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"Blog, Lexis Blogger, blog!" este un proiect inregistrat de ZEL Romania, sub titlul "110 zile europene", fiind destinat copiilor cu varste intre 10 - 14 ani care studiaza limbile straine si profesorilor. Materialele publicate urmaresc un dublu obiectiv: lingvistic si de educatie Social Media. Prima etapa a proiectului se incheie pe 26 septembrie 2010, cand se vor anunta rezultatele concursurilor.

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01. DON'T SPEND time on the Internet! INVEST TIME! - Mar 20, 2015 8:02:00 AM
Did you Know?
 - The online population equals 30% of world's population.
 - Global time spent online per month is the equivalent to 3,995,444 years.
 - More than 56% of social networking users spend time for spying their partners.
 - More than 250 million tweets are sent per day.
 - More than 800 million updates are posted on Facebook.
Source: http://www.go-gulf.com/

So, why waste time? The internet is much more and it can help you get admitted at university or get a job:
The internet is the largest lobrary with 1.2 billion active websites. The online media is the No.1 source of information and learning with 1,200 Massive Open Online Courses - MOOCs - offered for free.Nowadays, more and more college admission officers and employers value initiative, passion, curiosity. The internet can help you demonstrated all these qualities, the amount of reading you've done, the variety of interests you have and the experience you've acquired. Check out the amazing solution offered by http://www.stackup.net/.Source:http://www.mytowntutors.com/2015/02/top-5-reasons-online-learning-can-help-you-get-a-job/
How People Spend Their Time Online
Infographic by- GO-Gulf
02. Classroom stories - Jun 24, 2014 8:31:00 AM
When you walk into the classroom, what do you expect? Worried faces, unapproachable teachers, a huge blackboard and piles of homework on the teachers' desks? What about smiling faces, relaxation and fun?
03. EFL METHODOLOGY UPDATE COURSE - Summer 2014 and September Workshop - May 6, 2014 8:37:00 AM
Dear Colleagues,
Below is the ETC Summer 2014 program:
From July 3-18 we offer our EFL METHODOLOGY UPDATE COURSE,with options of attending the first 4, 6 or all 10 sessions.
From September 1-6  we offer the first part of our  EFL METHODOLOGY  UPDATEDand from September 8-11, the second part:  INTEGRATED SKILLS FOR TEACHING PROFESSIONALS,for those working in challenging situations who wish to further develop their skills.
On Sunday, September 7, we are offering the "Voice: Your Excellence in Teaching" Workshop, an 8-hour voice training, pronunciation and intonation practice workshop for English language teachers with Irene Theotokatou.
Best wishes for a cool summer,Suzanne and Lilika

Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika CouriEducational and Training Consultants12 Polytehniou StreetGR  104 33 Athenstel.:  +30 210-5232598 [email protected]"www.etc-seminars.gr"http://www.linguaglobe.com   Νέα / Άρθρα - Columnists  

EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS12 Polytehniou, 104 33 Athens
www.etc-seminars.grSuzanne Antonaros         Lilika Couri
. . . the beginning of a new career, the way to professionalism. . .
"EFL METHODOLOGY UPDATE COURSE"
A 40-hour highly practical intensiveCourse specifically designed for new professionals, as well as forteachers
who have  not  received any prior training.
withSuzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri,
EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS
 The Course is held, 10: 00 - 14: 30 MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
DATES: JULY 3 - 18, 2014
PLACE: The ETC Seminar Room (6th floor), 12 Polytehniou Street, ATHENS
COURSE TOPICS:
Class Management, Lesson Planning, Using & Preparing Visuals, Creative, Grammar Practice & Drilling, The Four-Stages Workshop, Teaching Reading, Developing Listening Skills, Vocabulary Building, Teaching Writing and Coursebook Adaptation.
**CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
                                                       COURSE FEES:*Full Course (40 hours): 180 €
                 *Half Course: the first 6 Sessions (24 hours): 115 € *First 4 Sessions (16 hrs): 75 €
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 25, 2014.N.B.: Participants required to pay half fees by June 25, 2014.
FOR INFORMATION, Call: 210/52 32 598, or e-mail: [email protected]




