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

INSTILLING A LOVE FOR READING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE- PART 2

Many parents wonder why their kids can read so fluently and meaningfully  in a country in which foreign languages have been taught mainly from textbooks over the last few decades. And not only that, they’re also perplexed by the kids’ motivation towards reading in English. Hardly can parents understand why their children devour books in a foreign language … 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

TRAINING TEACHERS ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION- MILAN 2012

Last week I had the great pleasure to run a 2-day training course in Milan ( Italy) on Bilingual education projects. The aim for me as a trainer was pretty clear since I started to prepare my presentations and work to be done during the training course; I just needed to offer good ideas and … Continue reading

TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE BEYOND CLIL

I’d like to start writing this post by sharing some of the questions an Italian colleague asked me a few weeks ago as a result of a conference I recently gave at Zaragoza University on language competence. “What’s the relationship between CLIL and BEP ( Bilingual education projects)? Is CLIL theorical and BEP more practical? … Continue reading

HAY QUE FORMAR EN LA UNIVERSIDAD, NO EN LOS COLEGIOS BILINGÜES

El pasado día 15 de Mayo fui invitado por el Heraldo de Aragón a participar en un encuentro digital sobre Educación bilingüe. Como profesor/ asesor linguístico, coordinador y formador del programa bilingüe del MEC-BRITISH COUNCIL, resulto ser todo un reto contestar a las preguntas que los lectores@ hicieron ya que fueron numerosas y muy variadas. Acudí porque sentí la … Continue reading

A LONDON GUIDE FOR KIDS: A PBL PROJECT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

After presenting our History project on the great fire of London children showed great interest about the city which ended up leading to a final question, “Shall we go to London one day?”. That was the starting point for our new PBL project. “Maybe, but first we should find out and get information about what … Continue reading

CREATING FAIRYTALES: THE MARRIAGE OF TRADITION & INNOVATION

It’s never easy for teachers to fit together all the different parts of the teaching & learning process successfully. In my case, improving English Language competence ( especially  English as a Foreign language ) fostering creativity and collaboration as well as adding the technology has turned out to be a great challenge beyond my own … Continue reading

MY TEACHMEET_2012 EXPERIENCE

Teachmeet is a well organised informal meeting for teachers to share good practice, personal insights and projects in teaching  with technology .  So the main objective is to take all these ideas and use them in class or schools straight away. Teachmeet  London 2012 was held at BETT. As I was already attending BETT  I registered online for … Continue reading

MY BETT_2012 EXPERIENCE

The BETT ( British educational training & technology) show is considered to be the world’s leading event in educational technology. During 4 days all sort of education professionals get together in search of the latest innovations, products & best practices  in learning and teaching using technology. London has been hosting this show over the last … Continue reading