Friday, April 27, 2012

Duolingo

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Duolingo is a web-based application that teaches people languages by getting them to translate web pages: Users are able to learn languages for free, with no advertisements, while simultaneously translating the Web.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Which step have you reached today?

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Becas de inmersión lingüística "Vigo en inglés"

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O Concello de Vigo vén de convocar as bolsas de inmersión en lingua inglesa "Vigo en inglés" para estudantes de 3º ESO na súa edición correspondente ó ano 2012. Podedes atopar toda a información que precisades no sitio www.vigoeningles.org ou no Servizo de Educación da Concellería de Educación do Concello de Vigo, programa VIGO EN INGLÉS, Praza do Rei s/n, Planta 11ª - 36202 Vigo, tel. 986 810 181, fax 986 221 726, e-mail vigoengingles@vigo.org.

A documentación requerida deberás presentala no Rexistro Xeral do Concello de Vigo do 23 de abril ó 11 de maio, ambos inclusive.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The History of English in 10 Minutes

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'The History of English in 10 minutes' is a video-clip made up of 10 sections covering the evolution of the English language from its emergence up to the 21st Century: Anglo-Saxon, The Norman Conquest, Shakespeare, The King James Bible, The English of Science, English and Empire, The Age of the Dictionary, American English, Internet English and Global English.

You can find the transcript right below the video-clip.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Music: "My Valentine", by Paul McCartney

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My Valentine, by Paul McCartney; guitar by Eric Clapton - Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp
My Valentine belongs to the album Kisses on the Bottom, published in February 2012.

Editorial: A Monarch's Mishap

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An editorial, leading article or leader is an article in a publication expressing the opinion of its editors or publishers. Typically, a newspaper's editorial board evaluates which issues are important for their readership to know the newspaper's opinion. We give you now El País in English editorial published today, Sunday 15th April, about King Juan Carlos I's accident in Botswana.

Se pueden saber idiomas sin viajar (pero no igual)

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Debido a su interés reproducimos íntegramente ahora el artículo que Alejandra Aguado ha publicado hoy, domingo 15 de abril, en el diario El País.

Se pueden saber idiomas sin viajar (pero no igual)

La máxima inmersión en otra lengua se consigue con estancias largas en el extranjero.-La relación profesor-alumno no reproduce del mismo modo situaciones reales en otra sociedad.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thank a Teacher Today

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Thank a Teacher Today:
I am who I am because I had a great teacher


Thank you, teachers. I am who I am because of you, great teachers:
Thank you, Asun (Primary).
Thank you, Elías (Primary).
Thank you, Pepa (English, Secondary).
Thank you, Ana (Latin, Secondary).
Thank you, Jacinto (Literature, Secondary).
Thank you, Luz (Maths, Secondary).
Thank you, Alfonso (English Secondary)
Thank you, Gustavo (Spanish, Secondary)
Thank you, Xesús (Literature, University)
Thank you, José Antonio (Linguistics, University)
Thank you, Neal (Interpreting, University).
I Thank you!!


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Preview: RC Celta vs. Villarreal B

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Last Sunday 1st April, Allen Dodson wrote a very interesting preview on www.villarrealusa.com for the match RC Celta - Villarreal B. This is what he wrote:

"Come with me to the sea at Vigo". So wrote the Galician Martin Codax in the 1200s, and tomorrow Villarreal's B team will take that advice. Or at least come within a mile or so of the sea, because that's how close the Balaídos stadium is to Vigo Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Children Learn What They Live

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools' Day 2012

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April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day is a day celebrated in many countries on April 1st. The day is named for the custom of playing practical jokes and hoaxes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbours, or sending them on a fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, such as the UK, Australia and South Africa the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands, and the U.S., the jokes last all day.

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