Halloween Party 2014

Parents and kids ( 2-10 years)!

You are invited to attend our Halloween Party 2014.

Date: on Thursday, 30 October

Place: La Folie Café,  Pipera

Time: 18:00

halloween 2014

We are going to organize funny (not scary) activities, interesting games & exciting contests. Children will also enjoy special snacks and treats and more other surprises.

Be our guest!

RSVP: 0757 525 372 , office@englezadenota10.ro

 Organizator: Cambridge Club-Engleza pentru copii

5 Octombrie, Ziua Mondiala a Profesorului! Happy Teachers’ Day

You know you are a Teacher when… Someone asks you how many kids you have and you say „20”

happy teach

Here are some funny school jokes to make your day:  🙂

Back to School

„The summer holiday was over and young Jack returned to school.

Only two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that Jack was misbehaving.

‘Wait a minute,’ mother said. ‘I had Jack with me for 10 weeks and I never called you once when he misbehaved.”

School Learning
Mary comes home from her first day at school. Mother asks, ‘What did you learn today?’
She replies, ‘Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.’

Mum: How did you find school today?
Youngster: I simply hopped off the bus – and there it was.

New Teacher
Mia: I think we need a new teacher.
Mum: Why is that?
Mia: Our teacher doesn’t know anything, she keeps asking us for the answers.

Teacher: Brett, your essay on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your sister’s.  Did you copy her?

Brett: No Miss; it’s the same dog. :))



Engleza pentru copii- programe educationale

englezadenota10Cambridge Club- English for Kids pune la dispozitia parintilor mai multe programe educationale de invatare a limbii engleze, intr-un mod cat mai simplu, eficient si creativ:

* English My Friend– Program Interactiv de invatare a limbii engleze, cu accent pe: joc si activitati de socializare, proiecte individuale si de grup, teatru, role-play, arts & crafts. Participa copii de (3-8 ani). Se desfasoara dupa amiaza, in grup de maximum 8 copii. Sedinta dureaza 80 minute cu snack/tea-break intre activitati.

*Learn with Joy– Program Interactiv si Dinamic de invatare a limbii engleze prin: JOC, MUZICA si DANS.

Grupa: JOYFUL HEARTS (0-3 ani) Se desfasoara dimineata, cu o durata de aproximativ 45 minute.  Participa Copil/Copii+Parinte/Bunic/Bona

* Pregatire individuala/grup pentru diverse testari si examene Cambridge. Participa copii (7-12 ani).

 Materiale didactice folosite: carti, marionete, materiale audio-video,  flash cards, postere, instrumente musicale, mingi, pom poms etc.

Inscrieri copii: 0757 525 372, office@englezadenota10.ro

Sa invatam cu bucurie! Learn with Joy!

Joyful Teaching- Engleza pentru copii


Back to English Classes!

Educatie non-formala in limba engleza pentru copii. Programe educationale si ateliere creative.

Din 4 august, copiii sunt asteptati sa ia parte la activitatile noastre desfasurate in limba engleza.

Inscrieri copii: office@englezadenota10.ro, 0757 525 372


Cambridge Clubcopii

Hello June, Happy Birthday, kids!

„Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons”

Let them PLAY!

Let them GET MESSY!

Let them EXPLORE!

Let them BE LITTLE!


Childhoodhappy birthday

Mr Snowman

My little snowmanAm decorat de-a lungul anilor: pereti, geamuri, holuri, clase, incat am dezvoltat o adevarata pasiune… pasiune pe care o exercit cu drag, in continuare, atunci cand organizez evenimente private pentru copii. Suntem in pragul minunatelor sarbatori de iarna si gandul ne este intodeauna la cei dragi; tindem sa-I surprindem cum putem mai bine, inspirati fiind de magia iernii. Mr Snowman este un personaj care prinde viata atat in casele oamenilor cat si in clasele din gradinite si scoli.  Ii puteti, de asemenea, da orice nume doriti, eu ii spun simplu Mr Snowman (mi  se pare  mai elegant) mai tarziu, o voi lasa pe fiica mea (cand va mai creste) sa-I dea un nume dupa bunul plac.

Ce e cu acest Mr Snowman? Este o decoratiune! Poate fi folosita atat in camera copiilor sau pentru decorarea unui clase. De cate ori organizez evenimente pentru copii, obisnuiesc sa-mi fac singura decoratiunile si de cele mai multe ori, cu ce am prin “camara”… va spun mai tarziu ce-I cu camara mea! Uneori, sunt ajutata de copii, este o adevarata incantare pentru ei sa poata contribui la „designul” unei incaperi pentru o petrecere/workshop etc.  Asadar, pentru atelierul de creatie  “ Santa’s Workshop” din aceasta iarna, am hotarat ca piesa decorativa centrala sa fie Mr Snowman! Mr Snowman este facut cu ce am avut la indemana. Camara, pe care orice om o are la casa lui, eu am transformat-o intr-un atelier, unde imi tin toate materialele de care am nevoie pentru cursuri si astfel de evenimente.

Cum se face Mr Snowman? Simplu!1_XDPHNABS

Aveti nevoie de:

–         carton (doua bucati rotunde pentru body). Eu am folosit cartonul de la cutia de apa Bucovina. Mi-a ajuns chiar si pentru” legs”!

–         Coli colorate/albe, ambalaje cadouri; de exemplu pentru nasturii lui Mr Snowman am folosit o sacosa de la Zara (mi-a placut acel bleumarin).

–         Foarfeca, creion, marker, capsator, dublu adeziv

–         Multa Inspiratie… Voi creati acest personaj, va puteti juca cum doriti cu outfitul lui! Mai ales daca va ajuta si copiii, va fi o activitate de neuitat!Eu am renuntat la caciula pe care i-o facusem initial… am imprumutat o caciula de iarna,  de la fiica mea si a iesit mult mai funny!

Voi pune mai multe poze de la evenimentul privat (cu toate decoratiunile) in curand!Dupa cum se poate vedea din poze, am fost asistata de spiridusul meu! 🙂

Enjoy! Fiti creativi!

Teacher: Anne -Marie


Happy Turkey! The Short Story of Thanksgiving Day for little ones!


Thanksgiving is an American festival. It’s on the fourth Thursday in November.

On this day, American families come together to have a big dinner. They eat turkey, pumpkin pie and ice cream.



The First Thanksgiving

It’s the year 1620. A group of people from England arrive in America.  Their ship is called MayflowerThe people want to find new homes in America. But it is winter. They are cold and hungry.

Native Americans help them. They give them food and warm clothes. In spring, the Native Americans help them to grow corn and pumpkins. They also give them some turkeys. In the autumn, the people from England have a big party. They want to thank the Native Americans for their help. They eat turkey and pumpkin. This is the story of the First Thanksgiving.happy-thanksgiving-greetings-22




Colours of Halloween


Black cat. Orange pumpkin.

White ghost. Green-eyed monster.

Black, orange, white, green.

These are the colours of Halloween!

Set the spirit flying on the Halloween night! Here we have some ideas: Carve the pumpkin, light the candles, go trick or treating or just read these  monster riddles to your kids.

 I am a monster that has been on a diet. There is no fat on me! Or muscle either! You might say that I am all skin and bones –without the skin. I rattle when I walk. And my teeth chatter when I talk.   I come from far, far away. Most people think I am green and hideous. But really I am not so bad. I am just looking for a few Earthlings to put in my zoo back on my home planet.
Who am I?______________________ Who am I?_______________________
 I walk through walls as I please.  Sometimes you can see me and sometimes you can’t. I moan and I groan. I rattle chains. You find me in old houses, graveyards, and castles.  Most of the time, you would never guess I was a monster because I look just like you. But once a month, I let my hair down and howl at the moon.  But beware! If I bite you will become like me.
Who am I?_______________________ Who am I?_______________________
 I was wrapped in white and buried in my tomb a long time ago.Now, I wait in the dark with my golden treasures all around. Outside the sand piles high over top my tomb.
Who am I?______________________

 Dressed in black, I brew potions, I cast spells, and I put curses on people. If you bother me or my cat, you’ll sit on a lily pad and eat flies.  I live under bridges and in caves. I eat travelers that pass my way. I am large and ugly. I carry a club. Think of a word that rhymes with ‘roll.’
Who am I? Who am I?

