Formatura BLZ
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A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, by Maria Clara
Interpreter: Karen Telles

Good evening, everyone.

My name is Maria Clara, and I am representing BLZ Kids. I want to thank the BLZ Team for their patience in teaching us the English language.

I want to thank all the families for their support to learn a language so beautiful and important in our lives.

When I first got here, I was very quiet. After making friends with everyone in the class, now I am talkative, willing to learn more and more.

And if you ask me today if I had a positive experience at BLZ, I will say: Yes, I did!

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope that on the New Year we may be together with our new friends.

Thank you very much. :-)

Boa noite a todos.

Meu nome é Maria Clara, e eu estou representando o BLZ Kids. Quero agradecer a Equipe BLZ pela paciência em nos ensinar a língua inglesa.

Quero agradecer a todas as famílias pelo incentivo para aprender uma língua tão bonita e importante em nossas vidas.

Quando cheguei aqui eu era muito quieta. Depois de fazer amizade com todos da turma, hoje sou uma tagarela, com vontade de aprender cada vez mais.

E se você me perguntar hoje se eu tive uma experiência positiva no BLZ, eu vou dizer: Sim!

Desejo a todos um Feliz Natal e que no ano que vem estejamos todos juntos com nossos novos amigos.

Muito obrigada. :-)

KEEP TRYING, by Jeniffer Lauren
Interpreter: José Carioca

Dear friends, parents, teachers and graduates: good evening.

When we were babies, we didn’t know how to walk. We fell until we learn it – nobody is born knowing how to stand up! The same happens when we want to learn how to ride a bike, swim, drive, and so on…

You know, in the past I didn’t allow myself to make mistakes, I wanted to do everything right at the first time… But then I noticed it was hurting me, it was killing me.

Here at BLZ, I understand that making mistakes is part of the learning process. By analyzing our mistakes, we find ways to improve, and find support to keep on. Of course we also learn to have love, affection and make friends.

I did not believe it was possible to learn and have fun at the same time, but now I see it's true. I would like to thank the BLZ Team, my friends and - mainly - my parents, for helping me on this journey.

By studying and working together, we are preparing for a better future. I hope we may keep doing right and learning from our mistakes until we speak English fluently.

That’s it. Now, you can start clapping... :-)

Prezados amigos, pais, professores e formandos: boa noite.

Quando éramos bebês, não sabíamos andar. Caímos muito até aprender – ninguém nasce sabendo. O mesmo acontece quando vamos aprender a andar de bicicleta, nadar, dirigir, e assim por diante...

Sabe, no passado eu não me permitia errar, queria fazer tudo certo da primeira vez... Mas então notei que aquilo estava me prejudicando, estava acabando comigo.

Aqui no BLZ, compreendi que é parte do processo de aprendizado. Analisando nossos erros, encontramos maneiras de fazer melhor, e temos sempre um incentivo para continuar em frente. Claro que também aprendemos a ter amor, carinho e a fazer amigos.

Antes eu não acreditava que era possível aprender brincando, mas agora eu vejo que é verdade, e gostaria de agradecer a toda a Equipe do BLZ, aos meus amigos e – principalmente – aos meus pais, por estarem me ajudando nesta jornada.

Estudando e trabalhando juntos, nos preparamos para ter um futuro melhor . Espero que possamos continuar acertando e aprendendo com nossos erros – até sermos fluentes em inglês.

É isso aí. Agora, vocês já podem bater palmas...

ON THE RIGHT WAY, by Clara Carvalho
Interpreter: Abraão Nunes

Good evening, everyone! It’s nice to be here representing our class. We want to thank our parents for given us this opportunity to learn English at BLZ.

We know this is a great opportunity and that it will make a diference not only in our future, but in our present too.

We thank the BLZ Team for their dedication in making our experience positive in learning English.

When I started studying, I was a bit shy to talk to strangers. I had studied a little Spanish, and thought it would be more difficult to learn English.

Now, I feel at home to communicate and I know it depends on my efforts to improve my English.

We know our course is not over yet; it has just begun. We gave the first steps; if we are graduating it means we are on the right way.

I know my English is not fluent yet, but we can communicate, and that’s very important. That’s possible due to our teachers’ help and our classmates.

To close, we thank God for this great opportunity and everyone here for coming and participating with us.

Thank you very much and congratulations!

Boa noite a todos! É um prazer representar nossa turma; queremos agradecer a nossos pais por nos darem essa oportunidade de aprender inglês aqui no BLZ.

Sabemos que essa é uma oportunidade valiosa e que fará muita diferença não só no futuro, mas no presente também.

Agradecemos à Equipe BLZ pela dedicação em tornar nossa experiência positiva na aprendizagem de inglês.

Quando comecei a estudar, eu tinha um pouco de vergonha de falar com  desconhecidos. Eu tinha estudado um pouco de espanhol, e achava que seria mais difícil aprender inglês.

Agora, me sinto mais à vontade pra comunicar e sei que vai depender do meu empenho me aperfeiçoar nessa língua.

Sabemos que nosso curso ainda não acabou, mas já demos o primeiro passo; se estamos nos formando é por que estamos no caminho certo.

