Thursday, April 5, 2018
On April 4th, 1968 at 7:05 p.m. central time, Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short. 50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever.— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) 5 kwietnia 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
I would like to encourage everyone to go and see a theatre production in a cinema. This is part of a worldwide project, National Theatre Live, which makes it possible to see the best English theatre without travelling to London and paying HUGE money for tickets there. These broadcasts are either live or encores, but you can really feel as if you were there, in the audience, except that you would never be able to afford tickets that would allow you to see the stage so up close. If you worry about understanding everything - don't! There are Polish subtitles for each production, though I would strongly advise you not to follow them and focus on the play itself. There is something to see once or twice a month, but don't count on things being repeated. Very few of them are - mostly Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet, because there seems to be endless demand for that ;) There are three venues in Poznań where you can see these shows, so you need to check what is shown where and when. These are: Kino Pałacowe, Multikino Stary Browar and Multikino 51. The best place to check for more information is nazywowkinach.pl - a website of the company which distributes these productions across Central Europe. They also show plays from la Comédie-Française, the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and the Exhibition on Screen series, which shows art exhibitions from top European museums and art galleries in HD quality. So, if you want to participate in European culture, now you have no excuse! The tickets are slightly more expensive than standard cinema tickets, but I'm sure it's money well spent. Here is a link to their Facebook page, where you can get updates on the nearest events. See you there!
'I felt like I was a part of the audience in the theatre'... #HamletBarbican pic.twitter.com/HviaDMEGKe— NT Live (@NTLive) 1 marca 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
You may have seen a lot of David Tennant in my classes, and here is another opportunity. David has a positive message to all of us, though it's not without some reservations. So, take care, and don't just trust your luck. It needs some help from YOU!
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Hello to newcomers, hello to those of you who have survived the exam session and are back with us for more! ;)
I would like to begin this semester by wishing you a lot of success and satisfaction on your journey through the language studies you have undertaken. To get you safely on the way, I would like to remind you of a few important things you need to do to make the most of your studies.
So here it is, The Complete Study Guide Infographic!
(It's too big to fit into the blog post, so just click above to open the whole thing, and navigate from top to bottom.)
What do you think? Is this good advice? Would you like to add some more? Would you mind sharing your thoughts in the comments? Thanks! :)
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
I've come across this very creative educational project run by the NYT today. The idea is for students to make 15-second videos which present/explain/define meanings of words listed in the NYT's Word of the Day archive. Students submit their videos and once a year winners are announced. Unfortunately IFRom students cannot take part in the official contest because of the age limit (16-19), but why not make your own videos just for fun? Instead of the NYT word bank you could use some words which have come up in our course and have caught your attention for some reason. Give it a try! :)
And here are this year's winners. Some of them are really impressive!