This past week, students were able to give presentations about their home country in order to inform others about their culture and lifestyle. The students also gave detailed explanations of the popular tourist attractions and what you can expect to see when you visit their country.
Student Luis Vargas, is from Venezuela and said that he really enjoyed speaking to other students about what it is like to live in his country.
“Venezuela is a very diverse country because we have many different biomes such as the desert, beaches, jungle and mountains. Depending on where you are staying can influence the type of food you will eat. For example, if you are on the coast, you can find some of the freshest foods to eat. Alto, is a restaurant located in the country’s capital of Caracas, and is a favorite among the locals because they serve gourmet meals there. A traditional meal in Venezuela would be Arepa’s, which are similar to hamburgers in the United States. Arepa’s, however, are made with a type of cornbread and you can stuff different foods in it such as chicken or cheese.
In Venezuela, a very popular sport is baseball. In the United States, players like Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Lions and former San Francisco Giants player Pablo Sandoval, are natives to Venezuela. My country is also known for Miss Venezuela winning the title of Miss Universe seven times. Venezuela is home to the tallest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls.”
Student Julianna Correal Velez, presented on her home country of Colombia:
“Colombia is a Spanish country and we Colombians are dreamers. One of our country’s motto is, “Colombia is patient”. There are many tourist attractions in Colombia. A few of the main cities are Bogota, Cartagena, and Medellin. Bogota is Colombia’s capital and is a big city with many different neighborhoods. Many people know Bogota for its night life and downtown is also a very fun place to visit. Also located in Bogota is the Museum of Gold, or better known as, Museo Del Oro. Another popular city to visit while in Colombia is Cartagena also known as La Cuidad Amurallada, which is located along the coast and is home to the Colombian Navy. Medellin is yet another beautiful city to visit in Colombia. Medellin is known as The City of Eternal Spring and always decorates the city with beautiful flowers and butterflies.
The most popular sport is soccer so you will always find soccer fans in Colombia. We also have a few famous musicians; most notably, Shakira and Juanes who were both born and raised in Colombia. Each region of Colombia has a different cuisine. For the freshest dishes, you want to visit the coast, and the more inland you go, the warmer the food will become because it is a colder climate.
Attending and giving monthly student presentations is a great way for students to contribute to their ESL studies in San Diego!