Reino Unido - Leicester

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Introduction

Calling all Spanish teachers and students learning Spanish in and near Leicester… meet Castile and León! We’re here to introduce our history, our culture, our Spanish language schools… and we’ll be giving away grants for intensive Spanish courses. Plus, you’re all invited to taste our gastronomy and wines…

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    Date: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Place:New Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson South Wing, University of Leicester
Time: 4pm (registration starts at 3:30pm)

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Castile and León is the cradle of the Spanish language, and also a living museum of Spanish culture which accommodates over half of our country's historical-artistic heritage. Castile and León is also a student region, with two of the oldest Universities in Europe, Salamanca and Valladolid. Furthermore, the region has historically specialized in the research of the Spanish language and teaching it to foreign students.

Especially in those two cities, but also in Avila, Burgos or Soria, Spanish language schools are dedicated to teaching the language in the most efficient and intensive way, but most importantly, to offer students a comprehensive experience with lots of cultural and leisure activities, so they won't have to wonder what to do to make the most of their stay, every day. And we, as a government, only sponsor schools that have been certified by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes accreditation scheme.

We want British students and teachers to know more about us, and that's why we are going to be in Leicester on February 17th alongside some of the most prominent schools in the teaching of Spanish to foreign students. You'll learn more about Castile and León: our geography, history, economy, tourism, customs and traditions, gastronomy and wines, cultural routes...

But we don't want to make this a simple classroom presentation. We have prepared a little party for you to taste some of our most exquisite gastronomic products: Iberian ham, chorizo and lomo, sheep cheese from Zamora and goat cheese from Avila, wines (red, rosé and white), and other delicacies that are such an important part of our popular culture. You'll be able to chat with the people in charge of Spanish schools and ask them anything you might want to know about our Spanish courses. And we will be giving away grants for courses in all of those outstanding schools.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship (two-week intensive courses, included full board accommodation), you need to sign up beforehand on the website and be present when the raffle takes place.