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Escuela Internacional Newsletter

March 2006


In this issue:

E.I. News: "Spanish courses in Spain"
Festivals and Holidays in Spring: "Easter Week and the April Fair"
E.I. News: "E.I. students in February 2006 at the Escuela Internacional Schools"
Learning Spanish: "Going hiking or camping"




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E.I. News: "Spanish courses in Spain"

 

Spanish courses - take advantage of a Spring offer

Escuela Internacional is offering a Spring discount of 65 €, when you register for a Spanish course that begins in March or April, 2006. 

See Spring offer details here  

Spanish Course for DELE Exams in May

May 12 is the first DELE exam date in 2006. DELE examinations allow international students to certify their Spanish language skills. Exam results are internationally recognized. Escuela Internacional in Alcala de Henares, Malaga and Salamanca, holds courses to prepare students for this exam. Start  your course on April 3rd and follow 6 weeks of instruction before the exam date. You can get the Spring discount too!

If you are interested in attending our Course for DELE exam preparation you can read more about this course by clicking here or request more information by writing to info@escuelai.com

Course for Spanish Professors

During the summer months of July and August, this course is directed towards teachers of Spanish as a foreign language and seeks to familiarize them with current didactic innovations. It is a completely practical course, allowing the participants to learn about and discuss methodology and teaching techniques as well as will have the chance to study a variety of Spanish textbooks and activities that will enrich their own classes back home.
Teachers in the European Union can obtain scholarship money from the
Comenius (Sócrates)  Program.

If you are interested in attending our Course for Spanish Professors you can read more about this course by clicking here or request more information by writing to info@escuelai.com

Medical Spanish Course - July 3rd to July 21st, 2006

This summer, Escuela Internacional will present the Spanish Course for medical professionals in the school in Salamanca, Spain. E.I. has created this Spanish Course for Healthcare Professionals to answer the growing demand for relevant knowledge of Spanish amongst doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. It is oriented towards improving students basic vocabulary related to healthcare, so that they can communicate respectfully and effectively with Spanish speaking patients and their families. Click here for more information.

 

Festivals and Holidays in Spring: "Easter Week" and "April Fair"

 

Easter Week is a religious holiday with a long cultural tradition in Spain. It is celebrated in many different cities and there are numerous Spaniards and foreign tourists who join together to enjoy this traditional celebration.

Holy Week is one of the most important among the Catholic faith. The church sanctifies and renews itself through the commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.

Holy Week is celebrated in many different ways according to the character of the people and the particular traditions of the region. The austere silence of the celebrations in Castilllian towns contrasts with the light and color of the Andalusian celebration. 

More about Easter Week in Spain. . . 

 

La Feria de Sevilla, or April Fair in Sevilla, has its origins in a cattle fair which took place as early as the end of the 19th century. In about 1847 the first of many events which would turn into one of the most famous and visited celebrations in Spain.

La Feria begins each year with the ceremony of the lighting of the main portal to the Fair. They call this the  "ceremonia del alumbrado" or lighting ceremony. Thousands and thousands of lights are lit around the entrance.

The Fair is almost a replica of the city of Sevilla, with streets of  albero (white and yellow colored earth used in gardens of bull rings), lights, paper lanterns, and the casetas, where the people of Sevilla and thousands of visitors mix together in the happiest of diversions: singing, dancing, eating and laughing.

 More about the April Fair in Sevilla...

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E.I. News: "Students in the schools: February 2006"

 

El Carnaval. February is a month of celebration and costumes. Learn about Carnaval in Spain.
Celebrating Carnaval in Salamanca.

Photos of Saint Valentines Day 2006. E.I. Students enjoyed the activities at the school

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Learning Spanish: "Going Hiking or Camping"


¿Hacía donde va este sendo?
¿Se puede observar animales? ¿o pájaros?
¿Es un camino muy largo?
Se ve paisaje impresionante.

¿Dondé empieza la ruta o camino?
Hito
señas o señales
 
 


Where does this path go?
Can you see animals or birds?
Is it a long walk?
You see impressive scenery

Where can I find the trailhead?
pile of stones marking trail/ trail marker
trail markers


Mapa Topografico
colina o cuesta
bosque
cascada
montañas
laguna
lago
río
arroyo
puente
prado
animales salvajes
pájaros
prismáticos
una comida al aire libre

 

Topographic Map
hill
forest
waterfall
mountains
lagoon
lake
river
stream
bridge
field or countryside
wild animals
birds
binoculars
picnic
 

Read about an E.I. excursion: Hiking in the mountains near Madrid

Or learn more about Camping in Spain by visiting these websites:

Camping en Asturias   Camping en Castilla León   Camping en los Picos de Europa
 

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