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The different activities going on in Salamanca school as part of our cultural program like tapas tour, guided visits of the city, sports, films, trips and lectures…

 

Chinese Meal to celebrate the year of the Ox with Mester in Salamanca!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Did you miss out on Mester’s Chinese New Year meal??

Our students and the winners!

Our students and the winners!

Don’t worry we’ll let you know what you missed!! You only had to look at the barmen to know it was a celebration for Chinese New Year, they were all all dressed up! And what kind of a party is it without a special chinese menu?!

Tasting the Chinese food

the barmen were dress up

the barmen were dress up

Tasting the Chinese food

After a really fun meal everyone started leaving for home. Some arrived not so late, but others much much later!

Chinese culture is very proud of it’s gastronomy and they let us try some really exotic meat starters, rice and prawns. Then we had rice and chinese noodles to accompany the crispy duck meat!

Exotic meat starters, rice and prawns.

Exotic meat starters, rice and prawns.

We ended the meal with various deserts, dried fruits and BINGO! … Some of the lucky ones were invited to drink some cava by Mester, but there were more draws and prizes…

Chinese New Year

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the New Moon and last 15 days until the Full Moon, the Lantern Festival, and this year it falls on January 26th. This year is the year of the Ox, or it’s official name is Ji Chou.

Decorations at the school

Decorations at the school

According to legends Chinese New Year derives from the myth of the Nian, who came to scare the Chinese people at the start of the New Year. The Chinese soon realised he was scared of the colour red, and so every year people wear red to scare off bad luckand the monster! Everywhere is decorated with bright red decorations and people hang red lanterns at the door to scare off bad spirits.

Mester’s having a meal tonight to celebrate the New Year in the Erasmus bar and café. The meal’s at 9 followed by a special Chinese Party in Camelot afterwards. Everyone’s invited and we hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!

Mester’s Christmas Meal

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

This Thursday it’s Mester’s Christmas Meal!

Everyone’s invited, and best of all, its FREE!

We’ll be meeting here at 8 and going to eat in the 4 Gatos nearby. Everyone’s invited, just let us know if you’re coming so that we can book you a seat. You can either come in and see us at reception or join the Facebook group and let us know on there, here’s the link –

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=57312085968

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Spanish School Newsletters (Salamanca, November 2008)

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Here’s the latest school newsletter for our students in Salamanca, La Voz, it has all the activities for November and the first week of December. It also includes a bit about the city trips we have on, which include Madrid, Segovia, Avila and Burgos.

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 1

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 1

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 2

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 2

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 3

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 3

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 4

Spanish Course Newsletter Page 4

You can sign up to the trips that we’re going to put up on Facebook, or directly in reception. If you want to have a quick look at all this have a look at our profile and group on Facebook:

Perfil de Facebook de Mester Courses

Facebook Group Mester Salamanca

You can also access the section with our student magazines on the Internet:Salamanca Students newsletter (PDF)

Do you want to try some “tapas”?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Jamón Serrano

As part of our cultural program every week we take a trip to some of the various bars and cafés in the town in which you are studying, where you’ll have a chance to sample some of the most delicious food on offer. This is usually typical to the region and tapas reflect the traditions of each area of Spain.
Tapas are a huge Spanish custom and a big part of the social life. They are small snack foods served with coffee, refreshments, beer or wine in the bars and cafés. It’s a great trip for getting to know some of the new students each week and sampling the local food.

Salamanca, Tapas Tour

In Salamanca the Tapas tour is running during November every Tuesday and is 7 euros. See the latest issue of La Voz for information. We even offer weekly cookery classes to show you how to make some of the traditional tapas we taste on the weekly trip!