Communication workshops – Huesca

El CARLEE organiza esta actividad de formación para docentes que tienen un nivel de idioma de al menos B2 y que quieren seguir mejorando sus destrezas orales en el aula.

Ver la información completa aquí.

OBJETIVOS

  • Practicar y mejorar la producción y comprensión oral en lengua inglesa.
  • Ampliar conocimientos de la cultura anglosajona.

CONTENIDOS:

  1. Lenguaje para tratar temas de conversación relacionados con educación y con situaciones prácticas en el aula.
  2. Temas de actualidad relacionados con la cultura de países angloparlantes.

FECHAS y HORARIO

Jueves 18.00-19.40              

01/02/18 08/02/18
22/02/18 01/03/18
08/03/18 15/03/18

LUGAR DE CELEBRACIÓN: CIFE ANA ABARCA DE BOLEA (c/ Sancho Ramírez, 24)- HUESCA

INSCRIPCIÓN Y PLAZO: En la plataforma DOCEO (https://cifes.aragon.es), del 08/01/18 hasta el día 23/10/17, en este enlace.

Admitidos: Se consultará en DOCEO (introduciendo el NIF en “admisión de actividades”, en la página de inicio), a partir del 25/01/18.

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday

Today is Thanksgiving and in today’s globalized world, whatever happens in the USA has repercussions everywhere. At the CARLEE on Monday we had the pleasure of listening to an American, Christina Vouros talking about her county’s culture and what this special day means to American people. As well as being a great opportunity for teachers to practice their oral comprehension, work on their pronunciation and deepen their understanding of American culture, Christina’s presentation also provided us with the opportunity to suggest some ideas about about how to use this event as a context for incorporating culture into our lessons. This particular celebration (especially the story of the first Thanksgiving) is a great context for teaching our pupils about intercultural awareness, understanding multiple perspectives, using critical thinking skills, showing empathy and tolerance, being kind and helping each other. If you are interested in knowing more about the ideas and activities we discussed, then you can take a look at the presentation from Monday’s session.

Thanksgiving is followed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are more American-born events that have a direct impact on our lives here in Spain. So why not take advantage of them to encourage your pupils to make connections between they learn in class with what’s happening in the real world? Are we responsible consumers? Should we always believe everything advertisements tell us? Is it acceptable to push or fight with each other to get a bargain in a shop? Or another idea is to teach your pupils about  the ‘Giving Tuesday‘ movement (November 28th). After spending money in the sales, how many ways can they think of giving something back to other people?

Next Monday we will continue the course, but this time it will be with with a Scottish accent thanks to the participation of our Erasmus intern Alyson Anderson. We will be using St. Andrew’s Day (Nov 30th) as an excuse to teach our pupils something about Scottish culture and also as a context for raising issues such as gender equality, the right to freedom and unity vs. independence.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

April Fools’ Day- resources and ideas

Yesterday and today we have been centring our activities around the celebration of April Fools Day, which took place on April 1st. Here you may find the resources we used, as well as some extra ones.

April Fools classroom ideas (Edutopia)

Vocabulary to talk about April Fools Day:

Hoaxes:

Flying Penguins (BBC, 2008):

Spaghetti Harvest (BBC, 1957):

Kahoot about the video

Find someone who activity: with hoaxes taken / adapted from The top 100 April Fools Hoaxes of all time.

10 amazing practical jokes (Quirkology):

Tell the hoaxes and the true stories apart: 

Google Play for pets:

Hallmark-E, your emotional assistant:

Whopper toothpaste:

Lexus Valet Lane:

Virgin trains Tick Ink:

Honda Horn Emojis:

Google Gnome:

Self-driving car planning your vacation:

Why doesn’t America read anymore? 

IKEA transforming their in-store playground, Småland, in favor of sitting pods and tablets.

T-Mobile Onesie

Google wind:

Gmail motion:

Youtube is shutting down:

Gmail Blue:

Jameson Irish Whisky:

Quilted Northern (toilet paper)- uSit app:

This is, in fact, the only video which is NOT a hoax: