Monday, January 28, 2019

Extracurricular activities 28.01.2019 - 03.02.2019

We have a new week, we have new extracurricular activities, we continue to fall in love with Spanish. Happy week! :)

Monday 28, 18h30 : Route of tapas - Beginning the week with one route of tapas by some of the best bars in the center of Salamanca, to taste their most delicious pinchos.
Approximate duration: 1h30min

Tuesday 29, 18h50 : Zumba Class - Let's move to the zumba rhythm with our beloved teacher Lourdes. You in?
Approximate duration: 1h.

Wednesday 30, 19h: Language Exchange - As every Wednesday we expect you in our Spanish-English / English-Spanish exchange at Manolita Café Bar.
Approximate duration: 1h
Thursday 31, 15h45: Horse riding - We will take a horse ride through the charros fields. A unique activity! Don't let it escape.
Approximate duration: 3h.

Friday 1, 18h30: Spanish film - We close the week with a good session of Spanish cinema to continue improving the practice of the language.

Saturday 2, 22h30: Las Noches de Manolita - Don't miss the show at Manolita Café Bar de: "Divinas Conmedias". Cocktail of humor, beauty and know how to be, prepared by three of the best actresses of our land. All the info here.

Sunday 3: Excursions - Come to the school secretary to know the destinations we will have available for this weekend.

We remind you that it is necessary to sign up at the concierge for each activity to reserve your place (the minimum number of participants required is normally three people). And we remind you that the meeting point - unless otherwise stated - is always the Tía Tula school itself.

The activities are designed not only to entertain you (this is guaranteed) but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you learn in class.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Salamanca celebrates the Chinese New Year

Salamanca will celebrate the Year of Pigs with a wide and interesting range of activities. The renowned sculptor Xu Hongfei, president of the Guangzhou Academy of Sculpture and director of the Chinese Association of Artists, is going to bring some of the sculptures from his collection "gorditas", for the first time in Spain, which keep happiness as a common thread.

Thirteen sculptures will be installed in Salamanca until 3 March and can be seen in: Plaza Mayor, Parque de Colón, Plaza Concilio de Trento, Plaza de Anaya, Patio de Escuelas, Plaza de las Úrsulas, Plaza de Santa Eulalia and Parque de La Alamedilla.In addition of the great exhibition of Xu Hongfei in the programming we will find: parades, dance, music, children's workshops and gastronomic demonstrations.
All activities are free of charge and, except for the sculptor's exhibition, will take place between 1 and 3 February.

There will be a gastronomic meeting in which four Chinese chefs with a Michelin star will go to the city of Charra. And, together with Víctor Gutiérrez, they will offer a gastronomic day dedicated to professionals in the sector, at the Chamber of Commerce, on Friday 1 February at 13:30h.
And on 2 February at 12 noon at the Central Market, they will give a live gastronomic demonstration of charra food with Chinese food, open to the public.

The students and teachers of the Center for Foreign Languages and Arts of Guangdong (Canton) will take part in an activity of dance and music on Friday 1 February at 9 pm in the Centre for Performing Arts and Music.

On the other hand, the San Blas auditorium will host a concert starring Chinese guitarists Su Erxun and Huang Chen, on 2 February at 8 pm.

The celebration will end with a show that will take place at the Teatro Liceo, on 3 February at 6:00 pm.

On the other hand, two workshops on calligraphy, traditional painting and papyroflexia have been organised at the DA2 (contemporary art centre), aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12. They will take place on 2 and 3 February from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
And three parades of the dance group Leones y Dragones (Lions and Dragons) have been programmed, which will run through the streets of the centre of Salamanca.

Happy Chinese New Year! Kung hé fat tsoi!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Extracurricular activities 21.01.2019 - 27.01.2019

Our extracurricular activities are here to improve your Spanish and to get to know the Spanish culture, always from a fun point of view. Happy week!

