Saturday, January 24, 2015

Carinlangs Director Dr. Morroy on STVS tonight Sunday January 24th at 7.30 pm



Dr. Morroy, Dean/Director of Varinlangs will be on STVS tonight on the program "In the Spotlight".


Carinlangs and University of Guyana sign MOU

Dr. Morroy will be talking about the achievements of Carinlangs, the upcoming visit of the University of Guyana staff to second mark the Carinlangs action research poster exhibition and future plans for the institution.

Do tell your friends and others interested in the BA Tesol program.

A second batch of the one-year capstone program is scheduled to begin on April 13.

Carinlangs is a teaching institution based in Suriname. It is conducting programs to give students the opportunity to work world wide as teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Carinlangs offers part time courses for the BA TESOL and MA TESOL at the AlphaMax educational complex -18-24 Stanvastastraat , Parimaribo, Suriname

The Carinlang Mission
Celebrating Suriname's excellence in education, linguistic wealth and cultural diversity Carinlanga aims to be the leading institution in the Caribbean promoting the teaching of English to other speakers.Our graduates will be equipped with the most practical teaching techniques as well as having an extremely wide exposure to cultural experiences.

Friday, January 16, 2015

E-Learning as effective as traditional medical training

LONDON (Reuters) - Millions more students worldwide could train as doctors and nurses using electronic learning, which is just as effective as traditional medical training, a review commissioned by the World Health Organization has found.

Researchers at Imperial College London who conducted the review said on Monday that wider use of e-learning might help make up for a global shortfall of 7.2 million health workers identified in a recent WHO report.

Josip Car, who led the study, said that the use of electronic media and devices in education - already used by many universities and workplaces to allow "distance learning" to support campus- or office-based teaching - could enable greater access to education, especially in poorer countries where the need for health professionals is greatest.

He said the barriers were mostly in access to computers and Internet connections.

Car's team carried out a systematic review of 108 existing studies to assess the effectiveness of e-learning for undergraduate health professional education.

They also conducted separate analyses looking at online learning, requiring an internet connection, and offline learning, delivered using CD-ROMs or USB sticks, for example.

They found that students gain knowledge and skills through online and offline eLearning as well as or better than they do through traditional teaching.

(Reporting by Kate Kelland; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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Indian Americans dominate US Science Fair

As many as 73 Indian-Americans figure among 300 high school seniors named semifinalists in the , America’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition.

Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $600,000 in total semifinalist awards.
Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,800 entrants hailing from 460 high schools in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and five American and international high schools overseas.

On Jan 21, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be named Intel Science Talent Search finalists. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC from March 5-11, where they will compete for more than $1 million in awards.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

AlphaMax mentioned in GAC Newsletter


AlphaMax Academy was mentioned in GAC's newsletter to its 150 Pathway Universities across the world.
The item is reproduced below.
AlphaMax GAC graduate achieves a first for Suriname: A perfect GAC GPA of 4.0
June 28, 2014: Dux of AlphaMax Academy, Reann Kersenhout, has achieved a GAC GPA of 4.0 and the honour of being the first GAC student in Suriname to gain a perfect score. According to Sean Taylor, Principal of AlphaMax Academy, Reann’s achievements are not only academic.
Reann -Graduation 2014
“We are proud of Reann. … On Republic Day in February, she presented a gift from the school to the National Memorial collection and gave an inspiring speech on the occasion of Suriname’s memorial to Nelson Mandela,” he said.
Reann and most of her fellow GAC graduates are planning to take a gap year and start university in September 2015.
Reann playing the steel pan with Pan Master Kenton Wyatt
Note: One member of Reann's class Michael Grauwde is at the University of West Virginia joining his brother Gabriel, another GAC graduate from AlphaMAx Academy. Gabriel is in his third year at University.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Value of an Hour by John Assaraf- AlphaMax's Message for 16th Day of Christmas.


For the last seven years I have given the following essay by John Assaraf to my  GAC students so that they can reflect on the value of time and how they use it.
As we head to the end of the year and we think about what we have achieved I think it is  useful to read this.
This is our post for the 16th Day of Christmas.
Milton Drepaul
AlphaMax Academy
Selina from Nativity Play 2013


When I was 21 years-old, a gentleman asked me what I thought the value of an hour was. I honestly did not know how to answer the question. He went on to teach me one of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned.

He suggested that the value of an hour was priceless. This confused me some, so this is what he said to me.

“If you invest one hour each day in understanding yourself and your environment better, you will accumulate nine 40-hour weeks over the course of a year!”

Yikes! As you can imagine I was blown away when he put it to me that way.

Nine 40-hour weeks? This seemed impossible until I did the math. 365 days, times one hour each is…yup, nine 40-hour weeks!

He went on to ask me how good I could get at something if I did it all day, every day for just over 2 months. Well, you already know the answer to that.

I thought I could be awesome!

He went on to tell me that over the course of just five years, I would have invested the equivalent of 1,825 hours of focus on whatever I desired to accomplish my life.

Imagine for a minute, how good you can become at anything that you did one hour a day for the next year. How fit could you get? How much more in love would you get and give? How much more money could you earn?

Let me suggest that one hour is a small price to pay in comparison to the payoff. Just one hour a day may be the razor’s edge you need to really get the results you want in your life.

For me, the decision was easy. I have been studying human potential and the mind for over 20 years. Each time I think I’m getting a good handle on it, I am gently reminded of how much there is to observe and learn.

Is getting what you want worth an hour a day? I certainly hope so.

I still manage to set aside my hour to read motivational stories or listen to inspirational people. They are the fuel for my mind and it keeps me learning and yearning for more.

Please adopt an hour a day for yourself! Pick one area of your life that you want to improve and commit the next 90 days to that one thing.

