GAME-BASED LEARNING IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM

Playing games in a classroom¬†¬†is something that many of us have been implementing for years or decades with surely outstanding results in terms of motivation and language acquisition. But, what about using Games as a learning method while teaching subjects such as History, Literacy or Arts in the English classroom? Actually the game I’m about … Continue reading

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

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

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