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Want to learn more about college life in the US?

The U.S. Embassy and TV Cultura Mais are collaborating on a TV show about Brazilian college students in the U.S. It’s called Graduados. Here is Episode 2, which happens to be about my alma mater, Princeton.  Episodes 1 and 3 are

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Come to Chick Flick Friday

Want to see a more lighthearted side of American culture than the one you saw during our recent unit on World War II and the Holocaust? Then come to Chick Flick Friday! We’ll watch a classic chick flick, like Dirty Dancing,

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News in Levels: A Great Website for Practicing Reading

Students, interested in practicing your reading skills a bit more? The participants in PIBID’s Reading Club have found the site http://www.newsinlevels.com incredibly useful. Why We Love It News in Levels publishes three articles for each event it covers–one written for beginning

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And now we’ve made it through the 1940’s

Sure, it’s been a while since we posted about our jaunt through the 1930’s. That’s because we spent a long time focussing on the 1940’s. Between World War II and the Holocaust, it was arguably one of the most impactful

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Thank you Michael Vossen!

Many thanks to guest lecturer Michael Vossen, Fulbright Scholar from UFRJ, for coming to class on Saturday and facilitating a discussion about the American Dream and the Brazilian Dream. To all students: Michael greatly enjoyed meeting you. Next week, we’re

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It’s the 1930’s!

Thanks for the great conversation about the Great Depression last week. Tracy and I had a lot of fun playing The Bank Run game.  Here ares some of the vocab words we learned: Debt – Dívida Unprecedented – Sem Precedente

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Excellent book for practicing English

  A few students have asked about good resources for practicing English. I just found a great book called Leia e Pense em Inglês. It has reading exercises,    listening exercises, and lots of new vocabulary. You can pick it up at

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