Gran Capitán student Rocío Espinosa Varón took first prize in the Bilingual Project Photography Contest, «Córdoba: Hidden in Plain Sight«.
Rocío’s photo, «Patrons with the Protector«, showed a display case on Córdoba’s famous Roman Bridge, with the reflection of the statue of San Rafael and the San Rafael Bridge in the background.
The second prize went to Noelia Morales Rubio, with her eye-catching photo of «Starfish in the Mezquita.» Elena Mebrives Sepúlveda came in third with «Dark and Light«, showing contrasting views of the stained glass window of San Lorenzo Church.
The photograph contest was the latest in a series of outward cultural activities in which the Bilingual Project students have participated this year.
Last December, they enjoyed a visit to the Medina Azahara, with its new archaeological museum. They attended an English-speaking guided tour within the museum, by a tourist officer. Each student read a description in English of one of the parts of the caliphate city.
These cultural activities have helped the students to learn more about their home town of Córdoba, as well as giving them the chance to improve their English.
In addition to these outward activities, the bilingual project has enabled the students to get closer to the American culture. With the valuable help of our American language assistant, Scott Lowrey, students have experienced in class a number of American cultural traditions such as Halloween, or Thanksgiving Day.
Furthermore, they have known important figures like the human rights icon, Martin Luther King. But, what´s more significant, they have undertaken a bilingual learning process.
Students, on behalf of TRAVEL AGENCY BILINGUAL PROJECT TEAM, we hope you have made profit of the bilingual activities carried out within the project throughout the course. Thanks for your collaboration.
English language teacher. Lourdes Ventura.
English language assistant, Scott Lowrey.
Bilingual Project coordinator, David Romero.