San Marcos Conversation Club, una comunidad bien pilas para practicar inglés

El 31 de agosto de 2019 tuve el privilegio de acompañar y conocer a San Marcos Conversation Club, una comunidad que se reúne cada fin de semana para practicar inglés. Con actividades variadas como conversaciones, debates o visitas guiadas a lugares turísticos, este grupo resulta ideal para aquellos que quieren entretenerse, mejorar sus habilidades de conversación, y conocer a otras personas que también le gusten practicar este idioma.

La actividad en que los acompañé fue un recorrido en el Parque Kennedy de Miraflores – Lima para abordar y conversar con turistas angloparlantes. Tras una larga espera, los miembros congregados se dividieron en 2 grupos para que vayan en distintas direcciones. Los turistas abordados en mi grupo mostraron muy buena disposición para conversar y contarnos sus motivos y experiencias en el Perú, así como la situación en sus países de origen. Las conversaciones resultaron muy entretenidas, pero requerían de bastante practica porque eran muy veloces y de varios dialectos.

En resumen, la experiencia fue muy buena. El trato de los organizadores, super amable. Los recomiendo.

Actividades cotidianas de San Marcos Conversation Club

Si deseas conocerlos más sobre San Marcos Conversatio Club, puedes visitar su página de Facebook, en el cual encontrarás fotos y su agenda de actividades. La mayoría de sus actividades se realizan en la ciudad universitaria de San Marcos, mientras que las visitas pueden ser en el Centro de Lima y en Miraflores. El ingreso no requiere registro previo, tan solo una pequeña colaboración económica para los gastos de las actividades (generalmente son 2 soles, pero dependerá del tipo de actividad).

A Difficult Written Quiz

I felt comfortable in many of the tests of my Advanced English Reading and Writing courses. Because many of the topics that I saw in classes I really had learned them when I was in high school, pre-university academies, and the University itself, the course was a bit easy for me. It means that in case of a difficult test, I could take advantage of my previous knowledge about strategies of reading and writing. And that day, a quiz was ready to do it.

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A Night in Mundo Lingo Lima

I had had a big job day. After finishing a lot of tasks, reports and a public event, I felt a bit exhausted. However, before all that, I had agreed with a group of friends (former ICPNA classmates) to go to Mundo Lingo that night. Mundo Lingo is an exchange meeting where people met other people in order to practice foreign languages, like English, German, French and other. It usually happens in a bar at 9:00 p.m.

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My New Website Domain

“Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.” Anonymous.

After a few days trying possible solutions for my website problem, I faced the possibility to drop my former hosting account, to buy a new one and a new website domain. I was interested in oscarroman.me because “ME” could be used to mean about me (like other modern websites). That means that I was going to correct a letter on my website direction of my business card and probably abandon my old URL.

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My First Experience in a Student Demonstration

Student demonstration in San Marcos

One of my most significant memories is my first experience in a Demonstration when I was 18 years old. It was in 2008 when I was doing my first year on the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. That year there were such big problems with the local government of Lima that novice students like me (usually called cachimbos) who participated enthusiastically in marches as a demonstration against the Municipality and the Police. Furthermore, we liked to learn the university life, social changes, and politics, topics usually related to university demonstrations and protests of San Marcos. Sigue leyendo

Are Electronic Sports Real Sports?

Esports

Currently, one of the most controversial topics about entertaining activities are electronic sports (called eSports). Because video games and eSports can attract so much attraction of people, eSports were considered clearly as an addiction, a generator of problems in children and teenagers, or something that people who have failed would to waste their time. For these reasons, many adults do not consider eSports as sports and triy to prohibit or restrict these activities. However, I think not only are these eSports real sports, also they must be permitted by parents and local authorities. Sigue leyendo