Our annual bike invasion!
On Sunday, June 3rd, the streets of Pamplona will make room for thousands of bike-riders on a 15K route in and around the city. The annual cycling event, in its seventeenth edition, expects to have over three thousand participants sign up.
To be able to participate, cyclists must sign up from May 29th until June 2nd. This can be done at “El Corte Inglés” or at the stands that will be installed in “Plaza del Castillo” and the entrance of the University of Navarre Clinic, in Pio XII Ave. The inscription will have a cost of two euros and part of the proceeds will be donated to the NGO Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
It´s a great opportunity for you and your family to take to the streets of Pamplona without worrying about the traffic. You´ll be helping a good cause, getting some exercise and most importantly, having a great Sunday bike ride!
LONDON 2012….It’s now or never!!
If you’ve been thinking about going to London this year, either for a holiday or to make that decisive step you’ve been pondering over for the last couple of years, now’s the time to go. This year’s full to the brim of exciting events that are sure to make your trip more enjoyable than ever.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will give you the chance to soak up the atmosphere of a city celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne. From the start of Spring you will be able to visit famous buildings related to the Royal family, see exhibitions of private collections and look around the most famous ‘house’ in England….Buckingham Palace. However, the main events will take place at the beginning of June: an open-air lunch in the streets of London (weather permitting), the Thames river pageant and the spectacular lighting of 2012 beacons across the country. A quick visit to www.thediamondjubilee.org whet your appetite for more.
Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this year and there will be many activities to celebrate this bicentenary. Film, theatre, exhibitions, festivals…there are plenty of activities to take part in or attend to be part of this celebration. Dickens or Shakespeare…who was the best, who’s your favourite?…check out www.dickens2012.org and www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk and judge for yourself!!
The 2012 Olympic Games will be a must for any serious sports enthusiast. Okay…flights, hotel rooms, sightseeing and eating out will all be expensive, but isn’t London always expensive at any time, any year. The sports ‘die-hards’ will be doing their best to be there so isn’t it worth making that extra effort to follow your country…or would you prefer to save your hard-earned money and follow your national football team to the European Football Championship in Poland and the Ukraine. www.london2012.com and www.uefa.com have all the latest info!!
The above is just a titbit to get your tastebuds going…everybody will have their own plans for spending leisure time this year wherever they want. But if you do visit any of the above events, let us know by writing to our webpage – we’ll be more than happy to hear from you. ENJOY YOURSELF!!
You can now sign up for the 2012-13 course which will begin on 1 October, 2012. We are attending to petitions for new students in groups (Infantil, Primaria, ESO, Bachiller and Adults). We are also accepting petitions for private and semi-private classes that will be held during the whole course.
You can also sign up for classes during the summer, from 16 July onwards, in the morning or afternoon, whichever you prefer.
For more information, use the form you will find clicking on CONTACT US, or visit us at any one of our centres.
A few days ago we were invited to a series of seminars organised by Cambridge Publishers, leaders in English Language Teacher Training.
Unfortunately, we were not all able to go, but a great group of our colleagues representing CFL did attend and later shared their experience with the rest of us.
They found all of the sessions interesting and specially helpful. They saw different ways of giving classes depending on the age of the students. They worked on the motivation and implication of students in English class. But, above all, they had the opportunity to share anecdotes and experiences with fellow teachers from the north of Spain.
We would like to thank the organisers for the invitation and take this opportunity to acknowledge the day-to-day work of our teaching staff, their involvement and constant effort that makes our company leader in language training.
Although we have seen enough water these days in the form of rain and hail to keep us happy for a while, there are other forms of water that are at their peak.
Weather permitting, this weekend visit the different cascades that are at their most beautiful moment now in spring.
As spring comes to an end, the cascades become connected to eachother. When winter snows thaw, the warmer days cause the cascades and rivers to overflow on their long awaited journey to the sea.
Don´t miss out on this opportunity to listen to their roaring sound and watch as the water races uncontrollably. We suggest visiting any of the cascades that can be accessed easily by people of all ages. Pay special attention to the sounds of birds chirping as they try to attract their partners as it is now mating season for many species.
Xorroxin Cascade in Erratzu: it´s path is well-marked and the hike can be appropriate for any age.
Well, it´s not like visiting the Niagara Falls but the cascades in Navarre do have their own charm.
THE TOWN OF JAVIER RETURNS TO MEDIEVAL TIMES FOR JUST ONE DAY
Can you imagine coming upon this typically medieval sight? A military camp, knights practising combat techniques with their swords, blacksmiths working the iron, a tavern, falconry and artisans showing off their crafts and a real castle!! Where could this take place? In the Castle of Javier on Saturday, May 19.
The Medieval Festival will not only include thematic expositions and shows, children´s games and horse rides, but you will also be able to sign up for a free guided tour to discover the inside of the fortress. You´ll be treated like the lord or lady of the land or feud, in this case.
While in the area, why not take this opportunity to visit surrounding places of interest like the Leyre Monastery or the Gorge in Lumbier. You´ll love it!
What: II Medieval Festival in Javier
When: 10:00, Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where: The Castle in Javier, Navarre
THE BEST ASPARRAGUS IN NAVARRE IN DICASTILLO THIS WEEKEND
White, mild and delicious is why our asparragus is known as the White Gold of Navarre. It is so well-considered that a fair in its honour is going to be held on Sunday, May 13th in Dicastillo. But the asparragus will not be the only star of the fair. You will also be able to enjoy the market featuring crafts and home-style foods. But, there´s no doubt that the main event will be the asparragus-tasting session in which over 2000 servings of this delightful vegetable will be offered to visitors. A prize will be awarded to the “Best Asparragus of Navarre” at 12.30 which will be the grand finale of the event.
If you would like to try one of the most exquisite tastes grown in our region, you cannot miss this event in Dicastillo on Sunday.
Don´t miss out on this opportunity!! There are around 100 different bars and restaurants participating in our famous Pintxo Week in Navarre. For a special price, you will be able to try a sample of our finest cuisine in bite-size servings. They´ll catch your eye and appeal to your taste buds. You won´t be able to resist the temptation of trying more than one.
For more info: www.semanadelpincho.es