We have three new puzzles:
Participants should send their answers, including their name, school, city and country to email@example.com before 17 July 2019. Winners will be announced in the next PIE News on 21 July 2019. The winner will get a book, to be collected at a local bookshop. If there are more participants with the right answer, we will draw a winner.
On July 7, a team of 6 international teachers will fly to Athens to teach English in Action at the Arsakeio, Ekali High School from 8-12 July. This will be our first year in Greece and we can’t wait to meet the Greek students and local teachers! Initially we decided to only accept 50 students but the enthusiasm from parents was so overwhelming and convincing that now over 75 children will participate.
A special thanks to Jan Vijfhuizen, Internationalization coordinator at RSG het Rijks in Bergen Op Zoom, who will be one of the teachers in Greece but is also the initiator of this project. And another special thanks to local partner/organizer Eugenia Dodopoulou, teacher and dean at Arsakeio High School, who has gone above and beyond to make sure that everyone will have an incredible week!
Traditionally, every Ukrainian girl learns how to cook borscht before getting married. Ukrainian dishes often use a number of ingredients. Borscht is a direct proof of this. Over time that number has decreased. However, the technique remains unchanged. Beef is placed in cold water to make a meat broth. Then the meat is taken out and other ingredients are added and cooked in a closed saucepan. Garlic fritters are given instead of bread and are called pampushki by locals.
This was the fourth year that we started off our summer school season in lovely Khust, Ukraine. Like last year our director Arnold Augustijn, local organizer Lidia Fedinets and teacher Tolga Gul were present but this year the team was supplemented with EEG colleague– If I have not done it before, I am sure can do it – Melanie Testers and Monique Wilkinson from the UK who was the appointed summer school head teacher.
“This week was the kick-off and the perfect start of the 2019 summer school season! Lots of new students, new teachers and this year also a new second location. At the welcome there were lots of tense faces, but after the warming up session everyone loosened up. The English Experience Week is all about English in Action. There are not too many boring exercises; we focus on learning children how to communicate in English with one another . These skills will help them to become global citizens.
It was also very warm in Khust this week so we went outside often to play, for the group pictures, lunch (in the shade), sports, games and ice cream for everyone! This was such an energetic and inspiring week for all of us!” – Melanie Testers
Hundreds of exam sessions in dozens of countries worldwide. Operations Manager Robert Piernikarski and his team in Chichester play a crucial role in the smooth processing of exam papers.
We have three new puzzles! Participants should send their answers, including their name, school, city and country to firstname.lastname@example.org before 17 June 2019.
The winner will get a book at C1 or C2 level, to be collected at a local bookshop. If there are more participants with the right answer, we will draw a winner.
Our Building Bridges project wants to double next school year. After a successful first pilot year, the schools are eager to expand the cooperation.
“Although the practicalities are sometimes a bit of a challenge, the final outcome is more than rewarding.” quotes one of the teachers. The biggest attraction is the contact with kids of the same age in another country. “I like the fact that you can choose your country, so you can go for the atmosphere that fits your kids.” Making the videos was also a popular activity. “It’s a different kind of language learning, but because they have to be serious, as they get feedback in the group report, they tend to be very actively involved.”
Registration for the new Building Bridges group starts on Thursday 20 June. The actual Building Bridges project begins in October / November 2019.
"Piles and piles of exam papers are very impressive and seem endless". This is how our Anglia Exams Administrator Yvonne Gommers described the administration the Anglia exams in our Anglia20 Anniversary Magazine.
Luckily, there is always a group of Peak Team Members, helping to perzonalize all the exam papers and make sure they are ready to be shipped to the participating schools. Peak Team Member Annette has been a valued colleague for many many years. We therefore surprised her with a well deserved cake. Many thanks Annette!
Thrillers are by far the most popular book genre among the Dutch population. Thrillers are also most read in the (western) world as a genre, especially during the summer holidays.
Every year in the month of June the Golden Noose prize is awarded to the best Dutch thriller and book stores around the country do their utmost best to create exciting displays and windows to entice people to stock up for the summer. This year Thomas Olde Heuvelt wrote the gift that all buyers get when spending over €12,50 in June on books. He is famous for Hex which was translated in several languages and won the prestigious Hugo Award in the US.
Let us know who is your favorite thriller author and which book we should read this summer! The most convincing entry will win a €15,00 book voucher!