Recordatorio: ver las fechas de septiembre y horas, que estarán publicadas en julio en el Tablón de Inglés del centro.
El Escrito ya lo sacó la Junta cuando salieron las fechas de junio y os copié aquí también, o sea, creo que ya lo sabéis. For the flies, os lo comento es que es un lunes por la mañana a las 9.00 (pero comprobadlo si eso).
El Oral creo recordar que lo pusimos en el Departamento para dos días después con convocatoria única a las 16.00, pero igual, miradlo en el Tablón del centro porque Jefatura de Estudios repasa lo que entregamos y puede hacer ajustes y en principio saca la versión suya para que pueda consultarse en julio. Puede que avisen por la web, pero de esto no estoy segura.
One is for Cristina R, and it seems other people might be interested. I bought the Bedtime stories here. It’s got a 50% discount now. With shipping it’d be about 15 euros, without it’s 9 pounds, about 10 euros.
This one is for Romina and Desi, but you might be interested. It’s a poem I wrote when the heirs of June Jordan’s told me I could not share my translation of one of her poems and articles on mujerpalabra.net unless I paid them some money. I had written to them to offer them what I thought was a present, because the author is amazing and she’s not been translated into Spanish. When I explained why I thought they should not do that, they told me I was barking up the wrong tree, so I wrote this:
Mr Wrong Tree (copyright repression)
ARTISTS: PROTECT YOUR WORK FROM HEIRS
Mr Wrong Tree,
I’m not barking
It’s called ‘dialog’
It comes from caring
It’s wholly human
Sorry it’s so disturbing
Human, not like the money
you’re asking for: Ugly,
for all the rights it kills
for all the love it denies
for all the crimes it makes up
Hope you earn a living using her words
Your rights more vital than her work
for humanity — after all, you’re still alive
Still, we’ll mourn the silence you impose
and cry against it — and hope she survives
your suffocating love and protection
Your murderous enforcement of law & order, Mr Wrong
Well, tomorrow your results will be published. I already told you what I thought about your levels, and you must surely have a feel of what your level is, considering my opinion and your own and what you know about our work together and how people speak English.
I think the results are good. You know I don’t believe in the exam system as a reliable source to learn about people’s achievement and abilities, but I’m OK with the results. I wish people published their statistics, so we could learn about results elsewhere, but I would say that we are above average. About half of the group has passed the tests on the four skills in June, and 6 people have to do a resit for one of the skills, which is actually good news, because it gives them the chance to grow stronger in that skill this summer. The other overall fail marks are very few people with just two skills to resit in September. So there’ll be more vacancies for more people to sign up for this course. There are 97 applications and we register up to 27 students each year, but well, my prediction was that half of the people could be taking this course again next year (yes, I was exaggerating, but I prefer to be cautious) and that won’t be the case. I think we might have a maximum of three + 1 absentist staying for the new course.
Well, I hope no one gets an unpleasant surprise!
See you in “Revisión” if you failed any of the parts and/or at the dinner you all organized. And/Or have a lovely summer! Don’t forget to keep you level up and also to keep learning!
Well, years ago, when the author was young and lost, she wrote this story, after learning about the Higgs Boson. She simply couldn’t believe it! There WAS an explanation, after all! 😀
The bad thing — the story’s in Spanish! So don’t feel obliged, I understand! ❤
Find the info in this post! ❤
Best of luck tomorrow! ❤ Today, the tests for Intermedio were so interesting and lovely! and people were generally really happy! And everything was so well organized! 🙂 I’ve tidied up class, too! 😀 ❤
En este post, toda la información!
The bound-to-be-formed DIF Working Group (Grupo de trabajo Desarrollando inteligencia feminista) is going to meet on June 29 or the 30th (Thurs. or Friday), in the afternoon or evening, depending on people’s preferences. Coming to this informal meeting doesn’t oblige you, so if you are curious or would like to join in, please, send an email to inteligenciafeminista AT gmail DOT com as soon as you can, so we can agree on a date and time! Thanks
Here’s the newly update Announcement Board, which you can actually read by clicking on the pic and using the magnifying glass! 😀
Hi, everyone!! How is it going? I watched yesterday a really interesting documentary about internet, technology and its impact in our future as human beings. I couldn’t make it to find the hole one, so I’m posting the trailer.
It would be great if anyone could find the complete version and post it here, in the blog.
Hope you enjoy it and find it as interesting as I found it.
Just finished. It was Assange in English, Gabilondo in Spanish, on TV, but here there’s simultaneous translation, so if you find it as in the original, please, post the link!
My notes on two ideas Assange mentions:
Assange, interviewed by Gabilondo
G: Fear of going to prison being accused of major crimes?
A: Perhaps at the beginning, but then he thinks and feels it would be exciting – a new world, lots to learn
His fear is that of not being engaged
Dystopias are more unlikely than utopías