Oct 31, 2010

Noam Chomsky and language acquisition revisited

Dear ELTeCS PERU members

You sure remember Noam Chomsky, don´t you?. This post is related to his theories and directs you to a funny interview with him on a comedy show called Da Ali G Show.


Cesar Klauer

Oct 27, 2010

[ELTeCS_PERU] English accents

Dear ELTeCS PERU Member

Our post of 24th October was a light-hearted look at American - British English differences. This time, the post looks at spoken language and the difficult topic of accents.We include links to audio samples of many varied accents from around the English speaking world.

Oct 24, 2010

[ELTeCS_PERU] American VS British English

Whenever I meet somebody and they know I am a teacher of English, they ask me if I teach American or British. I try to explain that those two are variations of basically the same language, but they looke at me with an expert air to which anybody can hardly find a good answer, I mean... people will believe whatever they want, won´t they?


Oct 21, 2010

[ELTeCS_PERU] Something to say about: The FCE exam

Dear ELTeCS PERU Members
The season for Cambridge international exams is at our doorstep. As you know, there are several authorized centres for Cambridge exams: The ACPB, SENATI, some schools that examine their own students, and the Universidad de Piura, both in Piura and in Lima. This post will concentrate on FCE and some tips for the teachers who are preparing students for this exam.

Oct 13, 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

On Oct. 7, quite early in the morning, the call from the Swedish Academy surprised him in his New York apartment. He thought it was a joke. After so many years with his name on the bets, the Peruvian writer did not even remember that it was in early October that the greatest literary prize is announced. And this time it was his turn. At 74 years old, the author of “The Green House” receives an acknowledgement that all Latin Americans were demanding for him for the last three decades. In Peru, every journalist dreamt of writing this headline: “Mario Vargas Llosa obtains the Literature Nobel Prize.” Finally.


Oct 3, 2010

INTERVIEWS: One of these two women will be mayor of Lima

This Sunday, Oct. 3, Lima residents will choose their new mayor. The race is led decisively by two candidates, Susana VillarĂ¡n for Fuerza Social and Lourdes Flores for Partido Popular Cristiano, PPC. It is likely that for only the second time, Lima will be governed by a woman.

Over the past month, the campaign has turned rough. Lourdes Flores, a lawyer and two-time presidential candidate, has been questioned about a former client who is being investigated for links to narcotrafficking and was recently wiretapped. VillarĂ¡n, a leftist, has been labeled a radical by opponents.

In the following interviews, meet the two candidates.