Archives for July 2016

Miscellaneous Thursday

I walk along a road in Sacromonte, a district of Granada, Spain. It’s set on a hillside so steep, that on some occasions, the rooftops of a parallel street are level with the road. We stop by a little cafe. As we take our seats, I gaze upon the Alhambra, a Moorish fortress on an Continue Reading …

Foreign Film Festival

DISCLAIMER: Any views or ideas expressed in this film are not representative or promoted by The Language Learning Institute.     As one of the four Academy Award winners from Spain, The Sea Inside is a very important film. The Sea Inside is a moving true story about a man, Ramon Sampedro (Javier Bardem), who finds himself Continue Reading …

Global Conservation

  While they sometimes get a bad reputation, the great white shark is an extremely beautiful animal that is beloved by many. However, the future of these incredible creatures is in jeopardy. In South Africa, it is believed that the great white is on its way to extinction as the population estimates were drastically off. Continue Reading …

Miscellaneous Thursday

A recent report has confirmed that Russia sponsored the illegal drug use of their own athletes during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. This official report has caused a great deal of controversy, especially due to the “world’s leading doping officials” requesting that Russia be banned from competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. A Continue Reading …