We are very excited to announce that summer 2013 is coming to El Lago del Bosque! Another summer of actividades, tertulias, estructura, familias, materias elegidas, casas, baile, tablas de nombre, canto, diversión y mucho español! ¿Estás listo?
Tertulias is the 2 week program where villagers learn español in small learning language groups. Tertulias is focused in learning through games, actividades, música and cultural representations, based in a theme for each day.
El Lago del Bosque experience is about cultural inmersion in the spanish language. Part of that inmersion includes the use of “pesos mexicanos” to buy tipycal spanish “dulces” or merchandising from all over the Hispanic world. In the bank they learn how to ask for money “¿puedo tener pesos por favor?” and they also learn about the responsability of handling money. Here we have “el banco de El Lago del Bosque”.
In El Lago del Bosque, villagers get to learn about “mosaicos”. One of the greatest artists of all time who was very creative with this art was Antoni Gaudí. His Park Güell is a proof of that!
Commissioned by Eusebi Güell who wanted to create a stylish park for Barcelona aristocracy, the park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings.
At the entrance to Güell park yo can find the Gaudí dragon fountain. This dragon is adorned in beautiful coloured tiling. You can also find a walkway supported by twisting rock pillars that seem to be growing out of the ground like tree trunks. Although these are rather irregular in shape they do feel strangely natural too.
Gaudí was strongly influenced by natural shapes and used them in his work.
At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City. Here you will find multi-coloured tiled mosaic seats. The vibrant colours of the tiles are truly breathtaking.
Last summer, one of the materias elegidas (elective classes) the villagers had was Cine en español. For their final projects they got to use all their creativity to create cortometrajes (short films). It’s very interesting to see the different techniques they used and what they wanted to express. Here we have some of this projects: Azul y Rojo was made using “stop motion” technique, Criaturas del Bosque it´s a short scary story and La experiencia de El Lago del Bosque was an idea to show what is El Lago del Bosque from a credit villager’s perspective!
AZUL Y ROJO
CRIATURAS DEL BOSQUE
LA EXPERIENCIA DE EL LAGO DEL BOSQUE