Monday 21, 16:30: Spanish movie - We start the week with a good Spanish film session. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your Spanish.

Tuesday 22, 8h30: Chocolate con churros - We will have a delicious chocolate con churros at Manolita Café Bar, before starting Spanish classes.
Approximate duration: 40min

Wednesday 23, 19h: Language Exchange - As every Wednesday we expect you in our Spanish-English / English-Spanish exchange at Manolita Café Bar.
Approximate duration: 1h

Thursday 24, 18h30: Cooking Class - In our cooking class this week we will learn how to prepare a great paella with gazpacho. Want to join us?
Approximate duration: 1h 30min.

Friday 25, 19h50: Yoga Class - We will go to practice the basic yoga postures in the center of Nela, the old and beloved teacher of Tía Tula.
Approximate duration: 1h

Saturday 26, 22h30: Las Noches de Manolita - We recommend you attend Manolita Café Bar to enjoy the magic of Laura Escuela's oral narration. All the info here.

Sunday 27: Excursions - Come to the school secretary to know the destinations we will have available for this weekend.

We remind you that it is necessary to sign up at the secretary for each activity to reserve your place (the minimum number of participants required is normally three people). And we remind you that the meeting point - unless otherwise stated - is always the Tía Tula school itself.

The activities are designed not only to entertain you (this is guaranteed) but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you learn in class.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Extracurricular activities 07.01.2019 - 13.01.2019

We hope you enjoyed these special days.
We are starting a new year with amazing activities. It's time to find out what they are:

Monday 07:  Day off 

Tuesday 08, 16h20: Guided tour - Are you interested in the history and/or legends of Salamanca's monuments? Our teacher will accompany us to know the main monuments of the city.
Approximate duration: 1 hour

Wednesday 09, 19h: Language exchanges - Like every Wednesday we wait for you for our exchanges Spanish-English / English-Spanish, in Manolita Coffee Bar!
Approximate duration: 1h 

Thursday 10, 18h30: Tapas route - If you like tapas, come with us to taste the best skewers from some of the bars in the city center. 
Approximate duration: 1h30

Friday 11, 19h50: Yoga class – What better way to feel good about yourself than yoga? Come practice the basic positions with Nela!
Approximate duration: 1h

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13: Trips - Go to the school office to find more information about possible destinations for this weekend.

We remind you that it is necessary to register at the secretariat for each activity to reserve your place (the minimum number of participants required is generally 3 people). We remind you that the meeting point - unless otherwise indicated - is always the Tía Tula School.

The activities are not only designed to entertain (guaranteed) but also to improve your knowledge of the culture of Salamanca and Spain, and also to put into practice the Spanish you learn in class.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The University of Salamanca celebrates its 800th anniversary

The University of Salamanca is known around the world due to its history, reputation and some of its distinguished students, professors and rectors such as Miguel de Unamuno. Founded in 1218, the USAL (University of Salamanca) celebrates its eighth centenary, which is fundamental to the city and even to the whole country. On the occasion of such important event, the artist Miquel Barceló has drawn the following logo. In addition, the University has organised a program of activities in order to remember its history, among which artistic and photographic exhibitions, concerts, theatrical representations, conferences, seminaries, besides student and sport activities. The alumni who have already studied at the USAL also have the opportunity to meet again on May 25th and 26th, when a promotion meeting will be held. 


About the University history, its fundation, back eight centuries ago, led to the creation of the first University library in all Europe. Since then, the reputation of the Major School Library grew and was enriched with additions like the Sky of Salamanca (Cielo de Salamanca), paiting made by Fernando Gallego which is part of the artistic heritage of the city.

The activities proposed by the local government include names such as Bob Dylan, whose concert takes place on March 24th, whereas Salamanca will celebrate the International Jazz Festival during the summer.

