29 de septiembre de 2016

Gaindituen zerrenda

2015/2016 ikasturtean azterketa ofizialak gainditutako ikasleak. 

Zorionak!


Pasa den Ikasturtean azterketa ofizialak gainditu zituzten ikasleak zoriondu nahi ditugu. Eskerrik asko zuen ahalegin eta lanarengatik, segi horrela! Gainerako ikasleei; lanean jarraitu eta laster ikusiko duzue zuen ahaleginaren saria, animo!

Ikasle guztien artean zure izena bilatu nahi baduzu, begiratu arretaz hurrengo zerrendan…
Klik egin hemen.
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Alumnos y alumnas que han aprobado exámenes oficiales durante el curso 2015/2016

¡Felicidades!

Queremos felicitar a todos los alumnos y alumnas que aprobaron los exámenes oficiales el curso pasado. Gracias por vuestro esfuerzo y trabajo, ¡seguid así! A los demás, seguid trabajando y pronto veréis recompensado vuestro esfuerzo, ¡ánimo!

Si quieres buscar tu nombre entre todos los alumnos, mira atentamente en la lista…
Pincha aquí.

Congratulations!

15 de septiembre de 2016

Euskararen txantxangorriarekin bat

Euskararen txantxangorriaren ekimena gizartean euskararen erabileran sustatzea, bultzatzea…du helburu, gure lurraldean oso ezaguna eta maitatua den txantxangorriaren bidez, txantxangorriak euskararen erabilera sinbolizatzen baitu. Hau da, Euskal hiztunari euskara erabiltzeko keinua, euskara erabiltzeko gonbidapena da. Denok egin dezakegu zerbait euskara hizkuntza bizia izan dadin, euskaraz dakigunok eta ez dakitenek ere. Denok. Garrantzitsuena euskara erabiltzea da.

Elduaien Hizkuntza Eskolan ere bat egiten dugu. Mezu honetan sinesten dugu, euskara baita gure komunikatzeko hizkuntza nagusia eta horregatik euskararen txantxangorriaren ekimenarekin egin dugu bat. Horretarako, txantxangorriaren logoa gure akademietan eta weban erakusgarri izango dugu jendea euskaraz egitera animatzeko asmoz eta guk, gure bulego eta eskoletan, euskara erabiltzen jarraituko dugu, noski.

Animatu guztiok, eman hegoak euskarari!

Nos sumamos al Txantxanagorri del Euskera


La iniciativa del Txantxangorri del Euskera tiene como objetivo impulsar, estimular…el uso del euskera mediante la figura del txantxangorri, un animal muy conocido y querido en nuestro territorio.En definitiva, es una invitación a utilizar el euskera. Todos podemos aportar, hacer algo para que el euskera sea un idioma vivo, los que sabemos euskera y los que no.Todos. Lo más importante es utilizarlo.

La Academia de Idiomas Elduaien también se suma a esta iniciativa. Creemos en este mensaje, ya que el euskera es nuestro idioma, nuestro instrumento de comunicación. Por eso, queremos aportar nuestro granito de arena poniendo el logo del txantxangorri en nuestras academias y en nuestra página web, para animar y recordar a la gente que utilice el euskera. Nosotros, por nuestra parte, seguiremos utilizándolo en nuestras oficinas y escuelas.



¡Animaros todos, darle alas al euskera!




8 de septiembre de 2016

2016-2017 Ikasturtea martxan da!

Ongi etorri!

Ikasturte berria abian da eta aurten berrikuntza asko ditugu zuentzat. Azpimarratzekoak dira, Andoainen ireki dugun eskola berria eta Tolosako Nafarroa Etorbideko akademian egin ditugun berrikuntza lanak, zentroa ikasle gazteenei egokitzeko.

Baina aurtengo apustu indartsuena, hizkuntzak eta teknologia berriak bateratzeko nahia da. Gela guztietan punta-puntako ekipamendu teknologikoa eta interneta jarri dugu ikasleen eskura, hizkuntzak ikastea dibertigarriagoa eta errazagoa izateaz gain eraginkorragoa izan dadin.

Informazio gehiago nahi izanez gero gerturatu Gipuzkoan ditugun 14 eskoletako batera edo gure Facebook-a edo web orria bisitatu.  
     
Eskerrik asko! Gogotsu gaude ikasturtea zuekin batera hasteko!
Matrikulatu!


El curso 2016-2017 está en marcha

¡Bienvenidos!

