Language ETC Students and Teachers Live It Up at Graduation Parties

Our Advanced Plus class worked on phrasal verbs this term, one of which was “live it up.” That’s exactly what we did at three festive graduation events at Language ETC last week.  Weeknight graduates enjoyed a special treat, courtesy of the 3B class: un pastel de tres leches, or three-milk cake, garnished with fresh fruit and decorated with our school name. Stunning!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere was lots of other delicious food too, like torrija, a sweet dessert originally from Spain, brought to Argentina by Spanish immigrants and typically eaten in the Easter season:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd tortilla española, a Spanish omelet made with potatoes:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd Chilean empanadas:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll the above were brought by members of my Advanced Plus class. Not that I’m boasting about my terrific students or anything!

Of course, the first order of business was graduation itself — congratulating students and giving them their certificates:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor lots more graduation pix, see the Language ETC Facebook page. For me, the ceremonial part is all fine and good, but the magic moment comes afterward:

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALarry, a member of the Advanced Plus teaching team, seems to agree:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut the celebration was also bittersweet, because we are saying goodbye to Lee, the weekend volunteer coordinator, and Steve, the weekday coordinator. We’ll miss them so much!

It’s good that break is coming up, because I’ve been feeling a little fuzzy around the edges lately. Also, apparently, shrinking, at least compared to my students:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASee everybody for the spring term!

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