Thursday, 21 October 2010
As you were interested in seeing a screenshot of a SL session, here it is. The person you see on the screen is Dennis Newson, a teacher of English in Germany and friend of mine, giving a talk on the integration of SL into Language Learning.
In the audience there is a "girl" sitting on a chair, seen from the back, with long brown hair --that's me ;-)
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Hi, dear students,
I myself miss your postings and comments, so I am writing again, this time, to tell you I've just opened a new space for us, a differente site which looks like a book..., where we will share pages with more information about ourselves...
In case you have not received my invitation, HERE is the site.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
And please let me know if you could see it! Hope you enjoy it! :)
Monday, 21 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Hi, dear kids! Now that the World Cup is in full swing and knowing you are all fans --not like me!!!-- here you have the chance to express your feelings about this championship by making a movie.... YES!!! Go to XTRANORMAL, and you will be able to choose your characters and to make them say what you like...
Be careful, though..., don't hurt anybody's feelings, remember your stories will be read worldwide !!! :-)
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
While i was studying in my bedroom, after our daily english class, i couldn´t avoid yawing 10 or 12 times, which made me remember one of the many topics we had discussed.
I read some theories about why do we yawn(what made me yawn even more :P). The first theory i found says something similar to what francis was trying to explain to us in class, that people yawn because they are bored or tired, so we don´t breathe as deeply as we usually do and our body take in less oxygen because their breathing has slowed. As a result, yawning helps us bring more oxygen into the blood and move more carbon dioxide out of the blood. However, this teory was discarded after several tests (studies have shown that breathing more oxygen does not decrease yawning).
Another theory is that yawning stretches the lungs and lung tissue. Stretching and yawning may be a way to flex muscles and joints, increase heart rate, and feel more awake.
I hope this information was useful. If someone finds another theory, i will be very interesting in reading it.
Monday, 31 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
santiago y cristian
Friday, 14 May 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
I've already read a few old comments.
I was interested in Natalie's comment talking about reforms in education.
Some years ago in Argentina, our education system changed. Nowadays is much more flexible. Many students think that this is Ok, because it's less stressfull. But after finishing school when we have to go to collage, we see how real life is. We realize that although we went trough many years at school, we haven't even learnt basic stuffs that everyone should know. Unfortunately, as I am in my last year of school, I will be graduated from high school with this despicable system. But not only is this a problem, but also education in general is such an issue.
Even though my opinion is a little bit negative, I have to admit that we are lucky to have public education, where there's a high level of education, and in which you start being more independient than you were at high school.
Well, I hope this comment will inform you about our situation.
Thank you for listening!
If there's anything you want to ask, please let me know.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Many teenagers do a sport, such as hockey (mostly girls), football, rugby, tennis and swimming. Some like skateboarding and they meet at parks to show what they can do with their skateboards. Others like dancing or drama, and they take lessons during the year to prepare the final performance.
At weekends we like going to the club during the day and going to the disco in the evening. We usually stay up until very late.
What about teens in your countries? Do they play sports or take drama lessons as well?
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
I'm inviting you all to read Natalie's comment --which appeared under "Our Project"-- as I guess many of you have missed it.
Thank you, Natalie, for this enlightening posting! And yes! I know Teresa and you met in Moskow, and also that you had a WONDERFUL time together! Wish I had been there! ;-)
A big hug from Argentina,
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
After reading all the information that Dennis had uploaded about the
Firstly, there is one important thing to mention and it´s that in our country we have plenty of holidays. Besides Easter, Christmas and New Year´s Eve, we have quite a lot of the so called “patriotic dates”...Actually, we have one per month (!!!). All these dates had been selected by the national government during the XIX century wihtin a “nationalistic trend”...in other words, there was an aim to achieve and this was to generate a sort of “national identity” among the population.
In a chronological order, the 25th of May has the leading role and during this day we remember a very important event of our history which was the “May Revolution”, in
However, 25th of May and 9th of July are only two important dates whithin a long list of celebrations...(If I keep on telling you the story of each day, this comment will turn to such a boring one !!!! I´ll just mention some other days…) We also have a “Flag Day” on the 20th of June, 17th of August “San Martin´s Day” (this man was a very important army leader who was also involved in many other southamerican countries´ independence) and 12th of October, “The discovernment of America” by Cristopher Columbus.
More recently established are the 24th of March (installation of the last dictatorship in
(I dont know if I´ve missed any...) Anyway, it cannot be said that we do not celebrate our national History...hahaha.....Apart of all these days, during the last decades, we`ve “importing” foreign celebrations such as “St. Valentine`s”, “Halloween” and “St. Patrick”, as well.....Globalization effects, perhaps…But this is another story..!!
That´s all for now people....
All the best,
Saturday, 10 April 2010
We discussed the topic in class and we decided we are keen to hear about the lifestyles of other people in other countries, about the values in their societies, about their political and social situations. We cannot travel to see them face-to-face, but thanks to the Internet we will be able to expand our knowledge via this blog, and to exchange ideas and opinions.
We are eager to read what teachers of English have to say about all this. And we'll also love to know how the young people in their countries spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
I'm at the Teachers' Convention in Boston right now, enjoying the sessions and the company of colleagues from ALL over the world. And also remembering you..., as we keep talking about our students, of course!! And about the possibility of engaging you in a project which might give you the chance to participate, learn and share another space, different from the one you are used to, and very rewarding, since you'll have the chance to communicate safely and authentically with people from different countries...
I hope you're all well, start thinking about what aspects of other cultures you are most likely to profit from..., and to enjoy the most. We'll be sharing that when I'm back.
Very warmly, from beautiful Boston,
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
See you tomorrow!
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
well, you know my name, it´s camila.
i am 16 and i love playing voleyboll, that´s why i am practising it in GER.
i am still on the school. this is my last year and though i can not stand it any more i am very happy cause i am going to Barilo!
from this year i hope we can all make a very nice group and also learn a lot!
best wishes everybody!
My Name in Julian and I'm a 17-year-old student from Maristas School, in Rosario. About me, I can say that I love playing tennis and going out with my friends. I'm also a musician. I play the Bass Guitar in a band, and we already have a few good songs!. I expect yo have a good time this year and to reach good english level at the end of this year.Well, see you everybody!
My name is Barto and I'm a 17 year old student from La Salle school. I'm a huge fan of films and music, and also love Tennis & Swimming, two sports I practice weekly. What I expect from this course, is to acquire the necessary skills to improve my English and hopefully, pass the exam with a good grade as well!
Hi everybody, my name is Francisco and i´m 17 years old. I´m coursing CAE here in cultura because i hope to keep on learning english, so i can expand my communicating skills. Also , it will help me in the future when working. Finally, i hope i can finally watch friends without reading the subtitles.
Besides, the idea of meeting foreign people excited us very much. It's almost like a dream come true to have the possibility to chat with others who study or speak the same language (English). It's also a way of testing our skills; it will sure help us with our goal: to keep on learning.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Hi, dear CAE 2010 students!
This will be the virtual extension of our class... Here we will get to know each other better, enhance our learning, and participate actively to develop the four skills while sharing different sources and tools and exchanging views on various topics.
Let's help each other make this year more enjoyable to all!