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A group of students from La Herradura attended a tango class, set up by the school, which took place inside the magnificent Palacio Salvo building in the Ciudad Vieja part of Montevideo. Palacio salvo is a grande building that was originally meant to be a hotel but ended up being used for offices and private residences. It was inaugurated in 1928 and until 1935 was the highest building in south America. The site is renown for the tango La Cuparsita, written by Gerardo Rodriguez in 1917. Nowadays there exists the tango museum on the ground floor of the building which displays the history of Uruguayan tango and La Cumparasita.

Although we came there to Tango one of the first things we were told about was that there was a ‘supposed’ phantom that inhabits the Palacio Salvo building. This rumour has somehow managed to maintain itself to this present day. Indeed our professor Juan told us he did not believe in this rumour until there was an American student studying at La Herradura who was staying in the residences of Palacio Salvo. After a few days she came to Juan and claimed something haunted inhabited the building and that she could not stay there any longer. After this strange event our professor Juan became a believer in the supernatural.

The Tango lesson itself was led by a flamboyant middle aged lady. None of us had ever had a tango lesson and in the hour time period which the lesson lasted we attempted to master the basic steps of the tango. Learning the tango however is a bit like learning another language. You need a lot of time and persistence as well as practice to really be able to master it. Although we all enjoyed our lesson and became relatively proficient in the pure basics of the tango, we knew that there would be a long way to go to be able to dance at an acceptable level. Below you can see some photos from our authentic uruguayan tango experience.


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¡Hola! Volvieron las clases de cocina en La Herradura Spanish school in Montevideo.  El viernes de la semana pasado 3 alumnos americanos cocinaron su almuerzo y lo disfrutaron. Con la ayuda con Cristina, prepararon un rico pastel de carne. Esta clase forma parte de su programa cultural. Vean el video

¡Hola! We have started with the cooking lessons at our Spanish school in Montevideo again.  Last Friday, three American students prepared a delicious meat pie, with the guidance of Cristina. This lessons takes part of their cultural program. Have a look at the video

 

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Terminó el verano y empezó el otoño…pasaron 3 meses sin escribiros— ¡Es una vergüenza! Se dice que …. Uruguay vuelve a trabajar el lunes justo después del Domingo de Pascua. Es solo después de la Pascua que la educación y el trabajo comienzan “de verdad”. // The summer ended and the fall began … 3 months passed without writing to you– It is a shame!  It is said that ….  Uruguay goes back to work on Monday right after Easter Sunday. It is only after Easter that the education system and work get started “for real”.

Lo bueno es que hemos estado muy ocupados, nos visitaron estudiantes de todo el mundo en la escuela de Montevideo y Punta del Este, The good thing is that we have been very busy, students from all over the world visited us in the schools of Montevideo and Punta del Este,

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¡Ya era hora!

Después de haber recibido muchos pedidos de estudiantes que terminaron su curso en nuestra escuela de español en Montevideo o Punta del Este, finalmente podemos decir que ahora sí podés seguir tomando clases en nuestras academias, hasta puedes elegir el profesor. Estamos hablando de clases on line por skype.  Es una muy buena manera de mantener tu nivel, no olvidar lo que aprendiste y seguir avanzando. La clase es una combinación de gramática y conversación, dependiendo de las necesidades y/o preferencias tuyas. Ya conocés a los profesores y ya conocés nuestro sistema y estilo.  ¡Y los profesores te conocen a vos!

¿No estudiaste en nuestra escuela, pero te gustaría aprender o profundizar tu español? Bueno, con mucho gusto te esperamos para las clases por skype. Podés aprender español sin moverte de tu sofá o de tu oficina y sin tener que tomar un avión a Uruguay. Sólo necesitás una computadora o teléfono celular,  una buena conexión a internet y mucho entusiasmo por aprender este bello idioma.

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It was about time!

After many requests of students who finished their course at our Spanish school in Montevideo or Punta del Este, we can finally say that now you can continue taking classes in our academies, you can even choose the teacher. It is a very good way to maintain your level, not forget what you learned and keep moving forward. The class is a combination of grammar and conversation, depending on your needs and / or preferences. You already know the teachers and you already know our system and style. And the teachers know you!

You didn´t study at our school, but would you like to learn or deepen your Spanish? Well, we will gladly welcome you for Skype classes. You can learn Spanish without leaving your couch or office and without having to take a plane to Uruguay. You just need a computer or cell phone, a good internet connection and a lot of enthusiasm to learn this beautiful language.

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Hoy, 19 de junio es una fecha importante en Uruguay, ya que fue el desembarco de los 33 Orientales, ocurrido el 19 de abril de 1825. Los orientales (nombre histórico de los luchadores uruguayos), que querían liberar el país de los brasileños, decidieron buscar apoyo para hacerlo. es un feriado en Uruguay. Se conmemora el desembarco de los 33 orientales. Leer más

Today, June 19th, is an important date in Uruguay, since it was the landing of the 33 Orientales, which took place on April 19, 1825. The orientals (historical name of the Uruguayan fighters), who wanted to liberate the country from the Brazilians, decided to seek support to do so. Read more

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