Welcome! Have a seat. Dinner will be served shortly. Sorry we don’t have any garlic bread. I can’t stand it. What am I drinking you ask? Don’t worry . . . it’s . . um . . . grape juice. Now just relax while I look at your neck. 

Who am I?_______________________

Play to Learn – Engleza pentru copii!

Autumn leaves are falling down/
Children  playing on the ground

Making piles of  yellow leaves/Gathering  sweet  memories

Dragi parinti,

Din 06 septembrie,  copiii sunt asteptati sa ia parte la activitatile noastre desfasurate in limba engleza, prin participarea la cursul Play to Learn! Program: Marti & Joi de la 18:00

Invatam engleza prin activitati diverse si lejere:

  •  jocuri comunicative si activitati de socializare
  • proiecte individuale si de grup
  • teatru si jocuri de rol
  • lumea magica a povestilor
  • prezentari audio-video la fiecare lectie
  • arts & crafts
  • handwriting
  • tea/snack-break intre activitati

Alte activitati  si programe pentru 2012-2013:

 *Ateliere Educative, *Workshop-uri tematice, *Pregatire Examene Cambridge.

Inscrieri: 0757 525 372, office@englezadenota10.ro

Cu drag,

Echipa Englezadenota10

Happy Birthday, Kids!

Dear Children,

Have a sweet day full of Joy, Happiness and lots of Smiles! We dedicate a special poem to you:

Come meet the child/Who loves to be free,
Warmed by the sun/And kissed by the sea.

Come meet the child/Who watches each sky,
Searching for rainbows/Or objects that fly.

Come meet the child/Who hides from the dark,
Bees that can sting/Or dogs that will bark.

Come meet the child/Who’s eager for praise,
Told she is special/And loved many ways.

Come meet the child/Who’s so hard to see.
Come meet the child/That lives within me!
                       J. Warren
                      © Warren Publishing

Happy Birthday!

Easter Symbols!

Easter falls in the spring, the yearly time of renewal, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. The word „Easter” is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox. The meaning of the many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Nowadays, people celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations.

Easter Symbols: One of the oldest spring symbols in the world is the Egg. The oval shape of the egg is the same shape for a raindrop and a seed, these two were important life-giving elements. The egg itself promises new life as in spring, birds and many other animals are hatched from eggs.  Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colours representing the sunlight of spring. InEngland, members of the royal families gave each other gold-covered eggs as Easter gifts in the Middle Ages. Nowadays the eggs are given to children as Easter presents along with other gifts. They are usually eaten after an egg-tapping competition.

Easter Bunny. On Easter Sunday, many children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them baskets of candy. He has also hidden the eggs that they decorated earlier that week. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house. Neighborhoods and organizations hold Easter egg hunts, and the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize. The Easter Bunny is a rabbit-spirit. Long ago, he was called the „Easter Hare„, hares and rabbits have frequent multiple births so they became a symbol of fertility. The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. The Romans believed that „All life comes from an egg” ,Christians consider eggs to be „the seed of life” etc. Other Easter symbols: (The Lamb, the lily, the cross, the candle)

Easter in Romania. In Romania, Easter is celebrated according to the rituals of the Orthodox Church. At the Easter Resurrection Mass, just before midnight, the priest comes out of the church to give blessings; he also gives people holy bread and provide the flame from which everyone will light their candles. Everyone tries to keep the flame alive until they arrive home. After the Lent, tables, are full with all sorts of good dishes and brightened up with beautiful coloured eggs, all these contribute to a festive atmosphere in Romanian homes. On Easter, Romanians eat roast lamb and broth, spiced minced lamb and fresh cottage cheese. Our wishes for you:

„May the gifts of Easter/Cause you much delight,

And the Sun of Easter/Make your pathway bright!”

Englezadenota10  Team 🙂

Kids Love English!

Cambridge Club Tea Party!

You’re invited to our “Cambridge Club Tea Party” on 25th February, at 11:00 o’clock! Children aged (3 to 12 years) & parents too are invited to our party!

A child tea party is a truly magical experience that can create sparkling childhood memories. A tea party is an elegant way to spend an afternoon and learn a little about a different era in history. In Victorian England, “tea” was not only a drink – it was a whole meal! Invented as an afternoon snack between “dinner” (what we now call lunch) and “supper” (what we now call dinner), tea provided a break from work, a social event, and a chance to show off your elegant manners and superior hospitality. Back then, tea was imported from India and China in speedy sailing ships called “clippers.” Because of the high price, drinking tea was a sign of class, and the lady of the house was often the only one to hold the key to the “tea box” for fear that servants might steal some of the precious leaves.

Cambridge Club Tea Party includes:

  • * Tea & Treats
  • * Short and Easy “Etiquette Instructions”
  • * Cambridge Club Kids Show (Songs & a funny Play)
  •  * Funny Games
  •  * Music & Dance
  • * Tea Party “Thank-You notes”

Topics covered:

  • * Meeting & Greeting people
  • * Magic Words
  •  * Giving, Receiving & Sharing
  •  * The 3 C’s: customs, courtesy & common sense

N.B. This is Children’s Event! Parents will sit at separated tables, watching the party. Parents with small children can sit together in the Kids Corner (children’s tea table).

Dress Code: For girls: dress, hat, scarf, gloves etc

                       For boys: suit or just a shirt, bow tie, hat etc.

Rezervations: 0757 525 372 office@englezadenota10.ro  (Free entrance!)

Location: La Follie – cafenea & ceainarie Str. Emil Racovita, Pipera

Be our guest and don’t be late! At 11 o’clock Tea is served! 🙂

Cambridge Club 2012

Dragi parinti,

Pentru ca suntem inca in vacanta activitatile in limba engleza pentru copii vor incepe in data de 20.01.2012. De asemenea, va anuntam ca pe parcursul acestui an, surprizele si noutatiile se vor tine lant. Nu divulgam nimic deocamdata, altfel nu ar mai fi surpriza 🙂

Pana la inceperea cursurilor, aveti la dispozitie  adresa noastra de mail pentru inscrieri/ intrebari/informatii sau orice alte detalii. office@englezadenota10.ro

Toate cele bune!

Echipa Cambridge Club

‘Tis the season to be Jolly!

„See the holidays through the eyes of a child. Remember your time as a child. Are we really that different? Wonder is not exclusive to children. The holidays are full of wonderment.” ~ Mark Toomey


May Joy and Happiness snow on You,

May the bells jingle for You

And may Santa be extra good to You!

Cambridge Club wishes you all these and more. Happy Holidays!


The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there„. There was a kindly nobleman whose wife had died of an illness leaving the nobleman and his three daughters in despair. After losing all his money in useless and bad inventions the family had to move into a peasant’s cottage, where the daughters did their own cooking, sewing and cleaning. When it came time for the daughters to marry, the father became even more depressed as his daughters could not marry without dowries, money and property given to the new husband’s family. One night after the daughters had washed out their clothing they hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry. That night Saint Nicholas, knowing the despair of the father, stopped by the nobleman’s house. Looking in the window Saint Nicholas saw that the family had gone to bed. He also noticed the daughters’ stockings. He secretly tossed three bags filled with gold coins down the chimney. The bags fell into the stockings that were hanging by the fire. His kindhearted gift made it possible for all three daughters to marry and have a happy life. From this was born the legend of Santa coming down the chimney and placing gifts in children’s Christmas Stockings.

