Students get a taste of another culture
Betty Yang, Editor-in-chief
May 6, 2012
Filed under Variety
The language classes at Harding took at trip to another world. Spanish, French and Japanese teachers thought this would be a great experience for their students to attend the event at Concordia College.
“We cooked some cultural food,” said Kimberly Bonilla a Spanish four student. “They were called ‘bunuelos’ from Columbia.”
The food was something that both Bonilla and Sergio Huerta, also a Spanish four student, enjoyed and learned. It was something new for both of the students.
The food was different because it came from a different Spanish-speaking country. Bonilla had “always ate Salvadorian and Mexican food but this time [she] ate Colombian food,” she said.
The cultural food wasn’t the only thing that had a big mark on their experience there, they also danced! Their dancing style was not like how we dance today but also very cultural. “My favorite part was probably the dancing, I already knew how to dance but it was fun,” said Huerta.
The students also played a lot of games to help them become better in their cultural life and their language. “We played a game with a ball that helped us with our conjugations,” said Huerta.
They got to experience different things from what they see in school. “We were able to interact in Spanish all day, and you get to hear the different tones when people speak in Spanish,” said Huerta.
“It was like we were in a little Latin world!” said Bonilla.