Culture and Language

Culture and Language

Unfortunately, many events were due to be held during the COVID-19 lockdown, which meant that they were cancelled. This was such a shame, because such activities would have offered much-needed relaxation at a time when the virus-related developments were causing extra...
Edmodo, the digital Juan y Rosa app

Edmodo, the digital Juan y Rosa app

You probably already know Edmodo.com. The website is the digital environment for Juan y Rosa. It is a convenient platform for pupils because all links and games are organised by section and by chapter. After ordering the books, you receive a separate code for each...
Conferences and Fairs in the Netherlands

Conferences and Fairs in the Netherlands

On 10 March, just before the Netherlands went into lockdown due to coronavirus, the 3rd National IB Conference was held in Ede. In fact, it was a strange day because we had just heard that no handshaking was allowed, although at that time we had no idea how severe the...
New Developments

New Developments

Despite the great upheaval caused by COVID-19, there have also been new developments regarding the Juan y Rosa learning method. I have made two activities from the Juan y Rosa series available in a Dutch learning environment called Acadin (website: Acadin.nl), which...
Symposium in the Bilt (Netherlands)

Symposium in the Bilt (Netherlands)

On the 5th of October I will be present at the symposium of the Hoogbegaafd Foundation. Unfortunately, the symposium is already fully booked. The Hoogbegaafd Foundation! is organizing a symposium on giftedness for the first time. Maybe next year you can be part of it....
Culture and Language

Culture and Language

El día de San Valentín was originally a Christian festival, a day to honour Saint Valentine. He lived in ancient Rome and did good work out of love and charity. His name day was celebrated for the first time on 14 February in the year 494. Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is...
Edmodo, the digital Juan y Rosa app

Edmodo, the digital Juan y Rosa app

As you perhaps already know, Edmodo.com offers a useful app which supports the digital environment of Juan y Rosa. On Edmodo, pupils can find all the websites referred to in the three parts of the Juan y Rosa learning method. It is a useful tool for learning Spanish...
Conferences and Fairs in the Netherlands

Conferences and Fairs in the Netherlands

Juan y Rosa will be involved in the following events in March 2020: Exhibiting at the 3rd National IB Conference on 10 March 2020 in the Reehorst in Ede. Stop by to ask me your questions about the learning method, or just to say hello. Participating in the Week of...
New Developments

New Developments

After a lot of research and considerable effort, the English-language Juan y Rosa books are now available on Amazon.co.uk. As of the beginning of February 2020, the English and Dutch versions of the series are also stored at the Centraal Boekhuis in Culemborg...
Dolor y Gloria: a new Spanish movie by Pedro Almodóvar

Dolor y Gloria: a new Spanish movie by Pedro Almodóvar

The latest film by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar was released in UK cinemas on 23 August. Check if the film is still being shown near you (https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/films/pain-and-glory/). It is a beautiful film, melancholic and mysterious,...