Teruel Field Immersion offers diverse cultural workshops where participants will be able to enhance their language skills through engaging, group activities!
Our workshops have been designed by a team of experts with the goal of creating an immersive experience in the Spanish language involving the culture and scientific disciplines that characterize the city, so that you can live the language as you learn it.
Teruel’s pottery originated in the XII and XVI century. Its predominant color is green and you can find it all around the city. This remarkable art and its geometric elements are visible in the astonishing Mudejar towers, which pinpoint the center of the city. During this workshop participants will learn about the modeling technique and firing process. The final part of the workshop will be an interactive gathering giving everyone chance to practice their Spanish and enjoy treats while the clay dry.
Participants will study the XIV century Mudejar style addressing artistic and historical points of view. In this workshop, participants will discover the mathematics of Moorish design, and more concretely, the shapes that come from the geometric plane. The objective is not to conduct a theoretical study of geometry but rather to locate certain geometrical structures within Moorish decoration.
At Dinopolis World, participants will learn all about the fantastic universe inhabited by dinosaurs, their lives, and how they became extinct. This experience will take the whole family to prehistoric times and captivate all you with its primal beauty and mystery. The Dinopolis Foundation will educate participants about paleontology by preparing samples for investigation, showing how paleontological research is conducted, and teaching the process of prehistoric treasure preservation.
Taste Jamón Serrano
The well-known Jamón Serrano from Teruel was the first to receive the protected denomination label of Origin in Europe. Recognized professionals will explain the process of producing this delicacy. Participants will have access to an exclusive tour of a “secadero” where the ham is kept until it reaches perfection. We will learn the art of cutting the ham and participate in a ham tasting.
Teruel Museum Roman Mosaic
Teruel’s mosaics were made during the Roman period in the 4th century. Mosaics were used in a variety of private and public buildings. During this workshop participants will make a Roman mosaic piece and learn multitude of singularities regarding the mosaics in Ancient Rome.
The Lovers of Teruel Role Play
The Lovers of Teruel (Los amantes de Teruel) is a romantic legend that is alleged to have taken place in the 13th century in Teruel. At The Isabel’s Wedding Foundation, participants will be taught interpretation techniques to represent a scene from Isabel’s wedding.
In this activity, an expert will explain the bird banding or ringing process that originated in Denmark in the 19th century. This will provide participants with the understanding behind bird migration, biology, and behavior. Participants will have the opportunity to know, see, and touch diverse bird species, increasing their empathy with nature and its ecosystems.
From the vinery to the glass. In this activity, an expert will explain the process to make a good wine in the traditional way. The participants will be able to learn the art of making wine in a family owned winery, while enjoying an artisanal wine tasting.
In one of the cities with least light contamination, Teruel's night sky offers a privileged view of stars and celestial objects. Participants will embark in a journey as they explore constellations, enjoy the secrets of the astronomical world, and discover humanity’s mythologies and legends.
Teruel’s Hospitality School
Modern Spanish cuisine revolves around two main elements: traditional and innovative cooking that utilizes inventive techniques that have made Spanish chefs internationally recognized. At Teruel’s Hospitality School, participants will be taught techniques from both traditional and modern styles in order to be able to cook typical dishes of Teruel.
Vegetable Garden Experience
In this activity, participants will plant an organic garden with the popular products of the area. An expert will teach participants about the process involved in traditional agriculture. Once participants leave Teruel, locals will continue to take care of the garden and donate all produce to soup kitchens.
The Black Truffles Experience
The Gúdar Javalambre region, in Teruel, is the main producer of Tuber Melanosporum, also know as Black Truffle. Its geographical, climatic, and geological conditions make it an optimal site for the development of this precious black diamond. During this workshop participants will visit a “finca” where they will discover the mysteries that the truffle hides. The experience consists of two parts. In the first part, we will learn how the truffles are cultivated and found. On the second part, we will taste them in delicious local dishes.
The Culture of Drums in Teruel
From very early on in their lives, the citizens of Teruel are taught the art of drumming. They study this technique in order to perform during the acclaimed Easter Week, when their talent is shared nationally and worldwide. During this workshop, participants will learn about the drumming tradition, as well as how to play the drums according to Teruel's tradition.