Lengua Inglesa IV

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Cartoons - Welcome !

As a conclussion to this course I would like to suggest you the possibility of using two things.....

Cartoons, as you could guess from the tittle of this post....

and Cuisinaire roods....


Dealing with th first one, I would like to suggest you several ways of using this reasource, either for gettting imput on tennagers language -and other kind of informal language-.... Here you are a selection of real commics to be used with EFL/ESL students....

Cartoons - Welcome !

but you could use also adapted stuff like this....

http://www.ed.gov/inits/americareads/spidey/index.html

Here you are also a good relation of Cartoons links taken from the Kids version of Yahoo....(Yahooligans)

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Comics_and_Animation/Comic_Strips/


Dealing with the second one..... Why not revising structures using those little coloured rods....

or using them to tell stories....

or to dictate beginners....



and last, but not least have a look at this wonderful free resource for listening to accents from all over Great Britain!

BBC Video Nation

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Listening for the little ones and... for us, why not?

What about this after the classical "food lesson"?

The Lemonade Stand

The Lemonade Stand

But there are many others!

This could be used for practising reading skills after the typical health and body lesson. You could see also words like tummy!

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/stories/flash.php?contentId=108867&

Have a look at the whole site because you will find many many things more!

María

Children language II

Did you remember that were dealing sometime ago about children language and nobody could find vocabulary enough to work with at classroom?

Here you are the script of a movie called Big, where I am sure you could find some words and structures...

The same with movies like American Pie

Here you are a mixture of everything..... http://www.twiztv.com/movies/southpark.htm (But don't show this to young children!)

And, of course, It fou can watch them... much better!

See you later....

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Rome EFL Blog

Hi everybody!

Do you remember that I have talked to you more then once about the possibility of bringing to our class a British family living in Toledo? Here you are the person who told me at the very beginning of this academic course.... He also set up a Blog project with her Italian students:

Rome EFL Blog

Have a look and leave them some comments... You, Italian guys are also invited to have a look at our blogs and post some lines, why not?

María

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Business Letter Writing Basics - Cover Letters for Job Interviewing

Have a look at this very clear way of explaining how to write a cover letter:

Business Letter Writing Basics - Cover Letters for Job Interviewing


María

Listening Skills Jazz chants for ESL and TEFL

Problems with Intonation?

Try this to improve not only your students pronunciation but yours! because pronunciation is more than just a word....

Listening Skills Jazz chants for ESL and TEFL

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Do we need to learn these words...?

Contents

1. Taking the Lord's Name in Vain Swear words associated with religion.
2. Parts of the Body Vulgar ways of referring to bodily parts and associated idioms.
3. Sex Vulgar ways of referring to various sexual activities
4. The F word Phrases and idioms associated with the word 'fuck'
5. Insults and Angry Words Words, phrases and expressions in commonuse as insults
6. anguage of the Lavatory Vulgar words and idiomatic phrases associated with excretory actions
7. Sex slang A compendium of miscellaneous words and phrases


Don't panic! There is no spam in my blog! these are the chapter of a book written by an English teacher... Would you buy it? Do you think it is usefull to learn this kind of words?

The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British...

Wow... Look what I have just came across when tryting to look something for our tomorrows class...

The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British...


It is great!!

María

Monday, May 16, 2005

Kuwaiti Women Get their Political Rights, Today!

Just a few lines to devote this post to our very good friend Buth, who is very very happy because of the news today....

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Buthaina Al-Othman wrote:

Dear Webheads,Please excuse this cross-posting-

Actually, I just wanted to let you know that the Kuwaiti Parliament has eventually approved the political rights of women here in the country, during its regular weekly session, held earlier today, when 37 (more than 50%)votes were reported in favor of this item. I hope that this action would bring more peace and justice in the region and help us start the march towards the right direction!

This is all I wanted to share with all of you.

Best regards,Buth

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Macmillan resources for very young learners

Hi everybody!

Here you are one of my favourite resource websites (you know which one is it....;). In this case, for the little ones, not for you!

Have a look and see!

Minibus and Super Bus, primary English courses from Macmillan

Panda Software - Sobre Panda - Ni�os e Internet

It is not written in English, I now, but I received this from one of my lists and I thought it could be of your interest, since you will have to work with children....

Panda Software - Sobre Panda - Ni�os e Internet

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

¿Qué es un velero?', entre las preguntas del examen a alumnos de sexto de primaria de la Comunidad

Hi everyone!

Have you seen the news today? What do you think about the new exam proposed to 6th course -Primary school-

elmundo.es - '¿Qué es un velero?', entre las preguntas del examen a alumnos de sexto de primaria de la Comunidad

Did you know that British Educational system has even more tests at all levels?

Have a look at the National Standars...

http://www.basic-skills.co.uk/site/page.php?cms=2&p=1024

BBC also proposes a website to help to prepare these National tests....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/

See you tomorrow at class!

Mar�a

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Write something for Ceta Mag!

Hi everybody!

Last week we told something about how to write a paper,essay and articles...Here you are the opportunity something to be read by other teacheing professionals...

CETA: Ceta Mag

Your name could be next to famous teachers of our field!

I suggest two topics:

- 5 future teachers from Toledo visits CETA...
- How to improve you English by Blogging....

You could chage thid tittles and suggest others, of course!

María

Dekita.org

Don't you believe you are being read in the five continents?

Have a look at this...

Dekita.org

See you on Tuesday!

Mar�a

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Online English Dictionary from dictionary.net

Have a look at this new free online diccionary that I have just found...

Online English Dictionary from dictionary.net

María

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Child language...(Homework)

In Spanish we use words like "pompis", "barriguita", "mamá", "papá", "gua-gua"..... but, what about English? How can we know how do we have to speak to very little children in English? Have you ever found that kind of words in your English coursebooks?

Try to find some words like these for next week. You have the whole Internet and your Hawaian friends at your disposal... "use" them!

(Have a look at this one...)

Have a nice weekend...

María

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

MAESTROPOSITORES. Oposiciones a maestro 2005, primaria. Maestros que estudian oposiciones

Since I have not here my website, here you are a website that I have just seen somewhere...

MAESTROPOSITORES. Oposiciones a maestro 2005, primaria. Maestros que estudian oposiciones

Have a look! It's great!