Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Montse Villar and Tía Tula succeed in the V Meeting of Polish ELE Teachers

As discussed recently in previous posts, the fifth ELE Teachers Meeting  took place in Poland. She attended, as an outstanding draftsman, our head teacher, Montse Villar, representing Tía Tula.

The Ministry of Poland announced that the meeting was a success, and has been especially applauded - in the interest of the exposed material and its usefulness in the classroom - precisely the presentation of our beloved Montse. A rating of 4.93 out of 5 by assistant teachers!

We publish this post for now to show off our head of studies and to congratulate her in public from here again. A big kiss, Montse: You're the best.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Difference between qué and cuál.

¡Buenas tardes!

I found a scheme I want to share with you, in this scheme you can find the difference between qué and cuál. I considered it as very useful.



Que tengas un buen día :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Activities 07/04 - 11/04

The sun is shining bright again, we take this opportunity to offer you some outside activities. This friday 11th of april, will start the activities of semana santa, for the whole program: Click here.

Monday 7, 17:30 Themed city tour - Our tourguide, dressed as a troubadour, tells the story of some special places in the city (Huerto de Calixto y Melibea, Roman Bridge, Cave of Salamanca, statues and León Fray Luis de Unamuno) with the participation of students and costumes for having more fun. Location: Tía Tula - Approximate duration: 2 hours

Tuesday 8, 20:00 High Tea - We´re gonna try all the delicious offers of Mandala. Price: your drinking. Meeting point: Tia Tula - Approximate duration: 1h

Wednesday 9, 13:30/17:30 Movie - Take this opportunity to improve your spanish by watching a movie. 

Thursday 10, 20:00 Cave - Get to know the mysterious legend of the Cave of Salamanca, at the same time we´re gonna enjoy the view from the top.

Friday 11, 20:45 Procession - Let's see the procession of sorrows in the center. Meeting point: Tia Tula - Approximate Running Time: 30 min

Saturday 12, Toledo with the company Viamar. (one day trip: 29€)

Sunday 13, Horse riding and playing golf with the company Viamar.

Remember to sign up for the activity at the reception beforehand (the minimum number of people needed for each activity is 3). If the cost is not stated then the activity is free. We recommend that our students participate in the activities so they can get to know other students in the school, so they can broaden their knowledge of Spanish culture and to practice and improve their Spanish in a fun way.

Friday, April 4, 2014

New scholastic level DELE A1

The Cervantes Institute publishes diploma level A1 Spanish School Spanish for students aged 11 to 16 years.

It is an official title that corresponds to the levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (MCRE).

The DELE A1 School will encourage children and adolescents to learn Spanish.
It has an unlimited validity and evaluates and certifies the knowledge of the student by his first contact with the language.

Will be made for the first time in the next call of May 23, the final date for registration will be 'the April 12 or 11 (depending on the country).

Like  general DELE A1 has four tests:
  •  Proof of reading comprehension (45 min.) 
  •  Proof of listening comprehension (20 min.) 
  •  Proof of written expression and interaction (25 min.) 
  •  Proof of expression and oral interaction (10 min. + 10 min. preparation).


In this archive you can find all the explanations concerning the examination:


The Cervantes Institute makes available an example model of the scholastic level A1 that facilitating through this link:
Example model scholastic examination A1


Monday, March 31, 2014

Activities 31/03 - 04/04

We kicked off this week a little colder than last weeks, therefore we can enjoy activities inside. This week is the week of the cinema, in which you can enjoy any movie that is playing at the moment for just: €2.90. 

Here you can find the movies that are playing at the moment. From many sources we heard that ocho apellidos vascos is worth the visit.

Monday 31, Cinema – The days 31 - 1 and 2: Cinema Festival, these days a movie will cost you: €2.90. To enjoy you need to registrate yourself at: www.fiestadelcine.com. Tia Tula can help you to get your tickets.

