lunes, 24 de junio de 2013


If you really want to improve your English, you should read something throughout the summer. Here you can find some suggestions:


From the Cradle to the Grave   (short stories)


Please check the following links for self-assessment:

What am I supposed to do at the end of the year?  

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference in the different countries, that means that if you go, for instance, to Ireland and you show that your level is B1, everyone will know what you are talking about.  At the Official School of Languages we also use this document to assess the different levels, so please check the abovementioned links to find out if you really reach the level you are supposed to by the end of the year, and be honest with you! Don´t think about if you haven´t passed the exams, but about how much you learned throughout the year. Sometimes you just need more time, so don´t worry too much and take it with a pinch of salt.

The document was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is now available in 39 languages.