Saturday, May 24, 2014

Open Learning Initiative

Arabic for Global Exchange is a very interesting free course I found a few days ago. It's offered by Open Learning Initiative of Carnegie Mellon University. It's not very extensive, it offers an introduction and six lesson - they cover plenty material though. Using this course you can not only learn basic Arabic vocabulary and grammar but also learn about linguistic reality in the countries where Arabic is used as well as about a so-called diglossia.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

No ginásio

It may not be the vocabulary we use on a daily basis, but at least some of us may find it useful. In today’s post a few words about um ginásio - a gym. As it’s an importnat part of my life, I was going to gather some vocabulary connected with this topic since several weeks… Not that I am a bodybuilder, for me it’s a way to keep fit. So I try to do some kind of exercises every day.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

El Rey de un pueblo

Today I've finished reading another book in Spanish - "Juan Carlos. El Rey de un pueblo" by Paul Preston. During my last holiday in Spain, after visiing the Royal Palace in Madrid, the book caught my eye in the palace's little shop. I thought it would be good to learn more about one of the most widely known crowned head in Europe.