Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Vision of Italian students today

Hey guys,

A class of students in Trentino, Italy, from teacher Seth Dickens, has created a video in response to the video A Vision of Students Today, from Professor Mike Wesch. Take a look it (at both, if possible) and write your reflections, reactions and follow-up questions in their website.

Friday, April 24, 2009

What makes Brazil a unique country?

I asked my students to think about the question "What makes Brazil a unique country?". Then they had to answer it using one word or phrase and two or three images. Here is the result:

Here is another one with some pictures from Brasília, our hometown, which I took in April, 2009:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Questions From Helena And Manuela

1. Do you lik the cimate in your country?
Yes. It's hot but not too hot and sometimes it rains.

2. What is the typical Brazilian food - meal?
The most typical Brazilian food is "Feijoada", that is a kind o soup of black beans and porc.

3. Which part of Brazil is the most popular tourist resort?
Rio de Janeiro, the city.

4. When isthe best time to join the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro?

Carnival normally happens at the end of February, during one week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Questions from Nikol

How difficult is it to find a job in Brazil?

It really depends on the person’s qualification. Those with a better qualification usually have more opportunities of finding a job than the others with low qualification. This fact is mostly related the level of education that the person received.

What is the unemployment rate in Brazil?

There is a relatively high rate of unemployment in Brazil, about 10 %. The greatest responsable for that is the part of the population without a good education, which ends up out of the market.

Is secondary education free in Brazil?

Yes, but public secondary education still has a low level when compared to the private secondary school. On the other hand, public colleges are the best in terms of high level education.

Do you think the level of secondary education in Brazil is high enough to let students continue their studies abroad?

When you are talking about the private school, there is a better chance of students continuing their studies abroad. However, it is more difficult to happen in the case of public school students.

Question from Sunita

What is the best time to visit Brazil?

If you want to go to the beach or the amazon forest, you should come in the summer, but If you want to go to the south of Brazil you should come in the winter.

What kind of government is ruling Brazil?

A democratic Republic.

How many languages are spoken in Brazil?

Just Portuguese, but is a bit different from the portuguese of Portugal.

Which one is the Famous historical place in Brasil?

The are many historical places; but the most famous is "Cristo Redentor" that is placed in Rio.

When did Brazil become an Independent nation?

Brazil became an independent nation in 1822, but Portugal only recognized it in 1825.

Lucas and Nathalia

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Questions From Elena

If I go all around Brazil on my own wich part of the country would you recommend me to see first?

The northeast coast. Where are stunning places to see and the people there treat the foreigners very well.

How many climate zones are in Brazil?

There are 5 climate zones

What food is the most popular in Brazil?

A food called feijoada. It's a soup with black beans and pork.

Is same sex marriage recognized in Brazil?


Lucas and Nathalia

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Questions from Yamuna.

Is Brazil an independent country?
Yes.Our country has been independent since 1822.We used to be a Portugal's colony.

Who is the prime minister there?
In Brazil we don't have a prime minister,we have a president.His name is is Luís Inácio Lula da Silve.Commonly called Lula.

What kind of things does Brazil export?
Brazil exports soy beans,tropical fruits,coffee,airplanes,soccer players,models and oil exploration technology(Petrobrás).

What are the most important places in Brazil?
The most important places in Brazil are Brasília,the capital.Rio de Janeiro,with its beautiful beaches and São Paulo,the business city.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This is a video about competitivity.It shows how people can be over competitive sometimes.