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Mexico 100 Community-My first blog
My name is Enrique Aguirre and I am from Mexico. I live in Saltillo, Coahuila and I’m a full time student in Universidad Tecnologica de Coahuila. I am studying Mechatronics and I like my career very much. I have been studying English since I was in kindergarten because I went to the American School of Saltillo. When I started studying in the university, I wanted to go to another country to continue my studies because since I was a little boy, I always wanted to live by myself at least for one semester. It was the end of the semester and a teacher came to our classroom and talked about this scholarship to go to Washington DC for 13 weeks […]
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Access & Opportunity at Inlingua Washington DC
Crossing Language Barriers: “Our success in crossing language barriers makes us the premier language institute in the Washington DC area.”   Inlingua Washington DC and The Washington Center: Inlingua Washington DC and The Washington Center entered into an agreement whereby Inlingua will provide English language training to the participants of Mexico 100. Designed and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Mexico 100 is funded by the Department of Education of Mexico and the Department of Social Development as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. Mexico 100 provides technical and academic skills training for professional development to one hundred committed students from public schools in Mexico. These young Mexican leaders will spend one semester […]
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A Mistake is Courage in Disguise: How Our Students Inspire Us
A Mistake is Courage in Disguise: How Our Students Inspire Us
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein Human beings strive to be perfect. Perfection is so highly sought after that people oftentimes steer clear of imperfection in all areas of their life. But trying to be perfect when learning another language will lead to failure. Because the key to successfully learning a new language is based upon acceptance, acceptance that mistakes will be made. With each mistake made, and careful attention to revising those mistakes, a foundation is built towards improvement, and ultimately towards achieving fluency. Consider the apprentice baker under the guidance of a seasoned baker. With support and guidance from the seasoned backer, the apprentice baker must make mistakes when trying […]
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On the Potomac: National Harbor
On the Potomac: National Harbor
National Harbor is a great way to escape from all the hustle and bustle of D.C. It’s a lively place to visit, especially during the summer months!
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52 Day Trips Around Northern Virginia
52 Day Trips Around Northern Virginia
There is so much to see in the beautiful, lush, historically-rich region of Northern Virginia. Check out these 52 day trips, pack up a car – or zipcar – and head out of the city for some fun with friends!   52 Unforgettable Day Trips
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Sharing my homestay experience: About my host family
Sharing my homestay experience: About my host family
Hugo Mucci Ferreira dos Santos is in ESL level 5 at our English school in Washington DC. He is from Brazil, and wrote about his homestay host mother.  Ms. Smith* is my host mother and lives in Alexandria, Washington DC. She seems to be a normal retired woman, but she isn’t sitting around all day in her rocking chair. She likes to do many things, such as cooking, ironing, sewing, and gardening, and lives alone in a house with two floors, a big garden, a garage and a basement. Ms. Smith is seventy, has blue eyes, isn’t very tall and has short white hair. She is an amazing cook, and knows how to make cupcakes, waffles and a special family […]
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