May you find your Christmas stockings filled with delight, fun, health and happiness! 🙂


Proud To Be a Teacher!(part 2)

Mare, mare bucurie la Santa’s Workshop! Copiii au dat dovada de  entuziasm si implicare,  de data aceasta,  in cadrul atelierului de creatie. Activitatile desfasurate au fost un deliciu pentru cei mici pentru ca le-a stimulat interesul si dorinta de a se implica, de a realiza ceva prin stradania lor, dezvoltandu-si astfel creativitatea, imaginatia si fara efort am mai invatat cate ceva in limba engleza. Este cunoscut faptul ca acest gen de activitati, care stimuleaza creativitatea le da posibilitatea de a-si manifesta personalitatea, integrarea in colectiv, socializarea si dobandirea de noi cunostinte. Mai jos sunt cateva poze din cadrul evenimentului care ne-a placut mult, mult de tot!

Santa’s Workshop!

 Atelier dedicat micilor spiridusi!

Cambridge Club are placerea de a va invita, Sambata 10 decembrie, ora 11:00 la atelierul nostru de creatie. In cadrul acestui workshop dedicat sarbatorilor de iarna, copiii vor participa gratuit la activitati educative desfasurate in limba engleza.

Ce vom face? Iata cateva exemple:

• Coloram! • Lipim! • Decupam!

• Facem colaje, proiecte de grup:“Winter – a magic season”

 • Ascultam/Vizionam/Cantam colinde de iarna

Vizionam povesti de sezon: “Santa’s workshop” & “Santa’s Surprise”

Art & Craft“My funny snowman”( creatie individuala “Simpaticul Om de zapada”)


– nu se percepe taxa

– confirmati participarea intrucat locurile sunt limitate!

Joi (08.12.2011)este ultima zi in care se mai pot face inscrieri!

Inscrieri: 0757 525 372    office@englezadenota10.ro

Proud to be a teacher!

What a great Halloween Party!  We had lots of witches, fairies, vampires, ghosts, pumpkins and other Halloween characters. It was a delightful evening with lots of laughter. Kids were so excited, they danced, sang, coloured, watched funny Halloween stories and  Snow White (the Host) gave them „little presents”.  Thank you for your participation!

Snow White 🙂

Here are some photos of our funny & enjoyable evening:

Halloween Party for Kids!

 Halloween is just around the corner in just 4 short days, we’ll be celebrating the very things that we fear in our every day lives. Things like ghosts, monsters, witches and other frightening creatures are to be paraded around because we are preparing a Halloween Party for Kids!

Children aged (3 to 10 years) are invited to our Party, on Monday 31.10.2011 at our location in Pipera. We are going to organize funny (not scary) activities, games and of course a special “Halloween Costume Contest”. Children will also enjoy our special snacks and treats and more other surprises. Be our guest!

For details:  0757 525 372  office@englezadenota10.ro

Cluburi Engleza pentru Copii

Scurta prezentare:

Cambridge Club” este un curs interactiv de limba engleza, destinat copiilor cu varsta cuprinsa intre 2-12 ani.  Frecventa prescolarilor la curs este de doua ori pe saptamana, dupa amiaza.  Activitatea se desfasoara in grupe mici de 5-10 copii, in functie de varsta si nivelul lor de cunoastere a limbii engleze.  Programul de Weekend este destinat Scolarilor,  in cadrul acestui Club se urmareste pregatirea elevilor pentru examenul Cambridge (YLE).


Punem accentul pe nevoia copiilor de:

  • A socializa – folosind astfel, jocuri didactice;
  • A coopera– lucrand atat pe grupe, cat si in echipe
  • A fi motivati –  organizand concursuri atractive,  diverse workshop-uri cu teme inspirate

Activitatile se desfasoara asadar, prin actiune, bazandu-se pe strategii activ-participative care incurajeaza plasarea copilului in situatia de a explora si de a deveni independent, si prin joc ca forma cea mai naturala de invatare. Gama variata de metode si tehnici de predare, face ca invatarea sa fie cat mai lejera, iar activitatile captivante pe care le desfasuram ajuta la o buna dezvoltare a abilitatilor

 De ce sa alegi Cambridge Club?

 *   Pentru maniera eficienta si atractiva care reuseste sa trezeasca interesul copiilor pentru limba engleza;

  •       Pentru ca aici copiii sunt antrenati in a utiliza limba atat la nivel colocvial (familiar) cat si la nivel formal ( pregatirea acestora pentru examenele Cambridge YLE).
  •        Pentru metodele moderne utilizate: (Communicative Language TeachingMultiple Intelligences, Cooperative Groups, Share – Pair Circles, Jigsaw, Brainstorming etc.)
  •       Pentru că aici copiii învaţă implicandu-se activ in procesul de invatare:  jucându-se, desenand, confecţionand diverse obiecte facand apel la creativitate, apoi le integrează în jocuri de rol
  •          Pentru diversitatea activitatilor : jocuri comunicative, activitati de socializare  jocuri de rol, proiecte individuale si de grup care ajuta la dezvoltarea capacitatii de a se exprima in aceasta limba, precum si spiritul de observatie, gandirea reproductiva si creativa
  •          Pentru ca utilizam publicatii proprii, carti de la edituri de prestigiu ( Oxford, Macmillan, Longman) si asiguram suport audio-video la fiecare lectie
  •          Pentru atmosfera ludica ce asigură copiilor toate premisele învăţării limbii  engleze
  •          Pentru ca punem accent atat pe dezvoltarea abilitatilor fiecarui copil, cat si pe valorizarea acestora in cadrul colectivului
  •          Pentru ca acordam importanta fiecarui eveniment (Zile onomstice, Halloween,Craciunul, Ziua Mamei, Pastele, Ziua Copilului)
  •           Pentru ca deviza noastra este Learn to be the best

 Program:  Luni-Vineri16:00-19:00, Sambata:11:00-19:00

Informatii si inscrieri : office@englezadenota10.ro/ 0757 525 372

Time to be happy!

Does anybody know what time it is?

Yes… it’s the time to be happy

The time to be happy is now

And the place to be happy is here

And the way to be happy is to make someone happy

And we’ll have a little heaven right here

Easter Time !

Easter Bunnies come to us

Hopping, hopping on the grass.

Bunnies jump on the ground

Bringing joy all around!

What they really want to say is:

Happy Easter Day!

La Clubul „Kids Love English” intr-o atmosfera de cantec si veselie, copiii au lucrat cu spor pregatind felicitari de Paste pentru cei dragi, cosuri cu oua si multe alte surprize in asteptarea lui „Easter Bunny”. Mai jos sunt prezentate momente de creatie:

Principles of Good Parenting

There is no more important job in any society than raising children, and no more important influence on how children develop than their parents.

” 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting” by Laurence Steinberg

Highly recommended for all parents, teachers, coaches and any other youth workers.

People define good parenting in different ways…In my view, good parenting is parenting that fosters psychological adjustment — elements like honesty, empathy, self-reliance, kindness, cooperation, self-control, and cheerfulness. Good parenting is parenting that helps children succeed in school; it promotes the development of intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, and desire to achieve. Good parenting is parenting that deters children from antisocial behavior, delinquency, and drug and alcohol use. Good parenting is parenting that helps protect children against the development of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other types of psychological distress.” Laurence Steinberg

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day at the United Kingdom

Mother’s Day is more popularly known as Mothering Sunday, the origins of the holiday date back to centuries when it was considered important for churchgoers to visit their home or „mother” church once a year. During Lent, the practice became quiet popular, and in a society where children were often sent off to work in other villages at a very young age, it quickly became a time for family reunions and celebrations that were fondly cherished. A special cake, might also be brought along to provide a festive touch. Later, Mothering Sunday became a day when children and domestic servants were allowed a day off to see their families. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday remains a time to pay mothers their due rewards for all their love and encouragement with flowers, candies, cards, and other tokens of appreciation.


