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Slang - José Roberto A. Igreja

Do the math do the calculation; figure something out; come to a conclusion (fazer a conta; calcular; concluir algo) “I already did the math, and it seems it’s still cheaper if we go by plane,” Ralph told Nick. “Eu já calculei, e parece que ainda sai mais barato se…
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The Sound of The Music - Rodolfo Mattiello

Eu sou fã incondicional dos Beatles, adoro a pegada do som do Jack Johnson e Donavon Frankenreiter quando quero relaxar e todo dia fico com o peso do heavy metal na orelha quando vou pra academia. A música está sempre comigo na correria do meu cotidiano, mas quando eu…
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Flash Fiction - Jane Godwin Coury

What is Flash Fiction? Do you enjoy reading stories, but don´t have much time?  Perhaps flash fiction is the answer for you!  Flash fiction can be any fictional work from a few words to around one thousand.    According to legend, Ernest Hemingway wrote a six-word tale…
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Every End is a New Beginning - Paulo Torres

After being part of the APIES (Associação dos Professores de Inglês do Espírito Santo) Board for 7 years, time has come to say goodbye. I was the representative of APIES in the south of Espírito Santo for one year, the secretary for four years, and since 2015 I have…
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Five CPD ideas for 2017 - Marcela Cintra

As the year ends, we may enjoy planning the new year and write down a to-do list for professional development. The general idea is that we keep moving and keep learning. That way we may reach higher as teachers and inspire not only our learners, but our colleagues to develop…
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Motivating Adult Students - Beatriz Solino

One of the most difficult things I have been facing over the years is how hard it is to eager adult students to learn (and to stay at the Institution), especially, after the pre-intermediate level, when “the business start to get more serious”. At this level, they start…