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TESOL Courses in Granada | Spain
For a perfect place to take in the wonders of the past while experiencing the pleasures of the present, Granada is the ideal location to take your tesol course. It is a one-of-a-kind place where things just seem to mix. Whether it is Islam and Christianity, or the cultural history of the past and the excitement of the modern day, Granada brings everything together perfectly.
Here you will be able to see how the area’s rich heritage of culture and architectural beauty is kept alive, and how the sumptuous Spanish cuisine is prepared and served. You will also be able to enjoy the sounds of Flamenco music being played deep into the warm evening.
Wonders of this interesting civilization can be found here, including the world famous Alhambra and the Generalife. Granada is also home to one of the last fortresses to be built by the Moorish empire in western europe.
In 1492, Granada was important in the discovering of the Americas. It was here that Columbus gained the support and charter from Queen Isabella in order to explore a trade route to India; it was on this voyage he made his famous find.
The tombs of Queen Isabella and fellow Catholic monarch, King Ferdinand, can be found in the Granada Cathedral. In the shadows of this great structure, you will be able to visit The Medina, the Moroccan markets and many tetarias (tea shops), all in an intricate maze of winding alleyways.
You must also take the opportunity to visit the Sacromonte ‘gypsy barrio’, the fascinating home of the “Flamenco Puro”. Here, in intriguing cave homes, live a truly remarkable people with an unquenchable thirst for dance and music.
Geographically, Granada is remarkably located. It is situated in a valley between the mountains and the warm waters of the Mediterranean. A 45-minute trip by car will take you to the beach, while the ski resorts of the Sierra nevada, with heights of 3,400 meters, can be reached in 30 minutes. You can also travel to Malaga in around 75 minutes.
Those of you lucky enough to visit during the Pasos of Semana Santa (Easter week) will be able to experience the true essence of Andalucian spain. Costaleros carry heavy statues of Christ, saints and the Virgin Mary from their local churches through the winding streets of the city to the Cathedral. This portrays the Passion of Christ and was first enacted in medieval times. Some journeys take up to 14 hours! This and other celebrations are preserved by the The Ancient Brotherhood of the Cofradia, who take part in these processions and decorate the statues.
The food found in Granada is incredible and can not be missed. You simply have to experience the authentic Andalucian food while you are here. Simple ingredients and recipes become favorites such as Pescado Frito (fish coated in flour and sautéed in olive oil), the famous cold soup Gazpacho, Patatas Pobre (vegetable and potato hotpot), and Huevos a la Flamenca (fried egg in tomato sauce, with spicy Spanish Chorizo sausage). All these delicious meals are before we even mention the delectable Paella and the delicious treat that becomes a real social experience, tapas. This famous Andalucian tradition is the perfect way to enjoy a snack while getting to know the friendly locals.