Surprise your mother with an: Easy Pie for Mother ‘s Day
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted
1 can peaches (or any favorite fruit), drained

In a bowl, combine sugar, flour and milk. Pour mixture over butter, stir and press into pie pan. Add peaches. Cook in bottom of oven at 450 degrees until brown.

Enjoy this special day! Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Happy Spring!


Martisor” was a present that Romanians sent to each other on the first day of March, traditionally a gold coin suspended on a white-and-red braided thread with a silk tassel. The recipient used to wear it around his neck until he would see a blooming rose and the present was then placed on its branch; in this way Spring was poetically welcomed. The coin symbolized prosperity, the white-and-red thread, a metaphor of a person’s face white as a lily and rosy as a rose.

In Dobrogea, the Martisor was worn until the arrival of the white storks when it was thrown high up in the sky for bringing „great and winged fortune ” to its bearer.

In the villages of Transilvania, the red-and-white wool yarn Martisor was pinned on gates, windows, sheepfolds, tied around the horns of cattle to protect from the evil eye and malefic spirits; it was believed that the red „color of life” represents vitality and regeneration.

In the folk tradition of the Carpathian mountain villages the Martisor was known as Drogobete, that time of the year when young women used to wash their face in „snow water” for getting „clean, pretty and white as the snow”.

In Bihor folk people believed that the rain water collected on March 1, and during the nine days of the Babe would make one handsome and healthy, while in Banat it was customary for young women to gather snow or water from wild berry leaves and wash their face with it spelling the magic words of the Drogobete for love:

Wild berry flower of March/ make me dear to everyone/ send away from me any harm„.

THE LEGEND OF THE MARTISOR Another legend connects Martisor and “baba Dochia”, another belief of the beginning of spring. Legend says that Baba Dochia had a step daughter he hated  so much and was submitted to all sorts of labor. Once “Baba Dochia” sent her to wash an old waistcoat to the river, in the dead of winter. She was supposed to wash the waistcoat until it became white.  But as she washed it, the waistcoat became more black. Her saving came from a man named Martisor, who gave her a white and red  flower to put on her hair. Immediately, the waistcoat became white, to astonishment and anger of “baba Dochia”, the old woman.
Seeing the flower, “baba Dochia” thought spring came and went with the sheep on the mountain. Because it was warm, Dochia has started to take off the waistcoats (9 in number). Finally the weather broke and it started to snow again. On the top of the mountain was shown Martisor, who said, „do you see how bad it is to sit in cold and wet? do you see how hard it was for your daughter to wash the waistcoat in the dead of winter?

Friendship recipe! Reteta prieteniei:)

A Friend…

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in „you”
(C)alls you just to say „HI”
(D)oesn’t give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust „be” with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffers support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plain things you don’t understand
(Y)ells when you won’t listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality.

Friendship recipe!

English poem ……for parents!

Kids Love English!

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Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

If you live with serenity,your children will live with peace of mind.

With what is your child living? by Dorothy Law Nolte

Old goes, New comes! Happy New Year!!!

I wish you Health...
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.
I wish you the Love of friends and family…
And Peace within your heart.
I wish you the Beauty of nature…
That you may enjoy the work of God.
I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities…
For those things that really matter in life.
I wish you Generosity so you may share…
All good things that come to you.
I wish you Happiness and Joy
And Blessings for the New Year.
I wish you the best of everything…
That you so well deserve.


May all your wishes come true!!!

My Christmas Wish For You!

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you’ve been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
\And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
We wish you a merry Christmas
(Poet – anonymous)

English Workshop pentru Copii!

English Workshop

Top Priority “Learn to be the best” organizeaza sambata, 27 Noiembrie, ora 11, in cadrul gradinitei Miniclub Cristina din Pipera un workshop de limba engleza. Acest Workshop este destinat copiilor cu varsta cuprinsa intre 4 -12 ani, in vederea inscrierii  acestora in cadrul Clubului Cambridge.

Clubul Cambridge este un curs pentru copii care urmareste sa trezeasca interesul si placerea copiilor pentru limba engleza, sa le dezvolte capacitatea de a se exprima in aceasta limba, precum si spiritul de observatie, gandirea reproductiva si creativa.

In cadrul acestui Workshop se vor desfasura:

Jocuri communicative

– Activitati de socializare

– Proiect de grup

De asemenea are loc si o prezentare de carte: Culegerea “Together”, culegere de limba engleza destinata copiilor si parintilor.

Nota:  Nu exista taxa!

Confirmati participarea la Workshop la adresele de mail afisate mai jos, intrucat locurile sunt limitate!


Va asteptam!

Have a happy Thanksgiving Day!

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving Day Around the World

Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest related festival. It celebrates communal harmony marked as a sense of gratitude people feel for all the good things in life. This is done by offering prayers, gifting your near and dear ones. The fourth Thursday in the month of November is marked for the yearly celebration Though it is said to have been originated in America, a number of other countries celebrate harvest related festivals. They are observed with different names and in different seasons.
Harvest related festivals, all the over the world are characterized with lot of fun and merrymaking. Each region has its unique customs and traditions to jubilate the occasion. The celebration of Thanksgiving will be incomplete without the legendary Turkey. It derives its name from the ‘turk turk’ sounds it makes when scared. Turkey was at one time being considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin felt that turkey was the right choice because it was a good runner and had a sharp sight. A bald eagle later became the national symbol of America.
This is the time for relatives living in different places to come together and celebrate.

The first Thanksgiving Story

A long, long time ago the Pilgrims made an ocean trip

From England to America in just one little ship.

That ship was called the „Mayflower,” and it was snug and warm

And kept the Pilgrims safe and sound through every wind and storm.

But after lots and lots of weeks of sailing on the sea,

The sight of land made all of them as happy as could be.

The land they saw was Plymouth Rock on Massachusetts Bay,

And they decided then and there that’s where they all would stay.

Of course, there was a lot of work to get all settled in,

But each and every Pilgrim was quite eager to begin.

And they were lucky, for it wasn’t long until they met

A very friendly Indian whose name was Samoset.

Now Samoset and all his Indian friends were kind and good

And tried to help the Pilgrims out in every way they could.

That spring they even helped in clearing land and planting seed.

So the Pilgrims would be sure of having food to fill their needs.

All summer long the Pilgrims kept as busy as could be

Tending to their growing crops so very carefully.

And then when it was finally time for harvesting that fall,

They found to their delight that they had lots and lots for all.

Of course, they were excited that they’d had such great success,

And they planned a celebration just to show their thankfulness.

They thought they’d fix a dinner that would really be delicious

Where there’d be huge amounts of everybody’s favorite dishes.

But they didn’t really feel as though the food was all their own,

For they knew without the Indians it never would of grown.

And so they asked their special friends if they would join the fun,

And Samoset and all the others said they’d gladly come.

For days ahead the Pilgrims started getting things all set

To make sure there was nothing they could possibly forget.

Then when the big day came, they set the tables up just so,

Then spread out all the food, and it was really quite a show.

At long last it was time to eat, and they all said a prayer

To offer thanks for that God had given them to share.

Happy Halloween!

Who’s that knocking on my door
I must admit I’m little scared,
I open it and what do I see,
A scary old witch and she’s laughing at me
Hee hee hee

Who’s that knocking at my door
I must admit I’m a little scared
I open it and what do I see
A green monster and he’s growling at me.

Now I’m walking out that door,
I’m not gonna be scared no more,
I’m in my costume and I’m ready to be
The one who’s scaring you

The Origins of Halloween

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. The holiday originally comes from the Celts, who celebrated New Year on November the 1st and they had to store all the crops for a cold winter. For the Celts, winter was a dark time of year with fewer daylight hours. It was also a season associated with death. They believed that on the night of October 31, ghosts were able to come back to earth. The ghosts were not the friendly variety; instead, they came back to damage crops and torment the living. Since the barrier between the world of the living and that of the dead was thinner on October 31, this was the day when Celtic priests made predictions for the future.

