From De Pere to Spain: Alumna Maggie Lottes, La Nativa

October 21, 2016


​​Maggie Lottes graduated with the class of 2016 with a major in Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Education and minors in Language arts, Broadfield Social Studies, and ESL. During her college career, Lottes participated in the Honors Council as Vice President, Phi Kappa Phi, and many other student organizations. 


Lottes's Current Occupation: “La Nativa” (the native) English teacher in a bilingual Catholic school, ages 6-16


Location: Huelva, Spain


Post-SNC Update - “This year, I am teaching English at a Catholic bilingual school just outside of Huelva, Spain. My primary job as “la nativa” is to help students improve their speaking and listening skills. I get to work with 10 different classes throughout the week, and students range from 6 to 16 years old. Each class has anywhere from 18 to 34 students, so while there are many names to learn, and many different language levels, the teachers and students have been wonderful to work with. Just as this brings lots of new cultural experiences for me, and the students enjoy learning about the US, too. They seem to be fascinated by the fact that we have lockers in our schools, squirrels in our yards, and peanut butter on our sandwiches. In the meantime, I’ve been able to try new food, spend time near the ocean, and learn tons of Spanish."


Future Plans - “In the months to come, I look forward to improving my Spanish, seeing more of the beautiful country, getting to know my students better…and of course, eating more delicious Spanish food.”


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