Aventuras del Verano™
About the program:
Travel through Latin America this summer without leaving Manhattan!
July 2 to August 17, 2018
Tuition: $325 per weekly session
From las playas hermosas del caribe to las montañas altas del Sur, El Taller's "Aventuras del Verano" summer Spanish program gives children an immersive language experience filled with art and music. Each week, students will find inspiration in the culture, geography, and traditions of a different country and its peoples. They will develop vocabulary around the themes through music, movement, art projects, storytelling, and games taught primarily in Spanish. Classes are taught by native speakers in a bilingual format with approximately 75% of the class given to Spanish, and special guests from each week's country add an authenticity to the experience. Class is open to children of all language levels from ages 4 to 10.
Week 1 - argentina: July 2 - July 6 (no class july 4th)
Sing "La milonga de los colores" and paint with Alejandra Xul Solar's artwork.
Week 2 - colombia: July 9 - July 13
Learn Colombian Vallenato rhythm, make maracas, and create "molas" from Kuna women's tradition.
Week 3 - nicaragua: July 16 - July 20
Study the rare freshwater sharks of Lake Nicaragua. Learn about La Gigantona y El Pepe Cabezón puppets, with protesting poetry and street dances.
Week 4 - dominican republic: July 23 - July 27
Dance merengue and make self-portraits with birds, inspired by Candico Bidó.
Week 5 - puerto rico: July 30 - august 3
Learn Puerto Rican bomba and plena rhythms, combining African, European, and indigenous culture along with vocal holiday music.
Week 6 - mexico: august 6 - August 10
Aztec mythology emphasizes butterflies. We will use this inspiration in our art, while also making guacamole and horchata.
Week 7 - regresando a nyc: August 13 - August 17
Sing Bernardo Palombo's song "Los Idiomas" and learn about the mixture of cultures in NYC. Discover your identity.
Weekly tuition is $325 including a healthy snack and all materials. There is a 10% discount for all concurrent registrations by siblings and parents.
To foster an effective learning environment, space is limited to no more than 10 children per class. Please call early to reserve a space.