Samhain” was the name of this autumn harvest festival.  Samhain means roughly in Old Irish “summer’s end,” and recognizes the fall harvest, and the separation of the end of the “lighter half” of the year from the beginning of the “darker half” of the year. November is the beginning of the “dark half” and is thus the beginning of half of the year, considered to be New Year’s Day for the Celts.

The Celtic priests were also known as the Druids, and they made Samhain a big event by lighting large bonfires. The Druids also dressed up in costumes that were made from animal heads and skins. When they were finished with the Samhain celebrations, the Celts re-lit the fires in their homes from the flames of those sacred bonfires. They thought it would help to keep them safe and warm all winter.

The Use of Costumes on Halloween

The use of masks and costumes was a practice of the Gaels who were mimicking the spirits in an attempt to quiet them. In Scotland young men wore masks, veils, or black painted faces while wearing white clothing. In the 19th and 20th centuries, children dressed in guises or costumes would go door to door seeking coins or treats.

Halloween Nowadays

Every late November, people in every house hang a least one ornament on their doors, to get in the spirit of the holiday. There are more than one ornamentation options and everybody decorates his house just as he pleases. The most “notorious” ornaments is the candle-pumpkin. It’s practically a pumpkin emptied on the inside and two eyes and a mouth are cut on its shell, and a candle is placed inside. Another way of decoration is the ghost and crown on the door. It’s a ghost standing in the middle of the crown made out of synthetic grass and small Halloween Pumpkins.

Trick or Treat

Another Halloween habit is trick-or-treating. It’s a game for the kids, they put on masks of ghosts, witches, zombies or scary monsters and go from door to door yelling out: Trick or Treat. It means that either you give them a treat or they play a trick on you. The most preferred treats are candy, chocolate or any other kinds of sweets and sometimes pumpkin pie and fruit salad.But no matter what they do, people always find a way to get into the spirit of the holiday, like everyone else should!


Apple Day!

A celebration linking culture with nature.

Apple Day is an annual celebration, held on October 21 each year, of apples and orchards. It is celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom. Apple Day has played a part in raising awareness not only of the importance of orchards to landscape and culture, but to the growing interest in locality and in the provenance and traceability of food. From the start, it was intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing – not simply in apples, but richness and diversity of landscape, place, ecology and culture too. In city, town and country, Apple Day events have fostered local pride, celebrated and deepened interest in local distinctiveness.

Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and of course many hundreds of apple varieties.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! This is a saying that has stayed with us for many years. It is believed to have come from an ancient Roman proverb. The Romans truly believed the apple had magical powers to cure illnesses. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this might be true.

Apples have a good claim to promote health. They contain Vitamin C, which aid the immune system and phenols, which reduce cholesterol. They also reduce tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. It has also been suggested by Cornell University researchers that the quercetin found in apples protects brain cells against neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease.

So with all of this information we can see how the saying could have easily come about. Although not one of the more exotic or expensive rare fruits or superfoods on the planet, apples truly can be a benefit to our daily diet. An apple a day can definitely help keep the doctors away, and that my friend is tasty!  🙂

„Together” Engleza pentru copii si parinti!

A aparut culegerea “Together” pentru tine si copilul tau! Acum in exclusivitate pe site-ul http://www.jucariidejucarii.ro (la produse noi) puteti achizitiona editia a doua revizuita si adaugita a cartii “Learn to be the best”, care a dus la perfectionarea cunostintelor de limba engleza a  multor familii din Romania. Perfect structurata si adaptata nevoilor culegerea se adreseaza deopotriva adultilor si copiilor.
Scopul culegerii este acela de a veni in ajutorul parintilor si copiilor, facand invatarea unei limbi straine cat mai facila si atractiva. Metoda este extrem de eficace iar culegerea va ofera posibilitatea de a invata pas cu pas alaturi de copilul dumneavoastra.

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Learning how to Learn!

Hundreds of students and other people have the same questions: How to speak English fluently? Or How can I improve my English skill? Or What is the right way to learn English?

Here are 3 easy-to-remember steps: I would advice you to think at the word CEK, which stands for:

Change Attitude, Expose Yourself & Keep Talking

Change Attitude  – From my experience, this is the most common problems for anyone who wants to learn English. The point is you should realize that your goal is to communicate with people in English.You do not want to be an English professor or a professional translator, so do not worry about 100% correct grammar.

Expose yourself – This step means to expose yourself to English environment. Of course, it is better if you could come to US or UK to study or learn English but I would say that you don’t have to. This is the year 2010 and English is already everywhere: books, CDs movie, music, newspaper, articles and hundred of tourists who walk pass you everyday can be great learning sources.

Keep talking Whenever you have a chance to talk or to test your skills, just do it. You can even assume situation and talk to yourself. Do not worry about mistakes. Mistakes are not something to be feared, embarrassed by or to be worried about because more than any other reason they show  that as a learner you’re willing to try. Effort and willingness to speak are one of the hardest parts of speaking English. All too often we fear what others will think if we make mistakes while we speak.  If you never make a mistake you never improve! Everyone makes mistakes, Tiger Woods, David Beckam, Madonna etc. Who are you? Come on. Let’s go out and create your own lessons.

Source: kinglishschool

Life’s little pleasures: Dark, White or Milk?

It’s Chocolate National Week in UK!

The eating of chocolate has long been associated with love.  Apparently, the Aztec emperor, Monteczuma (c1502) drank fifty cups of chocolate a day to enhance his ardour.Chocolate contains Phenylethylamine and Serotonin both of which also occur naturally in the human brain. These mood lifting substances are released into the nervous system when we are happy and when we are experiencing feelings of passion, creating a a rise in blood pressure and heart rate and inducing a feeling of well being. So, when you need a lift – eat chocolate!

The first chocolate house was opened in London by a Frenchman. The shop was called the The Coffee Mill and Tobacco Roll. Costing 10 to 15 shillings per pound, chocolate was considered a beverage for the elite class.

History of Chocolate

1502 – Christopher Columbus introduces chocolate to Spain from his fourth voyage to the New World in 1502 but not as the product we know today. It was only consumed as a drink. The word „chocolate” was derived from the Aztec word xocolatl which means bitter water.

1615Anne of Austria (wife of Louis XIII) declares chocolate as the drink of the French Court , although this was only after much skepticism, as initially it was considered a „barbarous product and noxious drug”.

1640 – chocolate finds its way to England, among other European countries.

1657–  the drink becomes a best seller in England and excessive duties are imposed on chocolate. It takes almost 200 years before the duty is dropped.

1828Dutch chocolate maker Conrad J. Van Houten created the hydraulic cocoa press. The press enabled chocolate makers to crush the „nibs,” or centers, of roasted cacao beans into a paste (Chocolate Liquor). After crushing, some of the cocoa butter was extracted.

1848 – English chocolate maker Joseph Storrs Fry created the first eating chocolate by further refining the cocoa, adding sugar, and mixing the cocoa butter back in.

1875 –  Swiss Daniel Peter added condensed milk  to  chocolate and marketed the first solid milk chocolate bar.

Have a bar of chocolate! It makes your day sweeter! 🙂

Engleza pentru Tine si Copilul tau!

CulegereCulegerea „Together” vine in intampinarea parintilor care se implica activ in procesul de educatie al copiilor lor.
Culegerea” Together” este editia revizuita si adaugita a cartii “Learn to be the best” aparuta in anul 2007.

Scopul culegerii este acela de a veni in ajutorul parintilor si copiilor, facand invatarea unei limbi straine cat mai facila si atractiva. Metoda este extrem de eficace iar culegerea va ofera posibilitatea de a invata pas cu pas alaturi de copilul dumneavoastra.

