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5 Mar 2014

CREATING CHARACTERS FOR YOUR LESSONS.


USING COMICS IN CLASS

I am teaching a very disruptive group of 12 year-old students. I have tried many ways of keeping their attention and today I have found one, the comic. I have taken them to the computer room and I have shown them a site where they can create their own comic in English and send it to me. It was really fun for them, and also for me when I could see their faces laughing and smiling when working. For this activity I have used the following site www.dvolver.com, but I am also posting here a presentation that will give you ideas on how yo use the comics in your class.



8 May 2013

THANKS


As a teacher of English as a Second Language I want to thank all of you that, with your work, make cinema and television in English closer to those that are learning the language: subtitles maker. Thanks to you all I can encourage my students to start watching films and series in the original language. Spain is a country where we still add Spanish voices to the original dialogues. That makes people more difficult to get familiar to the original soundtrack. Our education authorities come with different ideas, all of them in the search of getting the right way for Spanish students to learn English more efficiently. None of them are proving to be right. We start the learning of language at 5. The fact is that my 12 years old don't know much English. It is not about creating new education laws, it is about changing the reality of how foreign languages are introduced in our country. And lets face it, television is the most powerful tool. We already know that in countries where they use original languages on television, children get familiar with foreign languages the same way they get familiar with their own. That is why, for example, in Holland, for children to be able to speak in English is quite normal. So, now, for us teachers of English in Spain, it is a hard task to encourage our students to watch films in English. And this is the reason why we have to thank subtitles makers their task. They have become a really good help to us. Thanks again.

27 Apr 2013

HOW TO IMPORT POWERPOINT 2010 SLIDES IN ELEARNING PROJECTS WITH POWERPOINT LIBRARY IN ADOBE CAPTIVATE 6

As teachers, we all have used PowerPoint presentations as a tool in our English lessons. Below, you can see a video that will show you an additional use for your PowerPoint slides. 


8 Nov 2011

LEARNING TO USE ADOBE CAPTIVATE

Adobe captivate is a very interesting program part of Adobe elearning suite that allows you to create dynamic presentations for your clases.
This is the first video of the tutorial.



If you want to learn how to use it, you can find the rest of the videos in the following link:
Adobe Captivate Tutorial

7 Nov 2011

FLASH GAME-PAST SIMPLE IRREGULAR VERBS

This game has been made using Adobe Flash, a very interesting tool for teachers.