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Friday, 28 June 2019

50 YEARS OF PRIDE


On June 28, LGBTIQA Pride Day is commemorated worldwide. The march known as "Pride" is an exhibition of colours. However its origin is born among riots. The march seeks to claim their rights and celebrate diversity,
This year sees the 50th anniversary of the riots that happened on June 28 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. In 1969 the different sexual orientations were considered as a mental illness. In addition, in many cases people were arrested for "public indecency".

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

REMEMBERING OUR CONVERSATION ASSISTANTS



On the day we say goodbye to this year's conversation assistant, we also want to remember the previous who have been teaching our students ever since we started our Bilingual & Plurilingual Programmes. Thanks to all of them wherever they are now.

Joshua DeYoung (USA)
 (school year 2018-19 & 2019-20. Fulbright programme)

Ben Davidson (USA)
 (school year 2017-18. Fulbright programme)

Laura Oxenreiter (USA)
(school year 2016-17)

Byron Santi (USA)
(school year 2015-16)

Tom Pazo (USA)
(school years 2013-14 & 2014-15)

Paul Behrend (USA)
 (school years 2011-12 & 2012-13)


Sarah Needham (UK)
(third term in school year 2010-11) 
(school year 2010-11) + another Canadian girl called Nicole

 
Kasia (UK)
(school year 2008-09 & 2009-10)


Rose (from UK)
(school year 2007-2008)


Friday, 21 June 2019

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS! (EUROPEAN HOLIDAY MAPS)


Today's our last day of school this course. Congratulations to all who have done well in the exams! Good luck for those who have to resit in September! Meanwhile, enjoy the summer holidays!
We close down for this season.


Holiday maps: how many weeks do school holidays last throughout Europe?
Check this map to see Summer Holiday duration in each European country:

The following map shows the total week holidays of the whole school year in each country:

Thursday, 20 June 2019

BREAKING UP WITH SPANISH STEREOTYPES


Our Conversation Assistant for this course, Joshua DeYoung, has prepared a video breaking up Spanish stereotypes. 
The idea of the video is to show American students, who could possibly visit Spain, that the image they might of the country through its stereotypes (flamenco, paellas and bullfighting) doesn't fit in with what they'll actually find in different parts of the real country. The video is part of his own personal project to prepare a survival guide for American students visiting Spain. The video means to be a trailer of this guide.
Joshua appears in it, too.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Monday, 17 June 2019

THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE


Here's a mind-map of the historical evolution of the English language.

More information about the Great Vowel Shift (before and after 1500).

Sunday, 16 June 2019

BLOOMSDAY

Bloomsday celebrates the date in which James Joyce's "Ulises" novel takes place: June 16th. It comes from the name of its main character Leopold Bloom, who on that day of 1904 travelled around Dublin in the novel. The book tells about what happens that only day. It's said that Joyce chose this day because it was the anniversary of the first time he dated with who would be his wife, Nora Barnacle. Joyce's fans get dressed up in costumes of the time during the Bloomsday Festivals (held every year between 11th & 16th June).


Wednesday, 12 June 2019

WHERE DO NEW WORDS COME FROM?


Presenting a video that explains where new words come from into the English language.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

PLURAL SPELLING RULES


This chart shows the basic spelling rules for plural formation of nouns in English.
For complete information on how to make the plural of nouns, click HERE to go to a previous post in this blog.

Monday, 10 June 2019

PREPOSITION 'ON' + DAYS & DATES


Basic: preposition ON + day of week or date, but with no article.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

INTERJECTIONS


Charts with interjections and their meanings. More at previous post HERE.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Monday, 3 June 2019

TOP 20 PREFIXES


This chart shows 20 top basic prefixes. Extended list of prefixes HERE.
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