Ya hemos arrancado el nuevo curso y venimos con un montón de novedades. Entre ellas, la apertura de un nuevo centro en Andoain y la renovación de la academia en la Avenida Navarra, Tolosa, adaptándola a los alumnos más jóvenes.

Aunque, nuestra apuesta más potente, ha sido la de unir los idiomas y las nuevas tecnologías, con lo último en equipos multimedia e Internet en todas las aulas. Así, aparte de facilitar el estudio de los diferentes idiomas, será más efectivo.

¡Acércate a informarte en cualquiera de los 14 centros que tenemos repartidos por toda Guipúzcoa! También podéis visitar nuestra web o Facebook.

¡Muchas gracias!

26 de agosto de 2016

Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award


Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award
Ethan Hawke in the Magnificent Seven

Fiona Govan (fiona.govan@thelocal.com)

The Hollywood actor will be given the Donastia lifetime achievement at the 64th San Sebastián Film Festival.
The star of independent titles including Boyhood, Before Midnight and Before Sunset, Hawke has received four Academy Award nominations although has yet to win an Oscar.
“Hawke’s career, spanning 30 years and four Academy Award nominations, has solidified his reputation as a truly multifaceted artist, challenging himself as a screenwriter, director, novelist and actor of the stage and screen,” San Sebastián festival organizers said in announcing the prize.
The award ceremony will take place in the Basque coastal city on September 17th, before a gala screening of Hawke’s latest film 'The Magnificent Seven.'
The Donostia Award is given each year to a great film personality or personalities in recognition of their work and careers. Past winners include Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Lana Turner, Meryl Steep, Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Woody Allen and Ian McKellen.

 Sigourney Weaver will also receive the Donostia Award this year.

19 de julio de 2016

11 great English language song lyrics


What is it about music that helps boost your English skills, 

confidence and pronunciation? Pearson English recently researched 

how popular music and culture inspire English learning, citing bands …

 




What is it about music that helps boost your English skills, confidence 
and pronunciation?


Pearson English recently researched how popular music and culture 
inspire English learningexciting bands like The Beatles and One 
Direction as two of the best for helping you learn. 


Common expressions, everyday language, descriptive words and 
metaphors are all part of the English language and present in almost 
all song lyrics. A song can provide an emotional connection between 
the music and the listener, providing a learner with new ways to express 
how they feel. Music and rhythm have also been shown to benefit 
memorisation, which is a key component of learning.


Now you know the benefits of listening to music in English, here are
some of our favourite lyrics to some of our favourite songs. 
One you’ve had a look our list, tell 
us your favourite songs and lyrics with us viaFacebook and Twitter.

1. The Beatles – Blackbird

As our research reveals, The Beatles are the best band 
to help you learn English (48%). There are many Beatles songs 
with catchy melodies and simple lyrics, but Blackbird 
captures the Fab Four at their most poetic:

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Find out how a teacher used the music of The Beatles to give 
French students a taste of British culture to motivate students
to learn English.

2. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
This song is a great way to help learn the days of the week
(that may be obvious). Our research also told us that the word
love is the favourite English word, so this one is for all the 
romantics out there.


Always take a big bite
It’s such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night



3. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Another one for the lovers, Ed’s heartfelt lyrics are huge in 
the mainstream pop charts. Here, he tells the sweet story of
long time love in this ballad and he’s becoming one of the world’s 
most sought-after songwriters.



Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart


4. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?

This classic from Morrissey and co was voted runner-up in VH1’s 
Top Lyrics poll, for the lyrics: So you go and you stand on your own,
 and you leave on your own, and you go home and you cry and you 
want to die’ but it’s actually the opening lines of the song that are 
the most intriguing. Firstly, they’re adapted from George Eliot’s novel
Middlemarch and, secondly, include some rather clever double 
meanings – namely ‘son’ (sun) and ‘heir’ (air).



I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
5. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
This was Neil Young’s only number one hit single from 1972’s 
Harvest album. He uses simple lyrics and melodies to tell his 
story of searching for true love.

I’ve been in my mind
It’s such a fine line
That keeps me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m gettin’ old
6. U2 – City of Blinding Lights
Our research told us that U2 is the second best band to help
you learn English and frontman Bono is the second best 
male artist to help you learn (edged out by Justin Timberlake). 
The chorus was inspired by a moment during a performance
in New York City, when Bono saw the audience lit up and shouted, 
“Oh, you look so beautiful tonight!”

