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It’s Easter time!

Easter is considered one of Christianity’s most important holidays. Eggs are possibly one of the most popular symbols associated with Easter. But why? First of all, eggs are said to symbolize fertility and renewal. For many years, eggs have been used to represent rebirth and new life. Another correlation made is that eating eggs – […]

ANA Students

Our wonderful team of teachers have prepared a special Newsletter for our blended course students from Agência Nacional de Águas. It is all related to the practice of English with a focus on natural resources. You can check the Newsletter here. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any issues in the […]

Polish Film Festival

In a partnership with the Polish embassy, Istituto Cervantes will be hosting the 5º Festival de Cinema Polonês. The festival, which has taken place since 2009, aims at showcasing Poland’s cinematography in Brazil. This year’s festival includes six feature films as well as a selection of animated short movies. 5º Festival de Cinema Polonês When: […]

Renaissance Art Exhibit at CCBB

  The Renaissance started in Florence, in Italy, in the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century. This was an important period in history, with many historians arguing that this period served as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. Italian artists were especially important in disseminating new ideas within the […]

Brazilian Cinema Exhibit

From September 17th to September 24th, Brasília will be hosting the 46th edition of Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro. This year’s event will take place at various venues around town, showcasing 30 different productions, which encompass varied genres such as short movies, documentaries, animations, and, naturally, feature films. The exhibit aims to display works […]

Music apps

  If you are a fan of music and dicovering new bands, you’re going to love this app. Band of the day is an app available on the App store for iPhone. Everyday you open the app it will show you a brand new band and its hits, videos and bio. You’ll be surprised with […]

Brazil News — in English!

Everyone knows that exposure plays a central role in the learning of a foreign language. And thanks to the Internet, access to authentic materials and resources in English is at the click of a mouse. However, the seemingly unlimited number of resources can be very intimidating at times! Besides, it can be difficult to know […]

Celebrar Brasília 2013

We have an excitingly busy weekend ahead! Brazil is celebrating its independence on September 7, which means the city is hosting a myriad of events to commemorate this important date. What’s more, next week we are also celebrating Dia Nacional do Cerrado and, as has been the case since 2009, IPAM (Instituto de Pesquisa, Ação […]

Brasília International Drama Festival

From August 20  to September 1, Brasilia is hosting the 14th edition of Cena Contemporânea, an international festival that brings together different types of performing arts. Presentations include theatrical and musical performances as well as a number of other events, such as masterclasses and workshops, which are bound to leave you spoiled for choice! The […]

Movie News – Steve Jobs

Did you know that Steve Jobs… was adopted. together with Steve Wozniack named their company APPLE because they were huge fans of the Beatles and they liked the Beatles´Apple Records. owned over a 100 pairs of LEVI jeans. was homeless when he was in college and slept on friends´ houses floors. was a college dropout. […]

Injustice: Gods Among Us – PS3, XBox 360 and Wii U

Try picturing some of your favorite heroes from DC comics. Now imagine they own allegiance to no one. That’s right! They will fight for their own selfish reasons and no longer for justice. Now throw in there some villains like the Joker or Solomon Grundy and you’ll have the epic fighting game: “Injustice: Gods among […]

My English class is over. What do I do now?

Some English students think they will learn English just by attending their two classes a week and that will be it. Well, not so much. According to research, we learn languages through the same processes every child around the world does. We first listen to a “gazillion” words for almost a year, then we start […]

13 Reasons Why

  Have you read this book? If you haven’t, it is possibly because you haven’t heard about it. Well, ’13 Reasons Why’ is the debut novel of author Jay Asher. In this work of fiction he tells the story of the school boy Clay Jensen who arrives home and finds a shoebox-sized package by the […]

X-Factor USA – Emblem3

Since the beginning Simon saw something in the boys and as soon as they were out of the show Simon signed them up. They have been touring the west coast (mainly California) and the east coast (Philadelphia, New York city, Boston and Chicago). Two singles, ‘Sunset Blvd’ and ‘Curious’, have been released and word is […]