viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

Third class

Hello, hello!!

Yesterday we started dealing with Task Based Language Teaching. We dealt with chapters 1 and 2. This time you worked in groups, arranged according to your birthday dates. I must say that you all worked very well and at a very good pace. Still, it would be even more enriching if you all read the material for each class. I know you all have a lot on your plate, but I must insist on the importance and the benefits of keeping updated with the reading.

For next class you must read chapter 3. You must also do the reflection tasks on pages 31 and 35 and post them in your blog. You have time until next Thursday to do so.

We also mentioned that the likely date for the First Term Test is June 22nd.

As soon as I post this I'll start checking your newly created blogs and adding them to my list of blogs, so you all have access to all the blogs.

And now yes, I leave you to

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miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

So far... three blogs!!

Hi there!!

Three of you (Eugenia, Belén and Joaquín) have already created their blogs... Well done!!! You can see them in my list of blogs in the bottom right corner of this blog... check them and give them some feedback!

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viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

About yesterday, homework and YOUR BLOGS!!

Hi there!!!

Yesterday we had our second class (only second!!)... You got in groups (divided by favorite colours) and worked on a questionnaire on Teaching Styles. All the groups worked very effectively and enrichingly... At the end of the class, we shared the answers...

For next class (Thursday 27th April)), you have to read chapters 1 and 2 on Task Based Language Teaching, by David Nunan.

Also for next class, you have to create your own blog!! Some things to take into account:


  • you can do it individually or in pairs 
  • for next class you just have to publish a welcome sign (you can make your own sign or you can use an image from internet)
  • you will have to post something at least once a week (somethimes I will give you specific instructions and sometimes you will have complete freedom to decide what to post)
  • the blog must be related to our subject, but you can decide whether it will include material only on teaching English or on other topics too (you can decide to post information and material for your students, or for other teachers of English or for anyone who loves the English language)
Here you have a tutorial on how to do it (there are A LOT of tutorials in YouTube, you can use this on or any other that you prefer)


Now I say goodbye

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Oh!! And remember...

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/kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv/ 




jueves, 13 de abril de 2017

In case you are interested...

Hi there!!!

A teacher I know is interested in selling the following used books...



Let me know if you are interested (or you know someone who is)

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viernes, 7 de abril de 2017

New homework

Hi there!!

How have you been?? I hope you are all doing great!!

Since we are not meeting until Thursday 20th, I would like you to read, apart from chapter 3 by Yule on the properties of language, chapter 13 by Cook called Learning and Teaching Styles.

If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to post a comment!!

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viernes, 31 de marzo de 2017

Welcome... class of 2017!!!

Hi there!!

Welcome to a new year together!!

Let's get organized:


  • Remember to get the material from Milgraff
  • Read for next class: 
  1. the syllabus, in detail
  2. chapter 3 from Yule on the properties of language
Remember to check the blog on a regular basis to stay updated... 

Next class we will be dealing with Popular Methodologies, so, if you have the time before next Thursday, read chapter 13 by Cook on Learning and Teaching Styles (if we do not meet until April 20th then you MUST read that chapter... for the time being we have to wait and see if we can meet on the 6th).

Also, please think about the requirements to promote that we discussed yesterday and make sure you understand them. Should you have any doubts, please ask next class.

Well... that's all for now... we'll be in touch!!

Welcome you all!!!!


jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

We learn...

Hi!!

Today we had our last class. Can you believe it??

 For me it was very important to get feedback from you. I thank you for your honesty... feedback from our students is key to continue improving our teaching practice! I really appreciate  the positive comments😊 and I can profit from your suggestions 👍.

I hope you have enjoyed our classes together and I hope that they have enriched you in some way.


I hope you feel the same way!!

My best wishes for you!!

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016

Last but one

Hi there!!

Today we had our last class but one... I know you are tired, so hang in there that we are almost ready!!!

Today Jéssica, Verónica, Cintia and Claudia delivered an outstanding presentation on how to teach vocabulary. They were very clear and dynamic, don't you think? Once again, we discovered how all the topics of our subject are interrelated.

Next week we'll meet again for our last class. I'll be signing cards and we'll be doing some rounding up activities, so don't be absent!

sábado, 29 de octubre de 2016

Feedback from you

Hi there!


Some students asked me on Thursday to confirm what feedback they had sent me... so here I send you a summary of what each one has sent me:


  • Marina has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching receptive skills and teaching writing.
  • Victoria has not sent me any feedback yet
  • Eugenia has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching strategies and teaching writing
  • Jéssica has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching strategies and teaching receptive skills
  • Florencia has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching strategies and teaching writing
  • Cintia L. has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching recetive skills and teaching writing
  • Verónica hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Cintia M. has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching receptive skills and teaching writing
  • Héctor has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching strategies
  • Johanna hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Jimena has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching receptive skills
  • Paula has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching strategies
  • Nadia hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Mercedes hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Mauro has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching strategies
  • Claudia has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching receptive skills and teaching writing
Well, I hope this summary helps you get organized with your homework :-)