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"Tres españoles, cuatro opiniones."
"Tres españoles, 4 opiniones."
Refers to the individualistic nature of Spanish people who never bend to
others opinions and always try to impose their own will.
"Alcalá de Henares"
This Escuela Internacional
Spanish language school is located in the heart of the charming and
historic university city of Alcalá de Henares. Alcalá is a peaceful and
enjoyable city for Spanish studies. Learn
to speak Spanish in this beautiful city. With a population of 170,000
people, Alcalá is a very comfortable, safe, and walkable city. Living in
Alcalá’s pleasant surroundings with the school just a short walk from
your accommodations allows for a relaxing daily schedule. E.I. students
enjoy meeting with friends after class in the popular Plaza de
Cervantes. Surrounded by historical buildings and landscaped gardens,
this plaza is the true social center of the city. With numerous shops,
boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the area, Calle Mayor's the perfect
place to take an afternoon stroll or gather with friends at an outdoor
café on a warm sunny day. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of the
city, its beautiful Spanish Renaissance architecture and the hospitality
of the local Alcalaínos create the perfect environment for immersing
yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Don’t miss the population
of storks who make their home among the steeples, towers and rooftops of
the city center.
Learn more about Alcalá de Henares in
place to study Spanish
Alcalá Town Hall
information for Alcalá de Henares
Fundación Colegio del Rey
"Summer Course offer"
SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON SUMMER SPANISH COURSES
STUDY SPANISH IN SPAIN IN MALAGA, SALAMANCA OR MADRID-ALCALA
Escuela Internacional offers you the possibility of visiting Spain and
studying the Spanish language this summer with a discount of 10% off of
the course price for courses starting from June through September 2007.
See details here:
Each year on April 23 the King of Spain visits Alcalá de Henares to
present the "Nobel Prize" of Spanish literature in the Paraninfo of the
University of Alcalá de Henares. You could be strolling through the Book
fair this day and see the royal committee arrive, and will observe them
accompanied by great Spanish and Latin American authors.
King Juan Carlos I, presented Antionio
Garmoneda with the Cervantes Prize on April 23, 2007 in an Official Act
in the Paraninfo of the university of Alcala de Henares. The King
pronounced a discourse in which he honored the writers literary
trajectory, and the works of Miguel de Cervantes.
Antonio Gamoneda -born in Oviedo in
1931, but lived in Leon for many years - received this prize in honor of
his life work. The event was presided over by the King and Queen of
Spain, also attending the ceremony were the Minister of Culture,
Carmen Calvo, and the president of Spain, José Luis
The Cervantes prize coincides with the
Book Fair which includes a traditional uninterrupted reading of Don
Quixote in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, which Gamoneda began
at 6 pm.
Including Garmoneda, sixteen Spaniards and 15 Latin-American authors
have been distinguished with this honor, among them only 2 women the
Spanish author María Zambrano, in 1988, and the Cuban poet Dulce
María Loynaz, in 1992.
Holidays and festivals : "Summer festivals"
San Fermín (Pamplona)
A mixture of local
festival with carnival type atmosphere where the running
of the bulls is the central focus.
August - September
Feria de Alcalá
In the summer
festival in Alcalá de Henares there are
concerts, bullfights local fair rides and
Feria de Málaga
festival on the Southern coast.
La Tomatina (Buñol)
on the last Wednesday in August in Buñol,
week the streets of San Sebastián are filled
with all types of festival events and
spectacle for all ages and likes.
Receta: "Potaje Castellano"
1/2 Kg. chick peas
1/2 Kg. spinach
2 cloves of garlic
2 laurel leaves
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 tablespoon of flour
On the previous day place the check peas in warm water to soak
along with the laurel leaves and a teaspoon of baking soda.
Chop the carrots, half an onion and the spinach. Put water in
a pot and when it boils add the chick peas, chopped
vegetables and the other laurel leaf. Cook at medium heat
for 3 hours. If you have less time you can use a pressure
cooker to considerably reduce the cooking time.
In a frying pan fry the other
half onion chopped in cubes along with the garlic cut in
slices. When it is done add the paprika, flour and a cup of
the liquid from the chick peas. When well mixed add all
ingredients to the pot with the chick peas mixture and let
it cook 5 minutes.
Serve with bits of hard boiled egg sprinkled on top.
español: "Los viajes"
bolsa de mano, la
cinta transportadora, la
agencia de viajes, la
puerta de embarque, la
bed and breakfast
to take off (in a plane)
to check in
¿a cuántos kilómetros está...?
¿cuánto hay desde.... a....?
en coche, en moto,
en tren, en avión
hacer la maleta
How many kilometers away is...?
How far is it from ...
by car, by motorcycle
by train, by airplane
to be near
to be far
pack your suitcase
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