COURSE PROGRAM, 10:00 - 14:30
July 3, Thursday: "CLASS MANAGEMENT & FIRST DAYS OF CLASS" The teacher as manager within the classroom. Activities and techniques to use the first days of class.
July 4, Friday: "LESSON PLANNING"
Efficient lesson planning makes teaching much more effective and stimulating to both teacher and student
July 7, Monday: ."USING & PREPARING VISUALS"
What are they? How to find and/or make visuals and how to use them to teach creatively and effectively.
July 8, Tuesday: "CREATIVE GRAMMAR PRACTICE & DRILLING" Demonstrations and workshops on ways of presenting new structures in class and a discussion of various drills.
July 10, Thursday: "THE FOUR-STAGES WORKSHOP"
A step-by-step demonstration, lesson planning, evaluation and feedback workshop. (Active participation by all attending.)
July 11, Friday: "COURSEBOOK ADAPTATION"
Guidelines for evaluating coursebooks and assessing students' needs, adapting coursebook material and creating supplementary exercises.
July 14, Monday: "VOCABULARY BUILDING"
Creative activities on how to present new vocabulary items. Practical suggestions to get learners to use and to remember new lexis.
July 15, Tuesday:"TEACHING READING"
Techniques and activities to help learners read a passage with interest and to help improve comprehension.
July 17, Thursday: "TEACHING WRITING"
Practical activities and suggestions to develop learners' writing skills from the sentence level to the paragraph.
July 18, Friday: "DEVELOPING LISTENING SKILLS"
Practical tasks and exercises to ensure improvement of learners' listeningskills.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------REGISTRATION FORM--  July EFL UPDATEPlease call to book a place, then fill out and  mail. Send postal money orderto: S. Antonaros, 12 Polytehniou, 104 33 ATHENSCALL: 210/52 32 598 OR  e-mail: [email protected]:_____________________________________________________________ADDRESS:__________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE ( Hours to be contacted): __________________________________1. Full Course (   )  2. Half: First 6 sessions, (    ) 3. First 4 sessions (    )---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Suzanne Antonaros - Lilika Couri
EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS
"VOICE: Your Excellence In Teaching"
. . . an 8-hour voice training, pronunciation & intonation practice workshop for EFL teachers (and other professionals)with
Irene Theotokatou
DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 10:00 - 14:30 & 16:00 - 20:30,TITANIA Hotel, 52 Panepistimiou Street, ATHENS
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
The approach to voice for an EFL teacher is two-fold. It encompasses both how you teach and what you teach. Firstly, as with any teacher, your voice is your instrument. It can be a lively and effective tool for communication, a means to presence and command in the classroom, a tower of strength that won’t let you down. Secondly, it is through your voice that you must demonstrate the language skills you desire to pass on to your students – skills such as pronunciation and intonation.
This 8-hour workshop aims at both these areas. In the first part, through the use of physical and vocal exercises, learn how to improve the vibrancy of your voice; learn how the breath can support the voice and make it a powerful ally in the classroom; learn how to preserve and protect your voice so that it doesn’t let you down and how to nurture it, if it does. The second part is an intensive one on enhancing your own English language skills. The work focuses on improving pronunciation and fine-tuning intonation -- getting the melody right. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to take some of the exercises with you and apply them in your own classroom.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014 **CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

IRENE THEOTOKATOU, M.A., Drama and Theatre Studies,
University of London, Royal Holloway College. Studied Voice extensively with Ulrik Barfod and Edda Heeg of the Roy Hart Theatre. Has participated in Natural Voice Training workshops with Frankie Armstrong in Hereford, UK.
FEES: 60 €


INFORMATION:SUZANNE ANTONAROS - LILIKA COURI,Call: +30 210 52 32 598, e-mail: [email protected], www.etc-seminars.gr

