Thursday, 21 October 2010

Second Life

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

The Image Guessing Game

Hi, dear students,

As promised, HERE you'll find the Google Image Guessing Game. Enjoy!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Hi, dear students,

So loooooong!!!
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


Take a look at another video a student of mine made three years ago!!!


If you want to use this software to make yours, go to ANIMOTO

Hope to see more videos, guys!!!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Wolrd Cup 2010

Well, here's a short movie about the World Cup .. It's quite bad.. The resources of the webpage where I made the movie were too poor.. And I also had a problem when I tried to publish it 'cause in order to do it I had to pay .. so I managed to copy the URL from site and paste it here..
And please let me know if you could see it! Hope you enjoy it! :)

Monday, 21 June 2010



I'm not at college yet, but I can tell you something about exams because my older brother is at second year.

They have partial tests throughout the year and final exams in July and December, which they have to pass in order to be able to do the next course. I don't think there are credits for doing extra tasks, but what I do know is that they usually have to present a paper and then a board made up of professors will ask them questions about it.

As regards summer holidays, they start at the end of November and finish on the first days of March. However, undergraduate students have to sit for exams in November and December, and may have to study during the holidays if they have to resit an exam. Their classes generally start in the middle of March.

Today, winter is starting here in Argentina, even though it has been very cold lately.

Warm regards,


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Make a movie about the Worldcup!

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

USA and our students at PFUR University in Moscow

Recently a group of students from Omaha, the USA, visited our university. It was an exciting week for all, full of events and sightseeings. There was a conference with guests from other Moscow universities and on-line with 2 other Russian universities. The USA students made their presentations in English and Russian(!!!). I think exchange projects are so important and educating for all -studentsa and teachers. But unfortunately they are rare. That's why the Internet projects like your blog-class provides great opportunity.

When do you have summer holiday? When do your exams start? Do you have exams or just credits? Our students have both.


Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The mistery of yawning

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

Practice on Inversion

Hi, my dear students,

If you want some extra help on the use of "Inversion" you can go HERE.

You'll find a good explanation on how and when to use it, as well as some practice.



Friday, 14 May 2010


We have started a new project: Proverbquest

We will start posting those proverbs we really like, and will record them.
How many of these do you have in your own languages, readers...?
We are eager to read your comments!

CAE B Rosario

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Hey! How are you?
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

Hello everybody! Thanks for participating in our blog. It's great to have the chance to get in contact with people from other countries. I'll tell you some things about how we spend our spare time.
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

Wonderful 2010 Group !!!!

This is my wonderful 2010 group of students, all eager to work and participate actively! I'm so proud of them!!!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Natalie's Posting from Moskow

Dear students,
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

This is Antonella and Ariela's Glog!

Hi everyone! You're ALL invited to see our Glog :)

Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Argentinian Holidays

After reading all the information that Dennis had uploaded about the U.S., I decided to choose one of all those topics and offer some brief comments about the holidays in Argentina. So, here it goes...

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” 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 1810. In spite of the fact that compared to the French one, our Revolution seems really tiny, this day can be understood as a breaking point because it represented the first step towards our independence...Even though we didn´t get this one until 1816, the 25th of May was the day when the consciousness of freedom appeared in a “massive” way....So, after this day and during the next six years, our politicians and our poorly self-mafe army fought different battles and finally we got our independence, which was declared the 9th July of 1816....

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 Argentina, 1976) and the 2nd of April, day when we remember “Malvinas´ War” (1982).

(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

hi, from Boston!

Hi, dear students!

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

Expectations. Vol II

Hi people! Sorry about the delay in contacting....But here it goes...My name is Cecilia, and as everybody could see, I am the eldest member of the group...I study History at university and I hope to become a professor soon. I have studied English since I was a child and I approved my First Certificate Exam several years ago. When I came to Rosario to enter the university I had to leave my study of English aside because I did not have so much time. Now, when I am finishing my career, I want to take it up again... I believe that I will learn a lot with you and that this is going to become a great group!! I truly believe that for learning and friendship, age is not a boundary....Because of that, I am sure that this is going to be such a nice experience to all!
See you tomorrow!


Saturday, 13 March 2010

CAE 2010!

Hi everybody! My name is Luciana and I'm 18. I'm studying Accountancy at University and I play hockey at Provincial Club. I expect this year we can improve our English in order to be more prepared for the future, and also I hope we get the chance to make friends =)

first post!

hi everybody! i am sofia y and i am 18! this year i am going to start university!
From this course i hope we can make a nice group of friends and make the best of the time learning english
see you

Friday, 12 March 2010


hi everybody, i can finally create my blog!
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!

Hello ! we are Luchi and Mariu, we expect to have a good year, and learn new things. It's a difficult year but we are not afraid ! jajaja :)


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 all, im santigo and my expectations for this year is to improve my english to feel confortable speaking and writing to any person in the world.


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.
See ya!


Hi everybody! My name is Diego and i expect to have a good english level at the end of the year, at least to pass CAE...., see you in class guys, good luck!


Hi Everybody! I'm Georgina an I'm 16 years old. I expect to learn lot of things this year.
See you

Our first post

welcome everybody!


My name is Máximo, I am student of Superior de Comercio School. I hope this could help us to improve our English and what I expect from this class is to learn more about this language to reach my goals.

What we expect

We are Ariela and Antonella. We both are 17 years old and we've been to Cultura since 2004. Firstly, we expect to keep on learning English, a language we like very much.
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

Welcome to our Cyberspace!

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!