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Saving Hearts With Mester

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Mester is now officially a Gold Member of the European Resuscitation council!

Mester bringing hearts together

Mester bringing hearts together

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European Resuscitation Council´s Defibrilator Locator App

After much hard work, Mester is now part of a global initiative, and has 8 qualified staff members as Cardio protective agents, fully trained in how to revitalise and how to use the defibrillator.

Sudden death is the main term used for heart failures that happen unexpectedly; at least 90% of sudden deaths are caused by cardiovascular problems.

At least one defibrillator is needed for 1000 people, and at least 8 people qualified in one location.

Locations with defibrillators can be shown through the Android App ´De todo Corazon´, where Mester will also show up amongst many other locations.

So if you want to learn Spanish at a school that has a wide range of Spanish courses
and levels, and that is also Cardioprotected, book now at our Spanish School.

 

 

X-Mas Dinner with Mester

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The time has come…. Like every year, Ramon our boss from Mester invited all students, teachers and office stuff for a traditional christmas dinner!

We are going to miss Natalia & Karin soooo much

This is the menu:

Typical Spanish dinner

Cod, ice cream with nuts and dried meat were the most valued dishes

It will take place this evening at 9 pm in Mater Asturias!

It is a great opportunity having a last dinner with all friends from school before our 2 weeks christmas holidays will start. After studing and working a lot everybody can now enjoy her/his freetime without thinking about duties.

The Christmas dinner

waiting for the Holidays

For all invited people will be available a great three course meal as well as wine… Let us all together enjoy our dinner!

See you soon!

¡Que aproveche!

Make and play your radio speaker course!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

In our Spanish school you are going to learn not only as much Spanish as possible, but we also make it possible for you to learn things which will be helpful for your job and your future. Learn Spanish in our school to improve your language skills as well as your knowledge about Spanish culture.

If you want to do the radio course, apply at reception desk before 17th November

Learning Radio with your Spanish course

The proof for it is our radio workshop which took place two weeks ago at our Spanish School

Many thanks to Daniel and Radio Espacio., They left us the complete radio program from Mester students at our disposal, which was broadcasted at frequency 89.5 fm on 27th October.

Now you can enjoy it if you click in the play button.

Teaching with new multimedia technology and digital boards

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Elements

At Mester Academy we strive to stay at the cutting edge of teaching, employing the latest technologies and teaching methods to ensure our Spanish students are given the best classes they can be given.

One of  our most recent advances at the Academy is the installation of a number of digital boards in the classrooms. These teaching aids provide the teachers with a larger selection of resources than  ever before, guaranteeing the classes are as dynamic and interesting as possible.

Incredibly easy to use and set up, the boards can be calibrated and made ready to use within a couple of minutes.  A “pencil”, which works the same way as a PC mouse, is used when setting the board up: it marks out the 9 points between which the images will be projected and then later, writes or “clicks” on the options of whatever programme is chosen by the user.   The movements of the pencil are detected by device fitted in the corner of the board and the image comes from a projector.  These are the only three pieces which comprise the board, making it ideal for quick set-up and storage.

The elements of the digital board

Standard Uses

The applications are many and varied.  From Internet to Spotify to all the usual Office applications, the boards can even be used as a normal PC.  This enormous range of uses benefits both the students, who enjoy the classes more given the interaction aspect the boards add to the lessons, and the teachers, to who the boards give the opportunity to keep their lessons fresh and interesting. What is more, the teachers are able to save the classes given, as though the board was a usual PC, and so come back to them in the future or pass what’s been dealt with in class on to the students for home-study.

Different uses of the digital board

Other Uses

Examples of novel uses include the download of modern Spanish songs to exemplify a certain verb tense, style of vocabulary or syntactic use, the projection of recent newspaper articles for class discussion and the showing of film clips as a means to show students anything from “real Spanish life” to interaction and dialogue between native speakers.

The many ways in which the board can be used

Conclusion

The installation of these boards is evidence of the Mester Academy’s dedication to teaching, something to bear in mind when picking a Spanish school in Spain.  The opportunities for interaction which the board promotes ensure the students will be using, as well as studying, their new found language skills every single day – the only way to consolidate and accelerate foreign language learning.

Chocolate and Churros!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Enjoying the food!

Enjoying the food!

Every week we have chocolate and churros at the school in Salamanca. These are traditional Spanish snacks, donut type sticks dipped in chocolate! Eaten for breakfast or at any other time of the day that you fancy some chocolate!

Raquel and Eva take them around the classrooms for the students that want them during class one morning every week.

You can eat them in most cafés if you missed out and want to try them, or in class next week!

Have a look at some of the photos here and there’s more on Facebook  if you to see more about the food!