Sei que meu inglês não está tão fluente, mas estamos conseguindo nos comunicar, e a comunicação é muito importante, isso é possível graças à ajuda dos professores e dos nossos colegas de classe.

Pra concluir, agradecemos a Deus por essa oportunidade e a cada um de vocês pela presença e participação.

Muito obrigada e parabéns.

MOVE ON, by Anderson Lemos
Interpreter: André Rocha

Good evening, everyone.

What a special night! It is a great privilege to be here and celebrate this achievement. We are happy to close one more important chapter in our life history.

We know it is time to move on. The first step has been taken. The green book is telling us that we are ready to move on.

Learning a new language requires getting new horizons. We get in contact with a global language, a vital part of an international society.

Whether you want to be a teacher or a doctor, a secretary or a waitress, speaking English can be an essential step towards success.

Many did not believe in their own potential. We overcame sleep and tiredness. Today we are winners. But a long road still lies ahead: moving on will depend on the effort and will power of each of us…

Since our first class, I thought to myself: "How can this experience work with a so diverse group?

And it was an amazing experience, folks! It's amazing how the differences may disappear! We made new friends and developed new skills – some of which we didn’t even think we had!

Some of us began slowly but accelerated and today we see this as a great progress in our lives. For all of that we want to thank. Firstly God, whose help enabled us to get so far. I thank the BLZ Staff for their patience with us and our family and friends who helped us to get here.

Let me close wishing that each adversity becomes a stimulus; each failure, a lesson for life; each victory, an impulse to go beyond, searching for new dreams.

Quoting Johnnie Walker: “Keep walking, Brazil; keep learning, Brazilians!”

Thank you very much, and congratulations!

Boa noite a todos.

Que data especial! É um grande privilégio estarmos aqui para comemorar essa conquista. Estamos felizes em concluir mais um capítulo importante na história de nossas vidas.

Sabemos que está na hora de seguir adiante. O primeiro passo foi dado, e o livro verde nos diz que estamos prontos para seguir em frente.

Aprender um novo idioma requer a conquista de novos horizontes. Entramos em contato com uma língua globalizada, parte vital da economia, cultura e sociedade internacionais. Não importa se você planeja se tornar um professor ou um médico, uma secretária ou garçonete, falar Inglês pode ser um passo essencial para o sucesso.

Muitos não acreditavam em seu próprio potencial. Superamos o sono e o cansaço. Hoje somos grandes vitoriosos. Mas ainda temos uma longa estrada a percorrer: seguir adiante vai depender do esforço e força de vontade de cada um...

Desde nossa primeira aula, eu pensava comigo mesmo: “Como essa experiência pode dar certo com um grupo tão diversificado?”

E foi uma experiência surpreendente, pessoal! É impressionante como as diferenças tendem a desaparecer...

Alguns de nós começamos devagar, mas fomos acelerando e hoje vemos um grande progresso em nossas vidas. Por essas e outras, queremos agradecer. Primeiramente a Deus, cuja ajuda nos capacitou a chegar até aqui. 

Finalizo desejando que cada adversidade se torne um estímulo; cada insucesso, uma lição para a vida; cada vitória, um impulso para continuarmos em busca de novos sonhos. 

Parafraseando o comercial da Jonny Walker: “Continue caminhando, Brazil; continuem aprendendo, brasileiros!”

Obrigado e parabéns a todos!

KEEP LEARNING, by Takashi Kay
Interpreter: Lenine

Dear teachers, parents, friends and graduates: good evening.

I would like to say a few words on this day when we celebrate the conclusion of the first term, and get ready for the coming of a new year.

I thought it would be useful to tell about how important it is to keep learning the English language. On this matter, I decided to tell you about the steps I took before my recent trip on business to Europe.

When I was told that my company had scheduled a trip to visit two nuclear power plants under construction – one in Finland and another one in France – I immediately thought about the language challenge: what to do, after more than 25 years with very little English practice? I was not quite fluent. Would Finn and French people speak English? I was concerned because it would be the only way I could talk to them.

Knowing that most Europeans speak English, I quickly started looking for an English teacher, and luckily found teacher Charlles. With two more good friends in our group, we started our language training after work.

Those classes helped me to get in touch with the English language, think in English, read some articles and learn new vocabulary.

My trip program was fully implemented last October: I spent 10 days living abroad and speaking only in English with German, French and Finnish people. I could understand them and they could understand me – which was so exciting.

Dear friends, my life experience allows me to give you this advice: do not give up – keep learning the English language. It will benefit you in the future, when you travel on vacation or business, and will bring you better opportunities here in Brazil.

In a globalized world, the doors of big companies are easier opened for those who are better prepared. Speaking English may be your passport to greater opportunities in your personal and professional life.

As you can see, at my age I haven’t given up yet!

As we are working quite hard to build Angra 3, I don’t have plenty of time to practice my English, so I take any opportunity I have to improve it. With our friend’s support, we speak English every class at BLZ.

In conclusion, I would like to quote Steve Jobs – Apple’s creator – on his speech to Stanford University graduates in 2005:

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. You've got to find what you love. / The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.”

On the same spirit, I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, full of peace, prosperity and hope.

Thank you very much.