A very quick post with a one word answer – no!


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Emma Watson addresses the UN

Oh my – just a quick post but I really wanted to share this with you. I watched this today and was really moved by both the content and Emma Watson’s demeanour. Clearly nervous and sometimes faltering, she was eloquent and thought-provoking.

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Hello EC4AS – lovely to meet you!

So, we’re two weeks into our course and I would like to show you my blog. I use it to share interesting articles about life, Brussels, the World and our classes!

Have a good look around the blog – there are some interesting links which may be useful for you and you can access my Twitter feed if you want.

Ok – your challenge for this week is to post a comment here telling me what your job/profession is with 5 words which relate to your job.

I’ll start!!

Teacher – whiteboard, classroom, exercises, computer, coursebook.

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Sssshhhh – whisper it quietly!

………. I’m back! Oh yes, my friends, it’s time to dust off my quill and re-enter the glorious world of blogging. I do hope you’ll join me for the ride.


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Micro sleep

Here it is – the article I was telling you about this morning. I don’t think it would be a good idea for me! If I sleep in the middle of the day, I wake up feeling more tired and bad tempered (just ask anyone who knows me!); How about you – how would you feel if you had a midday nap?

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Freedom 2014

Sometimes it seems there is too much news in the world – too much to absorb, too much to understand, too much to really engage with but I was really taken with this story on the news today. 

It is part of the BBC’s Freedom 2014 season – an attempt to understand what freedom is and what it means to people all over the world. I love the visual message this has, words really are secondary to the pictures that people have shared with the BBC. 

I’m going to post a picture which reflects my idea of freedom – please add yours too!

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أهلا ومرحبا بكم في “بروكسل تشكيل”

Wow – how nice to meet you and share our experiences of teaching languages. I hope to learn from your experiences so please feel free to follow my blog and comment on things that interest you.

Do take a look at my Twitter account – it’s just to the right, that’s it – you’ve found it! By embedding it in my blog I can attract the more “cautious” audience who don’t necessarily want to create their own account.

The feedback from my students is positive – they do use the Twitter feed to follow up on stories that we may have discussed in class, short video clips, even grammr activities…….Image

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