Tuesday 1, 17:00: Museum automotive - A permanent exhibition, with more than 90 vehicles to view, which allows us to follow the evolution of the automotive design, since the first attempts of mechanization in the first century to the present and the future, thanks to the presence of specific prototypes.  Location: Tia Tula - Approximate Length: 1h

Wednesday 2, 20:00: Cooking class - Spanish tortillas + tapas. You're going to learn how to make your own tortillas and then eat your own made food. Price: € 6 Location: Tía Tula - Approximate duration: 1h

Thursday 3, 20:00: Tapas - We'll go to different bars in the center to take tapas. Price: your own consumption. Location: Tía Tula - Approximate duration: 1h30

Friday 4, 20.00: Intercambio - We meet at one of the game halls in the center to practice Spanish and English (exchange between English learners and students of Spanish) during a game of futbolín or billiardPrice: your consumption  Meeting point: Tia Tula - Approximate duration: 1h30

Remember to sign up for the activity at the reception beforehand (the minimum number of people needed for each activity is 3). If the cost is not stated then the activity is free. We recommend that our students participate in the activities so they can get to know other students in the school, so they can broaden their knowledge of Spanish culture and to practice and improve their Spanish in a fun way.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Father´s day

One day a year, we share our love a little bit extra with our fathers, this day has become a habit over the years.  Although we have the impression that father´s day only exists for commercial purposes, there is a beautiful story behind this day. It all started the 19th of june 1909, in the United States, when a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honor her father, Henry Jackson Smart. This veteran (of the civil war) became a widow when his wife (the mother of Sonora Smart Dodd) died when she was giving birth to their sixth child. Henry Jackson raised his six children in a rural farm in Washington. Sonora Smart realized that her father had been a role model and proposed his date of birth, June 19, to celebrate Father's Day.

The idea of instituting a Father's Day was received with enthusiasm by many people in several counties and cities, but it was not executed until 1924, when President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of ​​a national Father's Day. In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as Father's Day in America.

This day is celebrated in the major part of the United States on the third Sunday of June. 


A father should be his son's first hero, and his daughter's first love...In Spain the date has changed due to the Catholic influence. St. Joseph's Day, which falls on March 19. St. Joseph is a Catholic holiday memorizing the life of the patron of the carpenters - Joseph - he is the example of fatherhood, a good husband as well as a foster father of Jesus and husband of the Virgin Mary.

In Spain, father´s day was an official holiday. This day is considered as very important in Spain, because it recognizes the contribution of a parent to a family in particular and for the society in general. As well as the day to honor those family members or friends who act as a father figure. Usually the whole family gets together and they give small gifts to the father. In some parts of Spain father´s day is celebrated during: Las Fallas.

Seize the opportunity to express your gratitude to your father. The best way is to hug him and say "I love you, Dad" ... and not just on Father's Day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Activities 17/03 - 21/03

We started another week with the sun shining! 

Finally the cold winter has given us a truce and we begin to see small hints of spring. 

A clear sign is the wonderful view that the cherry blossoms are giving us :) 
And with this joy that spread the good weather these days, we begin to tell you the extracurricular activities.

We offer this week a trip to Granada with the company Viamar. This is an opportunity to visit this beautiful city in just one weekend, including bus, a guided tour and hotel with breakfast.

Monday 17, 20.00: Cien montaditos – Try with us the mini sandwiches. Based on a policy of ultra competitive prices, a sales strategy motivated by the crisis. Its rapid acceptance and popularity, have made this branch a permanent one. Price: your consumption Location: Tia Tula - Approximate duration: 1h

Tuesday 18, 20.00: Board games - Come play the Parcheesi board game or other games. Price: your consumption Location: Tia Tula - Approximate duration: 1h30

Wednesday 19, 12.00 / 17:00: Movie - Take this opportunity to watch a movie with us and improve your spanish. Meeting point: Tia Tula - Approximate duration: 1h

Thursday 20, 20:00: Wine tasting - Find out how one wine differs from another. We are gonna taste 3 wines: 1 Rioja, Ribera and 1 White wine, accompanied by cold charcuterie (salami, ham, sausage) and cheese (only accessible for adults 18+) Price: 10 € Location: Tia Tula - Approximate duration: 1h

Friday 21, 20.00:Tapas route - We will visit different tapasbars at the bares of Calle van Dijck. Price: +/- €6,-

Saturday 22, Granada including: autobus, hotel and guide (tour through the city). Price: €69,-


Remember to sign up for the activity at the reception beforehand (the minimum number of people needed for each activity is 3). If the cost is not stated then the activity is free. We recommend that our students participate in the activities so they can get to know other students in the school, so they can broaden their knowledge of Spanish culture and to practice and improve their Spanish in a fun way.