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BON APPETIT

LUNCH WITH THE TEACHERS

Every Thursday, the students have the opportunity to eat with the teachers of =elemadrid= and continue practicing Spanish. This week we go to a typical Madrilenian tavern very close to the school. You can check the menu of the day at school!

Madrid, besides having its own traditional dishes, is a city where you can easily find the great variety (do not only reduce it to the Valencian Paella and the Andalucian Gazpacho!) of the Spanish cuisine.


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TABOO VOCABULARY

In words there are cultural elements that distinguish one language from the other to help us to understand both how is the culture and how the person who is using this words.

When you are walking down the streets, when you make friends during a night out, when you listen to a conversation in a tapas bar, even when you see a bit TV, you will be surprised about the load of bad words and expressions, that do not appear in your Spanish book.

We will explain the origin, the meaning and the use of this "taboo vocabulary", afterwards you decide if you want to use it or not..


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MUSEO DEL PRADO: VELÁZQUEZ

The Prado has more than 15,000 paintings and receives about 6,000 visitors a day , more than 60% are foreigners (although one of them, Andy Warhol, visited it in ten minutes in 1983). It is the most visited building in Madrid and one of the most visited in Europe.

=elemadrid= provides a Spanish class in the halls of the museum. Velazquez ( "the painter of painters" by Manet) and his paintings (of Las Meninas, Luca Giordano said it was "the theology of painting") will give us the opportunity both to practice Spanish and to learn more about the Spanish culture.



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AN ECONOMIST

Are the Spanish happy in their daily life? It seems so, because 73% are satisfied with their economy and think their standard of living will increase in the next years. It is true that the Spanish economy grows today more than their partners in the European Union. However, Spain is one of the European countries with higher unemployment and the lowest minimum wage.

About these and other topics we will talk in =elemadrid= with a professor of Economics of a high school in Madrid.


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A COOK

There is no future without the past, neither evolution without tradition.
Santi Santamaría, a Spanish cook.

The revolution in cooking is placed at the same height like an eggplant and a product ten times more expensive.
Ferrán Adriá, a Spanish chef.

A young cook, who already has worked with leading Spanish chefs, will tell you about his knowledge, his vocation and passion for the Spanish cuisine, his work and experience and will give you first-hand advices to get an idea about the many restaurants and dishes you can try in Madrid.


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ORIGINS OF MADRID

Madrid is the capital of Spain since 1561. In its ancient history we meet the Arabic Madrid, the Christian Madrid and the Madrid of the Austrians. During this excursion we will see those cultures reflected in some of the unique squares and streets of Madrid we are going to walk through. We will see the monuments representing the city like the rests of the Arabic wall, the Casa de la Villa and the Palacio Real. Ready for discoveries?


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MUSEO REINA SOFÍA

The National Museum Reina Sofía Art Center is in the heart of Madrid and next to the Prado and Thyssen Bornemisza, the so-called triangle of art, the largest cultural attraction in Madrid.

With =elemadrid= you will have a Spanish class in the halls of this museum, dedicated to art of the twentieth century! We will analyse the history and personality of three Spanish artists: Picasso, Miró and Dali, who together with their paintings (El Guerrnica, for example, is the most valued and a global symbol), will give us the opportunity both to practice Spanish and to know more about the Spanish culture.


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THE BULLS

A survey of Intergallup indicated that 87.4% of the Spanish people were against cruelty to animals in public shows and another survey of Demoscopia assured that 7 out of 10 Spanish have never seen a bullfighting.

During this conference, =elemadrid= will explain you the origin, the past and the present of bullfighting in Spain, the symbolic of the shows, the politic that lies behind the bullfight and the controversy between the fans and the people against bullfighting.


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CONTEMPORARY SPANISH THEATER

1949 was the year of "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. That year, "Historia de una escalera", the work of Antonio Buero Vallejo, sentenced to death and finally pardoned, managed 187 performances despite being partially censored during the Franco dictatorship.

