El Dia de la Raza is a Colombian holiday in October. It is celebrated the second Monday of the month and it is a day to commemorate our dysfunctional past. In this post I write about the reality of how our race came to be. This is an advanced level reading, B2 to C2 level.
Bruce Springsteen's song Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart is a great way to learn the word "get." Get is used to replace many verbs and its use can be confusing for English students in Medellin. Learn and have fun!
Mastering prepositions in English is not an easy task. Even native speakers have a hard time. In this quick lesson I go over the usage of the in, at, and on prepositions in relation to time.
This was my second time visiting Medellin, from the World Cup to the girls in Medellin, I love it all. I'm from Southern California and I totally love Medellin. This is a recount of my 3 months in Medellin in 2014.
Love and Friendship Day (Dia de amor y amistad) is celebrated on September 20 in Colombia. It is usually celebrated more than the actual Saint Valentine's Day on February 14. Why is this? I've lived here for more than 3 years and have found out why.
The use of who and whom is becoming less and less important in spoken English, but in written English it is very important. Especially if you are preparing for an exam like the IELTS or TOEFL. In this lesson I go over the use of who and whom in a very easy to understand way.
Justo Manuel is a true Colombian hero. He sells bananas downtown. He wakes up every morning at 1:30 a.m., makes breakfast, and starts his 2 hour walk to downtown from his home in Santo Domingo.
Just like in Spanish in English we do not always use 'hello' and 'hi' when greeting each other. If you learn various English greetings you will sound more natural, and will also express yourself more clearly and precisely. Let’s learn how to use some other simple formal and informal English greetings, as ...
There are a bunch of Colombian public holidays, 18 to be exact. Assumption Day is celebrated annually on August 15 in Colombia and is known as La fiesta de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María. Holidays are an excuse to party in Colombia.
It never seizes to amaze me how people around the world don't know about their own countries history. The Battle of Boyaca was a very important battle, and it is held as a national holiday in Colombia. I am proud to be Colombian and today I have hoisted the beautiful yellow, blue and red flag outside my apartment.