Monday, July 27, 2015

Extracurricular activities 27.07.2015 - 2.08.2015












This week we bid farewell to July with some great extracurricular activities that will get you to practise your Spanish and dive into our culture. Are you going to miss out?

Monday 27, 5:00 pm: Film - Spanish cinema session. Great for improving your listening skills.
Tuesday 28, 4:30 pm: Theatre workshop - We are heading to espacio al_margen for some theatrical exercises. You will have fun and gain confidence in expressing yourselves.

Wednesday 29, 5:00 pm: Conversation workshop - Teacher Cristina will suggest some topics and help you get better at speaking Spanish.

Thursday 30, 7:30 pm: Tapas tour - Here comes again, a great chance to meet people, practise what you learn in class and savor some delicious Spanish tapas.

Friday 31, 7:15 pm: Cinema - We will take you to the cinema where you will watch a film of your choice.

Saturday 1 y Sunday 2 - One-day or two-day excursions to several destinations. Further information at the reception desk.

Please don't forget that you need to sign up for each activity at the reception desk (in order to reserve your place). The minimum number of participants required for each activity is usually three. Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point is Tía Tula school.

Try to participate in as many activities as you can; they are designed not just for you to have fun, but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you have learnt in class.
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Cinema picture: "Cinema" by Leo Hidalgo under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Extracurricular activities 20.07.2015 - 26.07.2015


Don't miss this week's extracurricular actvities. You are guaranteed to have fun, practise your Spanish and enjoy the city.

Monday 20, 4:30 pm: Dramatised tour – Today we are going to get to know Salamanca a bit better and in a different way.
Approximate duration: 2 h.

Tuesday 21, 6:00 pm: Make your own postcards workshop – Looking for a postcard to send back home? Why don't you create your own? Come to our workshop at la papelería-atelier Atentamente.
Approximate duration: 1 h.

Wednesday 22, 4:00 pm: Swimming pool – Time for a splash. Join us!
Approximate duration: 2 h.

Thursday 23, 5:00 pm: Spanish music in the 80s – Teacher Elena will walk us through a very important period of Spanish music, the 80s. Super fun songs await you.
Approximate duration: 1 h.

Friday 24, 7:30 pm: Microtheathre – We are heading to La Malhablada  to enjoy a microtheatre play.
Approximate duration: 40 min.

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26: Excursions – Looking forward to a one-day or a weekend trip? Come by the reception desk to check the destinations available.

Please don't forget that you need to sign up for each activity at the reception desk (in order to reserve your place). The minimum number of participants required for each activity is usually three. Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point is Tía Tula school.

Try to participate in as many activities as you can; they are designed not just for you to have fun, but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you have learnt in class.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Extracurricular activities 13.07.2015 - 19.07.2015


Make the most out of your stay with our extracurricular activities.
Here's this week's program:  
Monday 13, 5:00 pm: Guided tour - Teacher Lorena will show you the most emblematic monuments of Salamanca.
Approximate duration: 1 h.

Tuesday 14, 4:30 pm: Flamenco lesson – Learn the basic steps of this world-famous Spanish dance.
Approximate duration: 1 h.

Wednesday 15, 5:00 pm: Visit to the Cathedrals – Don't miss out this spectacular monument and learn its history and secrets with an audioguide. 
Approximate duration: 1 h.

Thursday 16, 6:00 pm: Workshop: Celebrations and music in Salamanca - By the always joyful teacher Carmen.
Approximate duration: 1:30 h

Friday 17, 7:30 pm: Tapas tour –Come try Spanish tapas in some of the best bars of the city centre.
Approximate duration: 1:30 h.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19: Excursions – Several destinations available: Gijón, Aveiro, Valencia, Toledo, Fátima (Portugal), Sevilla and Granada, Barcelona… Further information at the reception desk.


Please don't forget that you need to sign up for each activity at the reception desk (in order to reserve your place). The minimum number of participants required for each activity is usually three. Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point is Tía Tula school.

Try to participate in as many activities as you can; they are designed not just for you to have fun, but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you have learnt in class.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Extracurricular activities 6.07.2015 - 12.07.2015



This week at Tía Tula we have planned after-class activities for every taste. Don't miss them out!


Monday 6, 5:20 pm:
Dramatised tour – A citizen of 1850's Salamanca will show you some of the key spots of the city and their history through some fun games.
Approximate duration: 2 h.

Tuesday 7, 5:00 pm: Film – Don't miss this chance to improve your Spanish and get to know the culture a bit better.
Approximate duration: 1:40 h.

Wednesday 8, 7:30 pm: Literary meet – Actor, dramatist and stage director Roberto García Encinas is the speaker, and the gardens of Santo Domingo, the unrivalled venue.
Approximate duration: 1:30 h.

Thursday 9, 4:30 pm: Theatre workshop - Put into practice the Spanish you are learning at class in this theatre workshop held at espacio _almargen.
Approximate duration: 2 h.

