Saturday, 23 January 2010

One night dancing with friends in Argentina

My nightlife as a teenager in Argentina, in my case, is very simple.

I am not the kind of girl that organizes all the nights out for all to come with us, its the other way round, I´m the one that is convinced by the others!. But anyway i finish going out...with my clasmates and other friends we use to go to clubs for dancing, and schools also, because to many of us our parents don`t let us go to dancing to public discos.

At night, after a school show we go to eat to a restaurant, this year we went to the embers. When we go to dinner to places like that we use a simple end efficient method...we make what we called chanchito, where we all discuss about what amount of money are we all going to spend for eating, for example if we ate with $100, and we were 8 we divide that amount by 8 so each of us will pay $12,50 to complete the amount that was spend.

Written by Pamela

A week in the life of a Mexican teenager

Thank you Brenna and your students for this information

A week in the life of a Mexican teenager:

Monday – Friday:

1. 7am – 2:45pm the kids are at school

2. 2:45pm the kids return to their homes to eat lunch with their families. In Mexico, lunch is the most important and largest meal of the day, and often the family will spend over an hour at the table, talking and eating and enjoying their food and company!

3. After lunch, most students will complete any homework that has been assigned

4. 8pm is about the time that people eat dinner (something small, for example a bun and some milk, or a small and simple sandwhich)

5. At night during the school week, most teenagers just stay at home and watch t.v. or surf the internet.

**It is uncommon for the students to “go out” during the school week. Sometimes teenagers will get together for a few hours to go for a coffee with some friends, or to do homework, but most of their time they spend at home.**

Friday night:

Friday night is the night to go out in Mexico if you are a teenager (along with Saturday night of course)!!! Some preferred activities are (and they usually ocurr in this order):

1. Head to the mall for some shopping

2. Go out with friends for some drinks

3. Go to a party or a club!

(No school the following day, so sometimes they get a bit party-crazy) J



Saturday is the day that teenagers spend with their friends, or doing activities that interest them. Some activities include:

1. Go to the mall

2. Hang out with friends or boyfriend / girlfriend

3. Go to the cinema

4. Go to the clubs (at night)

5. Do Friday`s homework


In general, Sunday is family day. Teenagers will stay at home with their families, or go out with their families and take part in various activities together. In Mexico, the families are VERY big. Often, the cousins, aunts, uncles, etc are considered to be part of the close family, and not the extended family. It is not uncommon that on a Sunday, many members of the family unite at a house or restaurant to eat lunch together (in this case, everyone comes: grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, sometimes even close friends)

It is also common for teenagers to go to the cinema on Sunday nights, and for them to complete the homework assigned to them on the previous Friday.


Thank you Tjasa and your students for this information.


Teenagers in Slovenia spend their week differently. Many teens are at school in the morning from about 8 am to 1 pm. Students are at school five days a week. After school they hang around with friends. Later they do their homework and then they go in the town, shopping or outside on fresh air. In the evening they play computer games or chat through the Meesenger or Facebook. They also watch TV very often. For the weekend they do many other things. They go swimming, skating, skiing, on the trip or they learn. Some older teens have to find a job because they haven' t got much learning at school or they already finished school. Some teenagers work through the student work.

In Slovenia we have primary schools, high schools and universities. Primary school is the first school and there are 9 classes. Children who learn in it are from 5 to 15 years old. Every child has to finish primary school. High school is the second school and has 4 classes. Students in it are from 15 to 19 years old. Many people find a job after high school. People who want to have more education go on the different universities.

Many students have interest activities after school like piano lessons, dance lessons, basketball or footbal training,... They haven' t got many free time.

Some students want to rest and relax and they don' t have many interest activities. They go outside on fresh air or help parents at home.

In Slovenia there are many teenagers who depend on the computer or TV. A lot of teens play and chat with friends through the internet all afternoon and evening and at the weekend all day. Parents are very angry about that.

Some teenagers have to work when they are 17 or more years old because they don' t go to the school. They work five days a week.

Teens, older than 15 years go to the parties on Fridays and Saturdays. On our school we organize school dances 4 times a year.

We think that teenagers in Slovenia are very differently busy. Students who have many interest activities are very busy. Teenager who doesn' t have many activities have a lot of free time and they can rest and relax. We like our week.