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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sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Yearly plan and others

Hi there!

How are you??

Yesterday we finished dealing with the theory of Syllabus Design and of the Foreign Language Curriculum. And you started working in groups on your own Yearly Plans.

Next week we will deal with Planning Lessons and Courses, and the following week we will have the first presentation.

So, for homework, you should read the material on Planning Lessons and Courses and work on your Yearly Plans, which you have to hand in on September 29th.

Well, that's all for now!!

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domingo, 10 de septiembre de 2017

Syllabus Design

Hi there!!

How are you doing on this rainy weekend??

Last Friday you worked in groups (organized according to the first letter of your names) on the questionnaire on Syllabus Design. The we shared the asnwers. We dealt with the first ten questions. For next class you must answer the questions on the "Diseño Curricular", which we will check together at the beginning of the class. Then you will have to design a yearly plan in groups.

Important!!!

We have moved the presentations back one week: instead of starting on the 22nd we will start on the 29th. The date of the term test remains the same. The topic "Testing" will not be included in the exam.

I really hope tomorrow you spend an amazing day!!

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domingo, 3 de septiembre de 2017

TBLT and Syllabus Design

Hi there!!

How is your weekend going? Or, if you are reading this after Monday,how is your week going?

Just a few lines to let you know that last class we finally finished unit 1, on Methods and Approaches. And we started Unit 2. We mentioned only a  few  ideas related withSyllabus Design, so next Friday we'll get into it.

Make sure to read the material and print the questionnaire!!

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domingo, 27 de agosto de 2017

TBLT

Hi there!!

On Friday many students absent...probably because of the unfavorable weather conditions...

We finished dealing with the Natural Approach and then you got into four groups (according to favorite colour) and worked on different sections of the chapter on TBLT.

Next class each group will present a short summary of their sections and then we will all work with some true/false statements that you had to write.

Also, we wil start working on Syllabus Design, so you have to read the material on Syllabus Design and the Diseño Curricular. Finally, you should print the questionnaire on Syllabus Design that you can find in this blog.

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domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

The Natural Approach, presentations and others

Hi there!!

How are you? I hope you are fine and enjoying your weekend!!!

On Friday we met again after the Winter Break.... we dealt with the Natural Approach, discussing Krashen's five hypotheses to explain SLA. That discussion led to a reflection of situations we have all experienced as students in which our rights as learners are not respected. More specifically, we reflected on how exam situations do not take the Affective Filter into account... My conclusion is: think of the positive experiences you have as students and try to replicate them when you are the teacher. And think of all the negative experiences and try to do things differently when you are the teacher. What do you think?

Also, and very importantly, we organized the presentations for this second part of the year. Those of you who were absent must join one of the groups....

Group
Topic
Likely date
Paula, Celeste, Flor K., Luciana and Fernanda
Classroom Management
September 22nd
Ayelén, Ivanna, Flor L., Araceli
Focus on Language
September 29th
Natalia, Daniel Lo, Rocío, Carla and Sabrina
Tools, techniques and activities
October 6th
Yanina, Ana, Milton, Sandra and Angélica
Testing
October 13th
Daniel Le, Camila, Luciano, Agustina
Educational Technology
October 27th

Bear in mind that it says "likely date", which means that there might be changes. According to our plan, on October 20th we will have the Second Term Test.

Some ideas to bear in mind as regards the presentations:
  • the presentation should be one hour long
  • make sure to have plan A, plan B and plan C (you know that unexpected things always happen in teaching)
  • check the contents so all the groups members have equal parts. (Remember that there will be an individual score and a group score)
  • Use visual aids
  • Do not include a lot of text in the slides. And DO NOT READ from the slides.
  • Prepare at least one activity for your classmates
  • Make it dynamic... remember we have classes on Friday evenings!!
Well, that's all for today...

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jueves, 17 de agosto de 2017

Tomorrow

Hi there!! Tomorrow we'll meet again after several weeks... We will deal with the Natural Approach and we will organize the presentations for this second term...

Are you ready to get back to work?
See you tomorrow!!!

sábado, 8 de julio de 2017

Coming next...make up!

Hi there!!

Yesterday we had our last regular class before the winter break. We finished working on CLT and we started working on the Natural Approach.
As next week we are having the make up, I will be seeing most of you after the holidays. For homework you have to finish answering the questionnaire on Natural Approach and read the chapter on Task Based Language Teaching.
Some of you I will be seeing on Friday, so that's all for now