I've not mentioned too much about Ben's classes. Yes, we've had a great time visiting various sites and meeting folks, but the original reason we came to Spain was so Ben could take some classes at Mester, a Spanish language school here in Salamanca. He has really enjoyed the classes about technology, culture and language. Additionally, he's met some great teachers from all over the U.S. as well as other countries. They are working on a group project for class and spend a pretty high percentage of time talking about teaching strategies and experiences when they are not in class. For more details, you'll need to ask Ben, of course, but I thought I'd post a few photos.
III Congreso Internacional del Espanol was last week, and the Mester group attended various presentations, including one by Dr. Blake and Gabriel.
And, as you know from other posts, the group has had several out of class cultural experiences as well! The ruta de tapas (above) and cooking demonstration (below) are 2 examples.