Monday, February 11, 2013

New in the library: February 2013

I have a new DVD available in the library: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  Let me know if you´re interested in borrowing it. English subtitles are available on the DVD - so you could watch it in English with the subtitles, if necessary.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2012 / 2013 course

Hi students!  The year is flying by and we only have 12 - 14 weeks of classes left until the end of the 2012/ 2013 course.  Please make a note of the following days, when there will be no classes, due to various festivities:

Tuesday; 26th March
Wednesday; 27th March and 1st May
Thursday; 28th March
Friday; 29th March
Saturday; 23rd March, 30th March and 6th April

Thesaurus app

An incredibly useful tool for English learners is a thesaurus.  Click here for the app.

Free dictionary app

A great dictionary app:

Word of the day: reprove

Reprove (verb)
  • to scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent 
  • to express disapproval of : censure 
  • to express rebuke or reproof
"Remember to say 'thank you,'" the mother gently reproved her toddler.

"He reproved me, good-naturedly: 'Well, I don't think it's very nice to make fun of my accent!' Chastened, I assured him it was involuntary and that it was a form of homage, not disrespect." — From an article by John Weeks in Contra Costa Times, January 8, 2013