IX Giant Pumpkin Contest at UEM October 30th 2014

IX GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST October 2014- Once again the Language Center at UEM is sponsoring its GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST. For the 9th year! Many of you planted the seeds from last year's pumpkins and spent the summer caring for your little seeds, plants, flowers and tiny pumpkins. Now we are...

New students everywhere !

It's a new academic year and there are new people everywhere. The typical questions: What do you study? Where are you from? You'd assume that the great majority of students at a university in the Madrid area would be from Madrid. Well, as we all get to know each other in class and around...

Foreign Students Everywhere

Do you speak English? Do you want to help the foreign students with Spanish? Now, is the moment. There were 150 or more foreign students at CULTURE SHOCK this week. They were from England, Ireland, Finland, Begium, France, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, and Turkey as well as from Canada, the USA,...

San Francisco today, the wine country tomorrow

Greetings from California ! I went to San Francisco today, and took a walk down by the bay. Lots of people were down there, walking and riding bikes and cruising by in 2-seater go-carts. Some were speaking English of course, but I could also hear Italian and French, Chinese and SPANISH too....

Check it out- wherever you are.

Our long-awaited summer vacation is here for most. You may already be at the beach or traveling* the world, forgetting about studying for a few weeks. Some of you may still be working at your desk, counting the days until you're free! And then....you'll probably be spending some time reading...

Reading and Speaking and Writing too!

Summer assignment? Yes. And here it is: 1. Read. Read in English. Find a good book and read it. Look up anything you're interested in on internet and read it. Pick up a magazine and read it. Then imagine you want to tell someone about what you read, in English. Isn't that the same as an...

Simulated Job Interviews June 2014

Have you ever been to a job interview? Will you be going to one in the near future? Don't miss "Simulated Job Interviews" the next time it is offered. In this class we give you some pointers on how to act in an interview and then we let you practice. You interview others and they interview...

World Environment Day (June 5, 2014)

What can YOU do to help the environment? Think about it for a few minutes. You could turn off the water when you brush your teeth. You could use a canteen for water instead of plastic bottles. You could share a ride to school or take the bus or ride your bike! . "Plastic...

Practice your English /Spanish /French /German etc TODAY!

University Reporters---- That's YOU! Meet people from other departments. Practice your 2nd or 3rd language and help others practice theirs. Take a few minutes during your lunch hour to interview and be interviewed. There are a lot of interesting people on campus. If you are shy (tímido)...

It’s growing!

Spring is here. It's time to get outdoors! Plant something in a flower pot on your terrace or in the garden of your townhouse or ground-floor apartment. You may be lucky and have an expert in the family, an uncle or grandparent who can plant it with you in the family vegetable patch in your...

Mini-Interviews for a 4-day weekend

You have 4 days off. You have a little free time for a change. Well, if I were you, I'd take this great opportunity to try out a mini-conversation, just a little trial session with a total stranger in English. Pretend you're off in a foreign country, and you can't communicate in Spanish...

Spring Break ! Easter Vacation !

Wherever you are or wherever you're going, may you have a happy, healthy change of routine. And while you're having fun and relaxing, you can/could/may/might want to practice your English, just a little bit. Enjoy ! -Wendy...

Helping others to help others 2013-2014

Miriam Reyes, director of Aprendices Visuales, on a visit to the UE Language Center to talk about our projects to earn money for her NGO. Miriam did a masters at UE- Madrid a couple of years ago. UE-Madrid Language Center and its collaborators and volunteers are happy to announce that our...

18th BOOK EXCHANGE & SALE—–March 4th & 5th

Hope to see you at the Language Center's 18th BOOK EXCHANGE & SALE . It will be 11:00-18:00, March 4th & 5th. You're welcome to bring books to contribute, buy books for 1 Euro, and even volunteer to help. Yes, we need a lot of help opening boxes, organizing the books, and selling...

I like.. I hate… I love… I can’t stand

I like students who read my blog. I like to see their comments. I also like students who participate it class. That's the best way to learn English. Try it. I hate people who don't respect others. I hate to waste my time with things I don't consider important. I hate it when there is a problem...