Saturday, September 6, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS.
HOW TO .......................
This time students were asked to bring a hands-on activity to teach the class "how to make something..." The purpose was to engage them in a real language activity to improve their proficiency.
As always GREAT AND CREATIVE JOB!!!!
As always GREAT AND CREATIVE JOB!!!!
Connectors are called "road signs", linking words or coordinated conjunctions. They are a great way of improving the English as they help students to express their thoughts clearly.
Connectos and words that add to ideas.
How to make tissue paper flowers. Ideals for
weddings, bay showers or any other events.
|This was for the the teacher[!!! thanks!!|
|A very good and detailed explanation.|
HOW TO MAKE A TRENDY HAIRSTYLE WITH SHADE SIDES.!!! Interesting.....!!!
How to prepare a delicious, fresh, fruit salad. Looks easy, but not!because you need to follow steps and keep on having fluency when telling the ingredients and amounts.
How to tie the perfect bow!!
Steps to change a diaper!!
How to prepare delicious and fancy tuna sandwiches. Easy steps and delicious treats for everyone.!!!
|Good audience ! Treats for everyone.!!!|
Saturday, April 5, 2014
CLASS OF INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LITERATURE 2014
Every time I have to teach America Literature, I think of my students and their abilities and rethink alternative ways to make this amazing subject attractive and magic. For starters, it is not easy to get involved in history and culture not seen before. But once most of my students feel open to grasp and take command of the knowledge, it becomes an open environment of questions; sometimes challenged by diffcult readings, quick tests but best of all the, classes become an exercise in respect for cultures, a taste of a continent I wish I could once visit and best of all, the students achieve a competency in command of the language and the historical and cultural contexts.
STUDENTS FROM ENGLISH-ITALIAN
|Modernism. Kate Chopin and her contribution to women´s rights|
|Cast from Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin.|
|Annie Barahona, acting out in the Story of an Hour|
|Isa Abraham as Mr. Mallard arriving from the train accident.!|
|Sara Torres y Mónica Zambrano in charge of Abraham Lincon.|
|Taking an easy test.!!|
|Francis Scott Fitgerald and his Great GAtsby.|
Acting out part of scenes from literatury works encourages interaction and expands critical thinking.
|Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.|
|END OF PRESENTATIONS.|
STUDENTS FROM ENGLISH - GERMAN
|Viviana Moreira and Rocio Cárdenas. Puritanis. Rocio enacting Anne Bradstreet´s life in the new worldl|
|Marjorie Moreira and Enny Loor.|
|Milena Guisamano and Ericka Loor. The prolific Raven from Edgar Allan Poe. Very proud of you two.!!|
|Carolina Jativa , with the poem from Sandra Cisneros "Abuelito Who"|
|Great cast and performance. Good job and our always welcome our young visitor!.|
|Thank you for these beautiful presents! I highly appreciate!!|
COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE APPROACH IN TEACHING ENGLISH.STUDENTS LEAD THE CLASS!!
During the last years, research on education has proven that the English language can not be taught deductively, not by rules or patterns. Second language learners need to build on ideas and rethink rules inductively, that is with real life examples. There are so many strategies that help students learn grammar easily. This time I assigned topics and students´groups. Students´responsibility was to carry out their 45-minutes class inductively, assess peers´ knowledge, give the corresponding feedback and check on their´understanding.
This was a great opportunity to make my students feel responsible for their group work, roles and peers´´assessments.
|Proper use of powerpoint. Ideas limited and content.|
|At the end of the activities, rules were explained. Audience was respected,|
preenters did not read aloud from slides
|Sharing ideas in groups.|
|Teachers monitoring students´work|
|Paying attention to explanations.|
|Extrinsic motivation is important. Don´t forget!|
|BLUE IDIOMS -Great way to learn one each student. "Feel blue," "Once in a blue moon, Happen out of the blue..."|
|We talked about interesting information and some facts about this colorful color!|
BEHIND THE HARD Work!
LEARNING LANGUAGE THROUGH COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES AND TASK BASED APPROACH. Lots of peering interaction, problem solving tasks, Motivation, solving tasks!!
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