ΔEΛTIO ΣYMMETOXHΣ Voice Παρακαλούμε, τηλεφωνήστε στο 210/52 32 598 για να δηλώσετε συμμετοχή, μετά στείλτε Tαχυδρομική Eπιταγή στην διεύθυνση: Σ. Aντωνάρου, Πολυτεχνείου 12, 104 33 Aθήνα, ή
χρησιμοποιήστε e-mail: [email protected]
ONOMATEΠΩNYMO: _______________________________________________________
ΔIEYΘYNΣH:________________________________________ΤΗΛΕΦ.: ______________



REGISTRATION FORM--  July EFL UPDATEPlease call to book a place, then fill out and  mail. Send postal money orderto: S. Antonaros, 12 Polytehniou, 104 33 ATHENSCALL: 210/52 32 598 OR  e-mail: [email protected]:_____________________________________________________________ADDRESS:__________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE ( Hours to be contacted): __________________________________1. Full Course (   )  2. Half: First 6 sessions, (    ) 3. First 4 sessions (    )---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

04. How to use your human - A Cat’s Instruction Manual - Jan 19, 2014 6:33:00 AM
Are you a cat who has recently adopted a human? Watch out! Humans are bizzarecreatures who love their daily routine. They have cereals and coffee for breakfast. Boring. They sleep at night and never dream of catching a mouse. Boring. They can watch TV hours on end. Double boring! I wonder why they are called “coach potato”. You can play with a potato, while humans can sit still and watch other people play a sport.God of cats! Humans are boring!

If they don’t have a child of their own, they’ll get on your nerves buying you funny clothes that make you look stupid or toys you don’t want to play with. They hold you in their arms when you’d rather climb a tree and give a bath in their tub. Be careful when you enter a room accompanied by your human. They are so clumsy and can shut the door on your tail. Fight hard when they try to give a bath, unless you know how to swim.

 Beware of humans! They call themselves owners. Let them think they are, but follow the instructions to live a cat’s life in dignity.

I have downloaded Simon’ videos to illustrate thirty-four days in the life a VIP cat. About half a billion viewers have learned my tricks and are using them successfully at home. I hope you’ll fall in love with my personality, creativity and perseverance.

Who can use this post?
• People who need an adorable, cute companion (that's me!) and haven’t made up their mind whether they want a cat or a dog.
• English teachers who want to teach their young and adult learners in a fun way. (Tip: Divide the class into pairs, one group facing the screen, the other one with their back to it. While the video is playing, the student watching it tells his/ her partner what is happening. As the videos are very short, the teacher can play it to the end. The pairs write sentences about what happened in chronological order and share with another group or discuss as a class. 
 • Don’t forget to give full instructions before the activity starts. 

According to the level of the group, the teacher can suggest the students what to pay attention to. 
e.g. Describe what you see: Who is doing what? What do they look like? What objects do you see in the video? Summarize what they are saying.( Elementary level)
Have you, your family, or friends ever experienced the problem? Describe what happened. Summarize what they are saying. (Intermediate +)

Activity adapted from Zero Prep: Ready-to-Go Activities for the Language Classroom by Laurel Pollard, Natalie Hess, and Jan Herron.
 Co-authors:
Miss Marie                                                and                            Miss Sara


05. Kid Writer - Jan 9, 2014 1:52:00 PM
Are you a kid and you want to write? You're probably a reader, too. Don't stop. Expand your reading, develop this interest and read everyday. The Mystery of the Shell a Christmas story (English language project for EFL learners) from Mioara Iacob
06. Are you a teacher? - Nov 23, 2013 5:53:00 AM
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07. Jack Scholes in Romania - Nov 12, 2013 7:41:00 AM
Jack Scholes was born in England and has over 40 years experience in the field of English language teaching. He has been teaching and giving presentations around the world including England, Germany, Nepal, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

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08. HOPE FOR WALTER Humanitarian Appeal - May 1, 2013 4:47:00 PM


