openning doors, creating opportunities

openning doors, creating opportunities

miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012

At the End of the Year

Hi you guys.... the end of the year has come... at least for English Language III.

I just want to say I'm VERY PROUD of all of you. You really did an OUTSTANDING  job this year.

I hope you could enjoy it as much as I did.

It was one of my biggest experiences to be with all of you and Kevin doing the English Language III class, 2012.

Take care, study for your finals and have a WONDERFUL  vacations!



martes, 2 de octubre de 2012

Essay Prompt

Hi people, here is the essay prompt given by Kevin.

Prompt for final essay: What is the most important theme in Freedom? Pick as narrow as a topic as possible, and give multiple examples to develop your argument. The essay must be at least 750 words long and is due October 19th.

Have fun working on it.

Take Care,


Updated Schedule

Hi everyone,

Here is the link for you to download the new schedule.

Take Care,


domingo, 8 de julio de 2012

Happy Holidays!!!!

Hello everyone, I just wish you all a great winter break. Rest, Relax and prepare for your exams... but most of all.... GOOD LUCK!

Take Care, Cintia

sábado, 23 de junio de 2012

Debate Tips: A Gift from Gloria

Hello people, such a long time... Here you have a link that Gloria gave me and Kevin for you. On the document you'll find vocabulary, strategies, tips and useful examples to have in mind when doing your debates. Don't pay attention to the FORMAT!!!! Remember that I alredy explained that to you. Hope you have a great weekend, work on your debates and here you have the link and some music to have fun while reading.

  Take care, Cintia

jueves, 7 de junio de 2012

MSPDP Sample Debate

Hi everybody, such a long time!!! Here is the debate, sorry for the delay... Let's talk about this video tomorrow in class, ok Take Care, Cintia

jueves, 3 de mayo de 2012

The Autobiography of John Phillip Sousa

Hi everybody, here is the reading you have to do for next friday. If for any reason you can't download it, send me an email and I'll send it to you.

miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2012

A Modest Proposal's audiobook shared by Candice Hall

Here's "A Modest Proposal"'s audiobook. Hope it can be of use!

Eric Liu's talk, shared by Candice Hall

Here's a short video of Eric Liu talking about the importance of teaching. Hope you enjoy it!

sábado, 28 de abril de 2012

To listen during the long weekend!!!

Hi everybody, This is a veeeeery long weekend... so here are some suggestions to have in mind when listening to music while relaxing a little bit at home. Have u all an EXCELLENT long weekend!!! and one of my favorites!!! hope u enjoy it! ;) Cintia

Useful link posted by Hector: Pathos, Ethos, Logos

I think, the following is a good summary of the topics we have dealt with in class: "pathos", "ethos", "logos". I hope this can be useful for the class

Tutu Project shared by Agustina The Tutu Project is the initiative of a US photographer for fighting brest cancer. It's worth reading, and the pictures speak for themselves! hope you enjoy it!

lunes, 23 de abril de 2012

Luciano's Lecture = )

TAKE TIME TO READ. It's worth reading it. Trust me :) Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ? Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in GOD ? Student : Absolutely, sir. Professor : Is GOD good ? Student : Sure. Professor: Is GOD all powerful ? Student : Yes. Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm? (Student was silent.) Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good? Student : Yes. Professor: Is satan good ? Student : No. Professor: Where does satan come from ? Student : From … GOD … Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? Student : Yes. Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct? Student : Yes. Professor: So who created evil ? (Student did not answer.) Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they? Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, who created them ? (Student had no answer.) Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD? Student : No, sir. Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD? Student : No , sir. Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter? Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t. Professor: Yet you still believe in Him? ResponderSuprimir LucianoApr 23, 2012 07:05 AM Student : Yes. Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son? Student : Nothing. I only have my faith. Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has. Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat? Professor: Yes. Student : And is there such a thing as cold? Professor: Yes. Student : No, sir. There isn’t. (The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.) Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.) Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness? Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness? Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you? Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ? Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed. Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how? Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey? Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do. Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? (The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.) Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class was in uproar.) Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain? (The class broke out into laughter. ) Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir? (The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.) Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son. Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving. P.S. Forward this to increase their knowledge … or FAITH. By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.

martes, 10 de abril de 2012

English Language Schedule 2012

Hello, go to this link and download the annual schedule. Now you have all the dates for exams, quizzes, assignments and the readings you have to do for each class. If for any reason Kevin and I decide to change somthing We'll let you know. Let's start!!! Cintia.

transitional words and phrases

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay.... Nobody remind me of this !!! I hope u all have had an excellent easter. See u tomorrow in class, Take Care. Cintia Here is the link:

sábado, 31 de marzo de 2012

Poem shared by Mariel Dominguez

Hi everybody, here is a poem shared by Mariel... I'm very proud of you all for actually listen to me and use the blog. Please... make a comment, and let me know what do you think of the poem. Do you like it? yo don't... why? Do you think your classmate is right, and that the poem has something to do with the topics we were studying during the past weeks? Thanks, for sharing the poem Mariel ;) The British Take some Picts, Celts and Silures And let them settle, Then overrun them with Roman conquerors. Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years Add lots of Norman French to some Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously. Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans, Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese, Vietnamese and Sudanese. Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians And Pakistanis, Combine with some Guyanese And turn up the heat. Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, Bosnians, Iraqis and Bangladeshis together with some Afghans, Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish, Japanese And Palestinians Then add to the melting pot. Leave the ingredients to simmer. As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish Binding them together with English. Allow time to be cool. Add some unity, understanding, and respect for the future, Serve with justice And enjoy. Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant taste. Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the people and cause pain. Give justice and equality to all. Benjamin Zephaniah

miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2012


Hello everyone, this is going to be a cyber space for the class to get together and discuss topics of interest. The main idea and purpose of this blog is to keep you posted on the readings and/ or assignments that we're going to do through out the year. REMEMBER, to enter the blog as much as you can, make comments and participate. THIS SPACE IS COMPULSORY!!!! and It will count in your final marks. Kevin and I strongly believe this is an excellent opportunity to improve your language skills, so ... WELCOME TO LANGUAGE III !!!