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

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

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