Cartea este structurata pe capitole, astfel incat pentru adulti exista un capitol foarte bine detaliat cu aspecte din gramatica limbii engleze cu aplicatii si teste de verificare iar pentru elevi, capitolele sunt destinate pentru a invata limba engleza prin metode atractive si eficiente facand apel la: imbogatira vocabularului, utilizarea lui in contexte diferite, redactarea unor texte cat si posibilitatea de a retine notiunile invatate cu ajutorul reprezentarilor grafice ce urmeaza a fi colorate.

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Happy Teacher’s Day!

Your Teachers

Let the sky become
Your teacher.
You will learn
How to serve.
Let the moon become
Your teacher.
You will learn
How to love.
Let the sun become
Your teacher.
You will learn
How to become.

World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. It is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. This post is a tribute to teachers.

Good teachers impart good education. Great teachers groom their students to become leaders. Ordinary teachers direct us along the right path, but great teachers inspire us to seek our own path. They encourage us to discover our talents.
Children often take a liking to a particular subject simply because they love the person who teaches them that subject. Needless to say, children also dislike certain subjects when they dislike their teacher
I think anybody who imparts a special skill or knowledge is a teacher. So a friend who teaches you to ice-skate is a teacher. A sibling who educates you on social etiquettes is also a teacher. A good teacher not just imparts training but also inspires the student to learn.

As a teacher, I often encourage students with motivational speeches and quotes. But what motivates the teachers? I’ll tell you: Teachers gain inspiration when they see their students’ progress. This is the biggest motivation.
I’m not going to explore more this subject, I won’t talk about political issues and the way this affect educational process. I’ll stop here, just celebrating this day with fresh and unforgettable memories!

Have fun!
TEACHER : George, go to the map and find North America.
GEORGE : Here it is!
TEACHER : Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS : George!
TEACHER : Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?
TOMMY : Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER : Ellen, give me a sentence starting with „I.”
ELLEN : I is…
TEACHER : No, Ellen….. Always say, „I am.”
ELLEN : All right… „I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.”
TEACHER : „Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?”
JOHNNY : „Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day, same time
TEACHER : Desmond, your composition on „My Dog” is exactly the same as brother’s. Did you copy his?
DESMOND : No, teacher, it’s the same dog!
TEACHER : What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
PUPIL : A teacher.

Mind Your Words!

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
                                                                          Solomon Gabriol



  • The most selfish one letter word…..”I”                                 Avoid it!
  • The most satisfying two letter word……..”We”                    Use it!
  • The most poisonous three letter word…..”Ego”                    Kill it!
  • The most used four letter word……….”Love”                       Value it!
  • The most pleasing five letter word……..”Smile”                    Keep it!
  • The fastest spreading six letter word…….”Rumour”            Ignore it!
  • The hardest working seven letter word…….”Success”         Achieve it!
  • The most enviable eight letter word………”Jealousy”          Distance it!
  • The most powerful nine letter word………..”Knowledge”    Acquire it!
  • The most essential ten letter word………….”Confidence”     Trust it!

Why is Education important?

Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life.

 Without focusing on education, you will find that your career choices are limited. The best way to reach career success is to map out a strategy and set goals. You should focus on things that you like, including hobbies, talents, and interests and determine a career goal. Once you have an idea of what you would like to do, you will need to create a plan or strategy to reach those goals. Without the proper education, our kids will never accomplish their career goals.

 The more you LEARN, the more you EARN:

 Have you ever noticed that the word LEARN contains the word EARN? Perhaps that is because the higher level of education you achieve, the higher level of income you are likely to command as well.

 Learn how to learn. School teaches you how to gather, learn, and apply knowledge. No matter what career you choose, you will need to learn procedures, information, and skills related to your job, and execute tasks based on that information and training.

Develop interpersonal skills. School allows you to interact with other people and refine your communication skills, including those of persuasion, conflict resolution, and teamwork.

Learn time and task management. Learn how to manage projects, deadlines, and complete assignments efficiently and effectively.

Learn from experience of others. By attending school, you are able to learn from the experience and intellect of thousands of people who have gone before you. In just a few years, through your textbooks, research, and class lessons, school gives you a consolidated overview of theories, formulas, ideologies, and experiments conducted by generations of scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, historians, and other experts. While gaining your own personal work experience is helpful too, a formal education is a way to learn from centuries of others’ life and work and academic experience before you.

 Why is education so important?

Education gives us the knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on everything in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say, education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are partly right. But the conversion of information to knowledge is possible because of education. Education makes us capable of interpreting rightly the things perceived. Education is not about lessons and poems in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life.

Education is important as it teaches us the right behavior, the good manners thus making us civilized. It teaches us how to lead our lives. Education is the basis of culture and civilization. Education cultivates us into mature individuals, individuals capable of planning for our futures and taking the right decisions. Education arms us with an insight to look at our lives and learn from every experience. The future of a nation is safe in the hands of educated individuals.

Education is important because it equips us with all that is needed to make our dreams come true. Education opens doors of brilliant career opportunities. Schools and colleges define the basic framework of education. Schooling gives us the fundamentals whereas we specialize in fields of our interest, during the degree courses. But education does not end here. It is a lifelong process. Self-learning begins at the point that marks the end of institutional education. The process of self-learning continues…


Believe it or Not!

‘I am’. Is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. ‘Underground’ is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters ‘und.’ According to folk-lore Antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word in the dictionary, it means being against separating church and state. Mel Blanc [the voice of Bugs Bunny] was allergic to carrots. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs . Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning . When tea was first introduced into England, people threw away the liquid and ate the leaves, seasoned with salt and pepper. We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.  During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That’s the weight of about 6 elephants The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump. The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly. It is impossible to lick your elbow. A shrimp’s heart is in their head. The „sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

Time 4 English!

As a parent you can help your child to learn English in a variety of different ways.First of all, you need to establish an awareness of other languages, especially the English language. As you help your child to learn English, you’ll be broadening their horizons and helping them out in their future as well.

One reason that it is such a great idea to make sure your children learn to speak English while they are young is because children learn languages so much faster than adults. Children have the ability to learn languages quickly and their minds are like little sponges, soaking up all the information possible to learn a language.

How to Begin

As a parent, there are a variety of different things that you can do to help your children learn English. Simply opening up your child’s mind to other cultures and languages is definitely a great start. The following are a few things worth purchasing to get your child started out in learning English.

Children’s Books– One very helpful thing to have around to help your child learn English is children’s books that are written in English. First of all, you can use these books by reading them to your children in the English language.

 Reading to your child in English is very important, since reading to children has been proven to help their verbal development. So, even if your children are still very young, you can start now by reading English story books to them.

Flash Cards – As your child gets a bit older, some nice English flash cards may come in handy. Be sure that they are designed to help children learn English. Don’t just leave it up to your child to use the flash cards, but work with them and help them out with the flash cards. More than likely you’ll both learn a lot.

Games – Games are a fun and exciting way that you can get your child on their way to learning English. No doubt your children enjoy playing games, and you can get some great games that are designed to help younger children learn to speak the English language. Take the time to play the games as a family, and no doubt you’ll all learn new things about the English language.

Enjoy it!

De Toate pentru Toti

Autumn leaves are falling down

Children  playing on the ground

Making piles of  yellow leaves

                                           Gathering  sweet  memories

 Am lansat acum cateva zile oferta completa de Cluburi de Limba Engleza atat pentru copii cat si pentru adulti. Intrucat locurile sunt limitate, cei interesati  sunt rugati sa faca o rezervare pe adresa de mail office@englezadenota10.ro  

Cursurile din cadrul Clubului Cambridge cat si Cursurile Intensive destinate Adultilor vor incepe pe data de 4 octombrie, 2010.

