Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Guided Meditation For a Better Learning

Here follows the five-minute guided meditation session we did these last days. Remember staying focused is a great tool to help ourselves when producing an oral or written text in English.

NB: And do not forget to revise your writing before turning it in!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Importance of Feminism

A great Emma Watson explains the concept of Feminism before the United Nations assembly. Don't miss this opportunity to listen to her beautiful Oxford accent. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Useful expressions to connect your discourse

Connecting your discourse as you speak or write is an essential tool when engaging in a conversation, writing others, or presenting your monologue. Here follows a nice compilation of them: go through the list, make sure that you understand the context in which they are used, and then choose those you like best or feel more comfortable with. Do not learn them all, it's better that you start taking your pick and feel comfortable using them.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Shadowing is a learning technique where you listen to a text in your target language, and then speak it aloud at the same time as the native speaker, so that you become his/her shadow.

The basic concept is as follows: listen to the audio once or twice, to make sure you understand what it is about. Then you listen to it again and pause it to repeat the words, then you write down the words the speaker says until you have the whole audioscript. After that, you play the audio again until you can read it confidently at the same time as the native speaker. Finally, you get up from your seat to walk around the house repeating the exacts words as if you were the native person yourself.

So, here's my proposal to get started in this new technique: Become the shadow of Patch Adams. Patch Adams is an American physician, social activist, clown, and author who has some really interesting ideas to share with us about living in a healthy world.

Please, don't do this for more than 2 minutes at a time, we should start doing this little by little to avoid frustration, ok?

"I want a world where no one alive can remember what the word war means..."