the OLOm Spanish Program
Pen Pals in Madrid, Spain!
The OLOM Spanish Program had a special treat in September in that the Spanish Students finally got to meet the famous (and yes, he is famous to them) Jim Parks, (OLOM Graduate, 2004)! Jim Parks has been the “The Pen Pal Connection” for the OLOM Spanish Program for the last two years! Jim is currently living in Madrid, Spain and is employed as a Teacher’s Assistant at Gredos San Diego at Vallecas in Madrid, Spain. Jim recently earned a Master’s in International Education at the University of Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. Jim received the Pen Pal Letters from the OLOM Spanish Students that they have been working on and “Off They Flew” over the Atlantic Ocean to Madrid, Spain with Jim! Jim will distribute the Pen Pal Letters to elementary students in Madrid! Such a wonderful way to show how a simple thing like letters can “Bridge” the vast Atlantic Ocean and to demonstrate "Possibilities that Can Open Up" for OLOM Spanish Students when they acquire secondary communication skills!