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Trinity College Exams 





Students in the multilingual groups of CIFP A Farixa will be able to prove their level of English knowledge through Trinity's ISE exams. Integrated Skills in English proficiency levels are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR)  


This is an important opportunity for us to obtain a free qualification of foreign language learning with the endorsement of a renowned certification company such as Trinity College, whose language exams focus on communicative and integrated language skills that people of all ages and from all walks of life need to perform in today's interconnected world.



The oral exams will be held at CIFP A Farixa on Monday, February 10, while the written ones will take place on Saturday, February 15 at IES Eduardo Blanco Amor (Ourense).




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Exams are over! and our TAFAD schoolmates had a Yoga session run by Elena, our language assistant. Some of the poses they did were Downward Dog, Triangle, Warrior II, Warrior III, Eagle, Chair, Crow, and Child’s Pose.



Eagle Pose (Garudasana): This pose takes the energy of the brain and redistributes it to the body, easing mental pressure and reinvigorating cardiovascular flow; it also provides welcome relief of tension that builds up around the neck and upper back with excessive studying. You’ll feel steady and clear, like an Eagle surveying the land.   


Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Savanasana): This is an inversion that also calls weight bearing activity of the arms and a good stretch of the legs.  Downward dog is a remedy for all kinds of stress anytime!


Child’s Pose (Balasana): Curling in on oneself as Child’s Pose offers redirects focus inward (as opposed to getting caught up in a mental stress loop) and can dispel faulty notions of stress.   Child’s Pose evokes such a sense of comfort and safety.


Climate Crisis - COP25 Madrid

Global Warming Has Begun-June 24, 1988


Drought and Desertification

Ocean Level Keeps Growing


Planet Earth is Sick




What is your Ecological Footprint?

How many planets do we need

if everybody lives like you?




Climate change first became news 30 years ago, but we haven’t fixed it yet; that’s why we’re now talking about climate crisis, one of the biggest issues of our time, and we need to become more aware of it, if we want to do our bit.


At CIFP A Farixa, from 2-13 December, while the COP25 Summit was being celebrated in Madrid, we were researching, talking and learning about this controversial topic. Elena, our language assistant, whose major at Providence College was Global Studies, is an expert on this subject and gave us food for thought. We were also researching and speaking about the impact of climate change on some tourist destinations, which are already in danger; and also about the effect of tourism on our planet.


Here you can see our Padlet: https://padlet.com/inglesfarixa/ClimateCrisis




From Canada

This is Gloucester High School in Ottawa, Canada, where Rita is participating in the PIALE full-immersion program in English. It is a diverse and dynamic community of over 1000 students who come from many local schools; there are also more than 100 international students from around the world. The school motto is “Hard work overcomes challenges”.


Last week, Rita and a group of students visited The National Gallery of Canada, one of the greatest art institutions in the world. It’s home to more than 40,000 works of art (by over 6,000 artists) that include Picasso, Monet, Mondrian, etc. and here we can see two of the paintings displayed in the museum.


We’re eager to find out more about the school and Canada!



    Click here to go to the photo gallery




November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 26, to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, CIFP A Farixa organizes several events and activities to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence. Moreover, we also want to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden and therefore, must be confronted and eliminated.


On the occasion of the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, different groups, including the second year multilingual students of Guide, Information and Tourist Assistance, as well as those of STI, have been gathering a great deal of resources that point out the discrimination and violence suffered by women all over the world.


Here you can see the Padlet with all those resources:



Click here for photos of the events

  For more information on November 25 "A Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women": November 25



 Travelling Abroad 

Here, we’re sharing photos of some of our school mates, all of them second year students, who have travelled abroad recently: on the left, Guide, Information and Tourist Assistance, who left last Friday for Bucharest with their teacher Montserrat. On the right, the group of Audiovisual and Events Production with their teacher Diana, who spent last week in Rome.


