This Week in Spanish: Evening Assemblies

We have started with 100% “Poder Naranja” (Spanish academy Spirit) in the Spanish Academy this week.  The RAs and myself have already seen improvement among our students! It’s been great to see students start from saying very few words to sentences and we are so excited for what is ahead!

As part of the MMLA adventure, students are expected to participate in an Evening Assembly. The evening assembly is a chance for the students to show off all the great things they’ve learned in their electives and classes to their teachers, classmates, and the “mentores.” (RAs)

Mariachi Music Brings Out Spanish Academy Spirit

On Wednesday evening with the sun setting in the background and the Claremont breeze cooling down the warm California day, the Spanish Academy experienced an authentic piece of Mexican culture with a live mariachi band performance. The Spanish Academy students had prepared for the mariachi band’s arrival by watching film on the importance and significance of the folk music in Mexico and how it can bring people and a country together.

Conjuntos Visit Spanish Academy

Last night, the Spanish Academy had the pleasure of hosting Conjuntos, a local Cubano band from Philadelphia. They treated the students and teachers with a variety of instruments and vocals through the night. Heres what Sarah, a Residential Advisor for the Spanish Academy, had to say about the day’s activities as well as the performance:

The Big Bash: Spanish Academy Makes Piñatas

The first official day of activities was definitely a bash for the Spanish Academy. Students there had the unique opportunity to learn how to make piñatas.

Language Pledge Ceremony

As I entered the building where the Language Pledge ceremonies were taking place, I could immediately feel the excitement bursting through each room. Before even entering the rooms I could hear the cheering and laugher knocking down the doors. Whether it was the French academy singing traditional songs, the Spanish Academy dancing to different Spanish music, or the Chinese Academy running up and down the aisles throwing high fives, the excitement from each of these academies was uncontainable.


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