Sunday, 27 May 2012

ALL London June Event 2012

I do hope that you have all been saving Saturday morning 16th June 2012 for ALL London’s June Event! (that’s in 2 weeks’ time)

We are really excited about it for several reasons:

  • We have another fantastic line-up of speakers: two regular favourites: James Stubbs (all the way from Spain) and Rachel Hawkes (all the way from Cambridgeshire); a new speaker for us but an extremely well known speaker in the world of TESOL  - Jeremy Harmer . so we hope that we’ll attract some TESOL friends along as well
  • We are in a lovely central venue – the London School of Economics . really easy to reach . so we hope people will consider coming even if they are not London-based (please check website mid-week to get exact room location and I will post info here too)
  • We have nice friendly sponsors – Vocab Express, Sanako and Network for languages(the first 100 of you get exciting pens and notepads form Network for Languages!) (and by the way, if anyone else out there wishes to sponsor our event and bring along publicity, please get in touch with me
  • The European Commission brings along lots of freebies for us to take away and use with our classes
  • We have a stand to try to encourage you to join ALL if you are not already a member
  • We always appreciate meeting up with ‘regulars’ but know that we will also meet new people
  • We get to wear our ALL London Committee T shirts in a range of complementary colours (!)

And lots of other reasons.

So please please come along … if at all possible, let us know beforehand so that we order enough refreshments.

As always we keep costs to a minimum for you so that as many people can come come along as possible .

The invitation is pasted after my signature and attached and downloadable from this page:

Please pass this invitation on to as many people as you can!

Many thanks!

Helen Myers
ALL London Chair

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Goethe Institute May 2012


I am so pleased that Karl Pfeiffer reminded me about the open invitation to celebrate 50 years of the Goethe Institute and its re-opening in London today. It was a lovely, friendly and lively event!

When I saw the pictures on the website beforehand I thought that the walls had perhaps been 'photo-shopped' (!) but to my delight, they really *are* multi-coloured and bright! It was a real privilege to hear the artist commissioned to do the work (Gloria Zein) explain the rationale for her decisions about the paintwork and the sculptures.

The website has lovely pictures but here are some I took today.