C2 · Education, study & language · Listening · speaking

C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley

If you happen to be a teacher, a parent or a student, you will have very probably spent a great deal of time thinking and speaking about school and education. You will also have probably wondered what schools are for and if they actually work at all. Astonishing as it may seem, you will also…… Continue reading C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley

Education, study & language · mediation

C1-C2 Mediation Hi! I’m moving to Spain

Now what? Watch the video and take down some notes.Have in mind that you’re sending an audio to a friend, so you should sound as if you were doing just that, meaning that you shouldn’t sound stiff and pedantic.Be aware of the importance of doing exactly what you have been asked to do. So, you…… Continue reading C1-C2 Mediation Hi! I’m moving to Spain

C1 · C2 · Education, study & language · Listening

C1/C2 Listening: TED Talks The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

We are all aware of the importance of speaking English. That’s why you are here, isn’t it? And some of you are even so fortunate as to live in an area where more than one language is spoken. Such is the case of the Balearic Islands where both Spanish and Catalan held the status of…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening: TED Talks The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

C1 · C2 · Education, study & language · Multiple choice cloze

C1/C2 Word formation Learning a second language can boost brain power

Can that be true? Does learning a second language really have such a good effect on our brains? I’m absolutely sure that learning any language sharpens our mind, offers a wider range of possibilities in the job market and broadenes our horizons. But after reading this article, I wonder if learning three languages had any…… Continue reading C1/C2 Word formation Learning a second language can boost brain power

Education, study & language

B2 speaking practice: Schools, education & languages

We are all extremely concerned about education and schools because in our society, education is the bases for future success. Well, that was what we were taught anyway. However, many of my friends with degrees are either out of work or they are earning a living doing something that has nothing to do with what…… Continue reading B2 speaking practice: Schools, education & languages