Monday, April 18, 2016

Extracurricular activities 18.04.2016 - 24.04.2016

This week at Tía Tula, we´re remembering the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. You can find out about all the activities here: Conmemoración del IV centenario de la muerte de Miguel de Cervantes.
And of course, don´t forget to check out our other extracurricular activities:

Monday, April 18, Bike ride - 17:30: We´ll take a bike ride around Salamanca to discover the city from a different perspective. Are you in?
Time: 1 hour

Tuesday, April 19, Santa Clara Convent - 17:00: We´ll visit the museum of the Santa Clara Convent, which contains many interesting artworks, from sculptures to pictures.
Time: 1 hour

Wednesday, April 20, Trivia contest - 16:50: We´ll spend the afternoon playing a fun game of trivia among teams, organized by our teacher Beatriz.
Time: 1 hour

Thursday, April 21, Spring poetry recital – Starting at 19:30: We´ll hold a literary workshop in La Manolita, run by A.C. Pentadrama (coordinated by Montse Villar) in collaboration with ASAPAR (the Salamanca Association of Patients with Arthritis). What´s more, we´ll get to enjoy a musical performance by Nela Escribano. Don´t miss out!
Find out more information here
Time: 2 hours

Friday, April 22, Tapas tour - 19:30: We´ll finish off the week with a tapas tour. We´ll visit some of the best bars in the city center to try some typical pinchos. 
Time: 1 hour

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24: Excursions – Check with the school secretary to find out where you can take a trip this weekend so you can have an unforgettable time.

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, and to use the Spanish that you learn in class.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Remembering the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes

At Tía Tula, we´re remembering the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes

We´ve prepared a week full of activities dedicated exclusively to this famous writer, all of which will be held at Manolita Cafe Snack-Bar.

We especially encourage you to sign up to read some of Don Quijote aloud on Friday, April 22.

Take a look at what we´ve got planned: 

Monday, April 18, 19:00 
Film screening: “Las locuras de Don Quijote” (“The follies of Don Quijote”)
(from “Los documentales de Cultural.es”)

Tuesday, April 19, 14:00 
A lecture: “Vida y obra de Cervantes” (“The life and work of Cervantes”)
Speaker: Montse Villar

Wednesday, April 20, 16:50 
A trivia game all about Cervantes
Coordinator: Beatriz González

Thursday, April 21, 16:30 
Film screening: “Tiempo de hidalgos” (“The time of noblemen”)
(Episode 11 of the second season of “El Ministerio del Tiempo” – “The Ministry of Time” – dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes)

Friday, April 22, 11:00
A reading of “Don Quijote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes
Sign up to read part of the book in 10-minute increments at Manolita Café.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Solidarity should be a global language

The Asamblea de Apoyo a Personas Migrantes de Salamanca (Association for Migrants in Salamanca) is a volunteer-run NGO that aims to collect donations in order to support refugees in Lesbos, Greece.

On Thursday April 14 and Friday April 15, a campaign titled En Compañía y otras calles solidarias (On Compañía and other streets of solidarity) will help gather funds. Different activities such as music, solidarity pinchos, poetry, theater, and concerts will take place at various venues to help the NGO raise enough money to transport supplies to the refugees.

We will also be selling raffle tickets for 1 euro, for a chance to win a dinner for two at Salam restaurant, and a night at La Querida, a homestead in Rodasviejas. You can buy a ticket at any of the venues involved in the campaign.

The campaign will begin on Thursday, April 14 with a playback theater game from 17:45 to 19:15 at the performing arts space Almargen. The activity is based on improvisation by the actors, as well as spontaneous music. 

Here at Tía Tula we´ve also decided to get involved. On Friday, April 15, thanks to A.C Pentadram, we´ve helped organize a wine-tasting activity, starting at 13:00 in Manolita Café-Bar. There will be poetry, music, and painting while we eat pinchos. We will donate 40% of sales to the campaign.
Afterward, at Salam Restaurant, from 17:00 to 19:00, there will be an Arab cooking workshop. The cost is 25€; all income from this activity will go directly to the campaign. 

You can find out about many other activities, along with their locations, by checking out the attached flyer.