The theater is a mirror reflecting the society. We offer a historical overview of the theater in Spain. How was theater before and during the civil war? And during the dictatorship? How is the theater today?

"Theater is one of the most expressive and useful tools for building a country." Federico García Lorca.




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THE LITERARY MADRID

There is a central area in Madrid where the residents live together with the muses of art: the district of the artists.

There are the houses where the great writers of the Golden Age lived in, like Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote de la Mancha, the second most translated book after the Bible. Here you can see the oldest theaters of the capital next to the cosy cafes, bookstores, exhibitions and cultural centers.

Walking along this neoclassical streets we will relive the classic literature and maybe we will find some inspiration...


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A THEATER DIRECTOR

In 2005 there were 13,425,00 spectators in the theater in Spain with takings of 160,844,000 Euros. Are this positive data or is the Spanish theater in a crisis? And how about contemporary works? There is no one better to answer this and more questions than a theater director with years of experience and important works in the current listings!


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ETA: THE BASQUE PROBLEM

The terrorism and the unemployment are the main problems for the Spanish people according to most surveys of the Center for Sociological Research (CIS).

From the appearance of the Basque country until today, the terrorist group ETA remains the biggest obstacle facing the Spanish democracy.

We will discuss the origin of the conflict, the social and political impact, structure, objectives, organisation of ETA and the current political position, trying to answer the common questions from students about terrorism in Spain.


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RETIRO PARK

The Retiro Park, with 118 hectares and about 15,000 trees, is the favourite park of the Madrileños, the lung in the center of Madrid and one of the most cosmopolitan places in the city.

*In the latest rehabilitation plan of the park, which has lasted ten years, the municipality invested 22.5 million Euros in.

*In the last cleaning of the Estanque Grande (59,000 cubic meters of water), among other things, 200 chairs and 40 tables have been found. It also has been restocked with 2,500 fishes.

*The Retiro, besides being a place to rest, has important monuments and open-air museums, venues for exhibitions, music and sports.


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THE MUNICIPAL POLICE

This week we visit the headquarter of the municipal police Madrid. During our visit, we will see a small museum of the police, the assembly hall (where we will have the opportunity to talk with them) and the functions of 092, their emergency phone.

Useful telephone numbers in Madrid:

092 - Municipal Police + SAMUR.
091 - National Police.
112 - Emergencies in general


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THE BLIND MUSEUM

The Blind Museum presents the cultural heritage of ONCE ´ Spanish National Blind Organization ´ and was created for the blind and visually impaired people so that they can know the collection by touching.

=elemadrid= offers you a Spanish class in the model room of the museum, analysing the main Spanish monuments: the Alhambra in Granada, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Monastery of San Lorenzo...



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A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

In the course year 2007-2008, there were 1,826,825 students in the compulsory secondary education (ESO) in Spain. Of these students, 1,216,909 (66,6%) were in public schools and 609,916 (33,4%) in private and charter schools. But, what are the differences between public, private and charter schools? How is the Spanish education system? What are the problems of education in Spain? And what do the Spanish teenagers think?

This week in =elemadrid= a high school teacher of a public school in Madrid will answer for us these and other questions of interest about education and youth.

*In the Spanish universities have been 1,381,749 students in the course year 2007-2008. Of those, 1,239,429 (89,7%) in public universities and 142,320 (10,3%) in private universities and the catholic church.


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MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN: LA TELEVISIÓN.


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FLAMENCO

Today a conference to give you the first steps into the wonderful and complex Art of Flamenco!

The content covers the subject in a comprehensive manner tailored to your learning process of the Spanish language, and aims to provide you a first contact with the origin, history and Flamenco artists.

Start to feel the magic!


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A FLAMENCO DANCER

Flamenco is a living dance that evolves constantly.

This week a dancer, who acts in flamenco bars and theaters in Madrid, will visit us.
With her we will complete the information of the presentation with special attention to the human factor of this art.


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FRANCO

In general, the Spanish democratic transition is considered as a peaceful and successful period in the recent history of Spain. Despite this, the footprints of almost forty years of Franco´s dictatorship are still prevalent in many aspects of Politics, Economics and the Spanish society.

