#ThursdayDoors UNED Cordoba, Spain

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature, hosted by Norm 2.0 allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun by creating their own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button on Norm’s blog.

I’ve been meaning to take part for a long time, and I’m inspired to do so this Thursday, with the following door.

I’ve been walking through this door every Thursday evening for the last five years. Here’s the casing, which opens onto the patio.

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It’s the local headquarters in Cordoba of the Spanish National Distance University in Madrid, where I teach Advanced English to a small group of very conscientious, mature students, who want to learn as much English as possible, because they love it. It’s a very varied class including teachers, nurses, prison staff, hotel staff, a judge, an engineer, a vet, and a soldier.

Students who are registered at the main university in Madrid, can come here to weekly tutorials, where professors encourage, advise, and lecture on Law, Economics, Business Studies, Psychology, History, and Philosophy among other subjects.

It’s a beautiful building, here’s the google maps link with some more pictures.  

It’s a large, twentieth century, town house. which is built around a central patio or courtyard. There is a large open gallery with semicircular arches on two floors, which you can see through the door in my photo. 

This is the artistically latticed iron door itself.

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It’s one of my favourite doors, and I look forward to seeing it every week on my way to class.

Have you got a favourite door? Show us and tell us about it 🙂

25 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors UNED Cordoba, Spain

  1. Spectacular! I’m in love! with these beautiful doors. What you do is special and obviously well received. What a boon it is to have students who “want” to learn and you aren’t dragging them figuratively about by the hair hoping something will manage to take hold. thank you for sharing such spectacular pics. Really love these.

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    1. Thank you. It is a lovely building. I teach these wonderful and motivated students just one evening a week. The rest of the week I teach at an adult education centre where I have a mixture of motivated and not so enthusiastic students!

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      1. lol I guess it comes with the territory…the reason they are attending. You can only do so much, but if you can motivate one of the “unenthusiastic students” into another position, it feels like a double win. Your a busy woman from the sound of it. Kudos. Keeps life interesting.

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  2. Wonderful doors. I love the pattern of the iron work. I know you teach English, but if someone was interested in living in Spain for a few months to study Spanish, would you recommend any schools or programs? There are many on the internet but it is hard to evaluate them. Thanks. 🙂

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    1. Yes, it’s lovely to have a small and motivated class:) it makes up for the rest of the week! It’s in Córdoba in the south of Spain an hour’s train ride from Malaga, one of my favourite places💝

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      1. Would love to visit there again – a beautiful region, but California is on the other side of the big pond, and am retired, so my travel has been limited since then … but who knows!

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  3. Oh I love the artsy design! And your class sounds awesome – what a great way to spend Thursday nights.
    I was just talking to someone last night about how some students don’t realize the gift of being able to learn – like they pay for the (often overpriced) courses and then call out or miss class . Maybe not realizing they can learn from an expert! And to hear your students are thirsty and eager to learn… ahhhh

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    1. Thank you! They are a small group of professional, (nurses, lawyers, doctors, teachers, civil servants etc.) adults. I also teach adults (as in over 18, mostly unemployed) at an adult education centre, and they’re not so eager to learn! But I’d been teaching teenagers got over 30 years, and I had run out if patience and energy to cope with them! Thank you for dropping by💖

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      1. I still think it’s a great job. Teachers can be a great positive influence to young people. They can make a difference. I hope I did. I loved teaching teenagers, although they drove me nuts at times😂 But there’s a time for everything. Adults are less exhausting…

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      2. oh I think that ((sadly)) most teachers will not see the many good impact they have made – and I think of my calderelli right now – who I owe so much to and he had know idea – had him in 6th grade but he was pivotal. I think this is the case for many teachers.. ya know… and I have a cute teacher comic to share that actually came to mind when I first read your door post.. I will see if i can share it here…

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