Some of the AP Spanish students went to a field trip to New York city. The students attended a performance completely in Spanish of “El Quijote: by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ( 1547 - 1616), a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. His masterpiece Don Quixote has been translated into many languages. This performance was adapted by Santiago Garcia and directed by Jorge Alí Triana, a very well known Colombian director who in the present time directs the “ Teatro Nacional de Colombia” and at Repertorio in New York City. At the end of the performances, the students had the opportunity to speak with the actors who were from different nationalities: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina and Spain.
The students also had the unique opportunity to go for a late lunch to the restaurant El Quijote, in New York city, practice more Spanish, eat tapas and paella valenciana. It was a day a great day full of practicing Spanish in there real world and learning more about Spanish culture.