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IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING WITH SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM

You may have ever heard of this free global community for teachers. If so, you may have ever considered the possibility of planning different ways to use it in your classroom. These were precisely the kind of thoughts I had before I actually made up my mind. The tool was there, knocking on my class door. BUT, how … Continue reading

SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

How to deal with Special needs in the bilingual classroom? What to do in order to ensure that all students have the same opportunity to grow and increase their learning experience? A situation that turns out to be challenging even in a context in which all or most students learn in their own language. Here … Continue reading

LEARNING ENGLISH THROUGH HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

I’ve always been fond of hands-on activities in class. They encourage such a lifelong love of learning. A way for young students to learn and understand by doing instead of just retaining information by reading or being exposed to lecture classes. So, why not trying when teaching English in the bilingual classroom? English Language Learners … Continue reading

WHY TEACHING LITERACY IN BILINGUAL SCHOOLS? PART 1

The answer might seem quite obvious but, as a matter of fact, not so many schools running Bilingual Education programmes show a clear understanding of the benefits of a well-designed whole-school Literacy policy in Bilingual schools. Actually, most of these schools I’m collaborating with wonder what’s the point in teaching Literacy if CLIL sessions have … Continue reading

LEGOLAND PARK ZARAGOZA: Students taking over

Legoland Park Zaragoza is a genuine PBL project that combines active methodologies with the teaching & learning of the English language in a bilingual classroom. It also provides young children with the amazing experience of implementing robotics and using social media within a meaningful context. The project allows students to show great motivation through all … Continue reading

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY, MATE! : A cross-curricular project in the bilingual classroom

Happy Australia day is a cross-curricular and PBL ( Problem based learning ) project that sparks the children’s curiosity to learn about the history , culture & life in Australia. 8/9 year old Spanish children inmerse themselves in this amazing adventure of discovering and learning with a purpose: celebrating the Australia day in our Bilingual … Continue reading

BILINGUAL EDUCATION TRAINING: WHO NEEDS CLIL ?

Once again I had the great pleasure to run a 3-day training course in Milan with Italian Primary teachers coming from different bilingual schools in the region as the main protagonists. I have to confess that it was a fantastic challenge for me to show some of the work I do as a Bilingual teacher … Continue reading

STUDENTS AS TEACHERS THROUGH SHOW & TELL SESSIONS IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

All those teachers who have ever implemented this classroom practice successfully would agree that show and tell activities provide countless opportunities for both fun and learning. These sessions let students share their experiences and introduce children to the different perceptions, environments and interests of their fellow classmates. And what’s more, it can be a very … Continue reading

PRESENTE Y FUTURO DE LA EDUCACIÓN BILINGÜE ( ESPAÑOL-INGLÉS ) EN ARAGÓN

El pasado 18 de Marzo fui invitado por la Fundación Maria Dominguez a presentar el proyecto PBL “A London guide for kids” como parte de la mesa redonda sobre el bilingüismo en Aragón. Tuve el honor de mostrar a través de este proyecto lo que algunos niños y niñas aragoneses pueden llegar a aprender y … Continue reading

WHY PRESENTING “A LONDON GUIDE FOR KIDS” AT THE BETT SHOW IN LONDON

When I received an email from the BETT last Summer and was asked if I wanted to submit a project to be presented at the show I immediately thought of our London guide for kids. I just wanted to show how crucial is to put students in the centre of the teaching and learning process … Continue reading

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