Archive for July, 2007

A visit to Micronesia

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada in Guam, Micronesia presenting at an International TESOL [Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages] Conference.

We were sponsored by Harcourt School Publishers with whom we have published many educational materials.

We were welcome very warmly, with the characteristic Micronesian hospitality.

It was Isabel’s first time in Micronesia. For me it was a return, after many years, since I in the seventies I had the opportunity to teach a summer course at the University of Guam.

We were able to visit Palau and had unforgetable experiences swimming among schools of fish that allowed us to become one with them in the water. Palau is one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited, with the hundreds of mushroom shape islands surfacing from crystal clear waters.

If you like to scuba dive, to snorkel, or merely to swim, give yourself the treat of a life time and visit Palau, and on the way stop in Guam and enjoy the richness of the Chamorro culture and its wonderful people.

Welcome to dialogue

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Welcome everyone!
One of the many classifications of people today is whether we are “native” or “immigrants” to the technological world.
Unquestionably I’m an immigrant!
Having being an immigrant in a couple of other circumstances, I hope those pevious experiences will help me navegate between these two horizons –the natural to me, of paper and pen, and the incredibly surprising and promising world of technology. Fortunately they both share that most important element of my being: WORDS!
Hoping to hear from you and looking forward our dialogue.