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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Come and work for us!

Hi all, I am a French student studying the BTS Trilingual Executive Assistant course and this is my story of my internship in Tía Tula.

When I arrived as a student intern in Tía Tula, I felt a little lost. I was afraid of not being up to par. However, there was no need to be, as the team at Tía Tula very quickly put me at ease! I immediately felt like part of the school, as if I had always worked for them.

The team all have different characters, but their greatest trait is undoubtedly the ‘joie de vivre’ they breathe, their good humor and attention they carry them as well as towards all the students.

In addition to the pleasant and friendly atmosphere, working as an intern at Tía Tula allowed me to put into practice the skills I acquired during my years as a student: classifying and archiving documents, using computer software, creating and organizing extracurricular activities, putting information in a database, and so on!

You’ll never be bored as the tasks are varied and they are entrusted to us according to our abilities. So do not panic, you will never be given anything insurmountable to do.

Work with Tía Tula is also an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and with a one common goal: to learn Spanish in a good atmosphere and discover the country. You quickly become friends with the students and build relationships that are kept even when you leave. In my case, I had the chance to meet a Taiwanese student. We shared the same apartment and we went to school together for only one week, but she quickly became my friend. Today, even after her return to her country, we talk on Facebook and sometimes on Skype.

The icing on the cake is quite possible the fact that you can take Spanish classes while working in the school. This option gives you a 50% reduction on the course fees. In addition, this is the best way to gain a full understanding of this wonderful school!

If you want to work in the administration and would like to gain some experience first, then Tía Tula is just what you need! I recommend this experience to all because it’s very rewarding.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Autumn is here!

As you’ll have all noticed, autumn has arrived in Salamanca. Autumn in Salamanca isn’t just the return off all the students to Salamanca but the change in the weather too!

I personally love autumn; it’s the time of year when you can finally get your boots and big coat out. It’s the time when you arrive home to a warm house and of course, start preparing for the winter. Autumn in Salamanca is different, at least from where from where I come from. The temperatures drop quite suddenly but there is still the chance of fine days, just that they’re not as warm as the days in summer.

Salamanca has a moderate climate with hot and dry summers followed by cold winters. Autumn and spring go pretty much unnoticed, as they don’t last very long.

So if you’re a new student to Tía Tula or you’re packing getting ready to come to Salamanca, don’t forget to pack something warm, just in case.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Extra-curricular activities 24th - 28th September

Monday 24th: 11.00//18.00. Chocolate with churros. We will go and try the chocolate with churros from EL VALOR. Meeting place: Tía Tula. Price: between 3-4 euros. Approximate duration: 1h

Tuesday 25th : 10.00//17.30. Film. A brilliant opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish cinema. Meeting place: Tía Tula.

Wednesday 26th: 19.30. Exhibition: DON MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO:Una vida en fotografías. In the ´sala de exposición Santo Domingo de la Cruz´ Meeting place: Tía Tula. Approximate duration: 1h
Thursday 27th: 19.00. Ice cream + Huerto de calixo y melibea: You will buy an ice cream from Novelty and we will go to the Huerto de calixo y Milibea to find out it´s story. Price: Your consumption 1.70- 3 euros. Meeting place: Tía Tula Approximate duration: 1h

Friday the 28th: the Tapas, we will enjoy eating tapas in the centre of Salamanca. The price is +-6 Euro. The meeting point is Tia Tula. Approximate duration:1h30.

Remember to sign up for the activity at 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 our students to 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, September 14, 2012

Activities - 17th - 22nd September

Monday 17th : Come with us to practice Spanish and debate about Spanish movies !

Tuesday 18th : Cooking classes at 19:30 pm. Spanish tortilla + 3 tapas. We will learn how to cook a tortilla with potatoes and a few tapas. Then, we will savor. Price : 9€. Meeting place : Tía Tula. Approximate duration : 1h.

Wednesday 19th : A ride in a boat at 18:00 pm. We’ll have a good time on a rowing boad on the Tormes River. You have to register before Tuesday, 2pm. Price : 4€. Meeting place : Tía Tula. Approximate duration : 1h30.

Thursday 20th : Poole! at 19:30 pm. Let’s go for a great pool table in a real games room ! Price : your consumption + participation to each game (+- 2€). Meeting place : Tía Tula. Approximate duration: 1h30.

Friday 21st : Tapas at 19 :30 pm. We’ll try some tapas to different bars of the center. Price : +- 6€. Meeting place : Tía Tula. Approximate duration : 1h30.

Remember to sign up for the activity at 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 our students to 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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Friday night party

Friday night in Salamanca was  very alive with scrolls in traditional costume and singing in the street, it is a celebration to lay flowers in honor of Maria.

During the parade, there were dances to the sound of castanets, I really loved it!

Then, I headed to the river to watch the fireworks, there were a lot of people ... The atmosphere was just great. The fireworks lasted for 30 minutes and were the best I've seen so far.

All the habitants of Salamanca were in the street, and after the fireworks, everyone was directed to the Plaza Mayor where there was a concert that began at 23h.

The place was full, we were all stuck to each other ... the concert was house and dance music and which was good fun! Everyone was having fun!

Finally, we ended the evening night clubbing with Spanish locals, dancing until 5:00 in the morning!

Cherazade Zahi (student in Tía Tula)