22 feb. 2021 20:28
As we all know, judging people in general, is not something we’re looking forward to since our first thought when being judged is “that’s wrong because it hurts me”. But first, let’s find out why we start judging others.
4 feb. 2021 9:31
I am very pleased to share with you all our first blog for 2021, which was written by one of our very own students Pedro Martin Gomez and edited by Miss Dani. This is an opportunity not only for our students to continue to become more involved with their English acquisition, but also for all of our readers to see how well our students are advancing in their language skills.
1 dic. 2020 14:32
Constantly, we hear that going out and spending some time outside is good for our body and our mind. It’s been known that the Taj Mahal was built to immortalize Shah Jahan’s wife but also, this beautiful garden serves as a sanctuary to escape from the stress of life. And it is not just the Taj Mahal, but in many books, it has been said that nature goes with the gift of freedom. As plants, the human body needs the chemical properties of the sun to function well, but not only that, being outside in direct contact with the sunlight could help improve your mood.
30 sept. 2020 17:21
Times change. We use smartphones, computers and most of the written information we share is digital. But there are certain objects that no matter how much time passes, they stay the same. One of those objects is the fountain pen. I started using one in March of last year, I never imagined how much I would enjoy using it...
20 ago. 2020 16:49
READING….just this word in itself warms my heart and makes me smile. I myself have had a love for reading since an early age. I can’t really remember how I got interested in my very first book, but I do remember the infamous “Sweet Valley High” series I read as a young teenager. As an adolescent and teenager books were a fantastic way for me to escape and enjoy reading about other people’s lives, if not only to disconnect from the real world for a while.
16 jul. 2020 17:14
Oh this word can cause even our advanced students to roll their eyes. Fortunately or unfortunately IDIOMS are a part of every language. IDIOMS are a bunch of words together which separately don’t mean anything, but together take on a whole new life. Knowledge and use of these idioms will help language learners “to fit in with” a culture and its language. Are they challenging? Sure they are! Can you learn them? Sure you can! It’s only a matter of following the 3 R’s. Repeat, Review & Remember. Or as the saying goes; “What we practice grows stronger.”
5 jul. 2018 15:23
"Sólo con el corazón se puede ver bien. Lo esencial es invisible para los ojos." Antoine Saint Exupéry A few days ago I read your blog, so I was thinking about the messages of the words, like the article that you mentioned, your blog really caught my attention because I have seen your effort for your students, specially I can talk about me, because you teach with kidness and love, but above all, you are very patient. You teach me constantly, not only in my class, too in daily life, with your messages, jokes and boardgames.
28 jun. 2018 15:29
“There are just those special people that just come in and leave footprints forever, and she did that to everybody.” Said by; Blake Densmore I chose this quote to start this blog because it really caught my attention, and lately I have been trying to leave as many footprints behind as possible. This quote reminded me of a Mindfulness course I began about a year ago, where we were asked; “What will be said about you at your funeral?” Pretty good question to reflect upon, don’t you think?
20 jun. 2018 15:40
So of course being the soccer lover that I am I couldn’t let this opportunity pass me by, especially since Mexico beat Germany this past Sunday 1-0, WOW!!! And to top it all off on father’s day, a super gift for all Mexican dads, including mine. What a sport! Soccer has played an important role in my life; thanks to soccer I met my husband. Also, my son Emilio is an amazing player, and of course his dream is to follow in Messi’s shoes one day. This blog is even more special than usual as I asked my students to participate in writing on the topic with me.
13 jun. 2018 15:45
This has been my favorite topic of interest over the last couple of years! Have you ever heard about it? It’s a pretty interesting idea. Let’s start with this question; How often do you find yourself, I don’t know let’s say taking a shower and thinking about something like the meeting that’s coming up that day, what you are going to cook for dinner that night, what you said yesterday, and on and on we could go? Scientists have shown that we often spend more than 47% of our time not in the here and now. Pretty incredible isn’t it? In 2015 I attended an amazing conference in San Francisco, called Wisdom 2.0. Connecting technology and mindfulness, where I learned more about this way of life. My favorite definition on Mindfulness is; paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, non-judgmentally with kindness, I came up with this definition thanks to Jon Kabat-Zinn the person who began this movement, as well as, more recently a talk on Ted Talks by Shauna Shapiro.
8 jun. 2017 15:49
So hello and welcome to our first Blog of our career and of the year. I hope this will be the first of many to come. The idea of blogging will be to provide our students with another resource for improving their English comprehension skills, along with vocabulary building. I have wanted to start this Blog since January 1st, but well as the saying goes; “if it wasn’t one thing it was another” OR “better late than never.”
25 jul. 2016 15:57
We use comparatives to compare one person or thing with one other person or thing. We use superlatives to compare one person or thing with many other people or things. My colleague Sean says "It's easy - when you compare it's comparatives (better than/more interesting than etc); when it's super duper it's superlatives (the best / the most interesting!)..."