Sep 30, 2009
The Special Court at the Supreme Justice Court found former Peru's President Alberto Fujimori guilty of the charges of irregular purchase of a media company, bribing congressmen, and wiretapping politicians, journalists and other public personalities, and sentenced him to six years of jail.
Sep 21, 2009
What do you do? You aren't exactly in a position to argue. Chances are your boss back in America or Europe or wherever you're from expects you back on the office on Monday morning, and if you don't catch this flight to Cusco now, you're never going to see the miraculous lost city.
Confused? Well, let me back up.
You see, for a long time, everybody's known that LAN has a much cheaper ticket available from Lima to Cusco for residents of Peru. To verify this, simply go to the LAN website and do a search for a flight. Here is a screen shot when you do a search for Lima-Cusco on September 30th as a resident of the USA click on: http://www.livinginperu.com/features-891-art-culture-lifestyle-lan-surprises-tourists-with-178-50-fee
Sep 7, 2009
Yesterday’s strike among the drivers of about 80,000 buses and taxis turned Lima into a Paradise when all the poorly maintained, horrible looking, and rusted out vehicles that typically prowl the streets were barred entry. Not since the APEC meetings back in November has Lima been so nice to get around and I hope that the government and the police are going to enforce their laws, write bus drivers a ticket if they break them, and confiscate their vehicles if they fail to pay.
The rumor is that many bus companies are owned by members of congress and police officers, which perhaps makes the above suggestion an impossible mission. But wouldn’t it be nice if we all could travel around Lima like people do in other great cities around the world, in comfort and without fear of faulty vehicles or overcrowding? Starting August 14, citizens of Lemvig in Denmark will be able to take the bus for free, as the municipality figured out that there was no money to be made from public transportation!
I hope that those using the buses will one day go on strike and demand that the police all over Peru enforce the existing traffic laws to secure passengers a safe and comfortable journey to and from work or wherever they wish to go within this great country. After all, it's the passengers who ultimately dictate how public transportation in Lima should be, and the good people of this great city deserve to be treated MUCH better.
Surfing the Oxford University Press website, I came across a bunch of FREE books ready to download. Below is the information as itr appears on the site; to gain access, you must log in (create a free account in the Teachers´club) and trhen you´re set up.
Free downloadable books
Below is a list of free downloadable Applied Linguistics books. You can browse the contents tables, download the PDF format files, and even print out chapters of interest!
An Applied Linguistic Approach To Discourse Analysis by Professor Henry Widdowson
On the occasion of Professor Henry Widdowson's 70th birthday, we are offering this unpublished Ph.D. thesis free to download, making this classic linguistic text accessible to a wider audience for the first time.
Conditions for Second Language Learning by Professor Bernard Spolsky
Explorations in Applied Linguistics by Professor Henry Widdowson
Explorations in Applied Linguistics 2 by Professor Henry Widdowson
Learning Purpose and Language Use by Professor Henry Widdowson
Second Language Pedagogy by Dr N S Prabhu
OUP´s website is at: http://www.oup.com/ ; choose Peru and then click on the ELT orange icon, next, click on the Teachers´club section and follow instructions. You´ll be able to see the free resources and access them easily.
Sep 3, 2009
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Dear ELTeCS PERU Member
Every now and then a person is gripped by a kind of insane obsession that eventually pushes them to do something they never thought they were capable of. Such is the case for Brenden Allen who, during his time living in Arequipa, found he couldn't seem to ever escape the shadow of El Misti. The fabulous peak, an active volcano nonetheless, rises to a height of 5822 meters (around 19,000 ft) and dominates the Arequipa skyline. Click here to read about Brenden's adventure as he attempts to tackle El Misti!
Climbing the Misti
Climbing the Misti
Clean Water for the Suburbs would be difficult for most of us to imagine what life would be like without access to clean water. However, it is an unfortunate reality that many people throughout Lima do not have access to potable water, and they lack the resources necessary to buy bottled water. In order to confront this problem, the Rotary Club Lima Sunrise has embarked on a mission to provide simple, long-lasting water filters to the people of the regions without reliable water sources. Click here to read more about this wonderful humanitarian effort!
And for information on another Rotary Club Charitable event, click here!
Marinera For all the WorldThe Marinera is Peru's most emblematic dance and if you haven't had a chance to see it, you don't know what you're missing! It is an extremely flirtatious, playful dance with a precise series of steps which inevitably entice the viewing audience into spontaneous clapping and boisterous cheers. The Marinera can be found all throughout Peru in various shapes and forms (they even train horses to perform it! Read about it here). To find out more about this magnificent Peruvian tradition, and for some information as to some upcoming performances and competitions, click here!
Sep 2, 2009
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Victor Hugo Rojas B.
Professor of Language Education
UNE & UNMSM