 Partenerul nostru  www.miniclubcristina.ro va ofera programe variate de activitati pentru Gradinita si After School, iar pana la data de 10 sept.2010 sunteti asteptati cu drag in fiecare Luni si Vineri  (Zilele Portilor Deschise) intre orele 9:30 si 10:30 a.m pentru a putea simti atmosfera de care va beneficia micutul dvs daca ne veti alege pe noi ca alternativa de centru educational.

Va asteptam cu drag!

English Values

From the early English times we can find a value system and culture based on the 9 English values.  English ancestors were a people we can learn much from.

1. Courage and selflessness
2. Truth
3. Honour
4. Fidelity
5. Discipline and duty
6. Hospitality
7. Industriousness
8. Self-reliance
9. Perseverance

These 9 Values can mean a variety of things to a variety of people. Here is one set of interpretations:

1. Be Brave, stand up for yourself and what you believe. Do not turn the other cheek.
2. Be honest with yourself. You only kid yourself if you lie be truthful to others.
3. Believe in your self. Stand by what you believe.
4. Stay true to yourself, your family, faith (in England,) and folk.
5. Develop self discipline and inner strength rather than relying on other stimulus. Follow these values. Teach others.
6. Your hearth should be welcoming to family and folk and help those in need.
7. Work hard to achieve your goals and make strong your inner Self.
8. Try not to rely on others, do what you can yourself.
9. Life is a hard path at times, but push yourself on till you reach your goal.

Learn these values yourselves and teach others to do the same!

Invatarea limbilor straine de la o varsta frageda

Ce spun Specialistii?

Un copil poate şi este indicat să înveţe o limbă străină de la o vârstă cât mai fragedă.

Un copil poate să înceapă să vorbească o limbă străină de când începe să articuleze cuvinte în limba maternă. Capacitatea creierului de a recepta şi de a învăţa limbi străine este foarte mare la vârste mici. Aşadar, la vârsta de 2-3 ani, când achiziţionează limbajul matern, copilul poate învăţa, în paralel, şi o altă limbă. În plus, copiii au o capacitate surprinzătoare de a face distincţia între cele două limbi pe care le învaţă, deci 2-3 ani nu este o vârstă prea mică”-psihopedagog A. Stănculescu.

La 3 ani, copilul devine mai curios şi adulţii pot colabora cu el, pentru că vorbeşte şi începe să înţeleagă sensul cuvintelor. Este recomandat totusi să se aştepte întâi învăţarea limbii materne foarte bine, înainte de a învăţa să citească într-o altă limbă.  Dacă se vorbeşte şi în casă acea limbă, este cu atât mai bine pentru copil, pentru că la 6 ani va ajunge să vorbească în două limbi”- psiholog A. Ivan.

 Pe la vârsta de 4 ani, devine activă şi se manifestă capacitatea de memorare. „Vârsta aproximativă de 4 ani, în funcţie de dezvoltarea psiho-neuro-somatică a copilului, este prielnică în a asimila o limbă străină. Dar trebuie să se insiste şi să se menţină un program permanent de învăţare a limbii alese, deoarece copilul uită repede, pentru că fixarea este fluctuantă şi adeseori superficială”

 În concluzie, puneţi-l pe copil să înveţe o limbă străină încă de mic, şi nu la şapte ani, concluzionează specialiştii. „E bine să înveţe o altă limbă cât mai de mici şi până învaţă scrisul şi cititul la şcoală”.Copiii nu fac confuzii între cuvinte, dacă învaţă mai multe limbi

 Specialiştii demontează de asemenea şi mitul potrivit căruia copiii pot face confuzii între cuvinte atunci când învaţă mai multe limbi.Pentru copil nu este mai dificil să înveţe două limbi în acelaşi timp decât una singură. Copilul este capabil să diferenţieze mai multe limbi încă înainte de a începe să vorbească. Creierul nefiind format, înmagazinarea mai multor limbi în paralel se face natural”, psiholog. Izsak.

În situaţia în care părinţii au divergenţe asupra limbii pe care copilul să o înveţe, atunci fiecare părinte îl va învăţa limba preferată, deoarece copilul va şti cum să vorbească cu fiecare dintre ei, spun psihologii.

 Metode de Invatare!

Pedagogii şi psihologii au căzut de acord că, modul cel mai eficient ca un copil să înveţe o limbă străină este conversaţia.“O limbă străină se învaţă cel mai bine prin conversaţie permanentă.  Copilul învaţă permanent, făcând orice activitate – merge, se uită la ceva, se joacă. Toate aceste activităţi verbalizate în limba în care vrem să înveţe îl ajută să achiziţioneze acel limbaj”, pedagog A. Stănculescu.

Totuşi, metodele de învăţare diferă de la copil la copil, în funcţie de particularităţile de dezvoltarea ale fiecăruia şi de ritmul propriu de învăţare.

Metodele trebuie să fie personalizate, pentru ca cel mic să atingă nivelul de cunoştinţe necesar fără ca acest lucru să însemne o oboseală prea mare din partea sa. Unii copii sunt mai avantajaţi în învăţare prin susţinerea conversaţiilor, alţii prin repetarea expunerii unor imagini concomitent cu verbalizarea”

„De aceea, la această vârstă, la 3-4 ani, învăţarea este cea mai indicată prin joc ca metodă de predare-învăţare. Jocurile didactice sunt jocuri cu reguli în care domină strategii intelectuale”

„Jocurile, cântecele reprezintă o metodă bună de învăţare, pentru că cei mici nu au răbdare să stea pe scaun şi să li se predea o lecţie”

Atenţia voluntară creşte de la 12-14 minute până la 45-50 minute în joc, audiţii, vizionare de diafilme, teatru de copii”, spune Izsak.La copilul şcolar mic se utilizează forme de învăţare simple bazate pe solicitările memoriei. Sunt mai active formulele legate de impresionabilitate şi atractivitate (culoare, imagine).

Specialiştii nu sunt însă de acord cu învăţarea de la televizor sau cu ajutorul CD-urilor, pe care le văd nişte metode statice.  TV -ul şi CD-urile „leneşesc” neuronii

“Televizorul şi CD-urile sunt o activitate statică, la fel ca şi calculatorul. Aceasta este o activitate pasivă de învăţare, dar copilul devine sedentar şi neuronii care ar trebui să lucreze activ pentru învăţare stau, pe când, în jocuri, copiii sunt activi, devin implicaţi”, psiholog A. Ivan.

Cu acest articol sper ca am reusit sa vin in intampinarea parintilor, dandu-le informatii precise si utile, de un real folos pentru buna dezvoltare si educatie a copiilor lor.

Amusing Children’s Perception


Young Mary, only four years old, returned home from Nursery School complaining, ‘Mummy, I’ve got a stomach ache.’

‘That’s because your stomach is empty,’ her mother replied kindly. ‘You’ll feel better when you have something in it.’

 She made Mary a small snack and soon enough, Mary felt better immediately.

Later that afternoon Mary’s teacher dropped by to see her mother. While she was chatting with Mary’s mum, she mentioned she’d had a bad headache all day long.

Mary perked up straightaway and announced to her teacher, ‘That’s because it’s empty. You’d feel better if you had something in it!’

Five o’clock Tea

“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company

In the past whether you took „afternoon tea” or „high tea” was a peek into your social standing.  Afternoon Tea was a light elegant meal served between a light lunch and late dinner, usually between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock, and was mainly confined to the aristocracy with their leisurely lifestyle.  High Tea was a more substantial meal, including meat and/or fish, and was really an early dinner which well suited the middle and lower classes after a long day at work. 

Afternoon Tea’ did not exist before the 19th century.  At that time lunch was eaten quite early in the day and dinner wasn’t served until 8 or 9 o’clock at night.  But it wasn’t until Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for tea and light refreshments in her room one afternoon, around 1830, that the ritual began. 

The Duchess enjoyed her ‘taking of tea’ so much that she started inviting her friends to join her.  Before, long having elegant tea parties was very fashionable.  Demand for tea wares grew and soon there were tea services in silver and fine bone china, trays, cake stands, servers, tea caddies, tea strainers, teapots, and tea tables.

