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Escuela Internacional Newsletter

February 2007


In this issue:

Proverb: "En febrero, un rato al sol y otro al humero."
City feature: "Málaga"

E.I. News: "Spring Offer"
E.I. News: "Celebrating Carnival and Saint Valentines Day"
Spanish Holidays and Festivals: "March and April"
Recipe: "Ensalada Malagueña"
Learn Spanish: "Recipes"
 

Welcome to the February 2007 Newsletter. We start out the year with new items. We continue to share with you everything we love about Spain and the Spanish language. Each issue will feature an E.I. city destination. We now also have included recipes to whet your appetite. A Spanish proverb will enrich the basic vocabulary you learn in class. And if you are planning a Spanish course abroad this year don't forget to check out the multitude of options available in 2007 on our website: www.escuelai.com

 

Proverb: "En febrero, un rato al sol y otro al humero."


"En Febrero, un rato al sol y otro al humero."

You can also say this with the same meaning: "En Febrero, un día malo y otro bueno."

The phrase indicates the variable atmospheric weather during this month.

 

City Feature: "Málaga"


A beautiful sunny city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga is one of the principal tourist destinations in Southern Europe and is famous for its beaches and golf courses. Malaga has a population of about 600,000 inhabitants. It is very well connected with the rest of Andalusia by highway, has one of the busiest airports in Spain and one of the most important commercial sea ports in Europe. This city offers students fine sandy beaches, exquisite cuisine and an exceptional climate year round. Read more about: festivals, museums, climate, where to learn Spanish and what to do in your free time while visiting Malaga.

With a warm climate year round you can sunbathe on the beach, take a swim in the Mediterranean sea, stroll along the seafront and enjoy water sports, tennis, golf and other activities throughout the year. After a long day, and rejuvenated by a rest at siesta time, Málaga’s nightlife begins. There are many bars and pubs in the area, or you might want to experience the special charm of the animated night life in the city center. Read more about where to stay, what to do in your free time

Read More: http://www.malaga.escuelai.com/index-ingles.htm
 

E.I. News: "Spring Offer"


Enjoy Spanish in Springtime with a discount on E.I. courses

¡Spring is a great season to visit Spain! Study and improve Spanish language skills in Spain with Escuela Internacional this Spring and receive a special discount.

Intensive Spanish Course Start learning a new language: Spanish! Or take a course to improve your language skills. All levels.

Super-Intensive Spanish course Take advantage of intensive Spanish classes. Learn Spanish and speak about current events and Spanish culture in your classes.

Individual Spanish course Learn Spanish with individualized classes, prepared exclusively for you.

Spanish Course + Latin dance Combine a Spanish course with dance lessons for a fun and enriching experience.

Business Spanish course With this course you will learn the Spanish language and at the same time improve communications in the business world.

DELE preparation Start now to prepare for the DELE exams, and when you pass the exam you can officially accredit you knowledge of Spanish.

See the specific dates and conditions for the Spring Discount

 

E.I. News: "Celebrating Carnaval and Saint Valentines Day"

 

El Carnaval. February is a month of fun and costumes. Learn more about carnival in Spain and how this festival is celebrated in Salamanca.

Photos of Valentines Day 2006. E.I. students enjoyed the activities.

 

Spanish Holidays and Festival : "March and April"

 

March

Day of the Working Woman

Internationally celebrated, to recall and manifest the equality of the woman.

Father's Day

Coincides with the Saint's Day of Joseph, father of Jesus.

Cherry Tree festival

Festival in the Valley of Jerte which inaugurates the cherry season.

Las Fallas

Festival in Valencia, they burn large structure of paper, cardboard and wood.  

 

April

Día del Libro

Booths are set up in main plazas of cities to sell books.

Fiesta de
 Castilla y León

On the 23rd of April they celebrate the day of Castilla y León.

April Fair (Sevilla)

Popular festival in Spain where the Seville people sing and dance in the fair booths.

Lunes de Aguas

The people of Salamanca prepare a delicious hornazo and have a picnic outdoors to celebrate the end of Lent.

Holy Week

Religious festival celebrated in all regions of Spain with processions to commemorate the Passion of Christ.

 

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Recipe: "Ensalada Malagueña"

Ensalada malagueña de bacalao:

Ingredients
1 kg potatoes
1 kg oranges
250 gr of salt cod
onion or scallions
parsley
olive oil
olives

Preparation:  

Soak the cod fish in water, and then bake.* Flake the fish while taking out the bones. 

Boil the potatoes and cut into cubes.

Separate the oranges in sections and remove any seeds.

Finely chop the onions or scallions.

Mix together above ingredients, add olive oil to taste.

Adorn with the olives and refrigerate to cool. Eat cold.

This salad is found in all parts of the province with different names, such as "Ensalada de Mijas".

 

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Learn Spanish: "Recipes"

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cazuela, la
colador, el
cuchara, la
cuchillo, el
cuenco, el
embudo, el
especia, la
horno, el
ingrediente, el
 

mixer
saucepan
strainer
spoon
knife
bowl
funnel
spices
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ingredients

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paellera, la
plato, el
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sartén, la
tapadera, la
tenedor, el
taza, la
pot
paella pan
plate
rolling pin
frying pan
lid
fork
cup
adornar
ahumar
aliñar
amasar
asar
batir
calentar
cocer
cocinar
colar
cortar
dorar
echar
enfriar
exprimir
 

decorate
smoke
add dressing or sauce
knead
roast
beat
heat
boil
cook
strain
cut
brown
pour or add
cool
squeeze
 

freír
fundir
guisar
lavar
pelar
picar
preparar
rallar
rellenar
remover
servir
sofreír
tapar
tostar
trocear
untar
 
fry
melt
stewed
wash
peel
chop
prepare
shred
fill
stir
serve
lightly brown or fry
cover
toast
slice or cut in pieces
spread

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