Kingston, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s historical and cultural legacy was brought to life in Jamaica today with the participation of Cuban diplomatic representatives in a training program for future Spanish teachers.
According to information shared with Prensa Latina via Internet, the political advisor of the Cuban embassy, Ricardo Calvo, offered an online conference entitled ‘Approach to Cuban culture’, as part of the support of the diplomatic headquarters to the local plan of Foreign Language Studies.
The Cuban diplomat shared with Jamaican students, who showed interest in knowing about the history and culture of the largest of the Antilles through its main references of music, dance, cinema, theater, painting, sculpture, architecture and engineering.
Calvo accompanied the teachers in training on a virtual tour of the main Cuban cities and offered details about their population, identity features, customs, traditions and places of historical, political, economic and cultural interest.
In the midst of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cuban state mission joined other diplomatic representations of Spanish-speaking nations in supporting the immersion programme for the training of teachers specialized in the teaching of foreign languages in Jamaica.
Educator Malbis Aranda, president of the Academic Committee on Modern Languages of the Teacher Training Colleges of Jamaica, thanked the Cuban participation in the program and commented on the favorable reception among the students, who expressed a strong desire to visit Cuba to broaden their knowledge of the language, history and culture.