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Weekly Highlights September 14-20, 2014

“A different language is a different vision of life.” ‒ Federico Fellini

Here we are in mid-September with Fall upon as and the school year in full swing!
Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:

Vocab lesson: 
German:
-glühbirne (Eng. “Glow pear”): Lightbulb 
-elefantenrennen (Eng. “Elephant racing”): when one truck attepts to pass another by blocking the other lanes and maintaining speed

Italian:
tempestare (Eng. “to blizzard someone”): to ask someone a lot of questions

Celebrate! September 18th was Chilean Independence Day

Boston snaps: We love our city! Take a peak at our Instagram for pictures of Boston

Read:
-Reduce, reuse, recycle
-What happens in your brain when you learn a language? Find out here.

Mark your calendars: Here’s a list of the September conferences that we hope to see YOU at!

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It’s Fiesta Time!

September 18th marks the Chilean Independence Day, and, boy, do they know how to celebrate! Chile began fighting for their independence from Spain in 1810, but it was not a quick road to independence; eight years later, in 1818, Chile finally gained their independence, and a rather large fiesta was in store! A full week of celebrations, including parades, dancing, music, and food, occurs all over Chile each year on the 18th of September. Watch this video to get a sneak peak into the festivities!

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Bringing ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ to New Heights

You know the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Well, the residents of Cateura, Paraguay have interpreted that phrase quite literally: they’ve taken to building musical instruments out of trash! It is truly amazing what people can create if they set their minds to it. Become inspired and watch the video!