Thursday, 3 December 2009


Here is a revision of job interview questions and answers:
NO 1 is for more beginning students and
No 2 is for more advanced students.

Pick up one aspect about job interviews that remains in your mind after watching one of the above.


Here are several YouTube movies that will help you improve your job interview skills.
Now comment by answering the following questions:
What have you learnt from this movie about what to wear at an interview?
Tell me about yourself....what not to do? How about your weaknesses?
What can you say when asked: Are you going to have a baby in the near future?
What is it that you shouldn’t do at the interview?
What is it that you should/can also do?

No2. What salary range are you seeking? what answer can you give to this question?

What is the keyword of for a successful interview according to this movie?


Dear students,
there's only short time before the exams in the middle of January.
Therefore, I have created a yahoogroup for distance learning EnglishDL, to keep you posted about different issues regarding the exam, to offer you different other materials you need to prepare.
In order to become members, go to and click join.
In this way you will be able to receive my messages straight into your e-mail box. When you do not wish to be members anymore, i.e. at the end of the second year, you go to the same address, Click on Edit Membership and choose Leave group (at the bottom of the page.
After you have joined the group, for the beginning, you can add your photo. So, go to PHOTOS on the left menu and upload your photo.
Keep in touch!

Thursday, 26 November 2009


It's time for you to record your voice! VoiceThread is an attractive environment where you can comment using your voice and/or your webcam. You will find a set of questions on each slide. Go in turn to each slide and answer some questions you feel comfortable with and answer them. In the end (final slide) you can ask one of the participants a question and that participant will come to this blog post to give his/her answers.
I hope you will like this as it is a very attractive way of knowing one another and of speaking English from where you are, home, office (oops!), holiday! If you have questions, you know my email!
I am waiting for you on VoiceThread.

Saturday, 14 November 2009


This week you are invited to express your opinions about a foreign country you visited. Let us know when and what you saw, what you experienced, bought, ate... etc.(as we did in class).
You are also expected to ask your colleagues questions and respond to any questions you are asked.
The best comment will be given moderator priviledges and will be able to upload an image (pic) or film he/she has made about that country, on the class blog.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Travelling into the PAST - week starting November 9

This week is dedicated to the PAST.
For those of you who have problems with the irregular verbs, here is the place where you can repeat them:

Then you can listen (top of the page) and at the same time read some news about: Woman dies in House Fire: . Then do the cloze, answer yes/no and wh-questions, even a dictation. Tell us your impression about this lesson and what you have learnt.

Your story: in about 50-100 words sum up a piece of news that you watched or listened to last week. Don't forget to check your past tense verbs(-ed, 2nd form for irregulars).

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Week starting October 26 - Task 2 finding things in common: Express your dislikes

Task 2. Express in 2 or 3 sentences what you dislike.
My example: I don't like to clean the dust on the furniture (but I have to!). I don't like the rain and I don't like the mud and the dirt on the streets afterwards. Now it's your turn.

Week starting October 26 - Task 1

This week we'll be doing unit 4 from your coursebook
Task 1: Making suggestions. I will post some problems I/other people might have and you are supposed to make suggestions. Please rivisit this task as I have a lot of problems and I need your suggestions!!! Give just one or two sentences. Read the previous comments so as not to repeat what has already been said.
Problem 1: My French is rather poor. What should I do?
example: You should take some private classes!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Week beginning October 19

This week we will talk about daily routines, job duties and company organigrams (unit 3).
YOUR TASK FOR THIS WEEK: In about 50 words describe your job responsibilities. If you do not work then describe what your mom/dad/friend does on a usual day at work or pick up your future/any job and describe what an employee does on a particular day in that position. Pay attention to the way in which you use the 1st and 3rd person singular in the Simple Present Tense.
REMEMBER: I have included the feature "comment moderation". This means that if your comment has too many mistakes or is not suitable as content and style I will reject it. YOU (not me) have to reedit and improve it and then I will accept it. You know where you can find me for help, I am always there and willing to support!

Friday, 16 October 2009


Dear Students, I have introduced the comment moderation feature. This means that from now on, if your comment is not correctly edited, i.e. it contains too many grammar mistakes, spelling errors or should be improved as content, it will be rejected. YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK ON IT, IMPROVE IT AND ONLY THEN REPUBLISH!!! Then I will accept it.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Let's say hello and meet the Ist year students in Accounting. Waiting for you to comment on the weekly tasks, to take part in competitions and to practice English with the blog. I also hope to hear your comments about this new type of conversation. If you have any doubts about commenting, let me know through e-mail. I am always there to help you!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Week starting October 12

This week we are going to learn about how to describe jobs and people. You can find the subject in the coursebook Intensive English for Business Students, units 1 and 2 (A.Pop - the book can be purchased from Operativ - the office opposite the Cashier on the ground floor)If the coursebook is not available at the moment, please revisit.

To apply what we have learnt, we will play a guessing game. Think of a famous Romanian businessman, politician, sportsman, music or film star and describe him/her without giving their name. The best description/describer and guesser will get a prize. Surprise!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Welcome to Finances and Banks group!

Our first class: Few but good. We introduced ourselves and created "bridges". We also launched a challenging debate: why do you think that more girl-students enrol to economic higher education studies than male students? Waiting for your comments.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


Our first writing task is obviously knowing one another better.
Introduce yourself to your colleagues and future guests, your strong points and likes, why you are here studying economics and what your future plans are.
Here is my example:
Hi, my name is Anisoara and I will be your teacher of English during this year. I like honest students, students who are aware that English is important for them in their future career and therefore try to do their best to improve their speaking and writing skills. I dislike copying and pasting. I like originality. I like students who are flexible and not afraid to try new ways of improving their skills.
I hope you will be excited about this new way of learning English.
Wishing you all a successful year and proper words for the first assignment this year!

Now you can start commenting here.


Dear freshmen!
Starting this year we will work together in a new digital medium besides the university classes.
This blog will be my link with you. Here you will find instructions about what you are supposed to do, links to exercises, assignments on which you are supposed to post comments, challenges, competitions, certificates for he best blog poster, etc.
In order to post comments you need to create your own Google account (if you don't have one already).
When you sign your comments it is recomended that you use only your first name and the initial of your last name (for safety reasons). In class we will discuss about your name id so that I could follow your comments.
If you have doubts about the correctness of your contributions, please email me (I can only speak English!!) or ask a friend/colleague to help.
The comments should not be long, but try to be as original and creative, challenging and imaginative as possible when you respond to posts. Do not only respond to the teacher's post: read and comment on your colleagues' opinions as well, ask them questions, you don't have to pay anything for this, only to gain. A blog is a conversation, so keep it going!
We will have guests from abroad, students from similar fields as yours.
Revisit certain tasks as you may have to answer certain questions that other visitors might have addressed you.
Everyone in the world can see what you have written, so keep an eye on correctness!
Evaluation will be based on quality rather than quantity.
Wishing you a warm welcome to your first English class without walls!