April at the American Language Center
Summer is just around the corner and registration is open for our Summer English Conversation courses at the American Language Centers.
Courses are available for all levels and at many different times;groups are small and students may choose to study three or six hours per week.
The first summer course begins on June 6th and ends on June 30th. The second session begins on July 4th and ends on July 28th,
INTENSIVE SUMMER TOEFL PREP CLASS
The TOEFL Exam is required for universities all over the world (including many in Italy now) and we are offering an intensive course this summer. As an authorized ETS Testing Center, we can guarantee outstanding learning and teaching quality, as well as individual assistance with your test needs.
TOEFL PREP Dates:
7-30 June (24 hours)
5-28 July (24 hours)
INTENSIVE SUMMER SAT PREP CLASS
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is required for universities all over the world (including many in Italy now) and we are offering an intensive course this summer. As an authorized Collegeboard SAT Testing Center, we can guarantee outstanding learning and teaching quality, as well as individual assistance with your test needs.
SAT PREP Dates:
6-29 June (24 hours)
4-27 July (24 hours)\
STUDY ENGLISH IN THE USA OR ENGLAND THIS SUMMER!
Why not study English in the USA or England this summer? Please pick up the latest catalogues and information so you can plan an unforgettable summer experience—at outstanding schools! Programs are available in the USA, Canada, England and Australia.
News from Collegeboard (SAT Testing)
About half a million U.S. students took the new SAT exam earlier this month. International students will take it in May. The American Language Center will be hosting the first test on May 7th!
The American Language Center will be attending the 2016 TESOL Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, 5-8 April. Our presentation “Fostering Global Understanding and Social Responsibility Beyond Borders, Between Cultures” will be presented.
Congratulations to the many students who have started receiving their 2016 university acceptance letters! Among the admissions:
- UCL, London School of Economics, Imperial College, Warwick, Queen Mary, Exeter
- Duke, Cornell, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, New York University, Boston University, Georgetown, Sarah Lawrence, Hofstra, University of Michigan, Fordham
News from the classes
Several classes visited the exhibit “Da Kandinsky a Pollock. La grande arte dei Guggenheim” at Palazzo Strozzi! Thank you Jessica and Alexandra for your English and art guidance.
- April, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.
- By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness and joy.
Did you know.....?
A short history of April Fools’ Day:
- Some historians believe that April Fools' Day is a calendar error made by France. In 1852, the country switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. Apparently, this made the New Year's Day shift to Jan. 1 from April 1. Thus, people who celebrated New Year on April 1 were labeled a fool.
- This day became popular in Britain in the 18th century. English people made April Fools' Day famous by playing practical jokes on friends, relatives and colleagues.
- In 1957, the BBC had reported that Swiss farmers were having a record year with their spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees.
- In 1998, after Burger King advertised a "Left-Handed Whopper," scores of customers were trapped in this fools' game and requested the fake sandwich.
- In 1986, the tradition of an annual New York City April Fools' Day parade began. It started as a prank that later turned into a tradition and a press release of this parade is created every year, but no parade occurs.
Famous Birthday of the month: Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 - 4 July 1826)