Hello everyone and welcome to the 2018/2019 course!! Continue reading “We’re back!!”
Great news everyone!!!
If you have checked our website recently you may already have seen this. Scroll down for details!
- 12-lesson courses available
- 2 different levels: B1/B2 and B2/C1
- Every Friday with 2 different timetables available: 16:45 – 17:30h or 18:00 – 18:45h
- 9 students per class maximum!
- All lessons have been designed by ES teachers to ensure maximum quality!
- Limited vacancies!
These lessons are the result of the students’ petition of reinforcing the concepts learnt in class at home as well as the relentless introduction of technology in all aspects of our daily life. The advantages of online classes are multiple:
- You can learn English by attending a presential class guided by one of our teachers (who may even be your own ES teacher) from home
- You will improve your listening skills with the extra challenge of not relying on body language.
- You will improve your writing and summarizing skills, as you’ll contact the teacher in the ‘question time’ via chat.
- You will share the class with 8 other students who have your same level, and the answers to all the questions in the class, as well as the teachers’ written explanations, will stay in the chat for future reference.
So, what are you waiting for? Ask for information at reception in any of our schools before we run out of vacancies, the future is waiting for you!
…and happy Black Friday, of course!!!
I am sure most of you are familiar with the Thanksgiving celebration; celebrated mainly in the USA, every November we can see movies and even our favourite series celebrating this festivity. But where does it come from, and more importantly, how is it related to Black Friday?
Well, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians celebrated autumn harvest by getting together and sharing the food every family had obtained during the summer-autum season. However, it wasn’t until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. The celebration as we know it today started when Abraham Lincoln finally called all Americans to ask God to “commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife” and to “heal the wounds of the nation” as the Civil War came to an end.
He scheduled Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November, and it was celebrated on that day every year until 1939, when Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday up a week in an attempt to spur retail sales during the Great Depression.
So we could say that, in a way, Roosevelt started what we know today as “Black Friday” but it wasn’t until the 1960s when the term stuck to mark of the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season.
What I´ve always wondered is, why Black Friday? After all, the colour black isn’t something people associate with good things, is it? Well, as usual, we found an explanation for it. Apparently, at the time shops, and specially retail shops, had a colour code on their accounting records that went from red (to indicate loss) to black (to indicate profit). And so Black Friday was expected to become the date when the shops made most of their profit for the month, the name couldn’t have been more appropiate and it seems to have worked out really well because ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season which, although not an official holiday, is a day off for most employees except, of course, for those working in retail.
Black Friday is becoming more and more popular in Spain, up to the point that some shops have already announced that the discounts will last 10 days this year.
There you have it, now: got some money to burn? Then go for it and start your Christmas shopping next Friday! Oh, and by the way: if you shop from the UK online you may get an even bigger discount! 😉
How is the summer going? It is September already!
In Euroschool we’re already preparing the new school year and today we would like to show you a little bit more about us. So let’s get started with a few words from our Director!
`April is the cruelest month……….´or at least that´s what the esteemed poet Thomas Stearns Eliot believed. I´m not sure if schoolchildren around the world who are now returning to their desks or adults who are returning to their respective jobs would agree. September….they may argue, seems a much crueler deal. After a month or more of enjoying the long, lazy “glorious” days of summer, it is once more unto the breach and no more onto the beach (to paraphrase good ol´Henry V).
Fortunately, here at Euroschool we face no such dilemma. Now that the school is open all year round each day seems like a good day and while each term brings its own challenges we take great pride in being able to offer our services to those who need them….when they need them.
Speaking of which, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and students who worked tirelessly throughout the summer and offer my Congratulations to those students who were successful in their exams and my commiserations to those who fell short. Indeed, we are all immensely proud of the June Exam Results in which we managed to maintain our overall pass rate of 85%.
Congrats and thanks must also go to all our teachers and students who took part in our off – site summer courses : England, Southsea; Manzaneda, Galicia and The Big, Fat, Fun Urban Camp, Los Castros. The feedback has been incredibly positive and for that we are eternally grateful.
And so to THE FUTURE. I´m sure you´re all anxious to know what we have planned next. Well, more of the same for one thing and MORE of the new for another. Plans are afoot to relaunch our cinema club, open a conversation club and put into practice any of the ideas you may come up with. So put your thinking caps on and get ready for another GREAT YEAR at EUROSCOOL.
Remember: What we achieve tomorrow depends on what we do today.
Terence James Paul.
Now, do you want to take a look at our school? Well, you know you just have to ask!
This is us!
So go ahead and contact us via the comments section on this very page, web (www.euroschoolofenglish.com), Facebook, phone (981140024) or just come and visit (Fernando Macías Nº13), we’ll be more than happy to help and welcome you aboard!
I’m sure we’ll see each other very soon! 😉
What a great way to start a new category!!! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, no one better than our director and owner of Euroschool of English Terence J. Paul (aka Terry) to tell you the great news!
Dear Red Lobster Reader,
I hope you are well and truly immersed in this new aspect of Euroschool. As you should know, we at ES are always trying to develop new ways of improving the service we provide. The Red Lobster blog is just one of the many innovations we hope to introduce over the next few terms. Keep your eyes peeled!
Indeed, we are very proud to announce that Euroschool has recently been selected as a premium preparation centre for Cambridge Examinations and presented with a 2015 Achievement Award by Cambridge English. The award is given to those centres which have excelled in the preparation of candidates for Cambridge English Examinations.
Euroschool was awarded not simply for the exceedingly high number of candidates it prepares but mainly for the extremely elevated pass rate (successful candidates) that it has achieved over the years.
For this we thank our administration staff, our teachers and most importantly, our students. It is your commitment and success that keeps Euroschool at the top of its game.
Here’s to more success and the next award!
Not much more to add guys! Just to remind you to keep an eye on the Red Lobster because our next post will be…. how can I say it? Well, it’s just gonna blow your mind! 😉