Studying Spanish in Panama
Odila, a Spanish student from Brazil just described this experience about us on her blog (. OdilaBraga) Note: the head of the Dept from Bristol University was also a student of Spanish Panama and has returned to study at Spanish Panama for three years in a row. He is from Greece and has a Phd in anthropology and is now an expert on indigenous cultures in Panama.
She writes; The Spanish school I attended, takes half of the first floor of a building. The classrooms that face the outside have big wide windows from ceiling to floor, which is really very cool, because we can see the trendy “Via Argentina” (it could well be “the trendy Via Brasil”, but they had to choose to establish themselves on “Via Argentina” rather than in Via Brazil, hey?) passing by and students can use many things in the view as examples for learning.
Anyway, the other day I was having my class in one of these classrooms with an excellent teacher they have. She not only is a great teacher fromthe technical point of view, as well as speaks 5 other languages, therefore understands much better what is going on in the student’s mind.
Also, she is a pocket full of culture. Classes with her are great. So, there we were, “hablando hablando”, when I pointed to something out on the street as an example and she turned to see what I was talking about. Whenshe turned to see it, she also saw this man crossing the street and she says to me in Spanish:”there goes Demetrius, my Greek friend. He is Head of a Department at Bristol University in England” to what I replied: “Wow, Bristol University? My older daughter is a Dr from there and works there too”. She heard my reply and walks towards the window, opens it and inGreek calls him and invites him up and we had a wonderful friendly chat about it and about his research here in Panama.
Of course, from ALL the universities in the world, he had to be from Bristol University in the UK, of course!
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