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Acaba o curso, seguimos traballando para vós

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Imos rematando máis un curso académico, pero xa sabedes que CICA continua aquí para vós 🙂

A data oficial de remate é o 22 de Xuño. Lembrade que os alumnos e alumnas que desexen poden recuperar as horas da última semana do mes antes dese día (é tan fácil como falar cos respectivos mestres!).

Despois diso abriremos a partir do día 25 e nesa semana o noso horario será: luns e mércores de 10 a 13:30 e de 17 a 20:00, e martes e xoves de 10 a 13:30 (venres pechado). Nesa semana faremos entrega dos traballos de curso e, moi importante, coordinaremos as clases e horarios definitivos de verán 😉

E é que a CICA non para! Durante Xullo e Agosto estaremos aquí para recuperar esas “cousiñas pendentes” que poidan quedar e tamén, que ninguén esqueza, para ofrecer cursos de idiomas para adultos (novidades sobre iso en breve).

Setembro será o noso mes de vacacións e aínda así voltaremos o 24 (luns) para concretarmos horarios do curso 2018-19. Xa chegará!

Como sempre, aproveitamos esta ocasión para agradecer de corazón a vosa confianza no noso traballo e agardamos contar sempre convosco.

Pilar, Nuria, Rocío, Ramón, Xoán, Jaime, Coni e Carlos.

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Living in Galicia? We’ll help you with that!

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Hi! Are you an expat in Galicia? Are you a native English speaker or are you fluent in English?

Whether you are here temporarily or you’ve decided to make this your permanent home (welcome!), we invite you to make the most of it and gain a greater appreciation of this little country of ours 😉

So contact us for details on our Galician language and culture classes through English!

This course is taught by Xoán, a multilingual cross-cultural expert with years of international experience in research, teaching and, well, everything Galician 😀

Since this is something new nobody else offers in Galicia, we can actually tailor the courses to your interests, making it dynamic and fluid. Do you need to improve your language skills? Good. Do you prefer to focus on the culture and society? That’s great too! You’ll end up knowing more than many locals do, promise! 🙂

And like someone once said:

“A language is not only a human creation, but also a form of expressing a conception of the world, a means of expressing relationships with nature, an oral tradition, and ultimately a culture, thereby contributing to the global enrichment of humanity”

 

O tempo voa… e ven o 2018

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O Apalpador, a (afortunadamente) recuperada figural tradicional galega que trae cousas boas para peques e non tan peques…

O tempo voa! Xa entramos nas festas desta época, así que… boas festas a todos e todas!

E bo 2018 tamén! 2018… que cifra tan “futurista”, verdade? 😀

Voltaremos á nosa rotina habitual o luns 8 de Xaneiro, pero que ninguén esqueza que a CICA non para e que organizamos grupos especiais de mañá para os días 26 e 27, e despois o 2 e 3 (9:30 a 14:00).

Seguro que os interesados e interesadas xa teñen copia do seu horario personalizado, que estivemos repartindo na medida do posíbel 😉 Senon… só tendes que preguntar.

En calquera caso, pasade uns días estupendos coa vosa xente querida, celebrade en paz e que o Apalpador vos traia o agasallo que queredes entre as castañas 🙂

Un saúdo e os mellores desexos de todo o equipo da CICA.

Mais un ano, aquí estamos para vós

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Acaba o verán e na CICA voltamos estar á vosa disposición para este novo curso académico 2017-18.

Así, a partir do luns 25 de Setembro estaremos de 10:00 a 14:00 e de 17:00 a 20:30 – facendo preinscricións e organizando horarios para o comezo das aulas na CICA o día 2 de Outubro. Que ninguén quede sen sitio e sen horas!

Non fai falta repetir que as matrículas na nosa academia son sempre gratuitas… ou si? 😉

Lembrade que a CICA oferece toda clase de servizos: cursos para adultos/as, idiomas, informática, consultoría, tradución, reforzo para todas as asignaturas de primaria, ESO e bachalerato, máis Kids English e Deutsch für Kinder. E a nosa total disposición a axudarvos no que poidamos, como sempre 🙂

Estamos no local habitual, como desde 2003, en Virxe do Camiño 49, Pontevedra. Para calquera dúbida ou pregunta é só contactar connosco. Estamos tamén en Facebook, claro.

 

Chega o verán, avante toda!

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Ola! O curso académico 2016-17 remata oficialmente o venres 23 de Xuño, pero a CICA continuará aberta para coordinar as clases de verán, sexan estas de recuperación ou de idiomas para adultos.

Así, a partir do luns 26 estaremos onde sempre de 10 a 13:30 e de 17 a 20:30.

Que se imos de vacacións? Claro, en Setembro! Non vai ser todo traballar 😉 Iso si, a partir do 25 dese mes abriremos as portas de novo para concretarmos os horarios do curso 2017-18.

