Leon, Nicaragua- Day 12 of Spanish Language Immersion

Nicaragua Spanish Language Immersion with The Spanish School
Octubre 25, 2016

Day 12 of Excursion to Colonial city of Leon
Leon esta mas o menos 2 horas norte desde la capital Managua.

Este dia maravilloso vimos muchos museos.
Cathedral León, Museo de la Revolucion, Museo Ruben Dario
Museo de Arte Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian ( hosts the largest collection of European and Latin American Art in all of Central America, including opus of Picasso, Chagall, Goya, Fragonard), Basílica Catedral de la Asuncion.

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SEPTEMBER IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!

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Let’s not forget our AMAZING LITERARY HERITAGE. Let us not forget How many Poets have won or been nominated for the Nobel Prize. Lorca didn’t win but if he was around long enough ( he died at 42 years old) I am sure he would have. Here’s some poems from this genius Spanish poet during his sojourn in New York City.

Read in English with Spanish subtitles.

You may also read more about Lorca & his theory of Duende in my blog, http://www.laescuelaespanol.com

Garcia Lorca- Click on Video of 5 Poems from Poet in New York

Nicaragua & Costa Rica Immersion this Fall, 2016

I am gong to Nicaragua & Costa Rica in October for 2 weeks,
( October 11th to be exact to October 28th). I have 2 students
( one is a really hot French young man & another cute Latin girl) coming with me and there is still room for 2-3 more people.

There will be Daily Spanish Language Immersion ( 2-3 hours), while you sip on Nicaraguan Coffee underneath the gorgeous flora and stay at Marlene’s Bed and Breakfast (photos are below) and will be going to Trips to the Colonial cities like Granada, Leon and artisanal cities like Masaya. The last night is to celebrate dancing at ” EL CHAMAN” discoteca.

My Mother’s Spanish style house in the heart of Managua-
for more photos & information click here, and click

https://marlenesbedandbreakfast.wordpress.com/…/study-span…/

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
213-454-1558
sabrina@escuela-espanol.com

 

BBC – Mi Vida Loca- Episodio Tres- Direcciones

Click Link Here to Watch Full Mini Video- http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/ep03/

MI VIDA LOCA Spanish for beginners
3. Episodio tres – Kilómetro cero Online video transcript
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You arrived in Madrid on your own, but it wasn’t long before you ended up with some company. Now you’re going to
need to understand some directions.
PREVIAMENTE…
PREVIOUSLY…
MERCHE
Es la hora de la merienda.
It’s time for ‘la merienda’ (afternoon snack).
MERCHE
¿Quieres comer? ¿’Eat’?
Would you like something to eat?
Tu inesperada anfitriona, Merche, sugirió merendar.
Your surprise host, Merche, suggested a snack.
MERCHE
¡Mira quién es!
Look who it is!
Pero la vecina cotilla os sorprendió y a Merche no le apetecía dar la cara.
But the nosy neighbour surprised you and Merche wasn’t keen to show her face.
NEIGHBOUR
Mira, un regalo para ti.
Look, here’s a present for you.
No os quedasteis para partir los bollos
You didn’t stay to cut the cakes
MERCHE
Mejor vamos a salir.
We’d better go out.
y fuisteis a una cafetería en la Plaza de Oriente, donde Merche respondió a una llamada,
and went to a café in ‘la Plaza de Oriente’, where Merche took a phone call,
mientras pedías las bebidas.
while you ordered drinks for both of you.
WAITER
¡De acuerdo, gracias!
All right, thank you!
Pero alguien hizo que Merche saliera corriendo.
But someone made Merche run off..

To see entire PDF Transcripts go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/print/bbc_mvl_3_kilometro_cero.pdf

bbc.co.uk/mividaloca © 2008

Classics Songs of All Time

This playlist has Classic Latin Songs from all over Latin America and Spain. Many of these songs have been covered by famous artist and bands, all over the world. For example, Pedro Infante’s, “Historia de Amor”, which has been one of the most recorded songs in Latin music history “Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti”, which has recently been recorded by Christina Aguilera, and the classic song Bamboleo which has been recorded by The Gypsy Kings and Celia Cruz. The music in this playlist runs the gamut: Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Flamenco, Tango to the classic Latin Ballads, like ” Besame Mucho”, and ” Guantanamera”, which both have been recorded by the Beatles. This playlist spans a few decades and demonstrates the diversity and soul of Latin music from all over the Spanish Diaspora.



