Monthly Archives: July 2015

Teacher’s role in the classroom

While I was preparing my materials for a course I will start in autumn, I thought about teacher’s role in the classroom and I would like to share this list with you. Can you add more? coach educator supervisor researcher … Continue reading

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“You’re more beautiful than you think” or how to teach adjectives in English

Teaching adjectives in English without a context might be a nightmare in the class, so I usually try to find a good reason to engage my students to take part in the activities. Motivating them to join the conversation activities … Continue reading

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Movies and English

The first day I meet a new group of students I usually ask them about their preferences, likes and dislikes and try to crayon a set of topics we could use afterwards in our “conversation and writing breaks”. I prefer … Continue reading

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Teaching Free Writing

A few months ago I completed a course on Teaching Writing on Cambridge English Community and I remember the plenty of activities that were offered as samples for better Teaching Writing classes. One of them was about Free Writing and Creativity and … Continue reading

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Men of Honor, 2000

This is a movie that evokes the image of the son who struggles to fulfill his Dad’s wish: “to be the best”, to become a real man, free and respected. The story might be a tough lesson about how difficult … Continue reading

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Summer plans

For those that travel these days to London, the capital has a very busy summer agenda, that you could check just before landing in the center. For further events and ideas, this is the perfect guide. Enjoy the city and … Continue reading

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Learning English in London

I constantly meet students eager to learn English in a few weeks. They are teenagers or adults, and all feel frustrated because perhaps they will never learn English well. They even tell me about friends that went to England or … Continue reading

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Good Will Hunting and life lessons

This summer I rediscover movies and characters that I really find amazing, they could teach us all life lessons. This is the case of Good Will Hunting. I invite you to watch the movie, but if you find it a bit … Continue reading

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ted experience

This week I want to share with you my 10 favourite teds. They are all about education and languages, about this mutual project on teaching and learning  that allows students and educators share their brilliant ideas through their knowledge. It is … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Chaucer: past and present

The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer and Sting:do you have any idea why this combination is possible? I was reading again about this great giant in English Literature and Language: Geoffrey Chaucer! It is amazing how challenging his Tales are! I strongly … Continue reading

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