sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

Dealing with the hardest part...

Hi!! How are you??

Yesterday we had our third class...many people were either late or absent, probably mainly due to the rain!! But still we had a great class. We finished dealing with chapter 1, on History of Language Teaching and the questionnaire for it. And then we started working on what I have already told you is the hardest chapter you'll have to read for this subject.

So, if there are still a lot of doubts in your mind, don't worry! It is completely normal!! Most of those doubts will get cleared as we advance through the next chapters and we study concrete examples of Methods.

For next class you should finish answering the questionnaire on this chapter (chapter 2), and have the answers ready to share and participate next Friday!!

sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

2nd class and recommended video

Hi there!!

How are you? Enjoying the weekend? I hope so!

Yesterday we had our second class...well, for some of you it was the first!! More names to learn!! Don't worry...I'll rise to the challenge!

First of all, I asked you to complete a brief quiz to get some information. So, if you were absents yesterday, please ask me for the quiz next class.

Then, we worked on chapter 1, which means that we thought and talked about the History of Language Teaching. We went through half of the questionnaire.

For homework you have to:


  • Finish the questionnaire.
  • Print from this blog the questionnaire on chapter 2
  • Read chapter 2.
Finally, I leave you this video, which we mentioned last class and which is so closely related to our reality... leave your comments below!


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domingo, 8 de abril de 2018

Chapter 1

Hi there!!

I'm including here the scanned pages of chapter 1, so you can read it even if you cannot get the rest of the material for next Friday. Special thanks to Rocío Godoy!!









sábado, 7 de abril de 2018

Welcome 2nd year 2018!!!

Hi there!!!

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(Does that Welcome sign look ok for a DC Comics fan?)

Yesterday we had our first class, during which we got to discuss some general characteristics of the subject, the importance of being on time and some personal information to get to know one another.

I really enjoyed getting to know you... it was a very enjoyable experience and there was a very pleasant atmosphere. I'm sure we'll have a great year together!!

Remember for next Friday to get from this blog Questionnaire 1 and to try to read chapter 1. (I will upload it as soon as Rocío sends me the scanned pages).

Well, that's all for now!!

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lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017

End of the year!!

Hi there!!

Last Friday we had the last class!! I'm guessing you are all feeling relieved!!

I just wanted to thank you for the positive feedback you gave me. The truth is that I love teaching and I really try to do my best! As we keep saying in our classes, even after many years of practice there is no magic recipe. Some classes go great and others not so much. We never stop learning. I believe that one of the most important factors to have a positive, enriching experience in any classroom is to create a warm, relaxed and trusting atmosphere...

Also, for me it is important to be coherent: to teach doing what I tell you you should do. And your feedback tells me you notice and appreciate this. So... thanks!!!

Good luck in your exams and...

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viernes, 27 de octubre de 2017

Term test...check! Next... presentations and make up

Hi there!! How are you?

Today we had the second term test...I'll do my very best to finish correcting for next Friday. So next Friday we can decide together when the make up will bt e.

Next Friday we have the presentation on Tools, techniques and activities... we are all looking forward to it!!

Well, I know you are very tired.... but we have only a few more weeks to go, so let's make one last effort!!!

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martes, 24 de octubre de 2017

Last Friday and next Friday

Hi there!!

Last Friday we met... quite unexpectedly since we thought there were not going to be classes...and we had a class I hope you found useful and enriching.... We did some studying and revising together and I gave you clues as to what the questions of the exam are going to be...

Soooo.... I'm looking forard to your getting a lot of nine's and ten's in the second term test!!

See you on Friday!!!

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lunes, 16 de octubre de 2017

Second presentation...ready!

Hi there!!

Last Friday we had the second presentation; it was about Focusing on Language...the girls did a great job!! The presentation was clear, entertaining and the powerpoint was really helpful....Well done!!

Next Friday there are no classes (because of the elections)...so we are meeting again on Friday 27th October fot the Term Test!!

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domingo, 1 de octubre de 2017

First presentation... ready!!

Hi there!!

On Friday we had the first presentation: Celeste, Paula and Flor K. delivered their presentation on Classroom Management. They did a really great job.... Congrats !!!

At the end of their presentation we gave a couple of examples of what could be exam questions from that unit.

Remember that next Friday we are meeting at the Chamber of Commerce for a Seminar, at 6pm.

And on Friday 13th we'll have the second presentation, on Focus on Language.

And now...

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lunes, 25 de septiembre de 2017

Planning lessons and courses

Hi there!!

On Friday we dealt with the material on Planning Lessons and Courses. Unfortunately, very few students had read the material...Still, we managed to discuss some important ideas on the topic. You should download the questionnaire from the blog and finish it on your own, since next class we already start with presentations....

Bear in mind that in a few weeks we will be having the Second Term Test.... you should catch up with your reading!!

On Friday we will have the first presentation, so please try not to be late so you do not interrupt the group in charge.

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