Sunday, 26 April 2009
To celebrate St. George with the staff I baked a cheesecake and Sean made a trifle and we served them up with some gin 'n tonic. It was a nice completion to the week and we toasted our one colleague named George and Her Majesty and England.
With some props from the drama department we reenacted the legend of Saint George and the dragon. Classes 9. A 10 A and B and 11 B took part.. All the young men got a chance to be Saint George and the one who could kill the dragon the fastest and rescue the princess won the title.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Today I attended the annual NYESZE conference (Trade Association of Language Schools) in Budapest on behalf of the Karoli University. I was there to support a colleague, Klara Berczik as she presented the Theolingua language exam at the segment concerning language exams. I also helped at the IATEFL stand in the foyer.
In cooperation with a student residence I have begun teaching a seven week course for young adults on public speaking. The goal of the program is to help the participants become better at speaking in a formal situation, be it an oral exam, a job interview, or giving a presentation before an audience. This week we examined the topic of meta-communication, that is to saw what our body communicates outside of the words we speak. The participants heard a presentation and then watched a short clip exemplifying the topic and afterwards there was an opportunity for hands on practice. The conclusion of the program will be the participants each giving a formal address.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
The Vietnam Conflict
This Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were St Angela Days at the school. On these days the school invites speakers from various fields and professions and has fun and educational activities for students and staff alike. My part was to give a presentation on the Vietnam Conflict and the lessons it provides for people interested in the role of the USA in the world today.