Dylan Tescher Williamson, exchange student from United States, September 2015-January 2016

"The experience that I have had in España is by the far the best and most important one I have had so far in my life. From the food to the people I have not been disappointed not even once. In addition to the more cultural aspects, where I feel I was incredibly lucky to be placed in Moralzarzal. In addition to the town I really enjoyed Fontenebro school, and the friends I made there. Granted, it was very difficult to understand in the beginning, and it can be hard to make friends immediately, I came to love the school, and the friends I made there will be my friends for life. If I were to give advice to another exchange student, it would just be to keep a positive attitude and think of everything as an experience, rather than something that's good or bad, that way you are constantly learning. Exchange is the most beautiful, exciting and adventurous thing that has happened to me so far in my life, and if you are able to experience such a journey, you should be considered very lucky."

Scott Fisher, padre de Christian Fisher que cursó en Laude Fontenebro de Septiembre a Noviembre de 2015:
"Hi Regine, Just wanted to thank you very much for taking great care of my son Christian Fisher during his stay in Spain. Christian will be returning home this Wednesday and he has said how much he will miss his school and friends in Spain. Muchas gracias!!"



 Ben Johnson, 2º Bachillerato, exchange student from United States, January 2015

"I am so grateful for my experience at Laude. My teachers were always incredibly understanding of my level of Spanish and eager to help me understand more. The students were extremely inclusive and never made me feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. Although I was here to learn Spanish, the younger kids absolutely loved speaking to me in English (which they do very well), asking about american culture, what things mean etc. and that was one of the things I enjoyed most about the school. The teachers more fluent in English helped with my Spanish immensely and I can't thank them enough. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience and owe endless gratitude to Laude Fontenebro."


Hello! We are Jack Morton and Rebecca Murphy, the new Teaching Assistants for 2015-16 in Primary Education. We have been really enjoying the opportunity to work with your children in their Drama, Social Science, Natural Science and English classes.
Jack is from Surrey, England and is a recent Politics and Economics graduate from the Universities of East Anglia and Southampton. He enjoys football and learning Spanish.
Rebecca graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with a degree in Modern Languages (Spanish, French and Portuguese). She likes going to Zumba classes and playing the flute.
We would like to thank everyone here at Laude Fontenebro Senior School for making us feel extremely welcome. We are very excited for the year ahead!


Emily Lawrence from Oxfordshire, England - language assistant at Laude Fontenebro School talks about her experience during the first weeks at our school. 



Molly-May, Language assistant, Primary Education, January 2015:

"My name is Molly and I have just arrived from Cambridge, England. I am currently working in a few Primary Education classes helping the teachers. Everyone at the school has been so welcoming and friendly. As I am getting to know the students, I am realising that, they too, are very welcoming! They are all willing to learn and have asked me lots of interesting questions about England. They have also informed me of Spanish culture and have been trying to teach me some Spanish words. I am looking forward to working with everyone during my time here." 



 Hazel Daly, Language assistant, Junior School, January 2015: 

"My name is Hazel, I am Irish and I am the language assistant in Laude Fontenebro Junior School, a private bilingual school in the outskirts of Madrid. I have recently completed my Bachelors in Social Science and wasn’t quite sure what career path to take so moving to Spain for a year seemed like a wonderful opportunity. Thankfully I really love it here. The food, the people, the culture, I find it all really appealing. I am so grateful for the level of patience people have had with me, whether it is in restaurants or the other teachers in school, people have not allowed the language barrier to be a huge issue. I have even begun to pick up some Spanish. While my Spanish is almost non-existent, it is amazing the level of English the students have. My experience at the school has been truly positive. The children are so eager to learn, they all have made me feel so welcome. Everyone is so friendly; on the first day of school everyone greeted me with kisses, something which is not common in Ireland. I felt like part of the team straight away and I continue to feel this way. I am really thankful for the opportunity of living in such a welcoming place."


Laude Fontenebro Junior School: (Infantil)
C/ Arroyo del Osea, s/n.
(28400) Collado Villalba (Madrid)

Laude Fontenebro Senior School:
(Primaria, Secundaria y Bachillerato)
C/ Colonia del Redondillo, 8

(28411) Moralzarzal (Madrid)

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