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International Education and Culture Week 

I do believe that certain things can only be promoted and sustained by education. During my first week studying at IOE I had the opportunity to join other students for a cultural celebration. People from all over the world gathered together without the aim of competing against each other for medals or whatever, but really committed in doing their best to share the richness of their culture with each other inviting us to enjoy different music, dance, poetry, theatre and sports performances. From May 25 to 30, education was celebrated through debates, workshops and unforgettable performances. Read more http://ioesu.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=328253. I would like to thank Brazilian government to have given us this learning opportunity which has surely contributed to my teaching and persoanl development.

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Living and studying in London is a fascinating experience I`d like to share with other teachers. So, I decided to keep and update this diary about academic activities at the Institute of Education, University of London and also my personal relationship with this amazing city.

There are some files you`d be interested in taking a look specially if you`re a language teacher:

The Institute of Education, University of London http://www.ioe.ac.uk/index.html has the largest library on education of the whole Europe and a large number of articles are available on the internet http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/, not only concerning language teaching, but also other areas of interest in education.


I love reading. I am the sort of person who is always talking about a book that I`ve recently read or the next one  in my list. We teachers would love to foster that kind of interst for books in their students. We all have the dream of seeing them talking about their reading experiences with the same enthusiasm they talk about other things such as their favorite sport, game, etc. Well, as always there is not a recipe. Even though, I found that article we studied here very interesting and you might also find it useful in your teaching context.

Top Ten Principles for Teaching Extensive Reading1

Richard Day University of Hawai`i at Manoa


Julian Bamford Bunkyo University


Related topics with my staying in London:




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