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Friday, December 8, 2017

Tamale festival

The Tamale Festival in Placentia is an annual event that local people look forward to. It's a night filled with live music, the Christmas spirit, and delicious Tamales and other kinds of Mexican food. 


Each year the Orange County Campus of language systems take students to experience this special night. It's always very crowded and there's no parking so we took the shuttle bus from Valencia High School. 


We got to enjoy some amazing music, some wonderful food, and a lot of positive vibes. For all of the students tonight it was their first time. We are so glad our students from all over the world get to experience Southern California Christmas spirit through the Tamale Festival.





 By Ty, Program Coordinator at OC  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wine tasting trip

Ten students from LSI Downtown toured the Santa Barbara Wine Country over the Thanksgiving weekend holiday on Saturday, Nov. 25th, with a wine-tasting visit to Rusack Winery & Vineyard, a picnic at Koehler Winery & Vineyard, and a walk around the quaint Danish village of Solvang with teacher John.

At Rusack, we enjoyed our own table on the oak-shaded deck overlooking the vineyard for tasting despite the more-than-usual holiday crowds.
At Koehler, students enjoyed a lunch of tacos, quesadillas, and burritos at their weekend taco stand with Koehler's amazing Reisling, Rose', Syrah, and Sangiovese.wines out on Koehler's beautiful Oak Deck. Students enjoyed unlimited tasting in the tasting room afterwards.


The wine-savvy students were impressed with the quality of the wines, and many of them used teacher John's 20% wine club discount to buy the wines they liked.
Afterwards, feeling happy, the students enjoyed exploring the shops and bakeries in Solvang, and many were seen walking around eating ice cream cones or having coffee in the famous bakery coffee shops.
All the students had a great time, with many of them asking when the next Santa Barbara trip will be...





By John, Teacher at DTLA 

Monday, November 6, 2017

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

It's Halloween! The Pasadena students participated in the colorful West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. It is considered to be the biggest Halloween party with thousands of people displaying their best costumes and dancing the night away.




By Marco, Teacher at NELA  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween 2017

It is Halloween again... The streets were full of children trick-or-treating and a lot of people were dressed up at work and schools. 
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Language Systems! 
The schools were all decorated and we had candy everywhere.
It was so much fun to see everyone in costumes!
Check out some pictures from our costume and pumpkin carving contests: 



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Check out our blog next month for our Thanksgiving pictures! 



 By Ligia, Program Coordinator at DTLA  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Knott's Scary Farm

Once upon a time, a teacher and 17 students went to Knott's Scary Farm and it was super scary!  First we had to suffer the endless traffic to Buena Park in a blood-red colored van, hich took about an hour and 45 mins.  Luckily we were all prepared with great music like "Despicito"  and "I'm the One"  so we sang our way through the traffic nightmare.  Upon arriving to the park with half of our group, the next task was to find the other half somewhere near the huge line of people at the front entrance. The first group decided to enter the park, while I waited for three rest of our group to arrive! The park was so scary for the moment we stepped into the park.  


From the foggy Zombie alley, to the New Orleans Haunted House and even the very loopy, twisty, upside-downy Silver Bullet rollercoaster- we screamed for 6 hours! By the time we walked like the dead back to the van, everyone was worn out.  In the end we would all recommend Knott's Scary Farm... It's definitely the opposite of NOT scary so beware!


By DJ, Teacher at SBLA  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Knott's Scary Farm

Last night several students from our Orange County campus visited Knott's Scary Farm for a real Halloween experience in America.  For all of them, it was their very first time. 


 A couple of them scared easily, so all the zombies and ghosts and other scary figures really tried to scar them to death.  


There were many haunted houses and scary rides.  Walking around the amusement park and hiding behind every corner was someone in a really scary costume.  They work there and it is their job to scare you as much as possible.  Some of the people had makeup on that looked like it was done by a professional Hollywood makeup artist.  Some of the students had such a good time that they are planning to go again next week!


Free Spanish Class

Free Spanish class and quesadillas with teacher Kurt! 


Such a fun Friday! Muchas gracias!


By Kurt, Teacher at DTLA