jueves, 19 de julio de 2018

Winter break and others

Hi there!!

How are you? I hope you are great and enjoying the much deserved Winter Break, despite the rainy weather!

This is just a reminder:

You should read chapter 18, it is about Task Based Language Teaching, and you should make a chart summarizing the most important aspects: theory of language, theory of language learning, all the aspects of design and procedure. It is not to hand in but to share in class.

Also, for those of you who need to sit for the make up, remember it will be on August 24th.

Well, that's all for now... I let you continue resting!! :-)

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jueves, 31 de mayo de 2018



Please remember that tomorrow I will be absent. So, I will see you on June 8th.

domingo, 20 de mayo de 2018

A bit of everything

Hi there!!

Last Friday we had a class with a little bit of everything:

First, we finiched dealing with Audiolingualism, using your true or false statements and with some feedback on  the presentations from the previous class.

Then, we had a mini celebration for Camila's 20th birthday :-)

After that, we started working on Whole Language.

And... we decided the Term Test will be on July 6th.

For next class you have to read the chapter on Communicative Language Teaching, and you have to print the questionnaire on that chapter from this blog.

Well.... that is basically it for now!!!

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miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2018

Homework for Friday 11th

Hi there!!

Sorry I did not post anything before...it's been a complicated week!

On Friday we  will continue working  on the chapter on Audiolingualism, so it is a good idea to re read it, or at least the part you will have to present...Yes! Present! For those of you who were absent, last class students got in groups organized by birth dates. Each groupo got a section of the chapter and on Friday they will have to explain that part to the rest of the class.

See you in less than 48hs!!

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domingo, 29 de abril de 2018

More on the nature of methods and approaches

Hi there!!

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

Last class... it did not rain!! So...most of you were there... good!!

We almost finished dealing with the questionnaire on chapter 2. Next class we'll deal with the last few questions and then we'll get into Audiolingualism. Please read the chapter for next class.

And, I insist on the importance of going over concepts and explaining things in your words to make sure you understand...Most of you are still very quiet in class... and it would be great if you took advantage of the opportunity to participate!!

Well, that's all for now...

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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!

Imagen relacionada

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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