Solidarity should be a global language. Join us to help make it happen!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Extracurricular activities11.04.2016 - 17.04.2016

Learn about the mystery of the Cave of Salamanca, relax at an indoor pool, and practice your Spanish during a language exchange…we´re excited about every one of the activities for this week! 
Take a look at what we´ve got planned:

Monday, April 11, The Cave of Salamanca - 18:25: We´ll visit the Cave of Salamanca, one of the most special places in the city, and we´ll learn about its famous legend.
Time: 40 minutes

Tuesday, April 12, Swimming pool - 18:00: We´ll spend the afternoon at the Alamedilla pool relaxing and doing some laps. 
Don´t forget your flip-flops and a swimming cap!
Time: 1 hour

Wednesday April 13, Artistic encounter - 19:30h: Teacher Carmen L. will accompany us to the Sala de la Palabra in Teatro Liceo for a lecture by Juan Sebastián González, a visual artist and professor at the university´s Faculty of Fine Arts. 
Find out more information on the blog of A.C. Pentadrama:
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Thursday, April 14, Language exchange - 17:50: Language exchanges at Tía Tula provide a great opportunity to continue improving your Spanish. We´ll meet at Café Manolita to practice Spanish and English. We´ll be waiting for you!
Time: 1 hour

Friday, April 15, Solidarity wine tasting – Starting at 13:00: At Café Manolita, we´ll read poems in Spanish and Arabic at this event organized by A.C. Pentadrama, in order to raise money to send clothing and food to a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
Find out more information here: https://asambleaapoyomigrantes.noblogs.org

Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17: Excursions – Check with the school office to find out about all the 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, and to use the Spanish that you learn in class.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Extracurricular activities 04.04.2016 - 10.04.2016

Here you are our activities for this week, don’t miss the place and reserve them in advance!

Monday 4th, Picnic in Tormes river - 2.00 pm.: To celebrate Lunes de Aguas, we organize a picnic nearby the river with the whole school. If it rains, we will picnic at school’s snack-bar. We will take hornazo for everyone!
Learn more about this day: Lunes de Aguas en Salamanca 
Approximate duration: 2h

Tuesday 5th, Urban exhibition - 6.20 pm: We will go to Barrio del Oeste to discover their amazing urban art, a new initiative for artists to show their creations in the street.
Have a look onto their website: Urban Gallery
Approximate duration: 1h.

Wednesday 6th, Exhibition Ieronimus - 5.30 pm: We will visit both cathedrals and finally arrive at the tower, the amazing sights are waiting for us! It will be also possible to see the inside from a different point of view.
Approximate duration: 1h.

Thursday 7th, Documentary film - 6:30 pm.: We are going to ‘Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica’ in Plaza de los Bandos to watch: “Héroes Invisibles-Afroamericanos en la guerra de España”. The film is about the Lincoln Brigade, comprised of some 2,800 Americans who came to defend the Spanish Republic during the Civil War. Of those, approximately 85 were African Americans who mobilized also driven to combat racism and civil rights that were denied in their own country.
Approximate duration: 1h 30min.

Friday 8, Microtheatre - 4:55 pm.: We'll head to La Malhablada to attend one of the microtheatre plays they offer.
Approximate duration: 30min

Saturday 9th Sunday 10th: Trips – We have some great destinations for this week-end’s excursion!
Further information at the reception desk.

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, and to use the Spanish that you learn in class.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Extracurricular activities 28.03.2016 - 03.04.2016

We have some different, funny and interesting activities for this week, join us!
Have a look into our daily propositions:

Monday 28, Theatrical tour - 5.20 pm: Dramatised tour – Today we are going to get to know Salamanca a bit better with a different tour.
Approximated duration: 1h 30min.

Tuesday 29, Exhibition - 5.00 pm: Teacher Aroa will guide us to an exhibition in DA2 museum.
Approximated duration: 1h

Wednesday 30, Film - 4.00 pm: A dose of Spanish culture with a Spanish film based on the period of the Civil War.

Thursday 31, Chocolate con churros - 8:30 am: Have you already tried chocolate con churros (hot chocolate with a fried dough)? We will try this delicious breakfast at the school’s bar. Come enjoy the delicious treat with us!
Approximated duration: 40 min.

Friday 1, Dance class - 4.55 pm: Come and dance with us to know the base steps for many of the famous Latin American and Spanish dances. Reserve your place before Thursday 31st.
Approximated duration: 1h. (minimum 3 people).

Saturday, April 2 and Sunday 3: Trips - If you´d like to go on a trip this weekend, check with the school office to find out information on the different places we can recommend.

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, and to use the Spanish that you learn in class.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Extracurricular activities 21.03.2016 - 27.03.2016

We love the activities! We enjoy it and we discover more about Salamanca, keep improving your Spanish! :)

Monday 21, Scala Coeli - 6.25 pm: come with us to discover our beautiful city from “La Clerecía”, you will enjoy the amazing sights of Salamanca!
Approximate duration: 30 min.

Tuesday 22, Workshop cards - 5:45 pmIn “Atentamente” shop you will make your own postcard, you can chose the design you want! a new funny and creative activity!
Approximate duration: 1h

Wednesday 23, Chocolate with churros - 8:30 amA typical Spanish breakfast, start the day with full energy!
Approximate duration: 40min

Maundy Thursday 24: Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter.

Good Friday 25: Good Friday is a religious holiday, observed primarily by Christians, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. 

From Thursday to Sunday, Trips – We have some great destinations for this bank holyday’s excursion!
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.