Friday 10, 7:30 pm: Tapas tour – One cannot fully know a culture until he tries its gastronomy, so we are doing that today in a tapas tour in which we will visit some of the best tapas bars in the city centre.
Approximate duration: 1:30 h.



Saturday 11 y Sunday 12: Excursions – Santander, Aveiro, Oporto, Pamplona (it's San Fermín!), Madrid, Lisboa y Fátima, Sevilla... You choose. Further information at the reception desk.

Please don't forget that you need to sign up for each activity at the reception desk (in order to reserve your place). The minimum number of participants required for each activity is usually three. Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point is Tía Tula school.

Try to participate in as many activities as you can; they are designed not just for you to have fun, but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you have learnt in class.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

25 things not to miss when in Salamanca

One can never get bored in Salamanca, there is always something up, something to do, some place, monument, event or food ready to be discovered/enjoyed/tasted. University and touristic, the city is characterized by its incessant and varied cultural and leisure offer. Some students at Tía Tula Spanish School have helped us create a list of things to do in Salamanca before leaving. Among them there are some that we could call typical, but also new and original ones. Every aspect of the city is covered: customs, architecture, culture, leisure, sports, gastronomy...

Watch this video to find out what they suggest (also on Vimeo):

25 must-do things before leaving Salamanca

Monday, June 29, 2015

Extracurricular activities 29.06.2015 - 5.07.2015

Big week ahead of us. Check out all the activities we have in store for you:


Monday 29, 5:30 pm: Quiz and games around the city - Follow the clues with your team, answer the questions and fulfill the challenges. A great way to get to know the city better, practise your Spanish and have fun. Plus, there is a price for the winning team. A former student wrote about this activity in this article.
Approximate duration: 1:30 h.

Tuesday 30, 4:30 pm: Film – Don't miss out. Watching films is an effective way to perfect your listening skills and broaden your vocabulary.

Wednesday 1, 6:30 pm: Games in the park - Come play some card games in the shade of the trees by the river Tormes. 
Approximate duration: 1:30 h.

Thursday 2, 3:40 pm: Zumba – Teacher Lourdes will introduce us to the zumba world. Read more about it and warm up with some zumba songs in this article.
Approximate duration: 1 h.

Friday 3, 9:30 h: Storyteller – Here is our recommendation for today: enjoy storyteller Maricuela de Teruel's show at Casa de las Conchas. No entrance free.

Saturday 4, Sunday 5: Excursions – Segovia, Toledo, Aveiro, Lisboa-Fátima-Coimbra... Several destinations available for one-day trips and weekend trips. Further information at the reception desk.

Please don't forget that you need to sign up for each activity at the reception desk (in order to reserve your place). The minimum number of participants required for each activity is usually three. Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point is Tía Tula school.

Try to participate in as many activities as you can; they are designed not just for you to have fun, but also to improve your knowledge of Salamanca and Spanish culture, and to put into practice the Spanish you have learnt in class.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

15 Beatles covers in Spanish

They were among the first ones, alongside with Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones, to bring together thousands of fans at their concerts, even when that meant queueing for long hours, full of excitement -some fans even ended up fainting. The Beatles (in Spain, 'Los Beatles'), started the fan phenomenon, and theirs was granted its own name: beatlemania.In Spain, despite Franco's regime tried to prevent it from happening until the very last minute, The Beatles performed for the first time in 1965. Just a sign of the enormous success they have since had in our country. Numerous Spanish and Latin American artists have released or performed covers of songs by The Beatles. Here is a Youtube playlist with 15 of those, some better than others (a few are quite surreal):




And here are the artists featured on the playlist, the name of their covers and the name of the corresponding original songs by The Beatles:


Celia Cruz - 'Obladi Oblada'


Los Mustang - 'Please please me'

Los Buitres - 'Love me do'

Los Shippy's - 'Señor Cartero' ('Mr Postman')

Laredo - 'Mirlo' ('Blackbird')

Tin-Tan (Germán Valdés) - 'Quiero rascarme aquí' ('I want to hold your hand')

Los Ángeles - 'La ayuda de la amistad' ('With a little help from my friends')

The Sandpipers - 'Ayer' ('Yesterday')

El Príncipe Gitano - 'Obladi Oblada'

Carmen Sevilla - 'Yellow submarine' 

Juan y los Matemáticos - 'Cuando tenga 64' ('When I'm 64')

Camilo Sesto y Dhario Primero - 'Creo en ti' ('Let it be')

Cuatro Apriori - 'La verdad' ('No reply')

Los Ángeles Azules - 'La vi allá' ('I saw her standing there')

Los Temerarios - 'Voy a perder a esa chica' ('You're gonna lose that girl')

Los Rockets - 'Abrázame' ('Hold me tight')

Alejandra Guzmán - 'Twist y gritos' ('Twist and shout')