jueves, 23 de junio de 2016


Hi there!!

First of all, I'd like to thank you for your good wishes!!!!

Second, my intention was to carry out a little reflection on the test scores in class today. But as teachers we very well know that very often things do not go according to our plans, right? So, next class I will provide some explanations about the corrections and the scores of the tests. There are people who are probably very happy with their results, but there are others who might be wondering... Let me just tell you, for the time being, that when I correct I am fully aware of how transcendental the score is for you. Therefore, I am extremely careful to be as fair as possible. I give a lot of thought to the whole correction process. I read, re read and re re read.

Finally, have a great weekend and start reading on Second Language Acquisition (there are two chapters)


Hi there!!!

I wanted to let you know that today I am not going... I'm really sorry, but I have an ear infection.

If you want you can send me an email to find out the score of your test. See you next week!!!

viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

Enjoy the extra large weekend!!!

Hi there!!

This weekend I will give you no homework... you deserve a rest!!!

Just post in your blog your writings on Chomsky's theory (please take into account the corrections). And try to keep your blogs updates and active!!

Next class we'll be dealing with Second Language Acquisition. You don't need to read the material yet, but please take it to our next lesson.

And now I leave you alone so you can...

viernes, 10 de junio de 2016

Coming next... term test!!

Hi, dear 4th year students!!

How are you? I hope you are doing great despite the cold weather and the upcoming evaluations!

Yesterday we finished our work on FLA. We discussed the chapter we had discussed, related it to the material from the previous class and connected it to our own experiences and observations.

For the term test you must study: learning and teaching styles, TBLT (chapters 1, 2 and 3 only) and FLA.

Also, remember to keep your blogs up to date!!

And finally,

viernes, 3 de junio de 2016



Yesterday we had an intense class: we discussed Chomsky's theory of First Language Acquisition. I hope that by now UG, principles, parameters, generative grammar, core grammar and marked periphery are familiar terms.

For next class you should read the chapter by Pinker "Baby born talking describes heaven". Also, I would like you to write a couple of paragraphs reflecting on everything we discussed yesterday (Chomsky's Nativist Position).

Yesterday we decided on the date for the first term test... we voted on it!! The test will be in two weekts, on June 16th. All the topics studied so far will be included, with the exception of the definitions of language, teaching and learning.