Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Hi everybody it´s Walter

I hope you all are able to put some of the material in the presentations to good use!  As you all know the next presentation is next week and I would like to hear some feedback about the last presentation so that I can incorporate it into the next.  I hope your ¨bridge¨ is going well!  

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pancake Day

Today, 21st february, it is celebrated Pancake Day.
Here you are some webs with information and resources for your students:

- Pancake Day activities for kids
- Pancake Day: Recipe Ideas
- Teaching ideas for Pancake Day
- Pancake Day: Quiz, games, etc...

Pancake Day Race 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

My Valentine´s Activities

First of all, I want to congratulate Neda for her great ideas. In case you found my activities interesting and useful, here you have the links to the best stories of our 4th year of ESO students and the game for the 3rd year of ESO students, My better Half.
See you soon.


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hi from Neda

I really enjoyed meeting you all yesterday and sharing ideas! Please feel free to let me know any comments about the session - any feedback is greatly appreciated... I look forward to seeing you in March and talking about Easter.


Following the programme of the course "Learning and Teaching English celebrations", yesterday Neda Milenova, teacher trainer and translator, talked about Pancake Day (that is celebrated on 21st february this year) and also about the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens.
Neda presented different and interesting activities as well as useful resources to teach students the origin and customs in the UK related to these festivities. Most of them were done in small groups in an interactive way, discusing them and adding new ideas and ways to adapt the activities to the students´age.

At the end of the session two of the participants gave talks about the celebration we dealt with in the previous session and that they have already carried on with their students, about Saint Valentine´s Day. Their presentations/materials are uploaded to the blog for this course that will be made public at the end of this activity.

Next 7th march we will talk about Saint Patrick Day and April fools´ Day. Don´t skip the class!!

This is the presentation by Neda on Charles Dickens and Pancake Day:

Pancake Day Quiz
- Pancake Day lyrics (gaps) 
- Shrove Tuesday Links 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Love, love, love...

"Love looks not with the eyes,
But with the mind." Shakespeare - Midsummer Night's Dream
Isn't it beautiful? Even if you don't like Valentine's Day, I hope you enjoy Shakespeare's words.
I have chosen this celebration because it is a universal topic and it's really motivating for our teenagers. They are willing to talk about their personal experiences and this way, they have the opportunity to develop and improve their oral skills.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Hello, this is just to check that I can edit on the blog. This is the teachers´B2 group for tomorrow.

Speed dating
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Thursday, 9 February 2012


Hello. This is Sole Rallo This is just to see if it works.I'll be showing my materials on Valentines next Wednesday. Best regards. Sole

Monday, 6 February 2012


As it was established in the programme of the course "Learning and Teaching English celebrations", on 8th february we dealt with "Saint Valentine's Day and "Mardi Gras".

The speaker, Thomas Walter Steele, one of the language assistants in the School of Languages in Córdoba, focused on different activities (pre-, during and post-activities) to teach English to our students through the cultural aspects of these celebrations.

The importance of input a student receives, the kind of activities more suitable for each stage and the intention of personalization (or reinforcement) in the post-activities were some of the issues we dealt with during this session of the course. 

Presentation by Thomas:

Other materials and documents: