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Let’s go to the Movies…

On Wednesday this week we’ll be heading to the Cinema in Rome to see the new film “Inside Out”.  Watching films is a fun way to put English skills into practical use.  When watching films you hear and learn new vocabulary in an authentic setting.  This is important especially for our kids in Rome because it is another way that we provide them with
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Back to English!! Jumpstart Your English!!

Summer is over and we are back!!!  Sign up for your courses in English at TLNET-Kids.  We have courses that involve after school homework tutoring for kids in the International schools in Rome, Cambridge Young English Learners courses, and courses for teens with KET, PET, First Certificate and Cambridge Advanced.  We also offer English courses with TEFL certified experienced English teachers that create great
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Summer week #1 Sabaudia 2015

This week we are in Sabaudia peeping our student that attends an international school in Rome for getting back into the swing of things. We have been reading Mermaid chapter books and reviewing reading comprehension skills; sequencing, making inferences, following directions, drawing conclusions, etc. we have also been brushing up on our math problem solving skills. We have also been doing some science by studying
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English Theater Course in Cambridge

This week we are in the scholarly quaint London suburb of Cambridge. Our student is attending a theater day camp and I am coaching her in the evenings. We go through the script, learn her lines, sing the songs and practice the dance movements. It’s a week long program that she will follow and on Friday there will be the final performance. Before or
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Fregene in Space Day 1 and 2

This week we are in Fregene again and doing a full immersion week based on Space. We’re learning about the planets, sun, moon, stars and constellations!! We decorated our TLNeT KIDS hats with the theme for the week and crated a planet Mobile. We also read a book about space and the planets. We are learning vocabulary about space. We also watched Star Wars
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Intensive Course Fregene

This week I’ve been in Fregene at a familiy’s beach house doing an intensive English course with a 15 year old girl that will be going to Washington DC to be a camp counselor in training. We have been studying introductions, airport English, shopping, making plans, and navigating the public transport system. In support of acquiring vocabulary we have been reading the novel “The
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Summer in the City Explora Museum

Full emmersion summer English weeks have begun!! Today we came to Explora museum and after playing with some simple machines and going to the grocery store we headed upstairs to do the puzzle of the regions of Italy. After we put the puzzle together we tried to learn the 20 regions of Italy. We were using vocabulary in English at the Grocery store for
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Summer Reading

As we wrap up the scholastic year we want to emphasize reading as a skill to reinforce and maintain current levels over the summer. Here are some lists of books recommended this year by the American Library Association. Kindergarten to 2nd Grade http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/2015%20Summer%20Reading%20List%20K%20to%202nd%20grade_Edit_0.pdf 3rd Grade to 5th Grade http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/2015%20Summer%20Reading%20List%203rd%20to%205th%20grade.pdf 6th to 8th Grade http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/2015%20Summer%20Reading%20List%206th%20to%208th%20grade.pdf Some fun activities to go along with this are: Keep
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Time in a Bottle

This week we did another Science experiment making a sand clock. We nicknamed it “Time in a Bottle”. The first thing we did was to research the project and gather the materials and write the procedure. After we made our sand clocks! To see how much time they measured we had to time the sand moving from one bottle to the next using our
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Gearing up for Cambridge Exams

It’s May and crunch time, time to put in the final efforts for the Cambridge KEY, PET, FCE, CAE and Young Learners Starters, Movers and Flyers exams!!! It’s a neurotic time for students as well as teachers. Here are some last minute tips for getting ready for the exams. 1) Practice exams the more familiar the students are with the exams the less a
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