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May 7, 2020

Tour Director Lecture Series May 11 - May 15

Another fantastisch week of lectures! We are hearing from teachers around the country that they are enjoying our lectures and sharing them with their students. 

I loved the cooking lesson with Frances! I assigned the lecture to my class and the feedback was great. It was nice to spice up remote learning!
-Dawn from Indiana

Here are some highlights from this week:

Tour Director Lecture: Frances - French Cooking Lesson Tour Director Lecture Series: Luis - Language Study
French Cooking Lesson
Step inside the kitchen of Frances Draxl for an intimate cooking lesson in the French style.
Language Study: Spanish Food and Traditions - Tapas, Pintxos, and More!
A lesson for all levels of Spanish learners. Sit down for a bite to eat with your teacher, Luis, while he introduces you to the nouns of nibbling.

Tour Director Lecture Series: Matthias - Martin Luther and the Reformation Tour Director Lecture Series: Sara - Authentic Italian Cuisine
Martin Luther and the Reformation
How an unknown monk in an unknown town changed the world over 500 years ago!
Authentic Italian Cuisine
Learn how simple authentic Italian cuisine really is, the do's and don'ts of eating out in Italy, and the secret to cooking the perfect Italian meal yourself!

You can see all of our lectures here.

The lectures are appropriate for students of all ages and are provided free of charge.

Each lecture features: Please let us know what topics you'd like to see covered next. We have Tour Directors with expertise in many topics ranging from language, culture, architecture, dance, cooking ... the list is endless! 
Lectures for the week starting May 11
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Monday, May 11
11:00 AM ET
Costa Brava, Spain
With Gerard Orihuela Guerra

Discover the Costa Brava along the coast trail from the Cap de Creus to Palamós. From the inspiration of Dalí to the pirate attack of Barbarossa.

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Monday, May 11
1:00 PM ET
Prague – A Historical Center of Europe
With Matthias Kort
As a capital of a kingdom for 800 years, the home of one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded 1348), as a center of Jewish life and culture till today, a cradle for Reformation in the Christian church from the 15th to the 17th century, a place of revolution against a brutal dictatorship in 1968 - till the MUST-SEE tourist hot spot today – Prague has a lot to offer!

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Tuesday, May 12
11:00 AM ET
Seville, Flamenco, Fiestas and Magic
With Victoria Lustig

Join me to discover the treasures of this city, home of flamenco and tradition, and its unique bright atmosphere.

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Tuesday, May 12
1:00 PM ET
How to travel like a PRO!  
With Sara Cereda-Kort

Learn from professional Tour Director, Sara Cereda-Kort, useful insider tips to make your life as a traveler in Europe easier and more comfortable. Best preparation for a group tour or for individual travelers.

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Wednesday, May 13
11:00 AM ET

Spanish Soul Food
With Julian Moseley

Since World War II, beans and pulses have slowly but surely fallen out of favor in many western countries, whilst in Spain they have remained very popular, and are still served regularly in homes and restaurants. They frequently appear amongst the options of "primer platos" in the "Menu del Dia", the prix fixe menus offered daily by many cafeterias and restaurantes. As many people start to move towards a more plant based diet, these simple, tasty and healthy recipes could become welcome additions to our culinary repertoires.

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May 13
1:00 PM ET
London to Edinburgh by Train
With Georgina Newson

All aboard for the classic rail journey that starts at the fantastic Kings Cross Terminal where of course Harry Potter caught the Hogwarts express. We will continue North passing by rolling countryside and the historic Roman town of York. Then onto Newcastle before crossing the border and Hadrians wall before reaching our final destination Edinburgh. Capital of Scotland home to the famous festival castle and so much more.

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Thursday, May 14
11:00 AM ET
French Cooking Lesson
With Frances Draxl

Step inside the kitchen with Frances for an intimate cooking lesson in the French style.

Caneles Recipe

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Thursday, May 14
1:00 PM ET
Does the rain in Spain fall mainly on the plain?
With Tom Ferguson

With its population of nearly 7 million, the Madrid Metro Area is the 3rd largest in Europe. As the capital of the Kingdom of Spain, it is surprising that a city so large is nowhere near a navigable river or a coastal harbor. In today’s lecture, we’ll learn about some of the history and geography that gave rise to today’s exciting and surprisingly young Iberian capital.

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Friday, May 15
11:00 AM ET
The World of Bullfighting
With Luis Troconis

We will be talking about this unique, passionate and risky "art"; its origin, history, ceremony, current views and future.

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Friday, May 15
1:00 PM ET
Mystery at Omaha Beach
With Larry Alexander

The shells kept falling on Utah, but where were they coming from? The Rangers did more than take Le Point du Hoc.

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Category: For Teachers


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