With the at most and gratifying sensation that this club offers the outstanding opportunity to create an English atmosphere for the English language lovers and speakers alike. At last, Santarém has what it takes to promote English speaking for students and non-students. Therefore, this spot gathers everyone eager enough to celebrate the feast that is to communicate herein and elsewhere, only in English.

Welcome to The first conversation club from Santarém - Pará. A spot where all you have to do is to speak English. Here you don't have to be from an English course, unless you speak well (accepting intermediate level speakers). Represented mainly by Escola de Inglês Prof. Flávio Serique and CCAA students, this club receives English speakers from all over the world (native or non-native) for a month meeting on fridays at 6:30 p.m.

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

30 October - 2011

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At that point we were playing 'Broken phone' :P

We've decided to do outside this time. :P

Here we are again with a guest from the State whose surname apparently makes us think she is Brazilian but she descends from a Brazilian father

Claudia Seixas graduated from Swarthmore College in May 2010 with a
Bachelors of Arts degree in History, Art, and Environmental Studies.
She concentrated in the fields of Photography, Environmental Justice,
and Food History. At Swarthmore, she was a founding member of The Good
Food Project, a student-run organization that manages an organic
student garden and advocates local, organic, and sustainable food
systems. After graduating she worked as an Americorps member with the
Silicon Valley Health Corps at Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, CA,
where she farmed and helped run a Community Supported Agriculture
(CSA) program on 11 acres of urban school property. Since February
2011 she has been in Brazil on a Fulbright Scholarship. She is
currently an English Teaching Assistant with the Fulbright program in
Santarém, Pará, Brazil, where she is working at UFOPA, a Universidade
Federal do Oeste do Pará.

She has already begun her fellowship and is serving as
an English literature teaching assistant at a university in Santarém,
Pará, Brazil and teaching English language courses to grade school
teachers. She is volunteering with a local organization, Projeto Saúde
e Alegria (the Health and Happiness Project), which works in the areas
of ecotourism, agroecology, sustainable artisan craft production,
participatory mapping, community organization and development,
renewable energy, and health and sanitation. Seixas majored in art and
minored in history and environmental studies, after graduation from
Swarthmore she joined an Americorps program that develops community
and school gardens and farm-to-school programs to increase awareness
of healthy lifestyles and increase the consumption of fruits and
vegetables. She is documenting her time in Brazil's Amazon region.

segunda-feira, 22 de agosto de 2011

Conversation meeting - 2011 - August

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'Say Cheese!!!!'
The remaining folks at the photo

For those who speak English, nobody knows but you the great importance it has been to everyone and especially you who has invested all effort and money to see fair results (whether economical or personal). One more time we had the pleasure of receiving Nathan Darity, representative of many things at fundação Esperança - Santarém. In charge of projects in helping river communities in the Amozon and in briging volunteers to Santarém, he came back again with a trainee (Craig) in a Master course which Nathan has also done. Both talked to a handful of ex-students (at CCAA - Santarém) who claim to not have spoken English for a while but for their surprise it returned all over again in their heads. Thanks one more time folks.

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2011

May 2011 meeting at Escola de Inglês Flávio Serique

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Hey!!! We're back! But now at Escola de Inglês Flávio Serique. Upstairs as usual. We received two gets for the night of the 18 may 2011. Catherina, the lady on the left, has been to several countries but now lives in Australia. She's been a school and music teacher. The lady on the right is Tineke, she is Dutch and works for INFORAMAZON. Like everyone from Holland she's a real traveller and likes a lot Brazil and Alter-do-Chão as the main Amazonian spot. Despite being Dutch she spent her childhood in Brazil , has lived in the States and every once in a while she visits her parents who are now located in Santos.

sábado, 14 de maio de 2011

CCAA - Second edition - 06/05/2011

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That night was crowded!!!! I mean it!!!! eh eh !!!
Not forgetting that our friend straight from Germany, Simon, came to join a bit more of his communicative knowledge.

Look there!!!! The newest stars. :P

These guys look really concentrated, don't they? ;)

One more time our usual reunion has occured at CCAA with a numerous amount of visitors gathering for the "feast". This time we've had Karim Abu Bakr - aged 21 , Russian and fluent in Spanish, French and English. He's been here since December 2010 charging his bateries before moving back to Europe. He's actually an International journalist who's just graduated and been working as an ocassional translator.

segunda-feira, 28 de março de 2011

Conversation club - Anniversary edition - 25 March - 2011

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At last, we're back to our usual meetings and so far things have been pretty much the same but the current meeting having had a party throwing taste. For those who remember Steven Alexander he came again as he was on the first edition. The second guest is a German volunteer from SEARA here in Santarém - PA - Brazil, just 20 years old and already with a CAE Cambridge Cerificate. Yeah !!! Way to go to everyone who came on the 25/03/2011 to Paraíso Shopping Mall and enjoyed the open space conversation at a fancy and different atmosphere (air conditioning spot, back sound music and restaurant buffet meals à la carte and au menu). For those who have lost the meeting you gotta wait for next meeting yet to be announced. Special thanks to CCAA - Santarém and to Mighel Touzon - the Shopping Mall's marketing director.