1 nov. 2017

DIWALI: THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

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Ria, our language assistant has been telling us about Diwali, a Hindu festival that falls in either October or November depending on the position of the moon.
It is called  the festival of lights because Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil.All classes have enjoyed her  presentations about this festival. Thank you Ria!





29 oct. 2017

Ria Kakkad , our language assistant

LET'S MEET OUR NEW LANGUAGE ASSISTANT!

Hello!
I am Ria, and I am the new teaching assistant at Colexio Possumus.
I am from Leicester, England.
I study Spanish and European Studies at Nottingham Trent University.
In my spare time, I like reading, playing the guitar, watching football and eating pizza!
I hope to explore more of Vigo, Galicia and wider Spain during my time here.
See you around!

3 mar. 2016

A TRIP TO ORK

Hey Darth Vader,
How are you doing?  This past weekend my friends and I went on a trip to the planet Ork.  We were lucky because my one friend has an uncle with a house there.  So we did not have to spend money on a hotel.  You know how expensive the prices are on Ork.
When we arrived to the planet Ork, we parked our spaceship in the garage and rested for the night because we were all tired after traveling 3 million light-years away. The next day we walked to the hot springs that were nearby to go swimming.  They are very relaxing.  But one of the pools was closed because it boiled two tourists who were visiting from the planet Trital last week.  Those Trital aliens never learn.  After we swam, we walked to get something to eat at the “Chrome Café.” There were a lot of other visitors and we had a difficult time finding a table. Eventually, we found a table and ordered dinner.  I ate a giraffe burger with ketchup. It was good.  Finally, we walked back to the house and relaxed because the next day we had to travel 3 million light-years back home.
It was a great trip and I hope that you do not destroy the planet Ork any time soon.  You should take a trip there.  There is a monument of the Emperor in the city center that you might like.  I posted pictures on my Instagram.
Talk to you soon,
Matt

17 dic. 2015

CULTURAL CLASS

Last December, ESO students had the opportunity to attend "A Cultural Talk" in our school thanks to the publisher Burlington books. There were two lessons given by Luke, a brilliant entertainer from the city of Liverpool . He attracted the students' attention right from the start. It turned out to be a very positive experience as they learned some relevant aspects about British culture in a fun and interesting way.




1 dic. 2015

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MATT


First, I wake up and get a shower. Then I make breakfast and coffee. I finish getting ready for work and then walk to Possumus, where I assist in language classes. After work, I come home and make lunch, which usually is a sandwich. I will then rest for a while before going to the gym. After the gym, I go home and eat dinner. Then I will spend the night talking to family and friends, playing guitar, reading or watching shows, and preparing things for work the next day. I then fall asleep and repeat it all in the morning.
On Saturday, I sleep a little more than usual because I have a big day ahead of me. It's laundry day. So I pick up the pile of dirty clothes and put them in the washer. I sweep the apartment and clean up a little to prepare for the next week's mess. I then go outside for a walk if it is nice weather and spend the night relaxing.

8 nov. 2015

HALLOWEEN 2015

This year, Matt, our language assistant, has told us about Halloween traditions in the States.
From Primary to ESO, students learned about the Celtic origin of this festival and how it was brought over to America by immigrants.
They were also told about things people do when celebrating Halloween such as carving pumpkins, trick or treating, watching horror films or going on hayrides.
Haunted hayrides

At the end of the presentation students watched a couple of videos, In one of them you could see what happens when somebody wants to explore a haunted house. The other one showed different reactions of kids after finding out their parents have eaten all their candy.
Thanks Matt for sharing this with us.
Happy Halloween!

21 oct. 2015

Introducing Matt

This school year we have a new language assistant from Philadelphia, his name is Matt. We have asked him to tell us about himself and his first impression of Vigo.
Matt Reese, American language assistant at Possumus

My name is Matt and I am from Philadelphia in the United States.I studied History in university and love learning new things. I also play the guitar and enjoy listening to music. Some things I am good at are parallel parking, making a mediocre cup of coffee, and losing the twist-tie after opening a bag of bread. I really enjoy living and working in Vigo. It is a great an unique city that has so much to offer, including scenic coasts, welcoming people, and hills that make your legs sore for days. But I love it here, and working at Possumus has been an amazing experience so far. I enjoy coming to work every day and wouldn't trade this experience for anything.
Love square, Philadelphia