During this conference we will discuss the life, the character and the personality of one of the key figures to understand the Spain of the twentieth century: the dictator Francisco Franco.


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MUSEO DEL PRADO: GOYA

The Prado has more than 15,000 paintings and receives about 6,000 visitors daily, more than 60% are foreigners (although one of them, Andy Warhol, visited it in ten minutes in 1983). It is the most visited building in Madrid and one of the most visited in Europe.

=elemadrid= offers a Spanish class in the halls of the museum. Goya and his work, André Malraux said that his paintings marked the beginning of modern art, will give us the opportunity both to practice Spanish and to know something more about the Spanish culture



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DE TAPAS.

In 2001, the newspaper El Mundo published a story that claimed that Spain had a bar for each 181 inhabitants. The data was obtained from a survey about the structure of catering companies (National Statistics Institute, 1994) which stated that in Spain were 220,855 businesses related to nutrition: 41,457 restaurants, 176,008 bars, cafeterias or taverns and 3,390 caterers.

The survey also showed that these bars were not very traditional (36% were established between 1991 and 1994). What is still a strong tradition among the Spanish, is to go to one of the 176,008 tapas bars. It is a ritual associated with drinking, eating, sharing, greeting and chatting.

This week in =elemadrid= we will leave in the evening to try top quality tapas in the traditional taverns of Madrid with a basic goal: to practice Spanish.


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A MOVIE IN SPANISH: EL HIJO DE LA NOVIA

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish and Latin American cinemas.

This week we will see El hijo de la novia, an Argentinian tragicomedy of 2001 that combines laughter and emotions and that was a great success in Argentina and Spain.


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CASTILLA AND LEÓN.

Spain consists of 17 autonomous regions. Each has its own government and an autonomy statute. Castilla and León is the largest region of Spain and also of the European Union. A region with cities such as Segovia, Salamanca, Ávila, Valladolid...

This conference will explore the history, economy, traditions, festivals, cities, tourism etc. of the region that gave the name to the language you study: el Castellano.


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MOVIE IN SPANISH: LOS LUNES AL SOL

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

This week, Los lunes al sol by director Fernando León de Aranoa, a drama that has received more than 30 international awards, among which is the Concha de Oro (Golden Shell) for the Best Film at the International Festival of San Sebastián 2002.


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AN IMMIGRATION EXPERT

According to the National Statistics Institute, in late 2010, the foreign population in Spain will be between 4 and 5.5 million people, between 9% and 12% of the total population.
Spain is one of the ports of entry for immigrants into the European Union and the tragedies of the boats (illegal and ill-conditioned boats that cross the Straits of Gibraltar with immigrants who want to enter Spain) are constantly in the News.

This week in =elemadrid=, we will talk with an immigrant who works in Spain as an intercultural social mediator, helping newcomers to adjust to their new way of life. With her, we will talk about immigration, the Spanish policy towards immigrants, racism and her personal experience in Madrid.


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MEDIA: THE PRESS

Are there in Spain newspapers like Bild Zeitung, Daily Mirror or National Inquire?

Is there any kind of censorship in the press?

What interests have Bertelsmann or Rupert Murdoch in the Spanish press?


This week we offer an overview of the most important Spanish newspapers and magazines: the most read, their origin, their political tendency and social importance. Talking about El País, El Mundo, ABC, Marca, Interviú, Hola...


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THE HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

This week we will talk about the origin of Castilian, the evolution, influence of other languages and the famous "Spanglish". In a fun and entertaining way, with examples, you will learn the most curious secrets of the language you are studying.

A conference you should not miss!!

Examples of the vocabulary:

From the pre-Roman: ardilla, bruja, perro, pizarra...
From the Romans: olivo, amar, trabajo...
From the Germanic: espía, guerra, bandera, jabón...
From the Arabs: ajedrez, azulejo, aceite, tambor...
Americanisms: chocolate, tabaco, tomate, canoa...
From French: monje, viaje, carné...


