language + culture, spring 2017, newsletter i
It has been almost a month since Language and Culture Arts students arrived to Barcelona! They have been very busy with their classes, getting to know the city and participating in a lot of cultural events such cooking classes, gym classes, day trips, or the intercambio (language exchange event).
These are some of the must-do while studying in Barcelona:
Start cooking Mediterranean Food
Paella, Spanish omelet, pan con tomate, vegetables with romesco sauce, and crema catalana (the local version of crème brulee) are the dishes students learned how to cook at their Cook and Taste workshop. The class also emphasizes on learning about the Mediterranean diet, local fresh food, and how to cook it. Students had a great time and learned how to master a complete Spanish meal.
Zumba, yoga, running, biking are some of the activities that we organized for students to get them to exercise and stay healthy while studying abroad. Students enjoyed participating in these activities; they met local people and stay healthy.
Practice the language
Language and Culture students are taking Spanish classes at the local institution Pompeu Fabra. They are in the following Spanish levels: beginning, pre-intermediate and intermediate They participated in the first Language Exchange Event organized by CIEE where they met Spanish students to practice Spanish/English language conversation, which helps them to improve their oral skills.