Archive for January 2009

Peace through music

An amazing video that goes straight to your heart. This song, performed by musicians from all over the world and recorded by Mark Johnson is part of a multimedia movement whose main aim is to connect people and bring peace to the world through music.
You see, trying to make this world a better place to live in. Beautiful, isn`t it?

Ben E. King Lyrics

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CPA is a group of students made up of adult people who are studying to pass some exams that will let them access Higher Vocational Courses.

Their level of English is low, most of them haven't studied English for a long time but they are aware of the importance of these exams and they are working really hard. They know that if they fail they won't be able to go on studying what they want. They feel motivated enough to try to do their best and their attitude towards English is fairly positive: they attend classes, do their homework, pay attention to everything is said, ask questions to try to understand what they have to study, do extra online exercises and they are even reading a book in English!. My ideal students!

So, you can imagine how delighted I am. It's great to teach students so eager to learn and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing how they are improving their English.

I'm going to surprise them. They were describing someone they know and they taped themselves.
Here, you can hear them.

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Literature project

The project on English and Spanish literature in the first half of the twentieth century was officially started in October.

During the first term, the students have been gathering information in the wiki and writing about Spanish theatre, Valle Inclán (in Spanish), English literature and George Bernard Shaw (in English).
One activity left in order to finish with this this part about Theatre, a dubbing of one of the scenes of the film "My fair lady", a musical based upon Shaw's Pygmalion.
I'll let you know how it goes!

Our main aims?

Basically, we would like our students to:
  • get to know some of the most important writers from 1900 to 1950 in depth
  • have a better knowledge of the Web 2.0 and the new tools that can be used successfully in teaching and learning. (wikis, blogs etc)
  • practise reading and writing skills

A blog was also created where to post their final outcomes.
Would you fancy paying them a visit?. Your comments and feedback will be welcome.
Proyecto de literatura hispano-inglesa

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