MARCH 10. Zuzenbide Fakultatea. Donostia. 10:30.
- Introduction on Legal aspects, study of cases… by Dolores Bollo Arocena, International Public law professor. 10/15´
- Video by Botikazar. 10/15´
- Questions to the language assistants and debate, split into 2 groups. 20/25´
- Summarizing and conclusions. 15/20´
- Snacks and drinks.
Material used to prepare the interviews
On March 10, I had the pleasure of going with three of my students, Unai, Sanae, and Gloria, to Donostia to meet with other students and language assistants to speak about immigration. Luckily, we had the help of Begoña and Conchi and arrived to the meeting safe and sound.
There were five schools present from the following cities: Bilbao, Agurain, Donostia, Azpeitia-Azkoitia and Gasteiz. We listened to the other students and two other language assistants introduce themselves before listening to a speech on immigration. This was followed by one group of students showing us videos that they had made about immigration. The videos showed interviews and people’s personal experience with the topic, which I thought was very interesting.
Then it was my time to speak. The students were split up among me and the other two assistants. One was from Ireland and the other from the United States, like me. Then the group of students I had began to ask me questions. First, I talked about my experience with moving to the Basque Country, which included topics like language, culture, friends and work. Then we moved on to questions about immigration, both in the United States and Europe. Here are some questions that were asked:
How is it to learn Spanish?
What do you like about the Basque Country and what do you miss about home?
What do you think needs to happen for the European immigration crisis to be solved?
Should Donald Trump be president? What will happen with immigration if he is elected?
…And many more great questions that made me talk about things that I don’t often talk about!
I was very impressed by all of the questions asked and it was a really great experience to meet and talk with the students. We exchanged not only ideas, but also taught each other things about our different cultures. Immigration was a great topic to discuss because it is a relevant topic in both Europe and the United States. I am very happy that I was able to take part in the meeting and to meet all of the teachers and students from the other schools.