Last week, my mom who is learning English and French at the Official School of Languages (EOI) asked me if I was tempted by any books from her school’s library since she was going to collect one for herself. I checked the libraries’ catalogue very quickly and I was happily surprised to find these:
Nowadays it seems that we can easily access every bit of information through the Internet but to be honest some quests can be a bit overwhelming due to the excess of data on some topics.
When I was starting as a language assistant I was running out of ideas when looking for arguments to defend or to oppose a topic included in the themes of the A2 Spanish exam so I decided to take a quick break to clear my mind.
Somehow I ended up in the school library and I bumped into this new acquisition. It is an excellent book that contains in a very well structured and schematic manner. The book is divided into eight varied thematic sections:
Some of the things that fascinate me, in particular, is how do people use languages, as in what do they do with that linguistic code, and why do they do so.
Recently, I am very interested (believe it or not) in anything that has to do with Ivanka Trump’s use of language. Why? Take a look at this video:
Last week I was chilling out, just watching some telly and suddenly I remembered that a TV program called Cámbiame (highly recommended for the topic of fashion) was just about to get started. It is quite popular and entertaining but that day… it made me feel really depressed.
The show is about people who ask for a makeover because they want to change their style and for various reasons they have struggled but this post is not about fashion. It is about something that really shocked me and that sadly I had the misfortune to see on other occasions. English teachers that do not seem to have a solid basic level of the subject they teach.
What do I mean? Please, take a look at the following video. The girl is Rocio, an English high school teacher from Spain who has to translate sentences about herself (into English) to random people who passes by.
Last week, I received an e-mail with the following subject:
Discounted books from £2! Learn with the British Museum.
I mean… 2 P O U N D S! 😮 Of course it took me seconds to go to The British Museum Shop Online. Where to find them?
Why to buy them? Because they are so cheap and useful for teaching but, to be honest, this time I’ve just bought them as a treat to myself. My pics were: