jueves, 30 de abril de 2015

Fourth class

Hi there!!

Today we've had our fourth class. We started with Hector's presentation on how he teaches pronunciation in primary school. Very interesting work Hector!

Then we worked on the questionnaire on teaching and learning styles.

For next class you have to:

  • create a gmail account (if you don't already have one)
  • do the quiz on teaching styles on page 236, chapter 13 (the chapter you had to read for today). Then post a comment in the blog with a reflection on the result you got in the quiz.
  • read chapter 1 on TBLT, by David Nunan
And remember: next Thursday we'll meet at 6 pm, at Hector's place, Colón 815, 1°E. Bring your netbooks!!

Have a great weekend and, in particular, 

jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

Third class

Hi there!!

Today we've had our third class.

We worked on:

  • The properties of Language (Can you name them? Test yourself...)
  • Popular Methodology: we discussed the characteristics, weaknesses and contributions of Audiolingualism, PPP and its variations, CLT, TBLT, four methods, and Humanistic teaching).
For next class, read (or re read) chapter 13 by Cook....

And next class, we have the first presentation... I'm really looking forward to it!

jueves, 16 de abril de 2015

Our second class...

Hi again!!

Today we had our second class. We discussed different definitions of Language, Learning and Teaching. Afterwards, we revised the hierarchy of Methodology, Approach, Method, Procedure and Technique. And, last but not least, you started to work in groups (arranged according to each one's favorite colour) on a copy on Popular Methods.

Next class we'll continue working on this....

For next class you have to read:

  • the syllabus
  • chapter 3 by Yule on The properties of Language
  • chapter 13 by Cook on Second Language Learning and Teaching Styles
We also organised the presentations... the dates are as follows:

  • April 30th Hector, the Brave
  • May 7th Daiana
  • May 14th Marisol
  • May 21st Cecilia
  • May 28th the A duet, Andrea and Analía
  • June 4th Sabrina
  • June 11th, last but not least, Natalia
Please make sure that you got the dates right.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

(Source: http://www.sodahead.com/fun/happy-weekend-my-friends/question-4506437/)

jueves, 9 de abril de 2015


Hello, hello!!!

Today we've had our first class... it was really great! I hope you have all felt as comfortable as I did! It's been a pleasure to meet you...

And it's great to see you again...

Have a great weekend!! And remember... do your homework! Or don't do your homework! (you know who you are... )

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015

Please, fill this in!

Hi there!

This questionnaire will enable us to work on a new project, please follow the link and complete.... Thanks!!

Citizenship interview

jueves, 2 de abril de 2015

Welcome to 4th year 2015!!

Hello, hello!!

In exactly one week we'll be meeting for the first time this year... looking forward to it? I hope so!!

This year we'll be sharing material through this blog, and... you'll be working on your own blog!!

If you happen to read this before classes start, the material for the year is already available at Milgraff.