GOOD DUOLOGUES ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR UNDERSTANDING
DUOLOGUE COMPETITION SEMIFINALS & FINALS
Hosted by Colegio del Verbo Divino
Friday 13 October, 2023
Teaching and learning English is tough. VERY tough. VERY, VERY tough if it’s taught as a second (or even third) language. And if we add to that the pressure that kids feel to perform well and be recognized for it, we have a concoction that may not suit everyone’s taste…
But what if you could team up with a buddy and make it FUN? That’s what our Duologues are for: to help our teachers and students learn English interactively, enjoyably, and in a ‘safer’ emotional context for our youngest students.
Nearly 40 students from 1st and 2nd grades delighted us with their panache and joy on Friday, October 13th, at Colegio del Verbo Divino in Las Condes, for the semifinals and finals. And although the date may have seemed ominous, there were no frights or nightmares enacted on stage. To the contrary, the explosion of happiness from the students at Colegio Pedro de Valdivia in Providencia attested to this when we announced they were this year’s winners of the Traveling Trophy (see picture above). Duologues seem to be the stuff dreams are made of.
Thank you to all the schools, students and teachers who participated this year: Colegio del Verbo Divino, Colegio Cumbres, La Maisonnette, Lincoln International Academy – Lo Barnechea, Orchard College, Pedro de Valdivia – Providencia, Saint George’s College, Saint Peter’s School, The Mayflower School and Villa María Academy.
We would like to thank Colegio del Verbo Divino for their kindness by hosting us this year and the wonderful music their student band ‘The Aeroplanes’ provided. Keep up the good work!
Our marvelous judges on the day: Christie Alonso, Gabby Baker, Kiyomi Cuevas and Chris Lembo. All teachers at St. George’s College.
Our judges from Round 1 (Online): Tamara Álvarez (Universidad de Los Andes), Eugenia Contreras (Universidad Diego Portales), Álvaro Osses (Universidad Autónoma), Miqueias Rodrigues (Universidad Mayor), Andrea Rodríguez (Cambridge Chile) and Miriam Rojas (Universidad Católica La Serena).
Without further ado, here are this year’s top 4 places!