International culture festival

Each year the school does an international culture festival, for all the students from different countries studying at RDFZ. Over two lunchtimes, the first day involves a performance by various people in their native dancing; the second day has stalls with information and food from different countries. The first day began with a procession of …

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The award for best international film goes to….

I've been using this slide in my classes all this week. It is advertising our film for the film festival. I have been encouraging all my students to come and watch it. I think it is a decent enough film, all things consider, though it is very different to other entries, which mostly seem to …

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Winter holidays – Vietnam Part 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Day 3)

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City Today was the last day proper I was in the city. I stayed for four nights in Ho Chi Minh, and I was happy with this. I felt it was just enough time to see the main sites, though there were others I could have visited if I'd …

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Review of 2016 – part 2: Reasons to be hopeful

I am trying to find the right way to describe 2016. Facebook statuses yesterday didn’t help; many shared my sentiments but used language I would rather not use here. Needless to say, the words used to describe last year were not positive. I can understand why. First Brexit, then the US election. Last year was …

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