Como sempre, agradecemos infinito a vosa confianza no noso traballo e esperamos voltar a contar con todos e todas vós.

E o dito, estade atentos e atentas a este web e ao noso perfil de Facebook porque continuaremos comunicando e falando deses cursos de idiomas para adultos 🙂

Karla, Rocio, Ramón, Xoán, Jaime, Koni e Carlos.

Ideas sobre educación

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neweducationColocamos a continuación un artigo en inglés moi interesante sobre cara onde está camiñando a educación dos nosos fillos e fillas.

Co título “5 grandes ideas en educación que non funcionan” poderemos – ademais de prácticar un pouco o idioma de Shakespeare 😉 – descubrir como o vello modelo de avaliación por exames e marcas estándar queda cada vez máis desfasado e obsoleto, como as clases con moitos alunos e alunas non son necesariamente algo negativo se están agrupadas en niveis equivalentes ou con formas de aprendizaxe similares ou, isto si que o sabíamos, que canto máis se inviste en educación mellores resultados se consiguen…

 

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don’t Workfonte orixinal: NPR – ver aquí

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills aren’t as effective as they’re sometimes thought to be. That’s the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.

Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 “meta-analyses,” looking at all types of interventions to improve learning. The studies he’s examined cover a combined 250 million students around the world.

Out of that, he’s identified five common ideas in education policy that he says should be looked at with a critical eye. NPR Ed spoke with Hattie, a professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia, about each of these five ideas following the publication of his 2015 paper “What Doesn’t Work In Education: The Politics of Distraction.”

1. Achievement standards. “It seems very sensible. You set up minimum standards you want students to reach. You judge schools by how many reach them,” Hattie says. “But it has a very nasty effect. All those schools who take kids in difficult circumstances are seen as failures, while those who take privileged students and do nothing are seen as successful.”

By the same token, it seems to make sense to set achievement standards by grade level, but the further along students get in school, Hattie points out, the more of them are performing either behind or ahead of the schedule that’s been set.

The alternative: a focus on growth and progress for each student, no matter where he or she starts.

2. Achievement tests. High-performing schools, and countries, don’t necessarily give more standardized tests than low performers. They often give fewer.

The alternative: testing that emphasizes giving teachers immediate, actionable feedback to improve teaching.

3. School choice. Many education reformers tout school choice as a tool for parent empowerment and school improvement through competitive pressure. But Hattie says his research shows that once the economic background of students is accounted for, private schools offer no significant advantages over public schools, on average. The same goes for charter schools.

But there is one kind of choice that Hattie does believe makes a difference: teacher choice. Being able to select the best teacher for your child, Hattie suggests, could be truly empowering for parents — albeit a challenging strategy for a school to adopt.

4. Small class size. In the U.S., groups such as Class Size Matters are dedicated to the proposition that fewer students per teacher is a recipe for success. This, Hattie argues, would come as a surprise to Japan and Korea, which have two of the highest-performing education systems in the world – and average class sizes of 33.

Hattie says reducing class size can have a positive impact. But that small class size needs to be paired with training and support for teachers to collaborate more closely with students, offer more personalized feedback and measure student improvement on a more granular level.

5. More money. Korea and Finland far outscore the U.S. on the international PISA exam, which tests learning in math, science and reading. And those two countries spend $60,000 and $75,000 respectively per student, for schooling from first grade through high school graduation. That compares with $105,000 spent per student for the same block of time in the U.S.

Hattie believes $40,000 per student for these years of education is necessary for reasonable school performance. But above that, he sees almost no relationship between money spent and results earned.

In his book Visible Learning Into Action, Hattie looks at the flip side – the ideas that do work in schools around the world. Boiled down, he says, the most effective ideas are those that empower teachers to collaborate closely with students and support them in continuously improving.

 

A toda máquina!

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backtoschoolQue? Xa chegou de vacacións, ou? 😉

Ben, despois do verán poñemos a CICA a toda máquina para o curso académico, que agardamos compartir convosco.

Esta semana toda (26-30 Setembro) estaremos aquí para vós de 10:00 a 14:00 e de 17:00 a 20:30 facendo preinscricións para o comezo das aulas na CICA o luns día 3 de Outubro. Que ninguén quede sen sitio!

Que dicir ten que as matrículas na nosa academia son sempre gratuitas.

Lembrade que a CICA oferece toda clase de servizos: cursos para adultos/as, idiomas, informática, consultoría, tradución, reforzo para todas as asignaturas de primaria, ESO e bachalerato, máis Kids English e Deutsch für Kinder. E a nosa total disposición a axudarvos no que poidamos, como sempre 🙂

Estamos no local de sempre, no que abrimos xa en 2003, na rúa Virxe do Camiño 49 de Pontevedra. Para calquera dúbida ou pregunta é só contactar connosco. Estamos tamén en Facebook, claro.

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