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El silbo gomero salta a las aulas canarias

La Consejería de Educación da vía libre para que se enseñe el lenguaje silbado en cualquier centro del archipiélago. Ya hay experiencias exitosas en varios colegios de Tenerife. Silbadores y estudiosos difieren en cómo silbar y en cómo transmitirlo.


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8 reasons to take IELTS to test your English language skills
  1. Are you planning to study abroad?
  2. Applying to an international university program?
  3. Keen to work in an English-speaking country?
  4. Want evidence of your English level for job applications?

IELTS is one of the most common English language test required by schools and companies and it is widely accepted.

Find out why taking the IELTS test will give your future a boost, and how our exam preparation coaches can support you. 

 

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POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (PYD) and POSITIVE ADULT DEVELOPMENT (PAD)

A.C.S.E.S.O Gran Canaria, identifies positive youth development (PYD) as a major new approach for interventions. We can describe it as “the intentional process of providing all youth with the support, relationships, experiences, resources, and opportunities needed to become successful and competent adults.”

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El Cabildo convierte la Feria del Libro en un evento inclusivo con una intérprete de lengua de signos española

La Feria del Libro de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria tiene este año un carácter más inclusivo con la interpretación en lengua de signos española de varios de los actos previstos desde hoy y hasta el próximo lunes, una iniciativa del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, informa la consejera de Política Social y Accesibilidad, Elena Máñez.

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The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.

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Cerca de mil escolares descubren la música a través del Conservatorio Profesional de Las Palmas

El Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Las Palmas ha iniciado hoy sus jornadas de difusión para escolares, una iniciativa en la que participarán cerca de 1000 estudiantes de ocho centros educativos y que acercará al alumnado las características de instrumentos de distintas familias musicales. Cuerda, percusión, viento madera, tecla y cuerda pulsada han sido las familias que los estudiantes de Primaria han descubierto en esta primera jornada de conciertos escolares, que se ha iniciado con talleres grupales con cada familia de instrumentos, para cerrarse con un concierto didáctico protagonizado por el profesorado del Conservatorio.

"Se trata de una actividad fundamental", aseguró el director del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Las Palmas, Lincoln Barceló, que indicó que acercar la música al alumnado "es una forma de difundir nuestras enseñanzas, de invitar al alumnado a entrar en nuestras aulas, conocer nuestros instrumentos e interactuar con ellos", señaló.

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The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

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(Eng/Esp) Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Hoy en día es obvio que podemos beneficiarnos de hablar un segundo idioma. Vivimos en un mundo constantemente conectado, donde las relaciones internacionales no son sólo entre gobiernos, sino también entre personas; por lo que necesitamos entendernos entre nosotros y el único camino para hacerlo es mediante el aprendizaje del idioma del otro.

Nowadays, it is obvious that we can benefit from speaking a second language. We live in a constantly connected world, where the international relationships are not only between governments, but between people; so we need to understand each other, and the only way to do that is by knowing the other´s language.

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English is Weird

English is the first language of between 300 and 400 million people and the most published language in the world. However, only about 5% of the total population of the world speaks English as a native language? In total, an estimated one billion people also speak English as a second language.

Learn more about the English language in an infographic from Kathleen Connors.

 

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"My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior"

Do you worry about using too much water when showering? Enjoy showering so much that you lose track of time?

Elisabeth Beucher, a textile-based installation designer and educator has come up with a timely reminder when it's time to get out and dry off. The shower curtain is covered in spikes what inflate when you're taking too much time. She calls it a "design for pain and for our own good"

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