Thursday, 2 October 2014

Economics curriculum

1. What are the curriculum subjects in economics in your year of study.
2. Is there anything else you would expect to study and how do you expect to study/experiment it?

Now read the text about The new economics curriculum and the article entitled Teaching that matters in economics and compare how are the two curricula different.

3. What are some key skills you think you should develop while in university?
4. What are some important economic issues brought about by the economic crisis in our area?
5. How do you understand the quotation in the article: “A professor mentioned that economics would give me a way to describe and predict human behaviour through mathematical tools, which seemed fantastic to me. Now, after many semesters, I have the mathematical tools; but all the people I wanted to study have disappeared from the scene.”

Sunday, 27 July 2014

How much do you throw away?

What do people in your area throw away and what is the implication of this for local economy?
How much and what do you throw away?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

You are/mean more to us than the results you obtain at tests

READ THE LETTER BELOW and let us know what you YOURSELF ARE/DO which makes you unique for us, your families, friends.....

School amazed as letter goes global
Press Association – 19 hours ago

Press Association - The letter Rachel Tomlinson wrote to children at Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire

Rachel Tomlinson wrote to children at Barrowford Primary School in Nelson, Lancashire: "The scores you get will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything."
The letter, jointly written by Mrs Tomlinson and Year 6 teacher Amy Birkett, was handed to pupils who received their Key Stage 2 results - the school's best ever.
It read:
"Please find enclosed your end of KS2 results. We are very proud of you as you demonstrated huge amounts of commitment and tried your very best during this tricky week.
"However, we are concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it is that makes each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do.
"They do not know that many of you speak two languages. They do not know that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them or that your laughter can brighten the dreariest day.
"They do not know that you write poetry or songs, play or participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that you have travelled to a really neat place or that you know how to tell a great story or that you really love spending time with special family members and friends.
"They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best… the scores you get will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything.
"So enjoy your results and be very proud of these but remember there are many ways of being smart."
Mrs Tomlinson told BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour: "We are amazed at the furore it has caused actually overnight.
"Many of our parents and children have just accepted it as normal because that is how we are normally with our children. We celebrate every bit of them.
"The value of education cannot be denied but I think we need to celebrate more than that."

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


This is the last post on this blog! You are invited to express your opinion about the way in which you worked on it: 1. Have you used technology in other subjects so far? If yes, where? (except for IT/computer classes, of course) 2. What was easy to do? 3. What was difficult? 4. What did you like most? 5. Why did you choose to work on it? 6. In the future, how would you like to study English: a) only in class; b)only online c) a combination of a and b., we have done this year. Thank you to all the students who have expressed their feelings, ideas, knowledge on this platform!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Being an Erasmus ambassador

This is the latest Erasmus experience of Dimitrie Cantemir University teachers and one student, of teaching and studying at Jaen University, Spain.

In this post you can express your opinions, questions relative to the Erasmus programme and those of you who know, can answer. Also, you can address a message to Ionela, who is your colleague in second year at ECTS, studying economics in Spanish.

I've learnt....

A burst of pink in my garden
Reflection is a necessary part of our learning process. In this post you are invited to reflect on what you have learnt from life so far. So, in one sentence starting with: I've learnt............., tell us one of the truths you've discovered/re-discovered on your own.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

SWOT ANALYSIS - Our university

Last time we discussed about the SWOT and PEST analyses of a company and of ourselves.

In this post you are invited to write:
-one strength
-one weakness
-one opportunity
-one threat
of our University. Please read carefully the comments that were already approved and do not repeat what your colleagues have already mentioned.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Farmers in Central Kenya are obtaining loans through mobile banking in increasing numbers. Kenya's Mobile banking system is by far the most successful in the world with at least two-thirds of Kenyans use their mobile phones to pay bills, transfer money, pay salaries and now to get loans. The availability of a reliable mobile -payments platform has also spawned a host of mobile phone start-ups helping thousands who don't have bank accounts. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nyandarua, Kenya. YOUR TURN: 1. What do you use technology for? 2. Kenyan vs Romanian farmers - compare and contrast

Friday, 28 March 2014


1. Where do you do your regular shopping and why?

2.Can you write about a shop in town that is special to you? What aspect/s of the shop attract you/the customers?

 3. Is shopping a hobby? Why do you think women like shopping more than men?

 4. Do you always need the things you buy? How does it happen?

5. Do you prefer going shopping alone or with friends/family?

 6. Which is better: shopping online or in shops?

 OPTIONAL - FOR BEGINNERS: Listen/read the story on SARA WENT SHOPPING, then write a similar account on I WENT SHOPPING

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Promoting Glogster for student projects

Alternatively, you can find this simple example of Glogster here In order to create your own Glog (i.e. virtual poster) - go to - create an account (don't forget the password!) - Create new glog using the Tools.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014


Many people buy at discount prices in flea markets, second hand stores, retail outlets, and pundlands, including Martin Lewis, the British multimillionaire. Read the article on How Poundland shops make their money - then watch the YouTube clip on buying second-hand in Paris (below): Now answer the following questions: 1. How do Poundland shops manage to survive financially according to the article? 2. What is your opinion of buying in outlets, second-hand? 3. Do you know about other types of shops selling at discount prices?