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

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

INSTILLING A LOVE FOR READING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE- PART 1

Two weeks ago we had a very special visit at Rosales Del Canal Primary school. Ruth and Justin unloaded their van and displayed a wide range of English books in the school hall for two days. Classroom teachers took their students to see the book fair during the morning and afternoon sessions. Ruth and Justin … Continue reading