Ed and Toby speak summer term madness (from forty minutes in) but mostly they spoke about geology, the North Devon coastal path, Dartmoor, Toby going off on one about orogenesis, origami, egg albumin foams, the orogenic displacement of protein films from the air/water interface and Ed meeting Toby's Mum! It was all a bit Ronnie Corbett, but a good show, we think!
Josephine Baker was the first black African-American female international popstar and she deserved to be know by all our students. But, she was not only a performer, singer, actress, artist and dancer, she was also a spy and a Résistante fighting the Nazis, a Civil Rights movement activist and good friend of Martin Luther King... She also lived in a French castle with her 12 adopted children, her Rainbow family.
A mix of Rosa Parks and Beyonce, Josephine is a feminist icon and superstar from the 1930's.
This morning I spoke with Meri Maroutian, the_non_native_speaker, about her work to raise awareness and remind employers, learners and parents about their valuable role.
Meri Maroutian is a Delta-qualified teacher based in Parma, Italy. Having lived and studied mainly in Malaysia, America and Italy, she has become aware of the social injustices reserved for those who are forever perceived as foreigners or “non-native” speakers of any given language.