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Monday, September 26, 2011

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

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¿Existe mejor día que hoy, Día Europeo de las Lenguas, para retomar "English@Edrissis" después del parón veraniego, darle la bienvenida a los que se asoman por vez primera a este blog y desearle suerte a los que inician el nuevo curso escolar 2011/2012?
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Today, 26th September, is the European Day of Languages
So, you are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages - if you wish.
Can you think of a better day to start using again this blog "English @Edrissis"?

Welcome:

* to all my students of this new school year, and 
* to my new European friends, after presenting "English@Edrissis" in Italy, during the Study Visit   (Group  nº 71) "USING ICT IN EDUCATION", to experts from 15 different countries (CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, ENGLAND, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, LITHUANIA, NORTHERN IRELAND, NORWAY, POLAND, ROMANIA, SLOVENIA, SWEDEN and TURKEY).

In my opinion, there is not a better day to welcome you all !!
So, as the Italian says,...
... Benvenuti !!


A warming-up activity:
As an "ice-breaker", let's do the following activity
to celebrate this European Day of Languages :

In the following video, you can listen to my wish for this new school year 2011/2012. 
Don't worry. They are only 2 words.


Did you get the 2 words? 

Now, in pairs, can you guess how do they say that wish in each of the 15 countries previously mentioned?

        Iyi şanslar           Buena Suerte           Good luck       Powodzenia        Sėkmės

             
   Lykke til      Kali Tichi      Lycka till      Veliko sreče     Bonne chance      Noroc     
     


          Hodně štěstí       Adh mor ort         Onnea       Viel Glück        Buona fortuna


 
   How many can you match while listening to "Contradanza", by The Planets?
(You have 3 minutes and 14 seconds).



Now you can watch the video, after having completed the previous task.
Please, Pay attention to the Lyrics of "Contradanza".
( ;-)
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At home:
Complete the following chart:

COUNTRY
NATIONALITY
WISH

Example:

SPAIN
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CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
ENGLAND
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
ITALY
LITHUANIA
NORTHERN IRELAND
NORWAY
POLAND
ROMANIA
SLOVENIA
SWEDEN
TURKEY




SPANISH
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Buena Suerte
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You can check your answers using  Google's Translator 
(Google's free online language translation service).

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     Welcome to "English@Edrissis"                     &   Good Luck !!
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7 comments:

  1. Yes, today is the European Day of Languages. You may be interested to know that several British schools have introduced Esperanto in order to test its propaedeutic value. You can see details on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INCr1bV8kGk

    The Council of Europe has also provided some phrases and expressions in Esperanto, which you can see here http://www.goethe.de/ins/se/prj/ets/mlg/gep/enindex.htm

    The Esperanto online course http://www.lernu.net has 125 000 hits per day and Esperanto Wikipedia enjoys 400 000 hits per day. That can't be bad :)

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  2. Thanks a lot for the infomation offered about Esperanto and for the links provided to illustrate your point.

    Are there any conclusions so far about the introduction of Esperanto in the British schools you have mentioned? If so, could you please comment on them?

    Regards,
    Jesús

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  3. Ahh...ya está aquí el profe!!. Gracias por tu bienvenida, te deseo y me deseo lo mejor para este curso. COMENZAMOSSS!!
    Un saludo
    Mª José

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  4. Welcome back, Mª José.
    Have you charged your batteries?

    Cheers,
    Jesús

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  6. Hello Shaik,

    Thank you very much indeed for your comment. Please, let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas to improve this blog. They will be more than welcome.

    Do we know each other?

    Cheers,
    Jesús

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