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A JOURNALIST

This time in =elemadrid= it will be us who will interview a journalist! He will have no qualms about taking the role as the interviewee and not as the interviewer.

A communication professional, with experience in press and television, will give us his opinion about media in Spain. Which is the most "serious" and which the most "sensational"? How to work in an editorial office and what projects does he has for the future?


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A BULLFIGHTER

This week in =elemadrid= we have a young apprentice matador, who studies at the Bullfighting School of Madrid, the most important in Spain. With her we will have the opportunity to know, from first hand, more about the world of bullfighting: her vocation, her family´s opinion, her experience, feelings, dreams and fears.
And for those who reject the bullfight, it is the perfect opportunity to express opinions and discuss during the interview.

In an earlier interview:

"The bulls are like a drug, it hooks you and becomes the love of your life. If my boyfriend asked me to leave this profession, I would leave him before."

"I am more afraid of cockroaches than of bulls. The bull is my favourite animal."


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A MOVIE IN SPANISH: HABLE CON ELLA

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

This week, Hable con ella, by director Pedro Almodóvar, a drama of 2002 that won, among many other awards, the Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay, a nomination for the Oscar for the Best Director Pedro Almodóvar, the Golden Globe 2002 for the Best Foreign Movie and the Césars 2002 for the Best Movie of the European Union.


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50 SPANISH WORDS AND ONE DESPERATE LETTER

A conference as an easy and enjoyable variation during the hard work of the acquisition of vocabulary.

Fifty words with lots of history, words that hide mistakes, taboos, political oppression, injustice, love, beauty and much more than the simple meaning that appears in any dictionary and especially in the dictionaries of students of a foreign language.

What relation has the word bigote with the German language?

What does Texas originally mean?

Is Sangria an English word?


A student of a foreign language learns, more or less, about ten new words daily, from memory, but it seems much easier and complete if the student understands the history and stories that these words hide and their last meaning.


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THE MUNICIPAL MUSEUM

The modern building of the Municipal Museum, created in 1992 as a proposal of the program "Madrid, European Capital of Culture", offers a fast and comfortable journey through the history and urban development in Madrid: the prehistoric settlements, the Romans, the Arabian Madrid , the Christian Madrid, the Madrid of the Austrians, that of the Bourbons, the expansion of the nineteenth century and the recent changes of the twentieth century.

Another part of the museum is dedicated to the infrastructure of Madrid: water, gas, electricity, sanitation, telecommunication, public transport and the airport.

Pictures, models, maps, audio-visual presentations, photographs, books, watches, clothes, guns, fans ... everything to bring you a step closer to the reality in the capital of Spain


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PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

This week we will have an interview, which you should not miss: a psychologist who works in SATE (Servicio de Atención al Turista Extranjero) in the police station in the centrum of Madrid.

This police station carries out functions such as crisis care, information or complaint handling and service.

With her we will talk about civic insecurity in Madrid, how it affects tourists and what she recommends us, about her work in the police station and how the Spanish authorities respond to the insecurity.

A study of Zontur in 2003 said that 88% of visitors were satisfied with the safety standards of the main tourist cities in Spain .


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MOVIE: SOLDADOS DE SALAMINA

This week we offer a workshop about the movie that was selected by Spain for the category "Best Foreign Language Film" for the nominations of the Oscars and one of the favourites at the Goya Awards 2004.

Besides talking, we give you the keys for understanding it like a Spanish with audio-visual materials about the origin and history of the movie.

Soldados de Salamin is based on the homonymous book of the writer Javier Cercas. The whole book is a phenomenon in the bookstores and sold more than 500.000 copies and 30 editions.


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A STORYTELLER: BONIFACE OFOGO

Boniface Ofogo is telling stories at the major storytelling festivals throughout Spain for many years. In May and June 2004 he performed during 40 days at the Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona.

Bony, also doctor of Hispanic Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid and social intercultural mediator in the town hall of Madrid, will tell us a story and chat with the students of =elemadrid=.


