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Pamplona in Pomona?

The noonday sun was shining brightly over the Pomona campus this past Saturday. Stillness dominated the all movement and sound. Seen coming from the south was the entire Spanish Academy student body. They were preparing to recreate the famous running of the Bulls tradition through a game that pitted RAs against students. The bulls (aka the RAs) equipped with their horn-esque hats stared down the group of students as they prepared to charge.

The students’ mission? Making it from one side of the field to the other without having the orange colored bandana pulled.

Beating the Heat: In Language Videos and Pool Time!

It has been hot, hot, hot over the past few days! Thankfully, the Arabic Academy knows how to keep it cool.

Sunday dawned hot and dry. After taking a short trip into town, students started some water balloon wars to cool themselves down. These were as effective as they were fun, and many students ended up soaked!

Arabic Academy’s Weekend Adventures

We’ve finished our first week here at MMLA and it’s been a fun roller coaster of a ride! On Sunday our students were finally able to relax from their packed schedules and take a trip into town.  Arabic Academy students spent their morning roaming The Village and exploring life outside of Pomona’s campus—a  nice change from the usual dorm, to dining hall, to class, to dorm and to dining hall routine. They enjoyed every moment of it and some of them even bought fresh fruit and veggies from the local farmer market vendors in language!

Arabic Academy Students Celebrate Ramadan

This year, Saturday, June 28 marks the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and the students of the Arabic Academy celebrated accordingly in language. At sundown, the students and teachers who are observing Ramadan broke their fast with Middle Eastern fare catered by a local restaurant enjoying hummus, shawarma, falafel and pickles.

A New Addition to Our Office (and Updated Hours)

Greetings from the MMLA Main Office! Now I know this blog post is nowhere near as exciting as the ones with all the activities, pictures and fun, but allow me to interject with a relatively boring interlude in order to send out some important information about getting in touch with us at the office!

Our landline, and the first number you should call if you want to reach us, is still (909) 607–2362

Here are our new office hours:

Monday-Friday  7:30 AM – 10 PM  PDT

Saturday-Sunday 8:30 AM – 10 PM  PDT

S’mores Soirée

A Saturday evening falls upon the French Academy, which calls for fun, laughter and s’mores. With a relaxed language pledge instituted for the night, the students enjoyed each other’s company while eating some marshmallows and chocolate and throwing a frisbee around. Though the beginning of the week looms in the distance, the French Academy is refreshed and rejuvenated thanks to the hard work of the French RAs for making this fantastique evening possible.
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In Language Rehearsals for “Segismundo y Compañia”

Rehearsals have been under way for the Spanish Academy’s production of “Segismundo y Compañia” which translates into “Segisumdo and Company” in English. According to teacher Alena Davidoff-Gore, it is a play “that centers around a famous Spanish classic, ‘La Vida es Sueño’ (Life is a Dream), by Pedro Calderónde la Barca. There are four characters, the usher (acomodadora), two members of the audience (los espectadores) and an actor (el actor). The students share each role, so that each student has a part in the play.”

Fun is in the Cards for Spanish Academy

Anyone who ventured past Walker Beach last night would have heard the excitement that was the Spanish Academy’s Casino Night! Aside from playing card games, students enjoyed the beautiful California evening and the sounds of everything from Shakira to Dierks Bentley. This, of course, led to some impromptu salsa dancing- it being the Spanish Academy after all! It was truly one of the liveliest events put on so far with both students and staff joining in the fun.

-Lindsay Call, Pomona Program Assistant
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Food For Thought: Dining at Pomona

While on campus, the daily trips to Frary Dining Hall (aka “Hogwarts”) are always a major highlight. The food has been a big hit among students with the wide variety of choice available. A typical lunch, for instance, allows students to choose from an extensive salad bar, fresh fruit, a made-to-order burger grill, pizza, soup and other meal options such as burritos, quesadillas, stir fry, baked potatoes, chicken, beef and fish.

C’est Le Week-end!

It’s the weekend! For the students at MMLA, that means the schedule is a bit different: no academic classes. This leaves more free time for the Académie de français to bond with their fellow students and their animateurs, or the French RAs.  

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