3/23/2016 0 Comments
Happy Easter, Folks!
Just a quick reminder that Meetinghouse will be closed from Thursday 24th-April 3rd for Easter break.
Our first day back at class will be Monday April 4th. That give you lots of time to study English and do the homework from past emails you that hadn't gotten a chance to do. Right?
In any case, enjoy the time off and see you in April! Don't forget we have an Extra Activity (visit to a photography exhibit by yours truly) on Friday April 8th 19:00.
3/19/2016 0 Comments
March Week Three
This week we focused one extreme sports: freediving, underwater caving, kitesurfing, bungee jumping, etc.
This week, learners can try listening to a podcast about extreme sports, or about a white water rafting expert
For original version, listen to a fascinating story about caving in South Africa (with transcript) or watch a documentary about freedivers.
Learners can read a BBC text explaining some of the most common words associated with these types of high-risk sports or about a historic jump above Everest.
For original version, read about a stray dog who joined some avid extreme athletes on an intense adventure.
Please write a short opinion piece about these types of sports. Are they too dangerous? Should they be banned? Why do you think people do them?
3/12/2016 0 Comments
March Week Two
This week we focused on the life and sounds of David Bowie, talking about his music, lyrics, influences, and the huge mark he left on the world. May Bowie rest in peace.
This week, learners can try watching a video obituary, or Remember David Bowie from VOA (mp3 with transcript)
For original version, listen to some people's memories about different famous songs or try your hand at filling in the blanks of some famous Bowie songs.
Learners can read a Bowie lyrics quiz (1 and 2) or about the release of Bowie's last album before Blackstar.
For original version, take a look at six decades of his life, or read part of an interview that looks at some of the stories behind his songs.
So this week you've learned a lot about Bowie through our class activities and homework. Time to write a short essay about his life and influence!
If you're not a Bowie fan, feel free to choose a different celebrity to write about.
3/7/2016 0 Comments
March Week One
Our topic this week was education. We talked about our memories from school, high school, and college and discussed what could be the future of education.
This week, learners can try try an easy listening called a Day at School, or a medium-level activity called University Degree.
For original version try any of the numerous TEDTalks out there about education.
Learners can read about the famed Finnish edcuation system, or for something more difficult try Early Graduation and Homeschooling on the Rise.
For original version, read an article from the New Yorker about the real value of higher education or any other article from their education archives.
This week for writing, please write an article about how education has changed in Spain over the past 50 years. Where do you think we are headed?