Portugal for three weeks. After two weeks observing the classroom, I began to take a more active role in lessons this past week. I have also visited more sites around the country. As I mentioned, I don’t have much experience with children. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Teach Abroad in Portugal | CIEE
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Hello All, My name is Kevin. I grew up in Billings, MT, but I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder (Go Buffs!) a little over a year ago. As many 20-something recent grads do, I decided I was ready for a change of pace. I have long wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Teach Abroad in Portugal | CIEE
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