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    NEWSLETTERCENTER FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

    In this issue:

    Introduction Go Teacher Birthdays! Events Recap October Events Sweater Weather Go Teacher

    Experiences

    oMy Summer VacationPaola Maldonado

    oEducation is the Keyto Success

    Javier Andrande

    oMy Stay in Lexington,Kentucky

    Luisa Angelica Martinez

    oLearning is Not Onlyinside the Classroom

    Yoconda Franco

    CESLThe mission of the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

    at the University of Kentucky is to provide comprehensive English

    language instruction for non-native English speakers in a university

    setting. At the Center for ESL, we assist students in achieving

    language proficiency goals for academic, professional, and social

    purposes through multi-level language instruction. The Center forESL is dedicated to promoting diversity and to providing reciprocal

    cultural enrichment opportunities to the University, the

    community, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    Go Teacher Birthdays!

    SeptemberVeronica Padilla September 15

    Anita Daniela Lopez September 25Patty Salazar September 25

    Lourdes Llerena September 27

    Tania Rocio September 29

    OctoberSusy Gomez October 1

    READ ABOUT THE LEXINGTON

    THRILLER PARADE ON PAGE 3!

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    EVENTS RECAP

    Fall Festival at Larchmont Farm September 14, 2013

    Thanks to Karen Papp for her gracious hospitality!

    Festival Latino de Lexington 2013 September 21, 2013

    Great performance, Go Teacher! Check out the recording on the CESL website.

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    Halloween Costume ContestFRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

    UK STUDENT CENTER

    Lexington Thriller Parade

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 20137:00PM | DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON

    Ecuadorian National Coat of Arms Day

    OCTOBER 31, 2013

    + MORE EVENTS POSTED ON THE GO TEACHER FACEBOOK GROUP!

    EVENTS

    Zombies return to haunt downtown

    Lexington once again! Get down

    downtown as we celebrate Halloween

    by recreating Michael Jacksonsgroundbreaking video for Thriller.

    Presented by Lexington Parks &

    Recreation, Mecca Live Studio and

    WRFL, the parade will start at the

    Kentucky Theater and proceed along

    Main Street ending at Mill Street. The

    dance will occur repeatedly along the

    route followed by a Halloween parade.

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    Sweater Weather

    Monthly Average Temperature

    September October

    High: 79F High: 68F

    Low: 58F Low: 47F

    Its always a good idea to keep a small umbrella with you!

    Christy Ganchero (CESL Office Assistant)

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    MY SUMMER VACATIONBY PAOLA MALDONADO

    I had never been more excited and anxious in my life. I had

    been waiting for a long time to finish my summer classes at

    the University of Kentucky. The reason was that my friends

    and I had planned to visit some cities in the United States.

    We had been planning to go to those wonderful places sincewe had arrived in Lexington on May twenty-ninth.

    Personally, I had a big dream when I was a little girl; it was to

    visit New York City and the Statue of Liberty. I would never

    have imagined that my dream would come true. Now, I can

    tell you about my amazing summer vacation. I had the great

    opportunity to be in many places such as Washington DC,

    New Jersey, and New York.

    My first destination was Washington DC; however, to get to this city, I traveled by bus for many long

    hours. While I was traveling on the Greyhound bus, it went from Lexington to Cincinnati, Cincinnati to

    Columbus, Columbus to Pittsburg, and finally from Pittsburg

    to Fredericksburg. I had a friend who was waiting for me in

    Fredericksburg and he drove me to Washington in his car.

    When we arrived in Washington, the first image that my eyes

    saw was the US Capitol. I was shocked; I could not believe

    that I was here in

    front of one of the

    principal attractions

    in Washington. Next,

    we decided to walk

    around the mainstreets. While we

    were walking, we saw the Washington Monument which looks

    like a needle. At the same time, we realized that the Lincoln

    Memorial was in front of us. We walked over there, and inside it

    was the Abraham Lincoln monument. It was so big that all the

    people seemed like ants near him. After that, we kept walking

    without a

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    My Summer Vacation, Paola Maldonado (continued)

    destination and suddenly we saw a lot of people who were taking many pictures near a wide black wall.

    This wall was the Vietnam War Memorial where all the names of those who died in the Vietnam War are

    inscribed. Finally, we went to our main objective which was the White House; however, before going to

    this place, we reached the World War II Memorial. Even though our trip was so fast, we enjoyed

    learning about these places. We took a hundreds of pictures in each place.

    We had a lot of fun in Washington, but our next target was New Jersey. Despite its beautiful landscape,

    we did not spend a long time here. Nevertheless, we could not go to another place without trying a

    delicious Ecuadorian meal. My friend knew an Ecuadorian restaurant called Cejitas, so he invited me to

    eat there. My first reaction was of pure happiness because I had not eaten anything from my country

    since I moved to Lexington. In fact, I ate a delicious arroz con estofado de pollo, rice with chicken stew,

    and my friend ate an encebollado, a traditional coastal dish. After we ate these two delicious meals, we

    felt full and pleased because of the food. I loved eating my food again.

    Last but not least, my final trip that was not only

    thrilling but also tiring. It was in New York City; the

    worlds capital and the city that never sleeps. I felt

    that this last destination was thrilling because Ivisited a lot of places in New York City such as the

    Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero (9/11 Memorial),

    Times Square, Fifth Avenue, the Empire State

    Building, and Madison Square Garden. Also, it was

    tiring because we did not stop walking for ten hours

    from morning to midnight.

    In conclusion, all of these places that I had the great

    opportunity to visit like Washington, New Jersey and

    New York were, are, and will be the most important

    and remarkable experiences in my whole life. I will always keep them in my heart. I love living in the

    United States, but I would also like to go back to Ecuador.

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    EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESSBY JAVIER ANDRADE

    A few years ago, education in Ecuador was not working as it should

    have been. Teachers used to go late to class, some of them did not

    even go to class, they were not motivated, and they did not know

    the correct strategies and methodology to teach students. They did

    not care about education because the government did not invest

    enough money in order to improve education.

    Now, this has changed for the better thanks to President Rafael

    Correa Delgado of Ecuador who took control of this situation

    because he realized that the big problem of unemployment and

    poverty in Ecuador was due to a lack of education. Nowadays the

    government is investing millions of dollars in education. He is not

    working alone; SENESCYT is responsible for finding solutions and

    strategies to improve education. They have many programs to train teachers to acquire and develop

    their knowledge in order to contribute to education.

    One of those programs is GO TEACHER for English teachers or for those who arent English teachers but

    know English and want to help the country succeed. That is true in my case. I am an engineer originally.

    I am not and English Teacher, but I have studied English for three years with native English speakers in

    particular courses. Also I have taught English in a private school for ten years. These requirements gave

    me the opportunity to apply for the Go Teacher Program and receive a scholarship.

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    Education is the Key to Success, Javier Andrade (continued)

    Now, I am here at the University of Kentucky in Lexington,

    improving my English, learning from other cultures, learning

    new strategies, methods and techniques to become a bette