My goal for November is to do my first proficiency test. I chose to do DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language). So, I decided to try the level C1.
Spanish is widely spoken
Spanish is the official language of over 20 countries. The language dominates almost all Latin America; it’s also present in Europe, Africa and Asia. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world. There are over 400 million native speakers and more than 100 million non-native speakers. Continue reading
The Best Intentions – Den goda viljan
Henrik Bergman (Samuel Fröler) is a poor theology student who falls in love for the sister of his best friend, Anna Åkerbloom (Pernilla August), a young, modern and smart woman. The long film tells the story of the parents of Ingmar Bergman, from the day they met until the marriage, showing the difficulties of the married life in the interior of Sweden, until the return to Uppsala.
Eat, sleep, die- Äta sova dö
Searching a way to learn a language faster we hire private tutors, to make the right choice several aspects must be pondered.
1. Qualification and Experience
The most important part is to verify the teachers’ qualifications. The teacher has some kind of technical or higher education or just attended a regular language course? The person has a certificate of proficiency in languages from an accredited institution? Did he/she make a course to be a language teacher?
The second point to be checked is how much experience the teacher has and if he keeps himself updated. Usually, the more experience the person is, the more efficient is the teaching, since he realizes how the student learns, as well as the qualities and flaws of them faster. However, some experienced teachers don’t search new subjects and texts and don’t keep themselves updated. Continue reading
Oldboy – Oldeuboi – 올드보이
The beginning of the film takes place in 1988; Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is a common man who is taken to a police station for being drunk. Upon leaving, he calls home from a phone booth and then vanishes; leaving as only clue the birthday gift he had bought for his daughter. Shortly after, he wakes up in a hotel room where there is only a TV and a door by which he receives food, he also breathes a gas that makes him sleep. Through the TV news he discovers that he is the prime suspect of his wife’s murder. As time passed, he adapts to the darkness of his room and begins to prepare his body and mind to survive the punishment that he is being obliged to comply without knowing the reason.