Watch TV series in English. It helps.

A good idea to help you develop your listening skills while you enjoy your favourite series.

See what some people reccommend.


November 5th – Guy Fawkes Night

Characters’ names in literature. Not so easy…

Name: Donkey Shotty.

Pardon? No? Didn’t I get it right? Don Heeoaty? Is that how you say it?

Oh, you mean Don Quixote?Yes! I meant Don Qui … wait, are you supposed to pronounce the “x” or not?

A study shows many people have difficulty pronouncing the names of famous characters right. Read about it here:

European Day of Languages – September 26







Learning languages can improve your health

“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.”

Language families

More videos in the “Playing with Language” section of TED-Ed

CHILDREN in Spain have too much homework and not enough playtime

homework wikimedia commons

The process of learning comes from the inside outwards and, if education is imposed from the outside on a child, replacing his or her ‘natural stimulation’ or learning, the youngster loses the ability to be surprised by anything, Mme L’Écuyer believes.

“In the end, the child becomes a passive learner and actually becomes addicted to being taught, rather than learning.”

Do you agree?

Read the rest of this interesting article at

Becas para la realización de cursos de inglés durante el año 2014 para jóvenes residentes en la Comunitat Valenciana


Plazo de solicitud
-Inicio: 08/04/2014
-Final: 26/04/2014
Graduación -

Las becas están dirigidas a jóvenes residentes en la Comunitat Valenciana, que estén matriculados en este curso 2013/2014, en cursos de nivel avanzado de inglés, o en el C1 ó C2 o que hayan obtenido el certificado de nivel C2 en el curso académico 2012/2013 en Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas de la Comunitat Valenciana, y que hayan finalizado sus estudios universitarios o de formación profesional de grado superior en centros de la Comunitat Valenciana en los cursos 2011/2012 o 2012/2013.

Más información en IVAJ

Convocatoria en DOCV

Some international coverage of Adolfo Suarez’s death


Al jazeera

BBC News

Link to BBC webpage

An optimistic message for St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day


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