This week we talked about various topics. Some extended last week's discussion about travel to the topic of culture. If you would like to try some listening, check out this TED video about endangered cultures (available with subtitles and interactive transcript).
Or you could read about British and American food culture. Speaking of reading, this week I found another good website to practice reading and some grammar: The Study Zone. Take a look and let me know if you like it as a resource!
Other groups discussed health. Watch this animated video about the one thing you can do to drastically and easily improve your health with only 30 minutes per day. Do you agree with this doctor's suggestion? Also, you can read this article about health and kids.
Time flies!! We're coming to the end of the first trimester of our English Tertulias. This is a great time to think about your progress so far. Why not write a short self-evaluation? Think back to the first day of class. How do you feel you've improved over the past few months? How have you found a place for English in your day to day? What are your language goals for 2012? Are you enjoying the conversation groups? Do you have any comments or suggestions to improve them?
Some students have requested a short evaluation from me to check in about your progress. Don't worry, this is not a report card, just a quick note about how I see you're doing. If this is something that interests you, let me know, I would be happy to oblige!
Remember, some of you have signed up for extra classes on Thursday and Friday, so I will see you then. If you haven't signed up but would like to come, please email or call me ASAP*.
Last but not least, mark your calendars with the following events:
*ASAP = as soon as possible