Ma numesc Seifert Walter Florentin, sunt elev clasa XI-a la Liceul Teoretic Tudor Vladimirescu din Bucuresti, profil matematica-informatica. Pana in urma cu cateva luni eram un copil obisnuit, cu activitati obisnuite, cu idealuri si dorinte, cu ambitii si impliniri, un copil care se pregatea sa mearga pe calea vietii. Apoi s-a intamplat ceva... ceva cumplit care a distrus intr-o clipa micul meu univers, tot ce reprezentam eu. Simteam cum dintr-o data cerul nu mai era albastru, soarele nu mai voia sa rasara si pentru mine. Un dusman teribil s-a strecurat in viata mea si a naruit totul - cancerul. Cum reactionaza un om cand afla ca are cancer? Cum poate sa lupte cu asemenea amenintare? Raspunsul este unul singur: “GREU”. Acum cand ma aflu in cea mai cumplita perioada a vietii mele, ajutorul, incurajarile si mesajele de prietenie venite de la apropiati ma motiveaza enorm sa lupt. Ma rog si sper cu tarie ca maine va fi o noua zi. Poate una mai insorita...

Viata mea depinde acum de administrarea riguroasa a unui protocol medical complex (operatie, chimioterapie, radioterapie, operatie), care sa fie gestionat intr-un sistem medical apt sa sustina (inclusiv prin calitatea dotarilor si a medicatiei) efortul medicilor de a transforma o sansa in certitudine.

Va lansez acest apel, increzator fiind ca se va gasi un ecou in sufletul Dvs. Acolo unde circumstantele ne impun fatalitatea unor limite, solidaritatea poate constitui o sansa reala pentru destinul meu.

Va multumesc din suflet pentru intelegerea si ajutorul Dvs.

Contul umanitar este deschis la BRD – Agentia Cora Lujerului Bucuresti pe numele tatalui meu SEIFERT ERWIN DANIEL, deoarece sunt minor.

RO17 BRDE410SV87773804100 - RON 
RO65 BRDE410SV87774784100 - EUR

Contact: Seifert Erwin Daniel (tata): 0722.368.413, [email protected]
Post preluat: You can save a teenager's life
09. How are games changing education? - Mar 28, 2013 11:49:00 AM
How Video Games Use Education and Learning Elements How Video Games Use Education and Learning Elements infographic
10. Capcanele limbii engleze - Mar 18, 2013 2:03:00 PM


Capcanele limbii engleze vi se adreseaza daca:• vreti sa rememorati rapid dificultatile cele mai insemnate ale limbii engleze inaintea unui examen;• va aflati in strainatate si aveti nevoie de o scurta revizuire a regulilor de gramatica ale limbii engleze ca sa comunicati corect;• nu va mai amintiti daca trebuie sa spuneti I’ve been to London sau I went to London;• ati uitat diferenta dintre must si ought to.
Capcanele limbii engleze va ofera:• un raspuns clar si prompt la toate intrebarile si indoielile voastre, intr-un format practic;• problemele esentiale ale gramaticii limbii engleze;• principalele phrasal verbs, insotite de exemple si de traducerea lor;• fise pentru revizuirea celor mai utile cuvinte necesare unei exprimari corecte.
Capcanele limbii engleze... De ce acest titlu?Pentru ca aceasta carte va va ajuta:• sa revizuiti regulile fundamentale ale gramaticii engleze;• sa evitati cele mai frecvente greseli si cele mai perfide capcane;• sa conjugati verbele fara nicio ezitare;• sa va exprimati la fel de bine in scris si in vorbire.

11. World Book Day - Mar 4, 2013 12:23:00 PM
Incepe numaratoarea inversa pana la 7 martie 2013, Ziua Mondiala a Cartii. Profitati de aplicatii gratuite pentru i-Phone, discount-uri si, nu in ultimul rand, de aceasta selectie de jocuri online pentru copii.

Games | World Book Day
12. World Book Day - Mar 4, 2013 12:23:00 PM
Incepe numaratoarea inversa pana la 7 martie 2013, Ziua Mondiala a Cartii. Profitati de aplicatii gratuite pentru i-Phone, discount-uri si, nu in ultimul rand, de aceasta selectie de jocuri online pentru copii.

Games | World Book Day
13. With my smile I greet, and with my hat I travel - Feb 26, 2013 7:33:00 PM
Who is Miss Highbrow ? Looking at her photo, one might say she was an actress, a cover girl or a TV celebrity.

