Albert Rivera: Hang your head in shame!

In as much as I am appalled by every single person who saw fit to give their vote to the bigoted political party of Vox, I am ashamed of Albert Rivera.  Albert Rivera, your job is to stay true to the fundamental tenets of the political party you work for.  I remind you that they include:

  1. To defend individual rights
  2. To defend social rights as well as the welfare state

You cannot in all good faith lead Ciudadanos into an alliance with a political party that discriminates against people because of their gender, race, religion and sexual preference.  The level of Vox´s hatred against humanity knows no bounds, and you will never forgive yourself if you do this.

Progressive companies are praised!

What employees say about their employers:

  1. “Friendly staff, flexible schedules, opportunities for growth and employee recognition programs.”
  2.  “Anthem offers competitive salaries, achievable career path for advancement, diversity, and advanced industry training. Anthem recognizes the importance of work life balance.”
  3. “Fun work environment. Good pay and benefits. Good training.”
  4. “Diversity matters here and is openly discussed. I am able to focus on my work and I know that Slack will do right by me (comp, benefits, culture, work/life balance, etc.)”
  5. “Great People from Peers to Leaders – working here is genuinely fun and the people are awesome! In addition to senior leadership being super personable and humble, I’ve made some great friends here and am almost always happy to come into work every morning to see my coworkers/friends even though I have the flexibility to work from home!”
  6. “Management is focused on personal growth and development and very supportive of both your professional and personal goals.”

Fruity friday stand up comedy: What does ‘ass’ mean?

Finnish comedian Isso,  explains some of the challenges that we face when we are learning a new language.  Isso explains the difficulty of getting his around the word: ass.

So, what did I learn from watching this video? Well, I learnt: If you don´t get this video, then you are a dumbass.  And, on the reverse, if you do get this video, then you are a badass.  Perfect, I get this video, so I am a badass.

Why do governments invest so little in education and training?

The most recent records that I can find on the Internet allege that Spain spends 4.21% of its GDP on Education, in comparison to the UK which spends 5.73%, and Norway which spends 7.37%.

OK, obviously, we need to understand exactly what these Education budgets include, but, the next time a politician says: ‘‘Education is the key to economic prosperity and better living’‘, we need to challenge them, and ask them what they mean by education, and better living for whom.

Finally, if you are curious as to which country invests the most of its GDP on education, then check it out here. And, if you don´t believe that these statistics are true, who can you ask to get the right information?

New Year: Open your mind – love to read – love Ted!

As a bookworm, I am mad about reading. Books are educational, informative and entertaining.  They give you the opportunity to experience countries and cultures that you have never been to.  They give you the opportunity to think about things in completely different ways.

 

 

Furthermore, reading in English, will quickly help you to improve your language skills and reinforce useful structures, phrases and ideas in context.  In light of this, why not listen to a Ted talks presentation by Lisa Bu who gives us her thoughts about the magic of books? Books can open your mind!

Books are fantastic presents

I am a bookworm. I was brought up surrounded by books, and I have always be keen on reading, touching and smelling books. Although my tastes have changed over the years, I still try to read as much as possible.

I´m usually given a book or two for Christmas. And, one disastrous year, under the family Christmas tree, there was a book on trout fishing for me.  I thought, Santa, are you’re pulling my leg, did you not get my letter?

Dear Santa,
This year I have been a very good girl, and I would be over the moon and very grateful if you could give me a 1967 Aston Martin Volante. My brother, on the other hand, has been a very bad boy this year, and he deserves some maths homework or a pair of rubber gloves.

Lots of kisses to the little elf helpers.
Janette O’Carroll

P.S. I can´t stand red, so would you mind giving me a green or blue Volante?

Janette at Inglès Màlaga says happy festive holidays

Janette would like to wish all her clients and the larger international Inglés Málaga community a very fun and jolly festive season.

It has been a challenging, fun and rewarding 2017. We have improved our English language skills to achieve a lot of personal and professional objectives, including, passing official exams, getting better-paid jobs, setting up businesses, and emigrating abroad.  In addition, the Inglés Málaga community has got engaged, got married and had children.  And, last but not least, our language skills have enabled us to help lost tourists, translate for patients in hospital, and break down geographic, religious, cultural and political barriers. Inglés Málaga clients are not average, they are exceptional.

On a personal note, I have learnt a lot more than I have taught, and without a shadow of a doubt my life is infinitely richer as a result of my clients.  Thank you, it is an honour working with you all!