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A PROFESSOR OF ART AND HISTORY

Spain has some of the best cultural heritages in the world: more than 30 properties were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage, including eleven Spanish cities (Ávila, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Toledo and Alcalá de Henares) that were declared as World Heritage.

This week in =elemadrid=, a professor of art and history will provide us an overview of Spanish art and history and will give us clues about what we have to visit and how in Madrid and Spain.


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AN ENVIRONMENTALIST

Spain was one of the first countries in Europe with a first National Park Act in 1916, which was concerned with the preservation of natural heritage. Currently, approximately 3.8 million hectares (6% of the total Spanish surface) have some form of protection of natural areas and within the European Union, Spain is one of the countries with the greatest amount of territory under some sort of protection.

This week in =elemadrid=, we will talk with an environmentalist about the natural wealth in Spain, the education of the Spanish in relation to the environment and the ecological impact of disasters like the sinking of the Prestige.


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AN ACTOR

This week in =elemadrid= you have the chance to meet Juan Anillo, an actor from Saragossa, who lives and works in Madrid.

Juan appeared for years as an actor in the TV program Lo + plus and also has worked as an actor in advertising, film and theater.


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SPANISH MOVIE: THE FILMS OF ALEJANDRO AMENÁBAR

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

This week we will talk about the director Alejandro Amenábar, a young talent that has revolutionized the new Spanish cinema. Maker of 5 movies: Thesis, Open Your Eyes (with North American remake, Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise), The Others (with Nicole Kidman in the main role), The Sea Inside (awarded at Venice Festival 2004, Golden Globe and Oscar 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film) and Agora.


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THE RELIGION IN SPAIN

* What means "Spain of the three cultures"?

* What is the Camino de Santiago?

* What is the meaning of the word Inquisición?

* What was the position of the Catholic church during the Civil War?

* What is the Opus Dei?

* Which proposals of the socialist government worry the church?


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A PENITENT IN A HOLY WEEK PROCESSION

This week in =elemadrid= you have the chance to meet a penitent in a Holy Week procession in Madrid.


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MOVIE IN SPANISH: LOS LUNES AL SOL

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

This week, Te doy mis ojos by director Icíar Bollaín, a drama about domestic violence that won seven Goya Awards in 2004, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress.


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MADRID AT CHRISTMAS

This week of Christmas we offer a very special tour: The historic center of Madrid during Christmas time!

- La Puerta de Sol, New Year´s Eve and the tradition of the 12 grapes

- La Plaza Mayor and the Christmas market

- The Royal Place and the cribs

- La calle Mayor and the Three Kings Parade

We will talk more about the origin of the city Madrid and its urban and architectural evolution during our trip.


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MADRID OF THE BOURBONS

La puerta de Alcalá, which you will find next to =elemadrid=, is a monumental entrance built in the eighteenth century of Charles III, the King Mayor of Madrid. This was a century of major changes that were necessary in the capital.

One of the most beautiful and interesting works of this period was the Paseo del Prado, where through its architecture, ornamentation, legends, scientific buildings and cultural offers we can rebuilt the "Century of the Lights" in Madrid.


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A SPANISH MOVIE: CRIMEN FERPECTO

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

Crimen Ferpecto is one of the movies by the Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia.

A Spanish comedy crime with a very special humor.


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AN EXPERT IN ECONOMICS

Are the Spanish happy in their daily life? It seems so, because the majority is satisfied with their economy and think their standard of living will increase in the next years. It is true that the Spanish economy grows today more than their partners in the European Union. However, Spain is one of the European countries with higher unemployment and the lowest minimum wage: 526 Euro monthly compared to 1000 Euros EU average.

About these and other topics we will talk in =elemadrid= with a professor of Economics at the Complutense University Madrid.


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A MUSIC EXPERT

This week in =elemadrid= a music teacher of one of Madrid´s universities, who also realized a music program in the Spanish radio, will visit us.

With him we will hear different pieces of music and talk about the Spanish and international music.


