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Languages, Spanish & Movies

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

this is the 27 edition of the language week

It’s movie time!!!

 – ‘27 semana de CINE E IDIOMAS’ original version with Spanish subtitles

From 8th to 25th November 2010 ‘cines van dyck’ offers a wide range of movies in their original language like English, French, Italian and German… with Spanish subtitles.

Individual price 5 €, 10 € for 3 movies,
15 € for 5 movies, 20 € for 8 movies.

Timetable: 17:30 h, 20:10 h, 22:45 h

Individual price 5 €, 10 € for 3 movies, 15 € for 5 movies, 20 € for 8 movies.

Film Language Date Film Poster
Looking for Eric (Buscando a Eric) English, French 8/11/2010 Looking for Eric
Le Hérisson (El erizo) French 9/11/2010 Le hérisson
Scusa ma ti chiamo amore (Perdona si te llamo amor) Italian 10/11/2010 Scusa ma ti chiamo amore
The Last Station (La última estación) English 11/11/2010 The last Station
Soul Kitchen (Soul Kitchen) German 15/11/2010 Soul Kitchen
Inglourious Bastards(Malditos bastardos) German, English, French, Italian 16/11/2010 Inglourious Bastards
Estômago (Estómago) Portuguese 17/11/2010 Estômago
A Single Man (Un hombre soltero) English 18/11/2010 A Single Man
La tête en friche(Mis tardes con Margueritte) French 22/11/2010 La tête en friche
The Ghost Writer (El escritor) English 23/11/2010 The Ghost Writer
An Education (An education) English 24/11/2010
Das weisse Band (La cinta blanca) German 24/11/2010 Das weisse Band

For further information like dates… have a look at http://cinesvandyck.com/Ciclos.aspx

Or download here:

the brochure of the language week

Radio workshop in Salamanca: speaking for listening

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Professional radio station ‘Radio Espacio’ came to our School for a new project.

Starting the radio Workshop

Passion creates radio:

The feeling of preparing a radio programm melts our team with our heart and its strength, pronounced through our voice.

Mester, a well known language school for foreigners in Spain and Radio Espacio realized a lively project for its students with a professional radio station. Target group for the radio station was a group of foreigners which are most interested in to get to know background knowledge of the work from radio.

First they got to know how radio works from its first steps from birth, basic knowledge of broadcasting union to engineering department and infrastructure for beeing prepared for the workshop during their Spanish studies.

After it the group did a guided tour at ‘Museo del Comercio’ with all its nostalgic radios from ‘Augustín de Castro’. They discovered ‘the voices from yesterday’ who were essential wittnessers of our history. Another part was to get to know the actual radio from Spain. It combines a potention vision for the future in radio which is fortunately very complimentary.

Visiting the radio exhibition of Agustín de Castro

Doing a interview

In the end expected values of the students were very strong with lots of emotions for brightening the radio. We started to work out our own program for radio transmission. This will be an unforgettable experience for the participants, because its their first time beeing heard in whole Spain.

No one will be able to remove that memories of the students who joined the workshop and did a radio broadcast on their own. We could see the proudness after the work was done as well as certainness and satisfaction because of knowing that everybody is going to listen to it.

Creaters of the group are: Lina (upcoming student for law and psychology), Nan (ambassador and cicerone from China), Zong (publicist), Lee (language teacher), Amaryllis (organizer for cultural program), Andrea (upcoming Spanish teacher) as well as Daniel as leader from Radio Espacio and Francisco for the technical part.

Salamanca and its history (part 1 / 2)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The city of Helmantika, which would later become Salamanca, was founded in the 4th Century AD by the Celts as a fortress town. The Romans soon took the town during their northern advances. With its ideal location, Helmantika became an important communications link for the Gold Route, a natural passage that, from the antiquity onwards, ran along the east of the Iberian Peninsula. The name Helmantica was changed to Salamantica, which in turn became the Salamanca of today.

Roman bridge in Salamanca, click to enlarge it

In the 8th Century, during the Muslim invasion, Musa Ubh Nusair conquered the city. Throughout the Early Middle Ages, Salamanca was a no-mans land: the area remained practically uninhabited until the battle of Simancas (939), when a few small settlements appeared along the river Tormes; however, only after the reconquest of Toledo by Alfonso VI, in 1085, was the city repopulated; French, Mozarabs, Spaniards, Portuguese, Jews… The first bishop of the diocese of Salamanca was bishop Jerónimo of Perigord, the famous bishop Jerónimo of the Poema de Mío Cid (the Lay of the Cid), who always wore a crucifix into battle.

