PIE News will always have something for your students to work on. This time there are puzzles at 3 CEFR levels so you can actively join!
Participants should send their answers, including their name, school, city and country to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 December 2018. Winners will be announced in the next PIE News on 4 January 2019. The winner will get a book at his/her CEFR Level, to be collected at a local bookshop. If there are more participants with the right answer, we will draw a winner.
One of the unique aspects of the Anglia step-by-step approach is the Handbook for Teachers. This book contains a detailed overview of the content per level. We are developing new Grammar Point exercises and movie clips for specific exam preparation per topic. To be continued!
Anglia is growing rapidly. More and more countries from all over the globe are joining our network. Indonesia has been added to the list recently. We are happy to present a pie to the Anglia Indonesia Team. Please read this report from our colleague Simon Bone.
On behalf of Anglia Indonesia, we want to thank you for adding our Indonesia office to the map of Anglia offices around the world.
We will further develop and build Anglia Communities in Indonesia, by organizing many events and partnerships. In October there were different Seminars, Gatherings, Training sessions, Workshops, "Train the Trainer" and more.
In December, first pioneer schools will take part in the first Anglia Exam Session in Indonesia.
My all-time favourite classic Christmas books for the little ones: The Christmas Book by Dick Bruna, the author of Miffy (Nijntje in Dutch) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Suess. There are animated (film) versions of both books available as well. Reading a book together is still the best way to get Children interested in reading and enriching their vocabulary in a fun way.
I would love to hear how you celebrate Christmas in your country! Is there a special Christmas family recipe that you and your loved ones enjoy together every year? Are you exchanging gifts, do you play games? What is your favourite Christmas book to read by yourself or together? Email me your stories and tips at: email@example.com.
This weekend there are still lots of us Dutchies who will be celebrating Sinterklaas with our families. Most families with small kids have however welcomed Sinterklaas and his helpers, the Pieten, on the 5th of December. Sinterklaas is not to be confused with Santa Claus although there are many theories out there claiming they might actually one and the same. They both have a white beard, wear a red “costume” and give candy and presents to all kids (and adults) who have behaved well the past year.
Most Dutch people celebrate a somewhat traditional Christmas. In the Netherlands there are two official Christmas days: first Christmas day on the 25th of December and second Christmas Day (Boxing day in the UK) on the 26th. Family and friends get together, if religious they will visit their church, cook, eat and drink together, play games and enjoy each other’s company but more and more (adult) people are also exchanging gifts with one another on Christmas nowadays.
Here in the office we are all hooked on the traditional mini Sinterklaas cookies called Pepernoten (Dutch Spiced Cookies). The best ones come with a layer of chocolate. Yummmmmmm. And the best thing is: It is really easy and fun to bake them yourself!
Looking to travel and spend your Christmas elsewhere? Do you find London too expensive and busy? Why not visit lovely and cosy Chichester, the hometown of Anglia in West Sussex.
Reserve for Christmas lunch or dinner at The Fox Goes Free, one of Sussex’s most traditional and charismatic pubs, take a walk in the fields surrounding this 400+ year venue and come back for a glass of mulled wine at one of the fire places to end the day. You can also stay the night at the Fox Inn but be quick to reserve a room! There are also many other lovely places to wine and dine and visit with your family in Chichester.
Another personal favourite: West Dean Gardens – a beautiful park and one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today with a lovely restaurant where they also serve a delicious Christmas lunch.
And you can still decide to take the train to London for a day (1,5 hrs to Victoria station!) to go to a musical or go on a shopping spree on Boxing day!
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