miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

Ten Language Interview with the UK's Most Multilingual Student

Alex Rawlings was awarded the title of Britain's Most Multilingual Student, having learned 11 languages by age 21. What is his secret?! Alex has answered your questions on his language learning experiences in this video. He has also written an accompanying blog article on his language learning method: http://blogs.transparent.com/language...

Here is the video  http://youtu.be/CESVNaF8bfg

Contact Alex:
Blog: www.rawlangs.com
Twitter: twitter.com/RawLangs_Blog
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/RawLangsBlog

Transparent Language:

martes, 28 de octubre de 2014

European Enotourism Day, November 6-9


Jerez celebrates each year the European Day of Wine Tourism, thus commemorating the importance of Sherry Wine and Brandy for a territory in which the wine presence dates back thousands of years.
The European Tourism Day is a unique opportunity to enjoy unique activities in autumn, to be found in a comprehensive program that allows you to enjoy the cultural traits linked to wine in the city such as the Sherry wine bike path, Sherry and Cadiz wines paired with gourmet products, open days to wineries, museums, and other attractions, gymcatas (tasting gymkhanas), special wine tasting sessions, bike trails, poetry readings, exhibitions, music shows...


jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Website of the week


LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.


You can become a member, make your own cool character and enter competitions. When you are a member you can comment across the site and answer questions in your turn to practise your reading and writing.

Parents and teachers

You can become a member of Learn English Parents to download learning resources. As a member you can also watch video tips and download articles from language learning experts.
Go to our Parents forum to share ideas and ask questions about helping your child learn English.

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Why Brits and Americans spell differently

Why did Americans drop the "u" from British words like "humour" and "behaviour"? What about "theater" vs. "theatre?" Siobhan Thompson explains the spelling divide between our nations.


lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

Writing Competition Winners!

Hi everyone,
         Here we have the winners of the first writing competition of the year! As you know there are two age groups. The younger group is for 7 - 11 year olds and the older group is for 12 - 16 year olds.
          The first winner of the year for the younger group is Máriam. Here is a photo of Máriam with her teacher.

She was very pleased with her certificate and book. Here is a photo of her looking happy with her teacher and classmates. Well done Máriam!!!

The winner of the older group is María Isabel. Here is a photo of her with her book and classmates. She was also very happy with her certificate and prize!!
A very well done from all of the teachers and students at Tenidiomas.

martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014

Story of the week

Surgeon's photo of the Loch Ness Monster

This week I have chosen a story about The Loch Ness Monster.

The Loch Ness monster, also called “Nessie”, is a creature that is supposed to live in Loch Ness, the largest lake in northern Scotland.  Since Roman times the legend of a mysterious sea creature has been alive through numerous sightings of the animal.
When the Romans came to Scotland in the first century the Picts were the main inhabitants.  They were fascinated by animals and spoke of a strange beast swimming in one of the lakes in the Scottish highlands. The first references go back to the sixth century when a man was supposedly saved from the swimming beast of Loch Ness.

Over the centuries the legend of the Loch Ness monster has never gone away. In the 1930s a new road was built along the shore of Loch Ness.  In 1933 , a couple who was driving along this road reported an enormous animal  splashing on the surface of the lake. In the following months newspapers sent reporters and photographers to the lake to make observations. Even footprints of an enormous animal were found.
In the following decades most scientists declared the sightings a fake and claimed that it was impossible for a dinosaur-like creature to have survived for millions of years. However, most of the people who went to Loch Ness were serious and honest and, for sure, were not interested in producing a scam.
Many books were written about the monster of Loch Ness. Several photographs made it to the front pages of the newspapers. The most famous photograph came from a British surgeon in 1934 . Robert Wilson, a London doctor, took a photo of a creature with a long neck that stood out of the water. In 1975 the Sunday Telegraph proved that this photo was fake.

As time went on investigation became more serious. Scientists from all over the world started coming to Loch Ness to investigate the phenomenon. The BBC and four universities led expeditions to the Scottish lake to find out more about the monster.  They were equipped with scientific instruments and machines that could be used in the deep water of the lake. Although the expeditions came up with no real results they did find out that something was moving in the lake , which they could not explain.
In 1975 an American-based expedition used underwater photography and special sonar to examine the Loch Ness.  The underwater camera was able to take images of a moving object that had flippers. Based on these photos some scientists concluded that the 20-foot long creature was possibly an ancient reptile that became extinct with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.
In the last three decades more sonar observations were made with even more advanced equipment. And still, they produced objects that could not be identified. Whether fact or fiction, Loch Ness has become a tourist attraction in northern Scotland, and even if there is no monster, the legend lives on.

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2014

Why English is hard to learn

Hi everyone,
     Here is an interesting poem called 'Why English is hard to learn''. Enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment :)

We'll begin with box;  the plural is boxes,
but the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose is never called meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a house full of mice; 
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
The plural of man is always men,
But the plural of pan is never pen.

If I speak of a foot, and you show me two feet,
And I give you a book, would a pair be a beek?
If one is a tooth, and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't two booths be called beeth?

If the singular is this and the plural is these,
Should the plural of kiss be ever called keese?

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him;
But imagine the feminine......she, shis and shim!!

lunes, 18 de agosto de 2014

Autumn term commences September 15th

The holidays are coming to a close and it's time to register for the 2014/15 courses which commence here at Tenidiomas on September 15th.