Among the exhibitions, “Pioneers of Modernity. XIX and XX Centuries in the Gerstenmaier Collection”, “Iconography of Unamuno”, and “Seduced by the reality” offer the possibility to see some works made by the main figurative artists in Spain. A medallion dedicated to the King Alfonso IX de León, under whose regency the University was founded, is going to be placed in Plaza Mayor.

Salamanca has always owned the reputation of relying on one of the world’s eldest instituctions, which is why we have the refrain: “What nature does not give, Salamanca does not lend”, (Lo que naturaleza no da, Salamanca no presta).

Finally, the city has been the protagonist of films and books. In fact, this is an excellent time for students and tourists from all around the world who would like to visit Salamanca and the mixture of all the festivities makes it such a unique occasion.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Extracurricular activities 09.05.2016 - 15.05.2016

The Book Fair (Feria del Libro), the Film Festival (Fiesta del Cine), and of course, our extracurricular activities will make this week spectacular!
Take a look at what we’ve got planned:

Monday, May 9, Theatrical tour - 18:05: We’re going to get to know Salamanca better through a very special theatrical tour. We’ll have so much fun!
Time: 1h 30min

Tuesday, May 10, Fiesta del Cine: Until May 11, you can go to the movies for just €2.90. Don’t miss out!
Find out more information here on how to get a ticket: http://www.fiestadelcine.com/

Wednesday, May 11, Literary gathering - 19:30: Our teacher, Carmen López, will accompany us to a literary gathering to hear the words of the Spanish poet Jesús Hilario Tundidor at la Sala de la Palabra in Teatro Liceo.
Find out more information here: Asociación Cultural Pentadrama.
Time: 1h 30min

Thursday, May 12, Dance class - 15:55: We’ll learn the basic steps of Latin dancing. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
Time: 1h

Friday, May 13, Horseback riding - 16:45: We’ll go horseback riding in the countryside. It will be a special experience! 

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15: Excursions - Check with the school secretary to find out about the nearby places you can visit this weekend. 

We’d like to remind you that it’s necessary to sign up for each activity in order to reserve a spot; a minimum of 3 people is normally required. The meeting point is always Tía Tula, unless we inform you otherwise. 

The activities are not only for having fun (that’s a guarantee). They’re also meant for you to improve your knowledge of the culture in Salamanca and Spain, to use the Spanish that you learn in class, and to meet other students from the school.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Extracurricular activities 02.05.2016 - 06.05.2016


The month of May has begun, along with sunshine and warm weather, which will allow you to make the most out of this week´s extracurricular activities: a Spanish comedy film, a theater performance, playing board games to improve your language skills, and a tapas tour. To boot, the week started off with a holiday, Labor Day, to celebrate workers around the world.

Monday, May 2: Labor Day (holiday)

Tuesday, May 3, 16:00: Movie – Today we´re showing a film by Spanish screenwriter and film director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, which will definitely make you laugh. We´ll be waiting for you at school!

Wednesday, May 4, 19:00: Theater – Students of the experimental theater group Musicay will present La Valla, a collective piece based on poetry. The meeting point is Plaza Mayor, under the big clock. 

Thursday, May 5, 16:50: Board games – Get ready to practice your Spanish by playing board games with teacher Marién! We´ll meet at the school cafe-snack bar. Remember to sign up before 14:00.

Friday, May 6, 19:30: Tapas tour – To finish off the week, we´ll go on a tapas tour. We´ll meet at the school cafe-snack bar and after visit a few more tapas bars. Don´t miss out! Relax and come have fun with us!

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8: Excursions – Check with the school secretary to find out about the nearby places you can visit this weekend. 

We´d like to remind you that it´s necessary to sign up for each activity in order to reserve a spot; a minimum of 3 people is normally required. The meeting point is always Tía Tula, unless we inform you otherwise. 

The activities are not only for having fun (that´s a guarantee). They´re also meant for you to improve your knowledge of the culture in Salamanca and Spain to use the Spanish that you learn in class and meet other students from the school.