Questions/Comments?Contact Us

191 posts categorized "Seville Language"

Sábado en Cádiz!

Saturday was the first weekend trip.  We went to the town of Cadiz and toured the cathedral and roman ruins, through the mercado, then to the beach! 




Christine McCormick

Master Chefs Kids Sevilla

Uno de los platos más típicos en España es la tortilla española. Es una receta muy sencillo que los estudiantes quieren aprender a cocinar. Se puede hacer con solo 5 Ingredientes: patatas, cebolla, huevos, aceite, y sal. 

File_006 (1)      File_007   File_001

File_003   File_004   

Una tortilla espanola


Una bebida refrescante de España que se bebe frió.  Se puede hacer con solo 7 Ingredientes: tomates, pepino, ajo, aceite de oliva, vinagre de vino, sal, agua y hielo.


*Cynthia Sánchez

Getting to know our neighborhood, El casco antiguo de Sevilla

Today the students had an opportunity to visit the Casco Antiguo of Seville.  They walked through the curvy cobblestone streets and looked at popular places to eat, looked at signs for the pharmacy and learned the importance of the street signs and bike lanes on the sidewalks.  We ended our neighborhood activity at Seville´s most known landmark, La Giralda.



The students at the end of the tour at La Giralda and the Catedral de Sevilla


Paying close attention to Almudena our CIEE guide.

Almudena explaining the importance of plazas in Seville, this one is at the famous Campana, center of the city. 


Almudena explaining that pharmacies can be found all around the city and can be identified by looking for the green highlighted cross.  The lights on means that the pharmacy is open and when the lights are off they are closed.


Juana Arias-Dominguez,

Program Leader Seville 2017, Session 2



After the long trip, our students enjoyed the first tapas under the Sevilla sun. Yummy!


Posted by Federico Luque. PL Session 2

Final "friends and breakfast"


Today was our last "friends and breakfast" where we meet/ socialize/ eat with local Spanish teens.

Just 3 weeks ago was our first "friends and breakfast", and I was amazed and extremely proud of the progression of our students. They conversed naturally today (in Spanish, of course) and there were lots of laughs and interesting stories shared.

We spoke a good amount about restaurants and eating out in general. The Spaniards were surprised to hear how generously we tip in the US and how we often have guests come to our homes to eat. This is rare in Spain as restaurants are much more affordable and it is custom to spend more time outside of the home.   

It has been such an enjoyable session working with a lovely group of students. I know they will go on to enjoy bright futures that I'm sure will be shaped in some way by this transformative experience.

Thank you!

Elizabeth Legere

Program Leader  19875361_10211572719926976_3910378701917152672_n



Captura de pantalla 2016-09-05 a las 2.36.14 PM

¡Hola! My name is Federico Luque and I was born and raised in Sevilla. I have been teaching Spanish and Arabic in the US since 2015. Before that, I taught English to Spanish speakers at a Cambridge ESOL center in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz), earning the 1st prize at the Touchstone Teacher World Competition held by the Cambridge University Press in 2014.

I hold an MA in Translation and Interculturality, an MA in Interculturality and Arab-Islamic World, a BA in English and a BA in Arabic, all from the University of Seville. I'm currently a PhD candidate working under supervision of Dr. Roger M.A. Allen, Emeritus Professor of Arabic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, where I did a research stay the academic year 2012-13.

I'm a true 'Citizen of the World'. I have lived abroad for over 13 years, in countries such as the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and the US, and I speak a fair number of languages, among which are Spanish, English, Dutch, Arabic, German and French. I'm currently a teacher of Arabic for the rich multicultural Lincoln Park High School student community in Chicago, Illinois.

This will be my first time as Program Leader with CIEE, and I'm really looking forward to meeting and helping students in their linguistic adventure in my hometown.

¡Nos vemos muy pronto!

Meet your Session 2 Program Leader: Christine McCormick

I am Christine McCormick.  I grew up in Norwalk, Iowa and graduated from Central College in Pella with a degree in International Business, and minors in French, Spanish, and Accounting.  I did a study abroad in Mérida, México and have a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Drake University as well as an Educational Specialist Degree in Literacy and endorsement in English as a Second Language.

I have 16 years of teaching experience.   I am certified K-12 in French and Spanish, and have traveled to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Costa Rica, and Perú with students.  I am also an adjunct professor of Spanish at Mercy College of Health Sciences and a French instructor for Iowa Learning Online.  I love working with students and inspiring them to learn a new language-- no matter what their age! This is my THIRD summer in Sevilla.  The teachers and staff are truly amazing so I can’t stay away. 

            ¡Hasta pronto!


Sevilla Scavenger hunt

Today the students were divided into groups to explore the city of Sevilla in a scavenger hunt.  They had to find several places and find answers to specific questions.  They had an hour to search and the first group back with all the right answers won!  Here is the winning group with their great prizes and a time of one hour and 10 minutes:


The group in second place received a key chain:


A Day in Aracena

Our last trip of the program! Today, we spent a day in Aracena. First, we were able to explore the nature made caves (and take some sneaky pictures).


After being awed by the rock formations, we headed over to Lago Verde to enjoy the sun, go for a swim, or take a kayaking trip.


It's hard to believe that we'll be heading home in a week!

A Beautiful Day For A Ride

Our students  enjoyed the beautiful summer weather today while taking a bike tour through Maria Louisa Park. This park is the best known in the city, and centers around Plaza de Espana. For any Star Wars fans out there, Plaza de Espana was used for filming parts of Episode 2, as well as other famous shows and films, such as Lawrence of Arabia. Que guay! 

After they toured the park and all of its beautiful features, the students then took a leisurely ride along the river and ended in the center of the city. 

20170629_111614 20170629_111614

These girls struck their best pose in front of the statue of Cupid