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Hem pensat que era hora d’unir-nos tots els que ens dediquem a ensenyar ANGLÉS professionalment. L’objectiu és que puguem intercanviar experiències i materials i formar-nos. Volem convertir-nos en un punt de trobada dels professionals de l’anglés i organitzar jornades, xarrades i seminaris. Volem ser la veu dels professionals de l'anglés i col·laborar amb tots els relacionats amb l'anglés i amb l'administració educativa i que se’ns tinga en compte com a interlocutors a l'hora de prendre decisions.

An association to unite us all who teach English professionally has been created. The aim is to share experiences, exchange materials and encourage further training with conferences, lectures and debates and ultimately become the voice of teachers of English and liaise with all those involved and especially with our educational authority.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

APAVAC Book Club latest and next

Hiya All!

I'd reached that "certain" age, when I found myself worried about my parents, battling with my parents, telling my parents to do what I believed to be the right thing for them.  AND, did I meet with resistence!!!

Friends my age seemed to be going through the same experience. Speaking for myself, when I finally sat myself down to think, I had to admit that in my fear of losing them, I'd become suffocatingly protective!  The more protective I got, the more resistence I was up against!

It was while I was going through this internal struggle with myself that I came across "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant" by Roz Chast.  In this moving yet hilarious book, Roz Chast, the New Yorker's cartoonist, mixes genres while talking about her parents decline leading to their inevitable passing away.  Her genius lies in her hysterically funny portrayal of their ebb; their journey from deep, dark Brooklyn, though hospitals, hospices and the end. The accompanying cartoons are tender, humourous and utterly honest. Her painful retrospection of whether she did enough, whether she could have done more, her sketches of her mum on her deathbed, the sadness and the horror stay with you as do the comical accounts, both visual and verbal, of her parents idiosyncracies.

We meet on the 5th of Feb 2016 at 1900hrs at Luis Vives to talk about "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy.

Take care
See you then!



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