 So, the institution of tea connected with afternoon snack at four P.M. became widely known, this was postponed to five o’ clock in the 20th century.

Traditional five o’ clock tea is still held in the Buckingham Palace, as in countless English homes.

Have a tea! Have a cup of life!:)

Variatiuni pe teme British!

M-am gandit sa postez pe acest blog unele teme dezbatute la cursul pentru adulti. Fiecare cursant a avut de ales o tema preferata pe care sa o dezvolte in scris si apoi propusa spre dezbatere si schimb de opinii cu colegii de curs.

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society”

 First of all, one must wonder if clothes make the man or a man makes the clothes. It is indeed a dilemma. In my opinion you have to take care of your look and attitude, first impression matters all the time, maybe you don’t have a second chance….:) So, if you have a good attitude, a good character and look nice and clean you have all the chances to be appreciated.    by Alina

 “Music is the universal language”

 Music has more power and influence on human emotions than any natural or artificial stimuli. Music certainly is a language, it is universal.It is a fact that humans can express themselves through music, music has an irresistible power over emotions; a sad melody can makes us sad, a fast lively melody can energize us while a slow peaceful melody calms down our tension.

Music is literally a natural drug because it releases you from every other worries. We tend to identify with a particular song to represent significant milestones in our life.Music enables us to interact with each other, on a level far above a spoken word. It can affect our moods and represent key experiences in our lives that ultimately define who we are.As a language, music speaks directly to the soul, our inner being. It speaks our moods and touches our emotions. It does not have to be understood, it has to be enjoyed! Music is the language I speak, it is a necessary part of my life.     by Vlad

 “Money makes the world go round”

 This cliché “Money makes the world go round” is thought by most of the people. Nowadays our society embraced this cliché like a cult of the individual. They think money rules everything and everybody. It may be true, sometimes if you don’t have money, you feel rather restrained.Most of the people lost true values like: believing in God, believing in harmony, peace; in our culture it is said that money represents “the eyes of devil”. You can buy everything except health and happiness. So, if you have lots of money without being happy or healthy, you’ll be miserable in comfort.      by Mihaela

 “Tomorrow is another day”

 This proverb is considered to be a very optimistic message. It gives you strength that the next day is waiting for you. It makes you feel better, it gives you power. For example if you had a bad day, this message gives you hope and courage. The following day could be a very good day for you. I think positive all the time, so I truly believe tomorrow brings something better!    by Crina


Cele zece „porunci” pentru cei ce invata Engleza


1Invatati engleza de la scriitorii englezi, romana de la scriitorii romani si legati-le strans intre ele;

2 Nu va lasati calauziti de ideile preconcepute in materie de pronuntare, ortografie, sens ori gramatica;

3 Tineti minte mereu ca engleza nu se invata singura: e o fortareata ce trebuie cucerita prin atacuri repetate zilnic, pe mai multe planuri, din toate unghiurile posibile;

4 Nu inventati traduceri, pronuntari, ortografii sau modalitati de folosire a cuvintelor;

5 Formati propozitii si fraze dupa modelul englezesc ( si nu romanesc)repetand modelele pe care le vedeti si le auziti;

6 Nu formati propozitii fara subiect;

7 Nu despartiti cuvintele la sfarsit de rand;

8 Nu evitati dictionarele, gramaticile, manualele, cartile de exercitii si inca mai putin lecturile in original;

9 Nu lasati sa treaca o zi fara sa cititi un text, sa ascultati programele de radio sau televiziune, fara sa copiati macar cateva propozitii si sa le traduceti, fara sa faceti un exercitiu, sa repetati cuvintele invatate in zilele anterioare si inca cinci verbe neregulate pana la epuizarea lor;

10 Nu uitati ca in engleza nimic nu e predictibil, totul este ca un roman politist, plin de surprize

Si inca o porunca: Repetati-le pe toate cele dinainte! 🙂

Back to School!

 Vine toamna! In pas grabit ne pregatim de scoala, bucurosi, entuziasmati si plini de zel in fata Viitorului!

Cu totii ne gandim la viitor, cu totii nazuim sperante si vise si incercam  sa facem in prezent ceea ce ne va aduce stralucirea si implinirea mai tarziu!

Asadar, in cele de mai jos sunt pregatite cateva oferte pentru cei care vor mai mult si mai bine, au o puternica vointa de imbunatatire si de perfectionare a cunostintelor de limba engleza.

 Curs pentru Copii

 Cambridge Club” este destinat  prescolarilor (4-7 ani) si elevilor  din ciclul primar (7-12 ani), care au nevoie  de un mediu propice in care sa poata explora aceasta limba la un nivel superior de cunoastere.  Plecand de la premiza ca fiecare copil este special, este unic, fiecare avand un potential ce trebuie exploatat, acest curs ii ajuta nu numai in dobandirea  cunostintelor de limba engleza, dar pune accentul si pe modul in care copilul percepe, asimileza cunostintele, impulsionandu-l  sa cerceteze, sa caute,  sa asculte, sa intrebe, sa se amuze, sa priveasca totul prin prisma entuziasmului. Un copil entuziasmat, invata mult mai usor si cu mai mult spor! 


– predarea vocabularului pe arii tematice: familia, scoala, natura, timp liber, sarbatori etc. – dezvoltarea capacitatii de comunicare, se pune accentul pe deprinderile de ascultat-   vorbit-citit si scris;

– activitatile vizeaza comunicarea degajata, care este inlesnita prin antrenarea simturilor:     

   (culoare, sunet, miscare, activitate practica)

– dezvoltarea unei atitudini entuziaste fata de limba engleza, astfel incat copilul sa poata explora aceasta limba si comunica fara teama de a gresi.

*Specificul Cursului: general/conversational; metodele de predare sunt inovative, interactive si pun accentul pe comunicare insotita de explicatii si exercitii gramaticale.

Suportul Cursului: publicatii proprii, carti de la edituri de prestigiu, fise de lucru, suport audio-video.

Nota: Monitorizarea nivelului de cunostinte prin teste periodice de verificare

Se emit rapoarte semestriale catre parinti, in care sunt trecute toate activitatile desfasurate si modul in care copilul s-a implicat, inclusiv testele periodice de verificare a progresului.

 Curs Intensiv de Limba Engleza pentru Adulti

Cursul de limba engleza se adreseaza acelor persoane care au cunostinte minime de limba engleza sau acelora care intampina dificultati, nu pot inlatura barierele de comunicare, dar care poseda o maxima vointa de a stapani aceasta limba la un nivel optim.


–         explicarea notiunilor de gramatica si imbogatirea vocabularului, atat de necesare si fara de care, o persoana  nu se poate angaja intr-o conversatie;

–          abordarea interactiva a temelor de conversatie/discutie/dezbatere, astfel incat cursantul este stimulat/incurajat sa participe, exprimandu-si astfel propriile idei si opinii;

–         sprijinirea  cursantului in dobandirea unei atitudini entuziaste si plina de incredere

Cu un astfel de  bagaj de cunostinte bine sintetizate si fixate in cadrul orelor de curs, cursantii  vor inlatura barierele de comunicare, se vor simti increzatori si pregatiti pentru situatii viitoare carora le vor face fata cu succes..

Nota: Cursul Intensiv este de 60 de ore, in 15 sapt.( 2 ore x 2 zile/sapt)

 Cursurile vor incepe pe 20 septembrie.

Program copii: Marti & Joi, ora 18:00- 19:30

Program adulti: Luni & Miercuri, ora 18:00- 20:00

In cazul mai multor cereri privind imposibilitatea de a participa la curs in cadrul saptamanii, cursul se poate desfasura si in weekend!

 ! Inscrierile la curs se fac pe office@englezadenota10.ro

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