Thursday, August 27, 2009

"QUIEN, YO?" ¡El taller de Oportunidad Educativa te invita a ver una disparatada obra de teatro!

“¿Quién, yo?” cuenta las disparatadas vivencias de Felipe, un loco que es juzgado por haber robado unos centavos, pero termina poniendo en jaque a todo el aparato judicial. De la mano de la ironía y el humor, el autor nos invita a espiar el mundo de los jueces y abogados… pero también el particular mundo de Felipe, el protagonista involuntario de una "tragedia" al quedarse con un vuelto de veinte centavos. ¿Quién, yo? es una maravillosa sátira a los mecanismos, a veces insólitos, de impartir “justicia”.
¡ No te la pierdas!

Entrada gral. $15 a beneficio de Oportunidad Educativa en boleterias del Teatro.

Estreno, el 2 de Septiembre a las 21:00hs. ¡Te esperamos!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

COINED on the way to Germany

Recently COINED Germany travelled through German cities to inform and encourage young people about the different possibilities of intercultural programs in Spain or Latin America. On the 5th of February, COINED presented the programs in the Federal Employment Agency in Gera. COINED Germany had six meetings in summer as follows: In June our organization participated at the exhibition “Einstieg Abi” in Karlsruhe and at the same time Ms. Messenzehl gave a lecture in Lippstadt about “Überbrückungsmöglichkeiten nach dem Abitur”. (Bridging possibilities between High school and university). The meeting took place within student lectures organised by Federal Employment Office Soest. Subsequently COINED got invited by some important universities, for example Augsburg, Passau, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and Freiburg, to promote Spain or Latin America by doing a workshop, explaining students how to apply in Spanish for an internship. During these meetings the participants learned how to write a curriculum vitae or motivation letters. Each event consisted of 10-20 persons. The participants had a great interest in cultural exchange programmes, which offered possibilities to learn a foreign language, to meet local people and to have fun.Are you ready for an adventure in Spain or Latin America? What are you waiting for?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Recoleta, BA

A winter sunny portenian afternoon, the students from the intercultural center of Buenos Aires went to recoleta, looking for some touristic adventures to live.
We visited the Recoleta Cementary, very famous due to it architecture and simbology of its graves. The most exciting moment was wen we visited Eva Peron grave.
We walked down all over plaza Francia, arriving to the National Arts Museum, The biggest art museum in the country, and also the entrance its free of charge.
Then, we went to one of the most famous postcards from Buenos Aires, The "Floralis Generica", also know as the metal flower from Recoleta. This flower, which is more than 20 meters high, created by the architect Eduardo Catalano, was the scenario for a publicity campaign maded for a well know Fernet Brand (a traditional alcoholic beverage drinked by the argentineans) where the main topic of the campaign was, nothing but the legendary Isabel "coca" Sarli, a famous actress from the classic argentinean cinema industry, Icon of the Argentinean woman by excelence.
It was a wonderful opportunity to show to our students, a little bit more about our culture, and why not, to take some pictures next to the celebrity icon!

Once again, the art and publicity mixes in a city who suprises you just around the corner, as we say here... Está bueno Buenos Aires!! (Buenos Aires its cool!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

COINED Guatemala, Spanish School

At COINED Guatemala, Spanish School; we are committed to making the most of your experience of studying Spanish.
We work with the methodology of the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, covering all aspects of language learning - speaking, listening, writing and reading, designed specifically for foreign students and taught in Spanish.

We offer both group and private classes, allowing you to chose if you prefer the special group dynamics learning together with a maximun of 5 other students or learning one-on-one focusing exclusively on your particular needs and interests. All levels are available: from complete beginner to superior level.

Send us an e-mail and we will
tailor-make your program!!!

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, an absolutely beautiful small city with cobble-stone streets nestled in a valley between majestic volvanoes, Antigua is loved by anybody who has ever visited. UNESCO has declared Antigua a World Heritage Site, forever preserving its unique charm.

Guatemala, A country full of colorful contrasts:
the fascinating past of the Mayan civilizations with the modern country challenged by its passionate people to develop economically and socially. The fantastic countryside including Lake Atitlán, the Mayan ruins of Tikal, the Garífuna culture at the Caribbean and the impressive highlands with the traditional life-styles makes it very attractive for turism, which is perfectly balanced in providing some traveling comforts while remaining genuine and low-key.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Costa Rica

Hi !!!.... Greetings from Costa Rica!
I would like to start by telling you a little about my country. We are located in Central America, Costa Rica extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and its distance is 200 miles. The variety of landscapes and microclimates that can be enjoyed in one day, make my country a paradise destination. In only 51mil square kms, you can find sun and beach, adventure, nature and culture components needed to satisfy your taste.

Costa Rica has something for you, whatever your interest in the jungle adventure, eco-tourism, hiking, national parks as Chirripo, Santa Rosa, Guanacaste, Corcovado, swim with dolphins, Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio, mountains, volcanoes, bird observation, adventure tours, sports fishing, scuba diving, white water rafting, surfing, canopy tours, golf, horseback riding, hiking, tropical rainforest or simply relax in a beautiful tropical white sand beach .

Additionally, if you want to live an unforgettable experience been in touch with nature in our programs of environment conservation you're in the right place. Through us you can work in different activities such as forest conservation, turtle conservation, taking care of beaches and more. In the next posts I will be telling you about the different activities you can do.

See ya!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Día del niño Santiago de Chile

Derechos de los niños:

"Comprometerse a no discriminarlos por su religión, sexo, origen social, cultura o por sus capacidades, porque todos los niños nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos."

La escuela junto a sus alumnos decidieron celebrar el día del niño de una manera especial. Reunieron más de 15 juguetes y los llevaron al hogar de la fundación Moreau, en donde compartieron y entregaron los regalos a los niños/as, además tuvieron la oportunidad de conversar con ellos y conocer la realidad de estos niños /as con vulneración de derechos.

Coined Chile les agradece a sus alumnos y profesores por esta maravillosa experiencia

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Independence’s Day at Cordoba School

It’s 11 a.m. The bell rings and all the students get out of their classroom. They meet at the school’s bar and wait for the beginning of the “Fiesta Patria”.
The backyard is full of white and blue balloons and the Argentinean National Rosette in the wall. The Staff of COINED appears. They are dressed like typical “Gauchos”. Girls with long skirts and braids. Boys with shirts and “bombachas de gaucho”, pleated pants.
Every student receives a rosette and the party starts! First of all some teachers talk about the meaning of the 6th July (Anniversary of the Foundation of Cordoba) and the 9th July (Independence’s Day). After that, the girls serve “Mazamorra”, a typical Argentinean food made with corns. It’s a hot plat and you can eat it with or without sugar. The students try it and some of them really like it!
The students are divided in different teams and the games start. First they play La Herradura, a game with horseshoes. Then “El Tejo”, a game similar to play hopscotch. The crucial game is “El Pato”, like a soccer match but with the girls up the shoulders of the boys. Finally, two teams fight for the first place in a crossword about Cordoba. They see a video about important places of the city and then they have to guess the answers. But everybody wins! And everybody has a really good time!
At 1 p.m. Mariano calls us because the “Choripanes” are ready! Bread, tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise and a big sausage of meat, delicious!!
During three hours students learned about Argentinean history, the played classic games and ate typical food! Like authentic Gauchos do!