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Vielen herzlichen Dank für die Teilnahme an unserem Gewinnspiel auf der Expolingua in Berlin!
Im Video können Sie die Bekanntgabe der Gewinner unseres Gewinnspiels live aus Kapstadt sehen!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch allen Gewinnern zu 2 Wochen Sprachkurs mit Kurus English für 2 Personen, 30 Stunden pro Woche inklusive unserer einmaligen Sprachexkursionen sowie Übernachtung mit Frühstück bei einer Gastfamilie!
Das ganze Kurus English Team freut sich auf Ihren Besuch!
Thank you very much for participating in our sweepstakes at the fair Expolingua in Berlin!
In this video you can see the announcement of the winners, live from Cape Town!
Congratulations to all winners who won a 2 week Language Course for 2 people, 30 English lessons per week, including our unique, teacher-guided Language Excursions and accommodation in a Host Family!
The Kurus English Team is looking forward to welcoming you to Cape Town!
We learned English many years ago,
our level in this language was very low.
We couldn’t speak, we didn’t understand,
the people’s language in this land.
Then was born a fantastic idea.
We flew to Cape Town in this year.
Because we could remember:
Kurus English opened its doors in September.
Our son’s and Diana’s English school,
the building, on 70 Wale, is so beautiful.
Inside the colours, like a big rainbow,
red, orange, green, blue and yellow.
The style is modern, fresh and hip,
the best place for students “to equip”.
Aaliya and Gavin they were great and excellent
and taught us with passion, skill and their talent.
The excursions gave us opportunity
to discover culture and diversity.
The experiences were interesting and very impressive,
we met people, amazing and creativ.
They all were friendly and likable,
we always felt so comfertable.
We improved our English
in the 4 most important things
WRITING, LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING!
Thank you so much for a wonderful time. We wish you all the best!
Margarete and Rudi.
Everybody in South Africa is excited about hosting the Soccer World Cup in 2010. The constructions of the stadiums are in progress and here in Cape Town we can see already see the impact of 2010 very clearly. Because of this, this week’s Language Excursions focused on 2010.
Firstly, we visited the visitors centre of the new stadium in Green Point next to the construction site http://www.greenpointstadiumvc.co.za/. We got an insiders overview of football history in Cape Town and South Africa. In addition, it was very exciting to be so close to the new stadium.
Secondly, we were very honoured to visit a training session of FC Santos, a Cape Town soccer club playing in the PSL (Premier Soccer League), the first division in South Africa. We met the coach, the players and the marketing team; and we even scored goals… For more info about FC Santos- the people’s team click here!
On our final Language Excursion this week we met Joe Mthimka in his house in Guguletu. Joe is a soccer coach, very much involved in training youngsters. Joe told us his story and struggle becoming a soccer coach during the Apartheid area as well as the challenges training youngsters today. Joe says: “It’s not just about kids playing soccer, but about them learning life skills.”
For those who are interested here a YouTube video clip of the new stadium!!!
In addition, here a video clip of the actual construction site in February 2008!!!
For more interesting videos visit the Kurus English YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/kurusenglish
In this week’s Language Excursion we were looking at the past, the present and the future. We played indigenous Khoi-San games with a Nama Linguist and historian Pedro Dâusab to look back at our roots. It also brought up relevant discussions about our Nama name “KURUS”. Please follow the link to get the explanation.
Next we got insight into contemporary design while visiting the design studios of xyz (www.dddxyz.com). xyz designers took us through several of their projects, the thinking and creation of them.
Finally, we visited Jonothan Cherry, a marketing and communications expert who is looking at future trends. Jonothan is part of the network www.cherryflava.com, please check it out for innovative news! During the Language Excursion we were sent to a shopping mall taking pictures with a high end digital camera. The goal was to “photograph” a love letter, instead of “writing” it. In the future we won’t write postcards to our beloved ones, we will send them picture stories which they will have to interpret. And that is exactly what we did afterwards. The students had to interpret each others, picture stories! That was fun!!!
In the video showed below you see the wind-up radio that XYZ designed and more explanation about what XYZ exactly does.
Please watch out for next weeks Language Excursions focusing on South Africa in 2010!
vielen Dank für Ihren zahlreichen Besuch an unserem Messestand auf der Expolingua 2008 in Berlin vom 14.-16.11.08 und Ihr Interesse an unserer Sprachschule! Wir würden uns freuen, viele von Ihnen bei uns in Kapstadt begrüßen zu dürfen. Wir danken Ihnen für Ihre Teilnahme an unserem Gewinnspiel. Unsere drei Gewinnzahlen erfahren Sie nach Eingabe Ihres Gewinncodes
Ihr Johannes Kraus und das gesamte Kurus English Team
Thank you very much for visiting us at our Expolingua stand in Berlin from the 14th to the 16th of November 2008 and for your interest in our school, Kurus English in Cape Town, South Africa! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Cape Town and to Kurus English.
Johannes Kraus and the Kurus English Team
From the 14th to the 16th of November 2008, Kurus English will be represented by a stand at the International Fair for Languages and Cultures in Berlin!
We are giving away great prizes, so don’t wait and visit us in Berlin next weekend! The fair takes place at “Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur”, Friedrichstraße 176 – 179, 10117 Berlin, from Friday to Sunday 10am to 6pm.
For more information about Expolingua in Berlin click here!
Our week Entertainment & Leisure is about “taking it easy” in a stressful and hectic world. We discussed how we deal with stress and what we do to relax. This week is also about looking back at South African history where people were not permitted to move freely and couldn’t do what they wanted to do in their leisure time. We want to embrace the freedoms we enjoy today!
On Wednesday we met Viki at Nomzamo in Langa. Viki is a musician (listen to her music on myspace) but she also runs Nomzamo along with her brother. Nomzamo is a “chisa nyama”, a butchery with a barbeque. Here you can choose fresh meat to be barbequed for you. We all had a yummy lunch (including the vegetariens !
On Thursday, we were planning to do a pottery workshop in Guguletu. Unfortunately, our Language Excursion host couldn’t make it. So, we visited John Bauer at his studio in Claremont (he is already part of our Art, Dance, Music Language Excursion; see here). Instead of working with clay, we individually decorated cups and mugs.
Kurus English appeared in the Language and Travel Magazine again; for the 2nd month in a row!
Diana gave an interview and a paragraph was published in an article about English learning in South Africa.
For the article please click here!
For more information, you are warmly invited to visit the Hothouse Media website: http://www.hothousemedia.com/ltm/index.htm