It was at this point that construction started on Salamanca’s cathedral, whose final stone possibly has still not been laid. The cathedrals are like mythical creatures, which have undergone various mutations throughout the years… Schools began to spread around the original temple, from which grew the university. After the Christian Reconquest, in the 8th Century, King Alfonso IX founded the university of Salamanca, which was ratified by Pope Alexander in 1255.

Salamanca Cathedral

Salamanca's Cathedral detail, click to enlarge image

In the 15th Century, the city was divided in two: the parish of Saint Benito and the parish of Saint Tome. The tensions between the two became known as the Guera de los Bandos: in one of the numerous confrontations the sons of dame Maria Rodriguez de Monroy “the Brave” died at the hands of a rival family. Maria followed her sons’ murderers as far as Portugal, where she beheaded them and laid their heads on the tombs of her dead sons at the church of Saint Tome in Salamanca.

Thanks to a definitive effort by the Mesta (a powerful association of sheep holders in the medieval Kingdom of Castile), Salamanca became the centre of woollen production and began to export wool. At the end of this century one of the most important cultural events in Spanish history took place in Salamanca: in 1492 Elio Antonio de Nebrija created the first Spanish grammar – the first study of the rules of a western-European language that was not Latin. Also in the 15th Century in Salamanca, the Latin American Beatriz Galindo became the first woman in the world to attend university. She would go on to become Queen Isabel the Catholic’s teacher.

Christopher Columbus proposed his first voyage to America in Salamanca in the 15th Century, where he obtained the support of the Dominican Fathers, who let him stay up in the beautiful convent of San Esteban. The staff of the University of Salamanca met in council to discuss his project, and the astronomer Abraham Zacuto (from Salamanca) became the Genoese navigator’s great scientific supporter.

The week program-Architecture in Sevilla

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

This is a unique opportunity to see and learn more about the beautiful architecture of Sevilla. Everybody can enjoy a free pass with a guide to see the most remarkable buildings, which are not to be seen for a large audience in the rest of the year.

Cathedral of Seville

The beautiful Central Tower as seen from the gardens in the Cathedral of Seville.

To have a free visit with a guide make a reservation calling at this number: +34954460120

the schedule to visit the buildings is:

The Salvador Church (Iglesia del Salvador): Monday 5. From 12 o clock till 14 o clock.

The Arzobispal Palace (Palacio Arzobispal): Monday 5. from 16 o clock till 20 o clock.

The Abengoa Headquarter (Sede de Abengoa): Tuesday 6. from 10 o clock till 14 o clock.

The Andalucia Parliament (Parlamento de Andalucía): Tuesday 6. From 14 o clock till 16 o clock.

The Portugal Pavilion (Pabellón de Portugal): Wednesday 7. From 10 o clock till 14 o clock.

The Pinelo House (Casa de los Pinelo): Wednesday 7. From 17 o clock till 20 o clock.

The Sevilla Town Hall ( Ayuntamiento de Sevilla ): Thursday 8. From 10 o clock till 14 o clock.

The San Luis Church ( Iglesia de San Luis ): Thursday 8. From 16 o clock till 20 o clock.

If You study in Sevilla do not miss this opportunity! Only this week!

La voz de Mester de Marzo ’09

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Cultural Program of Mester Salamanca

lunes, 02/03/09
16:00 Visita guiada a la ciudad
16:00 Película “Cindarela Man”
18:00 Conferencia de Historia “Absolutistas y Liberales”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte “El Greco”
20:00 Ruta de Tapas
(7 Euros • mínimo 15 alumnos)
22:30 Fiesta de Bienvenida en Camelot
24:00 Fin de la fiesta

martes, 03/03/09
16:00 Película. Cine Español “El Laberinto del Fauno”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa (5 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
18:00 Conferencia de Historia “Revolución y Restauración”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte “Velázquez”

miércoles, 04/03/09
15:30 Excursión a Sierra de Béjar (15 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca
16:00 Conferencia de Cultura “La Sociedad Española Actual”
17:00 Película. Ciclo Pedro Almodóvar “Todo sobre mi Madre”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Guitarra Española (15 Euros • mínimo 2 alumnos)
22:30 Intercambio en Erasmus

jueves, 05/03/09
16:00 Conferencia de Literatura
La Generación del 98
17:00 Película “Tirano Banderas”
16:00 Clase de Sevillanas (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Cocina
(2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
20:00 Cena Típica
(12 Euros • mínimo 25 alumnos)

viernes, 06/03/09
16:00 Salamanca Monumental (3 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
“Edificio histórico de la Universidad”
16:00 Tenis (mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa

sábado, 07/03/09
10:00 Excursión a Zamora (30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

domingo, 08/03/09
09:00 Excursión a La Alberca y Ciudad Rodrigo
(25 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