On the right, our school mates from Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy, who thanks to a Dual Vocational Training mobility grant, travelled to Brussels with their teacher Marisol.


In case you want to find out more about Dual vocational training, here’s the link to our web page:http://farixa.es/index.php/fp-dual


On the left, our Tourism teacher Rita, who after a week intensive English course in Santiago, set off on her trip to Canada, where she’ll participate in the PIALE program. Surely, she’ll share with us her experience there and more photos soon. 

All these trips will be an amazing life experience for all of them, as well as a great opportunity to improve their English.  





In recent years, tourism has increased very consistently. There has been an increase in the search for innovative perspectives in this area and one of the fastest growing forms of tourism over the last years is sports tourism. This relevance results particularly from the fact that there are numerous disciplines that can be practiced and nowadays tourists are traveling around the world to participate in multiple sport events.


Since in CIFP A Farixa we study both areas, Tourism and TAFAD students visited Sportur Galicia on November 14 and 15 to attend some of the different lectures included in the First Sport Tourism Iberian Congress.



 Celebrating Samaín 

At CIFP A Farixa, we celebrated Samaín with music, a photocall and activities, such as a horror short story contest, workshops (pumpkin-carving and fantasy make-up), a Scape Room and Samaín Rap Battles.


Samaín, a tradition that goes back a couple of millennia back in time, is part of Galicia’s Celtic past. It seemed to have lost popularity, but in recent years, it has undergone a process of recovery and vindication. This recent revival which, ironically, was most probably fuelled by the commercialization of American Halloween spreading into Spain, has helped us reconnect with Galicia’s ancestral past.


Samhain, a Celtic celebration, marks the end of the harvest season and the bright period, and the beginning of the dark season of winter.        


To learn more about Samhain and Halloween:  




    For more photos, click here!  


Celebrating Magosto

Linked to the end of the harvest season, Magosto is a fun celebration in Ourense. The main elements are chestnuts and fire to roast them. People would gather around a bonfire on November 11, festivity of St. Martin, to roast and eat chestnuts, as well as other foods; they also sing and dance.



On Friday November 8, CIFP A Farixa celebrated Magosto; we had “bolos preñados”, hot chocolate with ladyfingers, and of course, roast chestnuts. We also had a dessert contest. Everything was yummy!!!







For more pictures, click here! 



At Ourense Tourist Information Office

We, 2nd year students of Guide, Information and Tourist Assistance, together with Rita, our Tourist Information teacher, visited Ourense Tourist Information Office on October 18. We’d like to thank the office staff for showing us the ropes, and especially José Ramón, who later on took us on a guided tour in English. That way, we killed two birds with one stone; we learned from his expertise as a guide and practiced English at the same time.

Celebrating WTD 2019: "Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all" 

We learned about the origin of World Tourism Day and we researched on 2018 and 2019 host countries. Here, we are going to share with you all some of the information we found.


WTD is commemorated each year on 27 September, with celebrations led by UNWTO. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the global community of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value and the contribution the sector can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, India hosted the celebrations and the topic was ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all’.


She enchants timelessly,

She delights delectably,

She’s sublime spiritually,

She’s youthful eternally,

She speaks artistically,

She captivates charmingly,

She’s Delhi.



For more information on WTD 2019:      



Welcoming Language Assistants   European Day of Languages 

Our Language Assistant, Elena and our English teacher and Multilingualism Coordinator, Beatriz, attended Language Assistants’ welcoming and orientation meeting celebrated in October 2 in Santiago de Compostela.


On Thursday, September 26th, CIFP A Farixa celebrated the European Day of Languages! This was a day to appreciate not only how many languages are used all around Europe, but also why they are so beneficial to learn. We tested our knowledge on languages with a quiz; we wrote down our favorite word from another language on a whiteboard outside the cafeteria. While there, we took some time to read why language learning is so useful and which celebrities are bilingual or multilingual.


Lastly, we recorded some tongue twisters in various languages. That was fun!  Have a look at our video!


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