martes, 15 de noviembre de 2016

We had that feeling this year in English and its Teaching III
Thank you!

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2016

Self Evaluation for kids!

It is highly important for them to be aware of their development and progress in the classroom as well as their behaviour. 


lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

This is a short video about William Shakespeare`s life for kids. It is very nice and easy to understand for the little ones. This year the world commemorates 400 years since his death (1616-2016).  
Enjoy it!!!! :)
video

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2016

CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND FEEDBACK

Let`s have a look at this slideshare! I think you will find it very useful. We can take it into account when studying for the term-test. I hope you like it! 


miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Student of the week - A star student

These certificates are a great way to let your students know that you notice their hard work and devotion to learning English...


 I hope they love them!

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2016

Cooperative vs Collaborative learning

This video explains to you the difference between collaborative and cooperative learning in a very clear and simple way. I am sure that you will enjoy it!





miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2016

What's your Learning Style?
Analyze your information processing style, and how you best learn. People have varying degrees of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (body oriented) preferences.

Check the following link in order to discover if you are a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic learner:

viernes, 5 de agosto de 2016

WARM UP!!!!

DOMINOThis is a funny and catchy warm-up to engage students in order to practice the verb "Have Got". Divide the classroom into two big groups and give each group six dominoes. The first group who gets rid of all the dominoes is the winner! 


miércoles, 29 de junio de 2016

MORE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS!!! 

Popplet features a combination of mind mapping, online bulletin board and alternative presentation tool. Pedagogical objectives: to connect ideas, to describe concepts, to organize and synthesize knowledge. Technology resources: Mind or concept boards. 

Photopeach is a photo slideshow, an ideal tool to present your class images and photos with optional background music. Pedagogical objectives: to record proceedings, results and performance and to communicate, demonstrate and model. Technology resources: Photo Slideshows. 

Living Junction is an easy way to create magazines, stories and book like presentations online. Pedagogical objectives: to present concepts or facts, to create stories, to describe or narrate events. Technology resources:Magazines and e-books

lunes, 20 de junio de 2016

While I was reading Chomsky´s theory about First Language Acquisition my kids, my boy who is almost two years old and my girl who is six years old, were always on my mind. I couldn´t stop making connections between my experience with their language acquisition and the theory I was reading. I could see Chomsky´s theory put into practice in almost every point. However, I tried to find something to reject it. Obviously, I couldn´t.
     Chomsky is great! It is unbelievable how he could explain so clearly something so complicated but at the same time something that everyone in the world acquires effortlessly.
     The most interesting point in his theory, from my point of view, was the explanation he gave about how the input that children received changed when it was in the black box (the Universal Grammar that we are born with) and developed allowing them to produce output much more complex.
     How is a child able to produce utterances that he has never listened to? How is he able to master the acquisition of any language in the world? The only person in History that was able to explain it in a clear way was Chomsky.

                                                                                                                        Martínez Cintia.

domingo, 19 de junio de 2016

My reflection on Chomsky`s Nativist position:

After reading and discussing Chomsky's theory of First Language Acquisition I am able to say that I agree that Behaviourism is not a reasonable explanation to acquire our mother tongue since children can understand things and say things they have never heard before and that`s why Chomsky says that language is creative, “We can say anything anywhere without being controlled by precise stimuli”.

In my opinion, one of the most interesting points in his position is that he asserts that we are born with knowledge of language called Language Acquisition Device. The main argument in favor of the LAD is the argument of the poverty of the stimulus, which argues that unless children have significant innate knowledge of grammar they wouldn`t be able to learn language as quickly as they do, given that they hardly ever have access to negative evidence and rarely receive direct instructions in their first language. Chomsky also discovered that when children are learning to speak, they don't make the errors we would expect. For instance, children seem to understand that all sentences should have the structure 'subject-verb-object', even before they are able to speak in full sentences. For me this theory makes sense, “if the child`s mind cannot create language knowledge from the data in the surrounding environment, the knowledge must be within the mind itself”. All in all, the answer must not come from outside. Chomsky says that children don`t need a lot of input but just a little exposure to the language.

I really enjoyed reading this text because I found it very interesting. I think he is quite right in his concepts or at least not that wrong.


                                                                                                                            Jesica Fenara                                                                                                 

jueves, 9 de junio de 2016

More short stories: Winnie the Witch

Just copy and paste the url 😀

Winnie's big cacking book.
https://vk.com/doc271091373_424256950?hash=d2d04cb87c741ca15b&dl=e336bd8faffc999560

Winnie under the sea.
https://vk.com/doc2546448_384610818?hash=f23d864c195bf8a206&dl=230e64958cd330dc57

Winnie's dinosaur day
https://vk.com/doc118928790_384478801?hash=585bfe036e7ee7c930&dl=132b55af0e2d226e04

Winnie's amazing pumpkin.
https://vk.com/doc2546448_336488050?hash=23076774a6e1f1ce5a&dl=8a3f38ffce241b197a

Short Stories: Winnie the Witch

Winnie at the seaside.
https://vk.com/doc51880260_320596647?hash=b302ca35768ad5d2a7&dl=37670ba6a370c40cf9

Winnie's new computer.
https://vk.com/doc2546448_273570299?hash=fab5142f941290b806&dl=4da9224d8dd37a76c1

Winnie's magic wand.
https://vk.com/doc269415_317176657?hash=81d5722b5c5471f15e&dl=6ccd3ae4378feddad4

Winnie in winter.
https://vk.com/doc31615236_348858437?hash=3d0ff9d4fc7124d80d&dl=45d84f464b7a40bb3f

martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

Pedagogical Task

Task
Macrofunctions
Microfunctions
Grammar
Students are shown the way in which they should create their own blogs. They should create the blog individually, post a personal photo and write a presentation paragraph in which they should include name, surname, age, nationality, likes and dislikes, and the purpose of the blog. Inmediately after that they should post a meaningful picture (whatever they want) and explain why it is important. They should end the task inviting people to comment whatever they want.




Socializing




Asking for and giving personal information
Writing about your personal interests




Personal Information (name-surname-age-nationality) - Likes and Dislikes - Simple Present

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2016

Technology tools

Here we have three different technology resources to carry out tasks or projects. Let`s use technology in our lessons! 


  • Lino is a practical digital canvas which can be used to create amazing image or photo combinations with sticky notes. Pedagogical objectives:to match images and concepts, to develop ideas, to activate students’ background knowledge, experiences, perceptions, and interests.  Website: http://en.linoit.com/ 

https://youtu.be/L2zoKCbBvAw


  • Toondoo is a site where you can create comics to print or publish. Pedagogical objectives: to revise vocabulary while creating dialogues and stories, to apply learnt vocabulary and grammar concepts. Website: http://www.toondoo.com

  • Vocaroo is a free online tool for audio sharing. It enables users to record, upload, listen to and share sound bites easily. Pedagogical objectives: to record students’ performance, to extend opportunities for communication beyond the classroom, to debate topics. Website: http://vocaroo.com/

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2016

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2016

Welcome to our Blog!


Hello everybody! We are Jesica Fenara and Cintia Martinez. In this blog you are going to find material in English such as interesting videos, games, comics, and many other resources for both teachers and students. We hope this blog can be helpful and enjoyable for you...