Would you ever believe she's an inquisitive philosopher and curious book lover? Why don't you visit her blog to enjoy her articles and take part in the conversations. You could start with "The bazaar of life": a simple story, but so vivid with descriptions. Read and you'll hear the writer's voice, look at the photos and you'll experience London thru her senses.

And just for a change, or maybe for a lifetime career as a politician, Mihaela Gruia, the Romanian student at the University of Sheffield is attending LIMUN 2103 (a simulation of the UN system) the delegate of Philippines in UN Women Committee.

Yes, life is fascinating! 


14. Educatie pentru sanatate - Jan 20, 2013 12:06:00 PM
Have you made your decision what to do after graduating from high school? Are you still tempted to take a year off? What if after a year you want another and another. After a while you might never go back to college.

You'd better have a look at this visual story. The infographics (Source:Better Education = Healthier Lives  analyses the impact of education on health.
Scientifically and commonsensically, anybody can prove and accept the role of education on improving our lives.

Still, some of the results are in contradiction with evidence: the better educated you are, the more you work. Almost all professions are more stressful than physical work: longer hours, higher responsabilities and expectations. What is the situation in your country? Do the research results apply?

If you live or have information about Romania, you can visit and comment on One Goal for All.


  
15. ACADEMY ISLAND - Jan 12, 2013 11:51:00 AM
Exam level: Preliminary, (PET), First (FCE), Advanced (CAE)
CEFR level: B1-C1  
Skills practised: Reading




16. Monkey Puzzles - Jan 12, 2013 11:35:00 AM
Exam level: Young Learners (Starters, Movers, Flyers)
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading


17. What's on your bedside table? (1) - Dec 15, 2012 7:58:00 AM
Winter is here in Bucharest with everything we hate: temperatures below freezing, dirty snow, slippery pavements, bumps and bruises, aggressive drivers stuck in traffic jams. Another dusting of new snow is expected next week.

But at home, at home we have everything we love: family and friends, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, our favourite tea, the cosy sofa.

Sometimes you come back home, put your cold feet into your fluffy slippers and realize something's missing. A good book is  missing, or a stack of books.
                                                                                      
By the way, what are you reading this winter? What about "Great Expectations"? You might ask, "Why on Earth would I read Charles Dickens in the 21st century? He was a man of his times, all right. In his novels he teaches us how to think. But many other writers do."

The reason why I like and recommend Charles Dickens is because he tells us things about ourselves, because he is such a keen observer of the human nature. Dickens is a man of our times, as well. His messages about poverty and charity, about misfortunes and forgiveness can teach us valuable lessons on how to survive, about generosity and faith. Aren't poverty and charity themes we are talking about a lot these days? You'll probably recognize your neighbour or a relative in the novel, your teacher, a lawyer or a famous Romanian politician. It's about your life.

There are lots of offers and promotions you should take advantage of:

Try this preview sample if you don't believe me, or this Kindle edition. Both are in English, at affordable prices.

What are you reading this winter?



18. Updates you might have missed - Dec 2, 2012 3:20:00 PM
ACADEMY ISLAND
Practice your English with Cambridge games.

- Level: Exam level: Preliminary, (PET), First (FCE), Advanced (CAE)
- CEFR level: B1-C1
- Skills practised: Reading

19. New Café on the Block - Dec 1, 2012 6:50:00 AM

Statiscs say the following about the Romanians.

"As for their leisure time activities, 81.5% never goes to theatre, 77.1% states that going to cinema is not a habit for them, meanwhile 48% goes out in discos on regular basis. 39% never reads books and 41% does not practice any sport. Seems like the only constant activity is watching television, as 63% declared." Source (2007): CafeBabel.com

                                                                        
The above figures have been changing dramatically in the past years. The capital city offers a generous list of attractions for theatre-goers, book-hunters, music lovers or for social interaction.
                                 http://antante.ro/cafeneaua-bloggerilor/

Good news. A new cafe to open in Bucharest! Excellent news for bloggers. The man behind the idea is Victor Catalin. I've never met him and probably, never will.
Still, it seems I've known him for ages. Immediately after I had created this blog for young English students, in March 2010, I found out about ToateBlogurile portal and registerd my blog. The young, restless man never ceased to amaze me.

