Undoubtedly, two years would be necessary to tackle the C1 in any appropriate fashion. But we have what we have and that’s it. To this shortage of time now we add the looming presence of the certification exams. We have been concentrating on preparing for them lately (second term exams, mock oral examinations, etc.), but trying not to give up the kind of classes and methodology which I think are best (drama improvisation, talking about health). It’s a delicate balance, because we have lots of things to do in this coming two months. But we shouldn’t forget our original format: dynamic, creative, humanistic, with tasks aimed at real life and developing our skills as native speakers do in the context of the liberal arts colleges. We should try to keep it living. And this includes you keeping at writing in your blog!
By the way, about this delicate balance and, more in general, about the very identity and raison d’être of the Official Language Schools, next month I will be giving a plenary lecture at the Conference of Official Language Schools of Andalucía, to be held in Málaga. The title is self-explanatory: Los niveles C en las EEOOII de Andalucía: ¿Academias certificadoras o centros de enseñanza humanista? Here you have a link to the programme to see what the hot topics are in our branch of education. In the lecture, as I already did in Córdoba in January, I will be using examples from activities we have done, as well as from our blogs. So your are well-known, and not only for writing poems!