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THE MUNICIPAL POLICE

This week a municipal police of Madrid will visit the school. During the interview, we will discuss the security in Madrid, the different security forces in Spain, crime and the new recently approved laws.

Useful telephone numbers in Madrid:

092 - Municipal Police + SAMUR.
091 - National Police.
112 - Emergencies in general.


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A TORERO

This week in =elemadrid= we have a young Colombian matador, who studied at the Bullfighting School of Madrid, the most important in Spain. With him we will have the opportunity to know, from first hand, more about the world of bullfighting: his vocation, his family´s opinion, his experience, feelings, dreams and fears.

And for those who reject the bullfight, it is the perfect opportunity to express opinions and discuss during the interview.


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A MAGICIAN

This week in =elemadrid= we will meet a young magician from Madrid, who will tell us about his training and experience in this business and about curiosities of the history and world of Magic: what kind of magic exist, how to become a magician, how is his daily life, which famous magician are there today...
Motivate yourself to participate in the incredible magic tricks he will show us while we are chatting with him!


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A MEXICAN MARIACHI

This week in =elemadrid= we will meet a real mariachi from Jalisco who will tell us about his formation, experience and about curiosities of the Mexican music...cheer yourself up to sing with him and live Mexico!!


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A MOVIE IN SPANISH: ALATRISTE

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

Alatriste is the third feature film directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes and is based on a series of historical novels of the Spanish writer Arturo Pérez Reverte.
The leading role (speaking Spanish!) has the North American actor Viggo Mortensen.
It is one of the the most expensive movies in the history of Spanish cinema; it had a budget of more than 24 million Euros.
Alatriste recreates the period and the conflicts of the Imperial Spain in the seventeenth century.


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A SPANISH MOVIE: VOLVER

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

Volver is a movie by the famous Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and has been a great success according to the audience and critics. With "Volver", Almodóvar returns to the village in La Mancha where he was born and shows the unique relationship and solidarity between woman and their strength to cope.


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A FLAMENCO SINGER

This week in =elemadrid= we will talk with flamenco singer Rafael Jiménez "Falo", professional singer since 1985 and who has performed at theaters around the world.

In 1996 his first album was released, Cante gitano!, which received an award for the best flamenco album of the year in the Fine Arts Association in Madrid.

The newspaper El País said about Falo:
"His singing is not only inventive and original, but also a fantastic load of talent. We are without doubt faced with an exceptional artist."


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COLOMBIAN SOCIOLOGIST, EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

This week in =elemadrid= we will talk with Erika María Rodríguez, Colombian and who is currently doing research courses at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid linked with international politics.

Erika has published several papers about the violence conflict in Colombia. With her we can talk about the political situation in Latin America and the relations with North America and Europe.


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A MOVIE IN SPANISH: EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO

In =elemadrid=, you have the opportunity to discuss and analyse the great films of the Spanish cinemas.

El laberinto del fauno is a film by the famous Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and has been a great success for the audience and critics. El laberinto del fauno, released in 2006, is a Hispanic-Mexican production. Today, it is the biggest box office success of a Hispanic movie in the USA and winner of three Oscars and seven Goya awards.


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THE CELEBRATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

This week we have a current Media Session in which we help you to understand the celebration of the constitution which was confirmed by referendum in 1978 that made the transition to democracy and the end of Franco´s regime possible.
This week we will talk about the most important political changes in the transition and the key players in the Spanish democracy.


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THE THEATER MARÍA GUERRERO

This week we make a tour to explain the historic theater María Guerrero de Madrid.

We will enter through the door of the artist, we will sit in the stalls, step onto the stage, see the technical area, enter in a dressing room...

The María Guerrero, declared as a cultural place of interest and protected by the Spanish state, is one of the oldest and most beautiful theaters of central Madrid.


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A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

This week Jordi will visit us, an interpreter for deaf persons and one of the responsible of CILSEM, the coordinating committee of interpreters of sign language in Madrid.

We will talk with Jordi, among other things, about the hearing-impaired in Spain, how the sign language works and how a sign language interpreter lives and works in Madrid.




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