Producing projects seems to be have been written in his job description:
tB.ro (Portal),  ZtB.ro (Ziarul Toate Blogurile), VtB.ro (Comunitate de presa pentru bloggeri), ADtB.ro  (Program de afiliere) and last but not least, Cafeneaua bloggerilor. Not only does he have projects, he also fulfil them all.

Congratulations Catalin and best of luck!

Read more in Popa Nan 3A
20. Romania's National Holiday - Nov 30, 2012 7:01:00 PM
Fii sincer: ce inseamna 1 decembrie pentru tine? If you are Romanian, have you ever asked yourself this question? If you live abroad you must have strong feelings for Romania and I applaud you for this.

Whoever you are, wherever you live in the Global Village, please read this post in Romanian or enjoy some of Romania's most beautiful places through a photo tour.

http://lexisscoli.blogspot.ro/2012/11/fii-sincer-ce-inseamna-1-decembrie.html

Happy National Day!


21. Mondays with Crazy English - Nov 4, 2012 5:54:00 PM
Learning English is fun. I've given you plenty of examples. Here's another one: spoonerisms. They are slips of the tongue due to inattention, insufficient knowledge or a deliberate play on words.
                                        Source: http://www.crosswordunclued.com/

This tendency to switch consonants and vowels is manifest with little kids, but adults are also prone to this impediment. This tendency was named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner  who was famous for this tendency. According to Wikipedia the following examples are attributed to him:
"Three cheers for our queer old dean!" (dear old queen, referring to Queen Victoria)"Is it kisstomary to cuss the bride?" (customary to kiss)"The Lord is a shoving leopard." (a loving shepherd)"A blushing crow." (crushing blow)"A well-boiled icicle" (well-oiled bicycle)"You were fighting a liar in the quadrangle." (lighting a fire)"Is the bean dizzy?" (Dean busy)"Someone is occupewing my pie. Please sew me to another sheet." (occupying my pew...show me to another seat)"You have hissed all my mystery lectures. You have tasted a whole worm. Please leave Oxford on the next town drain." (missed...history, wasted...term, down train)[6]A newspaper column[2] attributes this additional example to Spooner: "A nosey little cook." (cozy little nook).

The English language develops and if we have a spoon(erism), why can't we have a fork(erism) and knif(erism). They are usually known as nonce words (words that are not excepted to occur twice. 
                                    Source: http://bestuff.com/


"Honorificabilitudinitatibus" is such an example and was used by Shakespeare in his works.



22. Bastilia 2012 - Condamnaţi la lectură - Oct 21, 2012 4:55:00 PM
Dacă ai trecut prin Piaţa Romană, venind dinspre Universitate, ai zărit cu siguranţă o vilă somptuoasă care te întâmpină cu distincţia caracteristică fostului Mic Paris. Din goana maşinii nu ai timp să admiri decât arhitectura clădirii care se încadrează în stilul neo-romanesc. Treci cu vederea detaliile bizantine şi elementele decorative româneşti, grabindu-te spre locul tău de munca dintr-un bloc de birouri sau spre casa proaspăt echipată cu sisteme audio şi vedeo, gadget-uri şi mobilier ultra funcţional.

Nici nu-ţi dai seamă că de fapt trăieşti şi lucrezi într-o temniţă de termopane şi-ţi bei cafeaua sub un bombardament electronic, unde stresul te încătuşează şi câmpul magnetic creat de boxe, monitoare, telefoane etc te striveşte.

Bastilia a căzut. Trăiască Bastilia!

Ai o pauză? Ia-ţi laptop-ul şi urca În al 9-lea cer. Nu e o metafora, e o cafenea; spaţiul e generos, lumina te inundă, liniştea te calmează. Şi culmea, bucureştenii care-şi savurează cafeaua sau ceaiul la mesele colorate sunt foarte tineri. Par studenţi care fac planuri de succes şi tineri profesionişti care îşi savurează deja succesul.

