Written by Noah Sutton ’17 to recount Thursday, March 11, 2016:
Today, we had our third day of classes at CEM. Many of us started off with physics this morning while others visited a history class. Then, we all had the opportunity to have a Spanish class with señor Enrique Pradas. He taught us much of the language used here in
Spain and even prepared a packet for us to keep that had many interesting and useful slang and other commonly used phrases. He also taught us the many differences between formal and informal phrases and questions which is very helpful.
The next part of our day included biology for some while others experienced a technical drawing class. When this class was finished we had a break. Many of us took a trip to the café down the street to grab a snack before returning to the school for our daily meeting for just our Norfolk Academy group. After our daily meeting, around 12:00, we had the option to return to class or stay in the library and work on our own school. Lunch was next at 2:00 and we had different types of soup with some fruit.
Our next planned activity was a Flamenco dance class and that was really fun. For many of us, it really helped us connect with the culture here more because of how different the dancing is here in Spain compared to the dancing in the United States. Overall, it was a fun and interesting day in the life here at CEM!
We hope you are enjoying reading about our time in Spain and we will continue to post more soon.