This year the adult courses will include the A2 level for those students who don't feel ready to sit B1 just yet. We shall also be continuing with the C2 course which proved so popular last year.

jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

Writing Competition January 2014

A very happy new year to all our students!  The theme this month was our New Year's Resolutions and it looks like our students are aiming for perfection.   Our winners this term are Carlota Vega Vázquez and Antonio Sánchez González.  Check out the photos of our prize winners with their books and certificates - Well done and make sure you keep up the good work
Gavin and Carlota in the Starters classroom

Carlota's classmates are hoping they will win next time! 

Antonio and his classmates take a break from their FCE preparation

miércoles, 29 de enero de 2014

Cambridge Exams - Exams Cadiz

Tenidiomas has developed a new App where you can find out all the latest information about Cambridge exams.  Go to Exams Cadiz to get the lowdown on when and where the next exams will be as well as all the latest news on what's happening with the Cambridge exams.  Also included on this free application are two vocabulary lists which will help you to learn and remember vocabulary wherever you are!

Download your free versión of EXAMS CADIZ today!

lunes, 16 de diciembre de 2013

Cambridge English: Proficiency C2
In January 2014 we will be starting a C2 Proficiency class at Tenidiomas.  It is very exciting news for us to be able to extend the range of courses we offer our students and to cater for the increasingly higher level students we have studying with us.  
If you would like to find out more about the course, please come into the school to get more information .  You can also access the following website http://www.cambridgeenglish.org for up-to-date information.  If you would like to see some sample exercises visit   flo-joe.co.uk where you will find a wealth of information relating to all the Cambridge exams.
Happy studying!
Writing Competition December 2013

Well, here it is, the very last writing competition of 2013!  All of our students wrote a letter to Father Christmas to ask for their presents and to tell him about all the good things they have done this year.  It was a very difficult decision for Father Christmas to make but as ever there can only be two winners.  He did promise to give all the children all the toys they wrote on their lists though!  So I hope you were all telling the truth about your good deeds!

Cristina and her classmates celebrating her win and relaxing after the exams!
Julio was thrilled to receive his certificate and book
Julio Román Rendón and Cristina Corral Salas were the deserving winners of this month's competition.  They also passed their exams with flying colours so congratulations all round!

Verity was very proud of having another writing competition winner in her class

Gavin celebrating with his his winning student


lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2013

 Halloween Writing Competition 2013

Congratulations to our Halloween Writing Competition Winners  -  Sergio Ballester Sañudo won the prize for the 7 -11 age group with his fantastic zombie cat who likes playing with human spines! Yikes!  Our 12 -16 age group winner is Mar Espinosa González she wrote some fantastic advice to her friend who happens to be a zombie!  If you are brave enough you can read the full story here at Tenidiomas.  Next time we will have a Christmas theme for those of you who are too scared to come and read these prize -winning entries!
Mar and Rachael celebrate Mar's win: Part of her prize is the novel Drácula!
 Mar and her classmates celebrating her win!

Sergio and his teacher Rachel in front of the winning piece
As you can see from the photo, Sergio's classmates were overjoyed to have a prize -winner in their midsts.

martes, 5 de noviembre de 2013

Halloween Fun 2013

Halloween Shenanigans at Tenidiomas
Spooktastic fun was had by all our students or should I say witches, zombies, skeletons and spiders!

Students made pet spiders to take home

The photographer was scared out of her wits by these super scary skeletons and vampires

Watch out for the demons casting spells on unsuspecting teachers!

Guess who?

lunes, 14 de octubre de 2013

 Punctuation Rules!

Are you feeling a bit lost about how to use a comma?  Check out the rules below.  Remember that in British English we say 'full stop' and in American English we say 'period'.
Look at these punctuation mishaps.  Can you spot where the problem is?


 News at Ten
The autumn addition of our newsletter ' news at Ten' is out now.  Pick up your free copy at the academy today!

The Winning Team

To celebrate winning the Cambridge Platinum Centre award the whole team at Tenidiomas went to Tio Pepe to see Gerry receiving his award and also to see him present Cambridge with a specially created bottle of Sherry. The sherry wsa created from a blend of wines dating back one hundred years and was blended to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cambridge Proficiency Exam
Congratulations to Tenidiomas for winning
Tenidiomas was one of only three Cambridge English Examination Centres in Spain, as well as centres in Italy, Mexico, Thailand and Chile, to be nominated for the Platinum centre awards 2013.  Tenidiomas won the category of exceptional business growth.  The photographs show Gerry Rylance, the director of Tenidiomas and Cadiz Centre Examinations Manager attending the prize winning gala in Corpus Christie College, Cambridge.
The Centre Examinations Manager for Spain, Mr Gerry Rylance (far right), with Ariel Lopez (far left) of International House, Mexico and Dr Mike Milanovic (centre) CEO of Cambridge English.
Gerry also received a medal to acknowledge more than twenty years dedicated to Cambridge English exams in Cadiz.

jueves, 12 de septiembre de 2013

Tenidiomas 2013 -2014

Welcome to a new school year!  The academy will be opening its doors on Monday 16th September.  We are looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones.
There are many new things to look forward to this year as well as old favourites.  It's our first year with Jolly Phonics so we will be keeping you up -to -date with our students' progress.  The much -loved writing competition will be returning in October!
We are very happy to have FIVE new teachers this year.  In our headquarters in Calle Caracuel we have Gavin  and Stephen.  In our new partnership with Albariza Phillip will be starting clases in October.  Alice and Craig will be teaching in schools in Jerez and El Puerto.  Verity, Rachael B and Rachel S can't wait to hear about your summer holidays and are looking forward to finding out the latest from our students.  Watch this space for photos of our new and returning teachers!