Que viva el carnaval! Carnival is a special time in Cuenca, as the festival kicks off on March 4-5. The event takes place the week before Lent, 40 days before Easter. You’ll be able to witness the parades, parties in the street, and typical Cuencan food like durazno and mote pata. Cuencans pride themselves on making the festival unique but also giving it a familial, small town feel.
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Morning lessons are where you will build your Spanish foundation covering grammar and vocabulary. Classes are conversation based, with more time spent on practical uses of the material instead of constant book work.
Your Spanish vocabulary is limited to hola, gracias and adios or maybe you took Spanish classes a long time ago but need to start from scratch. The beginner class is for you!
You can hold a basic conversation in Spanish and are able to say some things in the past and future. Your Spanish is rusty but with a little work you can jump back into it!
You’re not scared by the subjunctive (being a little scared is OK, it’s pretty hard) and your conversational skills can get you past the basics. You’ve kept up with your Spanish over the years and feel comfortable with it.
It’s time to put your lessons into practice! We believe immersion and real world learning is the best way to learn a language and you’ll be able to take what you learned in the morning and apply it in your afternoon classes.
City Tour-Get to know your new home by exploring Cuenca.
Church visits-Experience Cuenca’s long religious history by stepping into beautiful cathedrals and churches.
Visit to La Casa de Mujer (house of the woman)-You’ll find almost anything you’re looking for here, whether it be a gift or a perfect momento.