20 ago. 2020 20:49
READING….just this word in itself warms my heart and makes me smile. I myself have had a love for reading since an early age. I can’t really remember how I got interested in my very first book, but I do remember the infamous “Sweet Valley High” series I read as a young teenager. As an adolescent and teenager books were a fantastic way for me to escape and enjoy reading about other people’s lives, if not only to disconnect from the real world for a while.
16 jun. 2020 16:38
Oh this word can cause even our advanced students to roll their eyes. Fortunately or unfortunately IDIOMS are a part of every language. IDIOMS are a bunch of words together which separately don’t mean anything, but together take on a whole new life. Knowledge and use of these idioms will help language learners “to fit in with” a culture and its language. Are they challenging? Sure they are! Can you learn them? Sure you can! It’s only a matter of following the 3 R’s. Repeat, Review & Remember. Or as the saying goes; “What we practice grows stronger.” So it’s important for you to try and include these expressions in your everyday speech. You can check out our daily Instagram stories in order to be in contact with different idiomatic expressions every day, or go to our Idioms & Highlights folders. Please enjoy reading two homework assignments by our students where we can see the idioms put into use in stories.
5 jul. 2018 17:53
"Sólo con el corazón se puede ver bien. Lo esencial es invisible para los ojos." Antoine Saint Exupéry A few days ago I read your blog, so I was thinking about the messages of the words, like the article that you mentioned, your blog really caught my attention because I have seen your effort for your students, specially I can talk about me, because you teach with kidness and love, but above all, you are very patient. You teach me constantly, not only in my class, too in daily life, with your messages, jokes and boardgames.
28 jun. 2018 21:34
“There are just those special people that just come in and leave footprints forever, and she did that to everybody.” Said by; Blake Densmore I chose this quote to start this blog because it really caught my attention, and lately I have been trying to leave as many footprints behind as possible. This quote reminded me of a Mindfulness course I began about a year ago, where we were asked; “What will be said about you at your funeral?” Pretty good question to reflect upon, don’t you think?
20 jun. 2018 13:58
So of course being the soccer lover that I am I couldn’t let this opportunity pass me by, especially since Mexico beat Germany this past Sunday 1-0, WOW!!! And to top it all off on father’s day, a super gift for all Mexican dads, including mine. What a sport! Soccer has played an important role in my life; thanks to soccer I met my husband. Also, my son Emilio is an amazing player, and of course his dream is to follow in Messi’s shoes one day. This blog is even more special than usual as I asked my students to participate in writing on the topic with me.
13 jun. 2018 12:39
This has been my favorite topic of interest over the last couple of years! Have you ever heard about it? It’s a pretty interesting idea. Let’s start with this question; How often do you find yourself, I don’t know let’s say taking a shower and thinking about something like the meeting that’s coming up that day, what you are going to cook for dinner that night, what you said yesterday, and on and on we could go? Scientists have shown that we often spend more than 47% of our time not in the here and now. Pretty incredible isn’t it? In 2015 I attended an amazing conference in San Francisco, called Wisdom 2.0. Connecting technology and mindfulness, where I learned more about this way of life. My favorite definition on Mindfulness is; paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, non-judgmentally with kindness, I came up with this definition thanks to Jon Kabat-Zinn the person who began this movement, as well as, more recently a talk on Ted Talks by Shauna Shapiro.
8 feb. 2017 12:19
So hello and welcome to our first Blog of our career and of the year. I hope this will be the first of many to come. The idea of blogging will be to provide our students with another resource for improving their English comprehension skills, along with vocabulary building. I have wanted to start this Blog since January 1st, but well as the saying goes; “if it wasn’t one thing it was another” OR “better late than never.”
25 jul. 2016 16:30
La pronunciación es algo que como ESL Students siempre nos preocupa y nos ocupa. A algunos nos da pena hablar porque pensamos que pronunciamos mal o porque no nos van a entender, pero ¿adivina qué? ¡No eres tú, somos todos!
25 jul. 2016 12:00
We use comparatives to compare one person or thing with one other person or thing. We use superlatives to compare one person or thing with many other people or things. My colleague Sean says "It's easy - when you compare it's comparatives (better than/more interesting than etc); when it's super duper it's superlatives (the best / the most interesting!)..."
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