Aug 29, 2010

Journalism: English for the 21st Century

‘The two main drives in teenagers’ lives are for independence and acceptance; our approach to journalism supports these drives through favoring freedom of expression and showcasing student work on a variety of public platforms.’

By Esther Wojcicki

[ELTeCS_PERU] Language and thought: Does your language shape what you think?

Seventy years ago, in 1940, a popular science magazine published a short article that set in motion one of the trendiest intellectual fads of the 20th century. At first glance, there seemed little about the article to augur its subsequent celebrity. Neither the title, “Science and Linguistics,” nor the magazine, M.I.T.’s Technology Review, was most people’s idea of glamour. And the author, a chemical engineer who worked for an insurance company and moonlighted as an anthropology lecturer at Yale University, was an unlikely candidate for international superstardom. And yet Benjamin Lee Whorf let loose an alluring idea about language’s power over the mind, and his stirring prose seduced a whole generation into believing that our mother tongue restricts what we are able to think.

Aug 20, 2010

Investing in Peru: Interview with KPMG

The auditing and professional services firm KPMG began operating in Peru in 1972. In this interview, Tim Treharne, Managing Director of KPMG's Latin America operations, talks about infrastructure projects and the investment climate in Peru.

By Silvia Mendoza Martínez, El Comercio

Adapted from Spanish by Diana Schwalb

Aug 11, 2010

Foreigners Living in Peru: A young Texan who embraces Spanglish

Allison Garrett first discovered a love for the Spanish language when studying abroad in Costa Rica. After another stint in Bolivia, she knew Latin America was the place for her, and came to Peru in 2008 as a Rotary scholar. Originally from Texas, she now lives in Lima full time and runs a communications business. Not bad for only 26 years old.

Allison took the time to answer questions about Peru, speaking Spanglish and being a foreign woman in Lima.