I assure you that the results you achieve will be well worth the decision! And remember…you can’t take out of life more than you put in.

John

Monday, December 15, 2014

Renzo Tjon A Joe--riding forward to greater success.

AlphaMax Academy sends out advent greeting for the 15 December

Last year our talented swimmer Renzo Tjon A Joe ( ranked number 7 in the world in the 50m) gave a sterling performance as Herod in the school's unique version of the Nativity .

Renzo has moved from success to success. He became a professional swimmer for Auburn ( one of the leading teams in the US); he won silver and bronze .
Renzo Riding in the Desert 2014
Renzo as Herod
medals in the Carifta, Central American and Caribbean Games and the recent Doha World Junior Championships.

He continues to  break the national records in his events.

Here is Renzo--riding a camel in the Sahara desert.
We salute him and his achievements. This year we remember fondly your powerful acting performance which earned you a standing ovation.


Nativity Play 2013

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Monday, December 8, 2014

AlphaMax Academy GAC class do Interviews

On December the 5th 2014, eight members of the GAC class did a mock university admissions interview.  This activity, part of our GAC Level one courses, assessed our ability to be interviewed by university admission officers.  
This interview assignment was part of the GAC003 course, Study Skills for Independent Learning, assessment event 2.  The interview was to be least 10 minutes long, and was conducted in English by four interviewers.  Our interviewers   on Friday were: Mr. Taylor, Director of Studies and our 003 Facilitator, Mr. Drepaul, Director of the AlphaMax Academy GAC Program and Facilitator for our 001, 002 and 006 courses, Mr. Marshall, facilitator for 005 course and Reaan Kersenhout AlphaMax and GAC graduate
Mr. Marshall, Mr. Taylor, Mr.DRepaul 7 Ms. Kersenhout
Before the assessment, the students had to research their university course options, reflect on their study and learning skills, prepare a CV and Personal Statement, and rehearse effective interview skills. 
Friday was the first time the 2015 class were formally dressed for an assignment. We all tried to project images as earnest, successful students who were worthy of being accepted by the best universities.
AlphaMax 2015 GAC class
During the interview, students were asked to give reasons for choosing a particular university. They also talked about themselves and evaluated their own study skills and strategies. They also fielded questions on their time management, and the courses in which they wished to enroll.

            The students found this a very useful and rewarding experience.
Michelle Chow

Michelle Chow, Class of 2015 GAC and AlphaMax Academy



Thursday, December 4, 2014

AlphaMax Students visit SAB

On Thu. 27th November the Chemistry classes went to Suriname Alcoholic Beverages (SAB), where alcohol for consumption and medical purposes is produced.

They were accompanied by  Chemistry teachers Atma Jagbandhan and Rick Seepersaud.

This field trip gave students an opportunity to see the practical uses of chemistry in society.

"This field trip was interesting and I learned a lot from it," Sven Lemmers, member of Chemistry class and an AlphaMax senior ( Graduating class of 2015).

Pictures: On the right the tour guide. We were all wearing helmets for safety and at some places also hair nets). At the end of the tour the group was served with non alcoholic refreshments .

Atma Jagbandhan

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Startling Facts about US College life

n 2005, Psychology Today published an article entitled “The Perils of Higher Ed.” The statement beneath the title reads, “College life can be downright detrimental. Sleep deprivation, a bad diet, and binge drinking can lead you to memory loss, alcoholism, and even Alzheimer’s.”
Students walking to class

Here are some of the things we learn from the article:

80% of undergraduates and medical students at Stanford University qualified as sleep-deprived, according to a survey conducted there—and sleep plays a crucial role in learning and memory.

50% of students eat too much fat, and 70-80% eat too much saturated fat, according to a survey at Tufts University—and, as the article states, “They may literally be eating themselves stupid. Researchers have known since the late 1980s that bad eating habits contribute to the kind of cognitive decline found in diseases like Alzheimer’s.”

44% of today’s college students drink enough to be classified as binge drinkers, according to a nationwide survey of 10,000 students done at Harvard University — and we now know that even limited overindulgence with alcohol can produce long-term negative effects on the brain.

According to the National Mental Health Association, even one night of heavy drinking can impair your ability to think well for up to 30 days.


A USA Today article comments, “All this news makes you wonder how anyone’s ever managed to get an education.”

And the article doesn’t mention stress, anxiety, and depression:

More than 29% of college freshmen reported often feeling overwhelmed by school, and emotional health is at a record low, according to a UCLA study.

Nearly 45% of women and 36% of men reported feeling so depressed it was difficult to function, according to a National College Health Assessment.
Meditation for Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety among college students

College is supposed to be about learning. We know the factors that impair learning—stress, loss of sleep, alcohol, poor diet. Ironically, these are just the things that characterize the culture on many college campuses.

Friday, November 28, 2014

New GAC class starts

GAC 2015 has started at the AlphaMax Academy. Eight students are in the class,
Opening of Cosmic Heart Fountain at AlphaMax Academy
They are: Michelle Chow,Angelique Doorson, Chayenne Flohr,Jamiel Habieb,Joy Jones,Daniel Kolf,Alain Soekhlal and Tianshu Zhang.

Five students are in the science stream , two in Humanities and one in business.In the group , one student  wants to study architecture, two medicines, two psychology, one business, one acting.

The GAC course is in three modules. Level one runs from September 8 to November 14;level 2 from November 17 to February 20th and level 3 from February 23rd to May 22nd.

AlphaMax Academy began offering the Global Assessment Course- the world's most recognized university preparation program for students with English as a second language-i since 2007. This is the seventh group.

Alphamax students have performed at the highest level in this program and Reann Kersenhout of the 2014 group won an award for achieving a GPA of 4.0.


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