Knowing a language is not only learning the language itself, but also its culture and traditions. Christmas holidays are quite resembling in every country, but each place has its own differences, and these make Christmas a special and magic season.

We´d like to tell you more about Christmas in Spain. If you´ve been in Spain during Christmas, perhaps you already know our customs or maybe you´ll find out a new and surprising way to looking at this festivity. We´d also like to use this occasion to present you a Christmas vocabulary.

Christmas lottery day (El día de la lotería de Navidad) – (December 22nd)

“La lotería” is part of the Spanish culture. It´s a very generalized tradition. Throughout the year, millions of people “juegan” every single day to “la lotería”, hoping for the day it “toque” and “we make all your wishes come true”.

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We play “la lotería” all year round but it´s during Christmas season when almost everyone plays. On December 22nd, the most popular draw of the year is celebrated: the “sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad”. We buy “décimos de lotería” which are tickets that can bring luck into our lives.

This “lotería” can be bought throughout the year; indeed, we are so superstitious that if we travel to another city, we use to buy a “décimo” from that city because we think: “What if it toca here?”

Every family buys their “décimos”, also amongst work partners, friends… In the end you get lots of “décimos de lotería” because when someone offers you a “decimo” you think: ¿What if I don´t buy it and it “toca”?

Although the odds are low, sometimes we believe in la “superstición”, and we buy it anyway.

The day of “la lotería”, many people follow the event on TV, on the radio and on the internet. It´s an exciting morning and everyone is pending the outcome. If you get “el gordo”, you win the first “premio”.

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Furthermore, the celebration of this “sorteo” is special because it is carried out by “los niños de San Ildefonso”. This town holds a residence for children who come from socially and economically disadvantaged families and they´ve been singing “lotería” numbers for over three

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Some perfume, a piece of clothing, a box of chocolates, a photo frame … Sometimes it seems like we tend to always give the same for Christmas. Do you need a good idea? Give an Intensive Spanish course in Denia gift card. Learning is the best investment!

GIVE LEARNING: IT IS THE BEST GIFT!

Give a Spanish intensive course (and accommodation if needed).

Our Spanish courses: We offer courses from beginners levels to advanced Spanish. They are intensive courses from Monday to Friday. Usually in the mornings. Our lessons are based on the communicative method working on all the skills of Spanish: listening, speaking, reading and writing, but the most important is that the student speak fluently and are able to understand real Spanish. You can check our Intensive Spanish courses here

IF THE PERSON CANNOT COME TO DENIA…GIVE HIM/HER SPANISH ONLINE LESSONS! 

If the person cannot come to Denia to study everyday, we also offer online Spanish lessons. Students can learn Spanish with our teachers from everywhere. We offer General Spanish, Spanish to travel Business Spanish, Spanish conversation: Check our Online Spanish courses here

Our accommodations in Denia: you can choose a flatshared very close to school, an apartment in city centre or an aparment by the sea. All are great accommodations where students enjoy their stay. You can see some pictures of our accommodation for students here. Check our accommodation prices in Denia via next links: flatsharedbeach apartmentapartment in town

Our destination: Do you know Denia? If not, you are missing a great city on the Mediterranean coast. It is between Alicante and Valencia (both airports are perfect to go to Denia). Denia is Creative City of Gastronomy and that is why we have so many amazing restaurants around. Also we have a Natural Park called Montgó (perfect for hiking lovers) and great cycling routes. We have 20 kilometres of coast with rocky and sandy beaches).

We will prepare a Spanish Course Gift Card to surprise that person.

They will love this gift and wil definitely be left speechless!

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If you want to give a course of Spanish in Denia, we will prepare a GIFT CARD GIFT ENGLISH in Dénia on behalf of the person who receives the gift, with the dates that suit you.

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EXAMPLE OF A SPANISH COURSE GIFT CARD

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By giving this awesome gift that will impress everyone, you will be the star of the show!


During a 12 week intensive course of Spanish at TLCdénia you can start at A1 beginner level and finish at the beginning of B1 level. It is a very complete course for all levels.

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LONG TERM SPANISH 12 WEEK COURSE
FROM JANUARY 2020:

Intensive Spanish course 20: 1,548 € (before, 1,720 €)
Intensive Spanish course 20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday.

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- Course duration: 12 weeks (to do between January and June 2020)
- Valid for new bookings received until 13th December 2019.
- Discount cannot be applied to previous bookings.
- Immediate payment, non refundable

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TERMS & CONDITIONS – BLACK FRIDAY OFFER ON SPANISH COURSES
- Valid for new reservations paid from 27th to 29th November until 2pm.
- Duration: from 2 to 4 weeks courses.
- Dates of the course: between 2nd December to 29th May 2020.
- Use the code: “Black Friday” when you book.

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E-mail: info@tlcdenia.es
Address: C/ Barbacana, 15 03700 Dénia
Telephone number: (0034) 96 642 36 72


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What are Fallas?

Las Fallas is a festival held between 15th to 19th March in various locations including Valencia and Denia, although falleros events begin on the last Sunday of February.

We also talk about “Falla” when we refer to “fallero monument” which is a figure several meters high made of high papier-mache, polyurethane or expanded polystyrene. Each Falla has an important significance. This is explained on signs in Valenciano.

What is a mascletá?

It is a pyrotechnic show which is a noisy but rhythmic composition which is included in the celebrations of thousands of locations, especially at Fallas parties. Some mascletàs are musical because they imitate songs and explosions often go from strength to strength, achieving a spectacular finish.

Where did the tradition of mascletàs and firecrackers come from?

It is said that gunpowder was invented in China when the Taoists tried to create a potion for immortality. Then the Arabs brought it when they occupied the Iberian Peninsula in the early thirteenth century. In the late eighteenth century “els mascles” (males, in Castilian) firecrackers were thrown at the feet. The person who could handle the most firecrackers was the “most macho”

Then, began the tradition of tying these firecrackers with ropes and this evolved to the current “mascletà”. Do not miss the mascletàs during these Fallas in Dénia!

Fallas Vocabulary

Check out our presentation with vocabulary and highlights of the Fallas in Denia:

 

Do no forget to DOWNLOAD HERE the Programme of Fallas in 2019

Happy Fallas to everyone!