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Oct 2011

Oxbridge TEFL – Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI “Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply “emotion on the right, reason on the left,” but something far more complex and interesting.” If your intention is to become a teacher, knowing a little bit more about the brain is very useful. Pay attention to the part that refers to languages. After…

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28

Oct 2011

Friday Meeting 28/10/2011

This weeks meeting focused solely on students. How to evaluate students? How many levels exist in English? and teaching students who don’t want to learn. We often find that when level testing students they are placed in the wrong groups/levels. This is not a mistake from the examiner but a lack of confidence from the students when doing the test. I believe that rather than…

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28

Oct 2011

Oxbridge Madrid – ‘Working Together, Sharing Experiences’

  OXBRIDGE and CIBALL kindly invite you to our English teachers´ meeting named Working Together, Sharing Experiences which will take place on Thursday the 3rd of November in Madrid. We are creating a community of English teachers from public and private institutions, schools and academies who want to get to know each other and share their experiences related to English teaching. If you: -        Think…

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27

Oct 2011

Breaking News – Eurozone leaders agree emergency deal

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgDSauvALHk Eurozone leaders have reached a “three-pronged” agreement they say is vital to resolving the region’s debt crisis. As part of the deal, banks have agreed to take a 50% loss on Greek debt. Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15472547 [external link]


23

Oct 2011

Current News – Herman Cain on Obama’s Race Card

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_YEj5P-Bv0 “Everytime someone disagrees with the President, one of his service men play the race card. If the policies aren’t working that’s not racial, that’s just simply a failed policy.” Herman Cain talks about Obama playing the Race card.        


21

Oct 2011

Friday Meeting 21/10/2011

This weeks meeting focus is on telephone classes, the S1 beginners’ course, Legal (Law course) and P4 structure material. Although we’ve had positive feedback on most issues covered in the meeting, we still need to improve in some areas. This year we began teaching low-level (P2) telephone classes and although at the beginning it was a bit tough because most of the time was spent…

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21

Oct 2011

Breaking News – An end to ETA violence?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OCkyZ7dlq8 Basque separatist group ETA declared a ceasefire on Sunday in its bloody 42-year campaign for a homeland independent of Spain, vowing to give up guns and bombs to seek a democratic solution. Spain’s prime minister has hailed the end of Basque separatist group Eta’s armed campaign as a “victory for democracy, law and reason”. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the 800 victims of Eta’s…

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19

Oct 2011

Current News – All we are saying is ‘give pizza a chance’

httpv://youtu.be/Am4uhFH66HE As anti-capitalist protests spread in cities around the world, the number of people involved has been growing. Some demonstrators have been camping out in New York for several weeks, presenting the organisers there with plenty of difficulties for which they have had to find some very creative solutions


19

Oct 2011

Current News – Republican Presidential Debate

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl-Ppk6oN0s “The near-weekly ritual of Republican presidential debates took a raucous turn Tuesday night as the unsettled field of candidates ganged up on one another in a series of attacks more intense and personal than any in their previous appearances together.”



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