domingo, 25 de octubre de 2015

More about the project

Hi again!!

Just a few lines to let you know that I have already added a new section in the blog with stages 2 and 3 of the project you'll be developing as term test evaluation.

Remember to read the previous entries for further information. We have one week per stage. So, the first stage should be ready for October 29th, the second stage for November 5th and the third stage for November 12th.

Contact me about any doubts you may have.

sábado, 24 de octubre de 2015

Hi again!!


Here there is some more information to take into account... (please also read the information published on  October 22nd)

I've already created the Google doc for you to make the presentation... the link is this

but so far I have only been able to invite Daiana and Marisol to edit the document (check your gmail account girls and you'll find the invitation to edit). I need the other gmail accounts (Andy, Analía, Sabrina and Natalia). Remember all this is part of the term evaluation.

Also, we only have a few classes left and some more presentations to go....

  • Sabrina November5th
  • Daiana November 12th
  • Marisol November 12th 
If we need to use part of our last class, November 19th, to finish with the presentations, we can do it. Just remember your presentation must not be longer than 90 minutes. Apart from the presentations, there are some other activities we must do.

And please do not hesitate to contact me about any doubts or queries....

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2015



First of all, and I hope you get the information on time, there are no classes today. The Institute will be closed because of the death of a student.

Second, I need you to start working on a series of assignments that will be used as your term evaluation (there will be no term test, but I need you to follow the instructions I'll give you and work responsibly).

The assignment is all part of a project  called "From reading to writing, an intercultural experience". It is divided into 3 stages.

Stage 1 (it should be ready for October 30th)

Watch the following videos:

After watching the videos, read the following stories:

-Otra historia corta por Nadine Gordimer
-Capítulo de “Sebastian’s pride” de Susan Wilkinson
-Historia corta en inglés por Gabriel García Marquez

And, I need you to write below (as a comment) your gmail account, so I can invite you all to write in a Google document so that you all make a colaborative presentation (that means you all work together to make one presentaion, but with this application you don't need to get together or to work at the same time) explaining the following:

  • What do you think are the characteristics of a good story/of good story telling?
  • What are the parts a story is divided into?
  • What advice do you have to write effectively?
  • What examples of literary devices can you give?
  •  What devices does a writer have to provide subtle information about his/her cultural background?
  • What is codemeshing?
Here I include some links you can consult:

- (conferencia TED sobre Contar Cuentos)
- (artículo sobre El Poder de Contar Cuentos Interculturalmente)
- (consejos para escribir por autores reconocidos)
- (sitio sobre recursos literarios)
- (sitio sobre recursos literarios)
- (explicación clara y completa de recursos narrativos)
- (artículo sobre cómo escribir una historia)

Please keep checking the blog. I will soon publish the other two stages. For those stages I need you to get in pairs (or a pair and a group of three) and let me know who will be working with whom).

Let's be in touch!!!

martes, 13 de octubre de 2015

Important about next class!!


As I had already anticipated to you, on Thursday I'll be absent. So, Sabrina will deliver her presentation on Thursday 22nd.

Take care and see you soon!!

viernes, 2 de octubre de 2015

Andrea's presentation

Hi there!!

Yesterday Andrea delivered her presentation on Teaching Strategies (direct and indirect)... It was a very interesting presentation in which she combined the use of several different resources: a powerpoint presentation, a prezi presentation, videos, and many activities... Well done Andrea!!

Next class we have Natalia's presentation on Mistakes and Feedback. Remember you are supposed to read the material on the topic, so you can follow the presenter better and so you can clear any doubts you may have.

Also, remember to read the guidelines for the presentations I posted in the blog.

And one last thing. remember to update your blogs weekly!!

All of these are requirements to promote the subject without a final exam! You must read for every class, you must come to class and be there on time, you must hand in assignments on time, etc...