Here are some songs from within this Classic Latin Music Playlist ( 20 Songs), that I believe are some of the most popular and important songs in Latin Music History and will give you a taste of this beautiful music that I grew up listening to here in America. Also, it will give you a taste of Latin Culture, which is very important if you are learning a language to know just language, but culture, which is one in the same and will help you understand the Spanish language at a deeper level. Enjoy ! Que Gozes !


The Song, ” Guantanamera” was a continuation of the poem by Cuban poet and statesman,Jose Marti. It has been covered by all the great artists: Beatles, Sandpipers, and even Julio Iglesias

“Guantanamera” sung by Celia Cruz, Patron singer of Cuba


” Besame Mucho”- Andrea Bocelli


La Cumparsita- Carlos Gardel


” Quien Sera? ” Pedro Infante


” Que Rico El Mambo”- Perez Prado –

Que Gozes !

Community Spanish Class in Koreatown- Class Outline and Schedule for Fall, 2014

Gaucho Life

La Portena de Areco- BUENOS AIRES

La Portena de Areco- Estancia outside of Buenos Aires- Gaucho Lifestyle- Folkloric Guitar- Asada- Riding Horses, Polo-

Recently, I just came back from Buenos Aires, I went in conjunction with Queens University Latin America MFA Program in Creative Writing. I had so much fun learning about Tango Culture and Gauchos in the Argentine countryside. I’d like to share some photos with you here.

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Feria de San Telmo- Tango in the Afternoon

Feria de San Telmo- Tango in the Afternoon

I wanted to inform everyone there will be a Study Abroad in Mother’s Bed and Breakfast http://marlenesbedandbreakfast.wordpress.com/ in the heart of Managua, from December 26- January 9th. Here is the link if you would like more information, Please RSVP by October 15th.

                                                        Photos of Nicaragua:

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My Community Spanish Class will begin September 2nd, Tuesday and will be Ongoing until the end of the 2014. If you can’t make it tomorrow, please come the following week. You can Drop in anytime of the year. This class is for the Community.

Below is more information.

Ongoing COMMUNITY

SPANISH CLASS in K-town.

Tell your friends !

COME PRACTICE YOUR SPANISH IN A FUN SETTING WITH OTHERS:

Spanish Classes for the Community are held on Tuesday evenings are ongoing, each class we discuss practical matters in daily life: Introductions, Directions, Ordering at a restaurant, Reserving Accommodations and even asking someone to dance. Classes are $25 and all materials are provided.
Please RSVP.
CLASS OUTLINE:
COME PRACTICE YOUR SPANISH IN A FUN SETTING WITH OTHERS:
Classes are ongoing every Tuesday Night at Conference Room in Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on Wilshire and Normandie located in Koreatown.

All materials will be provided, please bring a notebook and get ready to have some fun !

CLASS OUTLINE:
September Schedule
September 2: Introductions/How to Talk about Yourself Intelligently: Family, Profession & Passion
September 9:How to Tell Time (More from Before)
September 16:Asking & Giving Directions
September 23 : Food/ How To Order at a Restaurant/ Etiquette
September 30: Hot and Horny Spanish –

October Schedule
October 7 : How to read Signs in Public- Commands
October 14: How to Purchase Food at Supermarket
October 21: Handling Currency Negotiations
October 28: Grooming/ (How to use the Reflexive)

Where: Tuesday Night Nights in K-Town
When: Time: 6: 30 pm- 8:00 pm

RATES:
Private Students come Free For the Price of a Latte at the Coffee Bean.

Classes are $25 per person, drop in.
Package of 5 Classes, $120.00 CASH
Package of 5 Classes, & $125.00 Credit Card

PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING ME AT (310) 993-6007

CLASSES WILL CAP AT 6 PEOPLE PER CLASS SO PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP.
You can NOW purchase classes with Credit Card and Pay Pal.

http://www.escuela-espanol.com/rates
If your interested in TAKING a class, please let me know ASAP, as you will have to fill in a Questionnaire before your first class.

LEARNING -SPANISH-IS -FUN!

I look forward to seeing you soon !

All the best,
Langauge Instructor and Owner of The Spanish School
Sabrina Rongstad de Bravo
email: sabrina@escuela-espanol.com
web: http://www.escuela-espanol.com
blog: http://www.laescuelaespanol.wordpress.com
cell: 310- 993-6007