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

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

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

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