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Stores That Were Named By Absolute Geniuses #2

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Just for Fun

Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”?

Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving a stolen exotic fish and a long list of suspects. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Dan Van der Vieren shows how in this TED-Ed Original lesson.

Training

Summer Programme: London & Stratford upon Avon

Summer Study TourEnglish language learning goes on during the summer: Puntolingue offers language courses and total cultural immersion abroad, the most effective way to learn English! From 20th to 29th July 2016, in collaboration with London Oxford House College, Puntolingue promotes a full immersion English holiday in one of the world’s most amazing cities and in the town that was the birthplace of England’s greatest poet.

PROGRAMME :

July 20th – 23rd:  Walk and Talk around London. The world’s iconic tourist capital has everything to offer students with world-famous sightseeing, shopping and incredible architecture, all within easy reach of the OHC Oxford Street location. Our central location is ideal for exploring this fantastic city.

July 22nd:  Walk around the streets of London and visit to Globe Theatre with actor Gary Fordham. Our guide will bring London’s past, present and future to life with entertaining stories about the many weird and wonderful character’s who have populated this city for 2000 years. The capital is a world famous source of entertainment & culture, plus there is plenty to discover about modern day London too.

July 24th – 29th:  Stratford Upon Avon. Located in the heart of the English countryside close to the famous Cotswolds, the birthplace of England’s greatest poet, William Shakespeare, home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a Tourism industry as a major employer; Stratford-upon-Avon attracts visitors and literary pilgrims from the UK and all around the world. Students are hosted at the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon College located in the city downtown, steps from public transportation and walking distance from major attractions such as Shakespeare’s birthplace and grave, the river Avon, the town centre and near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The residences are safe and there is campus security at all times around. The program includes English classes, excursions and afternoon and evening activities.

London – Stratford 2016

Contacts:
Castel San Giorgio (SA) Tel. E Fax 081.5162244 Mail raffaele@puntolingue.it
Napoli- Mergellina Tel. 081.669658/348.6542185 – Mail brigida@puntolingue.it
Salerno Tel. 089.8423493/333.9597417 – Fax 089.8424322 – Mail info@puntolingue.it
Benevento Tel. 0824.1900528 – Mail benevento@puntolingue.it
Catanzaro Lido Tel. e Fax 0961.738101 – Mail puntolinguecz@hotmail.it
Raffaele Nasti cell. 3358054336

Cineclub

Cineclub – The Danish Girl

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A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener (oscar winner Alicia Vikander), painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (oscar nominated Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar – or Elbe – attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before.

Puntolingue Teachers’Club Cineclub, Saturday May 21st, 5 pm.

Let's get Digital

Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary

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Effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. And, vocabulary plays an important role in the Common Core State Standards.

In today’s 21st century classrooms, digital tools must coexist alongside more traditional tools. Online tools, compared to their more traditional counterparts, provide a broader array of information about words and word meanings. In addition, some tools allow teachers to easily customize words so that students can practice, review, and play games with content or unit-specific words.

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