Dacă eşti adult, părintele unui adolescent sau student, odată ajuns acolo, ai toate şansele să devii cool. Cred că acesta a fost sentimentul celor 50 invitaţi la workshop-ul organizat de Lexis Scoli de Limbi Straine. Tema, “Adolescenţii şi nevoile relaţionale”, nu este subiect de cafenea. Şi totuşi, ingredientele evenimentului au făcut ca cele trei ore   
să treacă pe nesimţite :                                                                                                                          - o prelegere şi o conversaţie agreabile, stăpânite cu fineţe de Cristina Elena Negut – senior trainer Habitat Management Team;- invitaţii de toate vârstele, spirituali şi cu simţul umorului, au demonstrat o disponibilitate reală pentru informare si comunicare;- şi nu în ultimul rând, staff-ul librăriei, discreţi dar de un profesionalism exemplar. Şi cafeaua, sortimentele de ceai şi... (wow!) ciocolata caldă.
 
 Ce să-ţi mai spun? Ţi se vor întâmpla lucruri absolute neobişnuite. Sigur vei fi tentat să te ascunzi în Colţul pentru lectură sau pur şi simplu vei rămâne cu ochii pironiţi pe pereţi (!?). S-ar putea să-ţi îndeplineşti visul de a-ţi vedea copilul transformat într-un cititor de carte. În sala de lectură şi activităţi pentru copii, mâna de care s-a sudat un I-Phone nu va rezista tentaţiei să nu răsfoiască o carte, să nu-şi testeze “geniul” încercând un joc logic. Crede-mă pe cuvânt, du-te să vezi.
23. Big Ben and the Romanian kid - Sep 27, 2012 10:22:00 AM
Yesterday, I visited a school in Bucharest, Romania. A new school with an old tradition. With a group of enthusiastic teachers from Lexis Schools of Languages, I participated in a lesson on the European Day of Languages with games, flags and cartoons - everything primary school kids love in a language lessson.

The lesson was over. The kids were leaving the classroom when I saw a boy coming straight to me with a picture of Big Ben in his hand. Most seriously and unexpectedly for me, in the circumstances, he asked  if I could explain how the clock mechanism powers the famous Big Ben.

I didn't hesitate to give him brief explanations, but I realized it was not enough. He seemed to have been fascinated with technology and here I made this selection of videos for him.
Help needed!!
If anybody has more information for David S., the10 year-old boy with such a desire to learn new things, please post or recommend other reliable sources.
Thank you School 27 (Scoala Gimnaziala 27) from Bucharest for your hospitality and exceptionally smart students.
This post is dedicated to all children in Grade 3 A and Grade 4 C and their teachers, Mrs. Nicoleta Nigai and Angela Paslariu.
If you have other questions you'd like me to answer, please post them below.  You can write in Romanian.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Take a virtual tour of Big Ben and neighbourhood


 
24. Pentru cine a reinceput scoala? - Sep 25, 2012 10:38:00 AM
Orice reintalnire cu Cristina Elena Negut este o noua sansa. Cristina Negut - Senior Trainer Habitat Management - te inspira, iti da speranta si-ti sugereaza solutii. Training-ul sau de comunicare este mai mult decat instruire; este ocazia de a-ti analiza greselile si de a-ti redescoperi copilul.

Lexis Scoli de Limbi Straine si Active Events 
va invita la un nou ATELIER PENTRU PARINTI, sambata 29 septembrie 2012 
Inscriei la: [email protected]/ 0724 568 140 (Malina Neagu)[email protected]/ 021 - 225 1978 (Mioara Iacob)



25. Zilele Culturale Lexis - Sep 6, 2012 7:43:00 PM




















Lexis Unirii deschide seria evenimentelor din cadrul proiectului "Lexis - 20th Anniversary" cu o calatorie intr-o lume fascinanta a muzicii, filmului, sportului sau politicii din lumea Anglo-Saxona. Participantii beneficiaza de un cupon pentru inscrirea la cursurile Lexis cu o reducere de 10%.
Alte detalii pe  Facebook.

Libraria Diverta (din incinta Unirea Shopping Centre) este partener si gazda a evenimentului dedicat tinerilor elevi si studenti (16+ ani) carora li s-a pregatit si o oferta completa de produse scolare, o tombola si un raft cu surprize.