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April 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Join Penobscot Bay Language School in welcoming back PBLS Spanish Instructor Billy Smith & Executive Director Jared McCannell from a recent trip to southern Spain. They bring back new recipes, cookware, and ingredients to share with the school’s Cultural Kitchen program. Aside from eating their way around Andalucia, they spent the time setting up a new Sister School arrangement with Instituto Picasso, a small language school in the historic Mediterranean port city of Málaga!

Join PBLS staff and volunteers on Wednesday the 19th of April for an authentic taste of Spain’s most celebrated dish–Paella! The meal will include generous portions of this saffron infused rice dish, with vegetables, shellfish, and chicken. Vegetarian paella will also be served, made in the same tradition, along with a few surprise dishes that everyone can enjoy (vegan & vegetarian options a plenty!). Spain’s infamous wine cocktails (sangria, tinto de verano, calimocho, etc.) will be available to complement the meal.

Guests are invited to stay for a short, but exciting presentation about PBLS’ recent successes in Spain, setting up a new sister school arrangement with the celebrated Instituto Picasso (Spanish Language School) The intention of this outreach was to develop a new Spanish immersion opportunity for PBLS students and supporters! Learn about the substantial discount extended to PBLS supporters for ALL programs at our new Spanish sister school! Program details will be posted at www.penobscot.us soon! Travel alone, or go with a group of other PBLS students and staff, either way, you can save money, learn Spanish in an immersive environment, and come home with a new command of the 2nd most commonly (natively) spoken language in the world!

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Penobscot Bay Language School supports total immersion learning, something that is not always accessible in midcoast Maine. We are building a network of partnering schools around the world; and with contacts already established in Spain and Japan, the school is off to a great start in making international enrichment travel an achievable goal for anyone in the midcoast region!


April 19, 2023
6:00 pm
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Penobscot Language School
28 Gay Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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