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Hugo Díaz
Konrad Lorenz University Foundation
Foreign Languages Institute Director
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Do you have scary stories to tell? Have ghosts and witches and zombies cross your way? Have you seen a creepy light stalking at night, or suspect a jack-o'-lantern nearby? Then come join us and please pray tell! And let us all fall under those mighty tales spell! Halloween is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
A common complaint I get from students is also a very common fallacy: "I did't have enough time", as if some of us had longer days than others. A more correct phrasing would be "I couldn’t find the time" or "I had other priorities". I myself am no stranger to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
We all have a bucket list, a roster of things that we would like to do, places we would like to visit, artists we would like to hear and experiences we would like to have before we “kick the bucket”, that is, we die. What do you want to live... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
We all love stories, we love to hear, read, create and tell them. We outline them as we reinvent the past and design the future, we relentlessly collect our own and those of others that mean something to us. We are all storytellers and we build our identity upon the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
For literature, the sky is the limit, and there’s hardly a more ambitious work than that of the high fantasy writer, busy creating worlds and universes that scape from the rigors of our everyday lives. Epic sagas like the Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia and A Song... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
Like it or not, we all have come to hear about American Politics, especially with the coming presidential elections. Now that we see so much about the two candidates in the social media and the traditional media outlets, we all have an opinion, we’d love to hear yours! Come chat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
Everybody loves a passionate love story, and if you spice it up with some good lighthearted humor? All the better! Romantic comedies are feel good films that have evolved into a movie category in their own. We all have our favorites, which is yours? Come this week and let’s talk... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
Musicals! The combination of convincing acting, moving singing, an interesting plot and great music has been a Broadway staple so much so that both terms have become synonyms. Come join us this week to chat about this exceptional way to entertain ourselves while practicing English. Hamilton is the first musical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
How can I improve my English fast? What can I do to learn more vocabulary? Which techniques give better results? You have probably pondered similar questions as the semester unfolds and tests and exams come closer and closer. These are no trivial questions; they are central to our learning outcomes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
Dear Oscar: Thanks for the message. Right now we only have that schedule, but if you and other English Enthusiasts are interested we could open another space to practice, for example an English Speaking Monday Lunch, a Thursday British 5:00 Tea or a Topical Debate Session. Which alternative would be best for you?
The Konrad Lorenz Language Institute invites you to continue being part of an uncanny communicative experience meant to take your English listening and speaking skills to the next level. The Talk/Show Conversation Club is a space to practice and reinforce your conversational English as well as your critical thinking competences such as conceptualizing, analyzing, evaluating, problem solving and synthesizing. The club started last semester and in this new semester we will keep up the good work and try to surprise you with cool and challenging activities. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Talk/Show Conversation Club
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