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and Holidays: "Semana Cervantina"
the arrival of autumn in Alcalá de Henares, Spain! Alcalá de Henares is
the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, Spain’s literary master and
author of Don Quijote. The alcalaínos
are preparing to celebrate the annual Semana Cervantina. You
won’t want to miss this! The Semana Cervantina will take you
back in time to experience what life would have been like in Cervantes’
time. The festival originates
in remembrance of the baptism of Miguel de Cervantes and offers something
for everyone. Music, theatre and entertainment fill the streets as the Plaza de Cervantes
and University of Alcalá courtyard become grounds for a medieval
marketplace. Vendors dressed in full costume sell homemade foods such as
breads and cheeses. Others
have handcrafted jewelry and toys, household items, and more.
Read more about
Semana Cervantina. . .
School News: "New Courses for Christmas and Don Quijote Year 2005"
not make this year's Christmas celebration special and enjoy Christmas in
Spain. We are offering a new Christmas course in Spain this December.
In Spain, Christmas is one of
the most important holidays of the year, and you now have the chance to
study the Spanish language in Escuela Internacional and at the same time
discover how they celebrate Christmas and New Year’s, with their Nativity
scenes and other traditions like turron candies, the ritual for luck at the
stroke of midnight on New Year’s and Christmas eve and New Year’s eve
you are planning a Spanish language program to come to Spain next year, you
can choose Alcalá de Henares as your destination on dates that coincide
with the celebration of Quijote Year 2005! In Newsletters throughout
the year we will keep you informed of special events for Quijote Year 2005
and especially those held
in Alcalá de Henares, birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the
author of Don Quijote. The celebration is dedicated to the 400 year
anniversary of the first publication of Don Quijote de la Mancha.
celebrate "Quijote Year 2005" Escuela Internacional is offering a
new course: "Don Quijote 2005" In addition to studying the Spanish language in our
Course, you will participate in 10 seminars about Don Quijote, visit the Cervantes'
home and museum, the church where he was baptized, and also go on an excursion
to Castilla – La Mancha to see many of the settings presented in Don Quijote.
Dates for the course
"Don Quijote 2005"
Alcalá de Henares:
Course A : From 13-06-2005 to 24-06-2005
Course B : From 15-08-2005 to 26-08-2005
Course C: From 03-10-2005 to 14-10-2005
Spanish: "Restaurant vocabulary and phrases"
Hello, good evening. What will you have?
What would you like to eat?
What would you like to drink?
I would like...
I would like to see the menu, please.
What do you recommend?
I would like to order now.
To start, I would like...
For the main course, I would like....
For dessert, I'll have...
To drink, I would like ....
Enjoy your meal!
Could I have the bill, please.
Is service included?
I think there is a mistake in
Hola, buenas noches. ¿Qué tomarán?
¿Que quieres comer?
¿Que quieres beber?
Me gustaría... Quisiera...
Quiero ver el menú, por favor.
¿Que nos recomienda?
Quiero pedir ahora.
De primero quiero ...
Como plato principal quiero. De segundo quiero...
De postre quiero ...
Para beber, quiero ....
La cuenta, por favor.
¿La propina está incluida?
Pienso que haya un error en la cuenta.
Culture Today and Yesterday: "Regional
Gastronomy of Salamanca"
is an important part of the local culture. Fresh or cured meats
such as lamb, goat, and beef are the base for many of
Salamanca's traditional dishes. This is largely due to it's
inland location and cold, dry climate. But there are so many
terrains and landscapes found in Salamanca it is no wonder that
this province has such a varied
gastronomy. Learn about the many different foods typical of
this region of Spain and also see a recipe for "hornazo".
A Unique Student Experience at Escuela Internacional: " -
Maya Damon's trip to Matavenero"
March, my mother sent me an article by Tony Wretch about Matavenero, a
small village in the mountains of Leon that was being repopulated. I read
that its residents were practicing a lifestyle very respectful of the
I immediately tried to contact someone to visit it, but never got
an answer to the two emails and faxes that I sent. I continued
investigating and found a telephone number on the Internet. I decided to
try one last time. I called during the only time of day that they receive
phone calls. I spoke with a guy and I told him that I want to visit
Matavenero. It seemed like a good idea to him, and he told me that I
needed to get the bus to Bembibre, then a taxi (for 10€) to San Facundo
and then walk up the dirt road for an hour and a half until arriving at
the village. Our conversation ended after informing me of the necessity to
bring a sleeping bag to sleep in. It wasn’t easy to understand the man
that I spoke to, and I wasn’t very sure of exactly the city he had told
me. Furthermore, it was very little information, but I bought my ticket
for the bus and packed my backpack. To read more
about Maya's unique experience whilst studying in Spain click here.
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