Learn Spanish by cooking Paella in Cheste
Twice a year the village of Cheste celebrates his “Day of Paella”. And twice a year the students of several Spanish academies for foreigners in Valencia visit Cheste to experience this event. They don’t want to lose the tradition to celebrate this paella competition and being a candidate for the best cooker. Like this, the students can practice their Spanish. Of course, the visitors include also people who go to Cheste to visit their friends and enjoy a great time, a warm weather and a celebrating environment.
To get to know the city, the students participate in a visit of the city guided to the old town by the responsable of the Tourist Information office Cheste.
The event itself is organized in the city center. Teams are built by neighbours or friends. They cook the most traditional Paella “Paella Valenciana”. This Paella consists of chicken, rabbit, garrofons, tomatoes and rice. The Spanish students from Valencia use this opportunity to accompany eating Paella by drinking Sangria.
The cooking competition is a good possibility to practice and improve the Spanish they learned during their Spanish classes. The students get to know the neighbours of Cheste, talk to them and share their culture. Enjoying a good paella, the interpersonal barriers disappear.
After eating the Paella, the students of the Spanish School, Costa de Valencia begin dancing in the rhythm of a live Band, enjoying the party with the Spanish inhabitants like they were old friends. Staying there until the last train leaves the city, practice their Spanish and take photos during the day: to never forget this special day: learning Spanish and cooking Paella in Cheste.
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