15 Oct 2018

An open badge

Hi there, INTEF created some training courses to enable teachers to build up our unique collection of badges and share them through a web. Each badge you earn contains data about some skills and the issuing organization within a portable image file. This data can be viewed when you display and share our badges. So, after doing a new eTwinning training course, here you have my new badge. Hooray, I have new mates to work with!

7 Oct 2018

A song for October

Students in year 5 are reading/listening to the teacher reading Wonder. Also, they will watch the movie in the classroom. Because of that, I want to introduce this old song that tells the story of meeting a new friend at the beginning of a school year. Auggie, the main character in Wonder the movie, makes some new friends at the camp when you listen to this song.Through its lyrics, it is able to remind childhood.

Also, I want to share this stop motion that Alison Work made for her interactive media class in high school. Congratulations Alison!

I want to work the lyrics with students in year 5. It will be their first listening activity, filling the gaps and learning the song at the same time.

1 Oct 2018

Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizalize or Plickers?

Hi there,
I have just found this inphographic about which tool is the appropiate in each activity and I thought of sharing it due to the clear ideas it give to us, as teachers, when we plan a lesson. Thanks a lot to Matt Miller, an educator, a texbook ditcher a blogger and a speaker.

30 Sep 2018

Prepositions with Quizizz

Hi everyone! Some of my students are going to work around prepositions and I have prepared the activities below to dive into that word category.
My very first activity, would be a memory game: by looking at the mind map below and trying to keep the prepositions in mind, students will try to say all of them in the pic with no names. Do you remember all of them?

Besides that, I have designed this quizizz. If you want to play it, click on the pic below and introduce the code 595734.

26 Sep 2018

European Union Gamification

Hi there,
I have just designed an excellent activity that can be used as an assessment tool. This is the European Union jigsaw. It has been designed with the jigsaw planet. This is a free tool and it is not strictly necessary to take an account, but if you do, you can store your jigsaws and edit them later if needed. Click on the pic and have fun trying your own designs!


Happy European Day of Languages!

Hi there,
today is the DAY! I was looking forward to celebrating this important day because children and I are excited to participate in the tongue twister competition. We have prepared some presents for the winners and also an awesome certificate. Here you have it:

22 Sep 2018

Tongue Twisters

Hi there,

a tongue twister competition can be an excellent activity to engage children and help them to improve their pronuntiation and having fun at the same time. It's an activity that can be done in all the levels . Along the week we will practise them in our English lessons. 
Methodology: I will pronounce first very slowly to make children familiarise the sounds. After that, we will work on their meaning, making sure that students understand them. Finally, all together we will repeat each of them as many times as we need.
By the end of the week, we will play and repeat them with cards: picking cards by turns and repeating them without making mistakes. If the student say the tongue twister in the card correctly, this student will keep the card with him/her. If not, the card will be tidied at the bottom of the deck of cards.

16 Sep 2018

Engage language learning!

A lot of adults regret not having learned another language different to the mother tongue or the foreign language learnt at school. Personally, I think that language teachers have the advantage of encouraging children learning languages. We have many resources and technology to engage children in a flash, but specially in September, at the beginning of the school year, we have the opportunity to inspire them and get them excited about learning languages planning activities to celebrate the European Day of languages (September 26th). So, if you are a teacher and you want to plan some activities for that celebration, here you have some resources from TES.

10 Sep 2018

A new school year starts!

Welcome back everyone! I am sure you all had a very well deserved holidays. Now it is time to think about the new course and get fresh ideas for our lessons. If you are a teacher, here you have an excellent web page to recommend your students to check grammar when they play...but, if you are a student and you want to practise a little bit of grammar, click on the picture below and have fun with lots of activities. Pay attention on the left and decide if you want to play with nouns, adjectives or verbs among others. Click on the one you choose and have fun!

11 Jul 2018

Summertime with Lana Del Rey

Hi you all!
to celebrate summertime, click on the image below and you will open the lyrics training page. There, you have a song about that topic. 
Remember to choose the beginner level.
If you think that this is too easy for you, try a harder one.
You can repeat the missing word by clicking on the BACK BUTTON. If you don't understand the word, just jump the word with the TAB BUTTON and the web page will write the missing word for you.
Enjoy your summer listening to English songs!

9 Jul 2018

A magazine for young people

Hi there,
I have had some requests from families about how to engage children reading in English. My answer is always the same, the book, the magazine, the comic, the story...that each child chooses. However, some kids need our guide and this is the reason of the post Today. 
When my daughters were young, I bought an excellent magazine for them. After that, I introduced the same magazine at school and children were passionated in reading each time a new magazine arrived at school. That is "I love English junior" from Bayard R. 

If you tap on the pic, you will read on line a free sample.

21 Jun 2018

Welcome summer!

Hi there,
today is an important day!
Summer is here and it's also the end of the school year.
Here you have an energic summer song:
enjoy this time of the year with the summer jive!