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Happy Holidays from our Principal

By Lydia Barsawme
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happy holiday 2020

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season and the end of term is here. I would like to wish each and every one of you a warm and wonderful festive season with your families and loved ones. I also want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your contributions this term. As always at IEGS, it has been a very busy term with a whole range of events and activities taking place or being planned for then modified, postponed, and perhaps even cancelled. We have found ourselves adapting to new ways of working in school this term. Assemblies, student council, our IHC events like

From the Library Blog - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Louise Glück

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 is awarded to an American poet, Louise Glück.

The motivation from the Swedish Academy reads:  “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”. 

Books with poems by Louise Glück are on the way to the library and hopefully available for borrowing before autumn break.

More information about Louise Glück:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/louise-gluck

 

Welcome back!

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Ms Sang

A warm welcome to Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet (IEGS) for the 2020/2021 school year, to both our new and returning students. I hope that you have found your summer vacation to be both enjoyable and restful.  

Education around the world has changed during these past months. Some of our students have been home from school for a longer period of time, studying from a distance. Some of our students were able to maintain a regular school routine in school, and some of our students for whatever reasons, were unable to attend school or maintain their studies. Our goal for the new year ahead

Guide: How to not mess up an Interview with a Nobel laureate (or other important situations)!

By Linda Kruusmägi
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When Ms. Raja first asked me to write this blog post about my experience interviewing Nobel laureate Didier Queloz, I instinctively worried about one question: how can I make this interesting for others to read while still keeping it somewhat informational? Hence, like the title suggests, I decided that I will try my best to give you some practical tips on how to effectively handle a nerve-wracking, unfamiliar situation, such as interviewing a very important figure, while still sharing my personal take on the whole experience!

Let me start off by shortly introducing myself. My name is

From the Library blog: Three Ways to Practice your Research Skills

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Welcome back to school! What a strange year we left behind. In uncertain times people are looking for information to help them understand the world we live in. The Internet and our devices have become even more important in our lives as they are our key to the outside world, not only searching for information and news but these days also replacing physical interaction with other people. The web is full of information and people who want you to listen to them and react to their opinion. It is certainly not the lack of information we are suffering from. 

For example, it is very easy to be

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