lunes, 25 de junio de 2018

Sorry for the delay

Hi there!!

First of all, let me apologize for not having kept you posted in the last two internet connection was working poorly and I have been busier than usual (work and mum stuff).

Second, I wanted to let you know that on Thursday, after the term test you will be free to go... I think the test might take two hours and you will be tired afterwards... we will continue with our discussion of FLA on July 5th.

Well, that's all for now...

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jueves, 7 de junio de 2018

For next week...

Hi there!!

We've just had a class... with your presentations on the chapters on CLIL.

Next class we'll start with the presentation of group 5, and then we'll dive into First Language Acquisition.

So, for next class you must:

  • make sure you have at least four entries in your blog (the introduction, something about the Four Methods and two free entries)
  • Read chapter 3 by Cook on First Language Acquisition
  • Write (to hand in) some feedback on the four mini presentations delivered so far: general feedback, not about each group. The idea is to start thinking about the presentations you will have to deliver in the second part of the think about the things you liked and about suggestions you may have.

Well, I'm here in case you need me! Take care and...

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domingo, 27 de mayo de 2018



How are you? How is your weekend going?... I hope great!

Last Thursday we had the most interrupted ever class.... still, we managed to finish dealing with chpaters 1 and 2 of TBLT. And, as usual, we tried to relate the theory to the reality you, well we, encounter in classrooms.

Next class we'll start with a game to check the main concepts dealt with in chapter 3. And after that, you will start sharing the chapter summary and activity you prepared on CLIL.

Remember you have to post something in your blogs...a free post this time....

Well, see you soon!!

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domingo, 20 de mayo de 2018

Hi again!

How are you? How are you spending your weekend?

Last class we finished working on Second Language Learning and Teaching is a very important topic because nowadays, in the post methods era, you can choose to combine different methods...but it is important that you do it conscientiously and not just because.

Then we started working on TBLT, chapters 1 and 2. You are grouped by movie genre please remember next Thursday to sit in the same way. We'll devote the first part of the class to working on the activities on ch 1 and 2, and the second part of the class to playing a game on chapter 3.

So... for next class you have to read chapter 3 on TBLT. For Thursday 31st you should prepare a summary and an activity on one of the chapters about CLIL (this time, you chose the groups...). And bear in mind that the Term Test will be on June 28th.

Also, I want to apologize because I am behind with my corrections of your doesn't usually happend to me and I hate it when it happens. I'll be catching up in the next few days. And again, I am sorry.

Finally, here there is a video I'd like you to watch.... then we will comment on it:

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domingo, 29 de abril de 2018


How are you, dears? Enjoying this long, rainy weekend? I hope so!!

Last Thursday we continued with our review of and reflection on different methods and styles.

For next class you should read chapters 1 and 2 on Task Based Language Teaching, by Nunan, and you should post two entries in your blogs: an introduction and a video or link about the Four Methods we mentioned last Thursday.

Also, please remember we are not meeting next Thursday, since I will be absent. We are meeting again on May 10th.

And please, contact me about any doubts you may have (just leave a comment in the blog and I will receive an email!).

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sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

Review of Methods and Approaches

Hi there!!

How are you?

First of all, a brief summary of what last class was about. We dealt mainly with a revision of methods you studied on previous years. We also talked about the blog you have to create and about preferneces for how to work in class.

For next class you have to read the chapter by Cook on Second Language Learning and Teaching Styles. You also have to finish the chart with weaknesses and strengths of different methods, to discuss in class (not to hand in). Finally, you have to create your blog. Here I leave you a tutorial to complement what Matías explained to you on Thursday:

Whatever doubts you may have, we'll devote some class time to clearing them next Thursday. So don't worry!

sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

2nd class

Hello, hello!!

How are you, my dear? I hope you are awesome!!

Last Thursday, apart from singing Happy Birthday to Hernán (I'm still not sure if he owes us a cake or we owe him...haha!), we discussed the concept of Language. It took longer than planned, but I think it was worth it because different concepts, ideas and doubts came up that deserved being attended to.

We worked partly in groups and partly with the class as a whole... I haven't asked you yet...what do you prefer? Individual work? Pair work? Group work? Class work? (please leave your comments below)

For homework you have to read the chapter by Yule on The Properties of Language and the syllabus, and you have to check Matías´ blog and the blog from my list The Wizarding World of English. In that way you can start thinking about what kind of space your blog will be...

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sábado, 7 de abril de 2018

4th year 2018

Hi there!!

Welcome to this new space we will be sharing for the next eight months!!!

Last Thursday we had our first class, during which we discussed some general aspects of the subject and we spent some time getting to know one another. I really enjoyed getting to know a little about you... you certainly seem to be a very funny and generous group!!! :-)

Please try to get the material from Milgraff for next week. The only thing missing there are five chapters on CLIL form the book "Uncovering CLIL" (chapters 1 to 5), which Ms Dominguez told me she would be giving you....

Well... I'm really looking forward to sharing this year with you!!

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lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017

So...that's it!

Hi my dearest students!!!

On Thursday we had our last class...for some of you it was THE last class... I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

I just want to tell you that I have really enjoyed our year has been a difficult year for me, as regards my private life, and it is really amazing that I got to enjoy Thursday evenings so much. So...Thanks!!!

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And I want to wish you the very best in the next stage you are about to start...classes free!!!

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miércoles, 8 de noviembre de 2017

The end is near....

Hi there!!!!

Just a line to remind you that you have until next Tuesday to finish the presentation on How to Teach Writing.... So far only two groups have shared their Googledocs with me...

Come on!! One last effort!!

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