lunes, 16/03/09
16:00 Visita guiada a la ciudad
16:00 Película: “La última Noche”
18:00 Conferencia de Historia: “La Guerra Civil”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte: “Goya”
22:30 Fiesta de Bienvenida en Camelot
24:00 Fin de la fiesta

martes, 17/03/09
16:00 Película. Cine Español: “Te Doy mis Ojos”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa (5 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
18:00 Conferencia de Historia: “El Franquismo”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte: Picasso
20:00 Ruta de Tapas (7 Euros • mínimo 15 alumnos)

miércoles, 18/03/09
15:30 Monta a Caballo (Horseback ridding)
(35 Euros • mínimo 5 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca
16:00 Conferencia de Cultura “El Flamenco”
17:00 Película. Ciclo Pedro Almodóvar “La Mala Educación”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Guitarra Española (15 Euros • mínimo 2 alumnos)
22:30 Intercambio en Erasmus

jueves, 19/03/09
16:00 Conferencia de Literatura “La Novela de Preguerra”
17:00 Película “Valentina. Crónica del Alba”
16:00 Clase de Sevillanas (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Cocina (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
20:00 Cena Típica (12 Euros • mínimo 25 alumnos)

viernes, 20/03/09
16:00 Salamanca Monumental (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
“Conventos”
16:00 Tenis (mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa

sábado, 21/03/09
07:00 Excursión a Toledo (30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

domingo, 22/03/09
08:00 Excursión a Cáceres (30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

lunes, 09/03/09
16:00 Visita guiada a la ciudad
16:00 Película “Munich”
18:00 Conferencia de Historia
La Dictadura de Primo de Rivera
19:00 Conferencia de Arte Ribera
22:30 Fiesta de Bienvenida en Camelot
24:00 Fin de la fiesta
20:00 Ruta de Tapas (7 Euros • mínimo 15 alumnos)

martes, 10/03/09
16:00 Película. Cine Español “Los Dos Lados de la Cama”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa (5 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
18:00 Conferencia de Historia “La Segunda República”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte “Zurbarán”

miércoles, 11/03/09
15:30 Excursión a Los Arribes del Duero
(15 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca
16:00 Conferencia de Cultura “Historia del Cine Español”
17:00 Película. Ciclo Pedro Almodóvar “Hable con Ella”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Guitarra Española (15 Euros • mínimo 2 alumnos)
22:30 Intercambio en Erasmus

jueves, 12/03/09
16:00 Conferencia de Literatura “La Generación del 27″
17:00 Película “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”
16:00 Clase de Sevillanas (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Cocina (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
20:00 Bolos y Cena Brasileña (15 Euros • mínimo 25 alumnos)

viernes, 13/03/09
16:00 Salamanca Monumental (3 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
Catedrales
16:00 Piscina (3 euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa

sábado, 14/03/09
08:00 Excursión a Burgos (30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

domingo, 15/03/09
08:00 Excursión a El Escorial-Valle de los Caídos
(30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

lunes, 23/03/09
16:00 Visita guiada a la ciudad
16:00 Película “Sin City”
18:00 Conferencia de Historia “De las Raíces a la Hispania Romana”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte “La Transición a la Democracia”
22:30 Fiesta de Bienvenida en Camelot
24:00 Fin de la fiesta
20:00 Ruta de Tapas (7 Euros • mínimo 15 alumnos)

martes, 24/03/09
16:00 Película. Cine Español “El Capitán Alatriste”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa (5 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
18:00 Conferencia de Historia “La Década Socialista”
19:00 Conferencia de Arte “Miró”

miércoles, 25/03/09
15:30 Paintball (35 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca
16:00 Conferencia de Cultura “Las Corridas de Toros”
17:00 Película. Ciclo Pedro Almodóvar “Volver”
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Guitarra Española (15 Euros • mínimo 2 alumnos)
22:30 Intercambio en Erasmus

jueves, 26/03/09
16:00 Conferencia de Literatura “La Novela de Posguerra”
17:00 Película “La Colmena”
16:00 Clase de Sevillanas (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa
18:00 Clase de Cocina (2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
20:00 Cena Típica (12 Euros • mínimo 25 alumnos)

viernes, 27/03/09
16:00 Salamanca Monumental: Museo del Comercio
(2 Euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
16:00 Piscina (3 euros • mínimo 10 alumnos)
17:00 Curso Semanal de Salsa

sábado, 28/03/09
08:00 Excursión a Ávila y Segovia (30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

domingo, 29/03/09
08:00 Excursión a Madrid (30 Euros • mínimo 20 alumnos)
20:00 Llegada a Salamanca

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