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights
7. The Police – Every Breath You Take
These lyrics are a good use of repetition and rhyme, which is 
great for helping memorisation. Most people consider this 
a love song, but that’s a common mistake. In 1983, Sting 
was interviewed for New Musical Express and explained: 
“I think it’s a nasty little song, really rather evil. 
It’s about jealousy and surveillance and ownership.”


Every move you make and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I’ll be watching you
Every move you make, every step you take, I’ll be watching you
8. Bob Dylan – Mr Tambourine Man
Dylan’s whimsical, poetic lyrics might be difficult for an 
English language learner to interpret, but that doesn’t mean
they’re not a pleasure to listen and sing along to.

Hey! Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to
Hey! Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you
9. Madness – Our House
This song takes you through the daily goings-on in a typical household.
With lines such as Father gets up late for work/Mother 
has to iron his shirt/Then she sends the kids to school
– it’s quite clearly a story that most people can connect with. 
This is a great song for understanding the concept of nostalgia!

I remember way back then when
everything was true and when
we would have such a very good time
such a fine time


10. Otis Reading – (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay

Sadly, Otis Redding lost his life in a plane crash shortly after
 this song was recorded, and it was released after his death. 
His lyrics are quite reflective, and provoke feelings of both
 contentment and sadness. You can really imagine
yourself sitting on the dock with his simple yet descriptive words.

Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again


11. Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows

No list of standout turns of phrase would be complete without
 Leonard Cohen, a man whose song writing process is 
so painstaking he’ll often spend years on the same song. 
When quizzed on his process, Cohen once said it often took 
so long because, “After a while, if you stick with the song
long enough it will yield.” It’s interesting to note then that, 
even for a master of the English language, the words 
don’t always come easily. Everybody Knows remains
a firm favourite among fans, with the majority of lines 
starting with the words ‘Everybody knows…’ 
It’s a lengthy song, but for the sheer beauty of its words 
and phrasing, the opening lines are a highlight:

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows that the good guys lost

5 de julio de 2016

Agur ikasturteari, kaixo Elduaien udari!


Uda, oporrak eta prestakuntzarako garaia

Hiru mila ikasle baino gehiagok esango diote aste honetan ikasturteari agur gure 13 zentroetan. Askari ederrak, film edo jolasak eta oporren aurreko azken egunetako irrikaz beteriko solasa dira azken klase hauetako gaia.

Momentu asko partekatu ditugu zuekin aurten  martxan jarri ditugun proiektu berrietan. Horietako azkena, Andoainen uztailak 1ean irekiko dugun zentro berria. Ilusio handia jarri dugu, lehenengo zentroa balitz bezalaxe. Bertan izango gaituzue zuen eskaerei erantzuteko prest.

Aipatu beharra dugu, nola ez,  Cambridge English deialdietan izena emateko aurten abian jarri dugun online zerbitzua. Honek erosotasun osoz matrikula egiteko aukera eman die hautagaiei, paperik bete gabe eta nahi duten tokitik. Aurten Cambridge English azterketen deialdi ezberdinetan izena eman duten ikasleak inoiz baino gehiago izan direla eta pozik esan dezakegu gainditu kopurua izugarria izan dela. Zorionak guztioi!

Azterketa sakon lantzeko prest bazara, ez ahaztu Elduaienen udako ikastaro trinkoak zure esku dituzula. Oraintxe, uztaileko ikastaro trinkoa hastear dugu eta izena emateko garaiz zabiltza. Bestela, abuztuan ere zure zain izango gaituzu.

Txikienek ederki pasa dute aurten Elduaien Club-ean, beraientzat prestatu ditugun ekintza guztietan. Istorio ederrak entzun ditugu eta txotxongilo tailer ederrak gozatu ere. Uztailean ingelesaz eta ekintza dibertigarriez gozatzen jarraitzeko aukera izango dute ere gure goizeko udako ludotekan.

Ezin ahaz ditzakegu aurten bere International Experience zoragarria bizi izan duten ikasleek kontatutako istorio politak eta uztailean joango diren taldeek ekarriko dizkigutenak. Adi izan gure sare sozialei, egunez egun joango baikara kontatzen udako abentura guztiak.

2016-2017 ikasturterako pentsatu ditugun berritasunekin hasteko irrikan gaude, baina oporretatik itzulitakoan hasiko gara kontatzen. Ordura arte, ez ahaztu ikasturte berrirako izena ematen eta uda ederra izan, duzuen plana duzuela.