9 de febrero de 2012

LEARNING AND TEACHING ENGLISH CELEBRATIONS: Saint Valentine's Day

As it was established in the programme of the course "Learning and Teaching English celebrations", yesterday we dealt with "Saint' Valentine's Day and "Mardi Gras".

The speaker, Thomas Walter Steele, one of the language assistants in the School of Languages in Córdoba, focused on different activities (pre-, during and post-activities) to teach English to our students through the cultural aspects of these celebrations.


The importance of input a student receives, the kind of activities more suitable for each stage and the intention of personalization (or reinforcement) in the post-activities were some of the issues we dealt with during this session of the course. 
There is a blog where the participants will write individual entries about the activities, lesson plans, tasks, etc.. that they have carried on with their students related to the celebrations we study in the course. Apart from that, they will also have to give talks to the rest of participants about the celebration they chose. The blog will be made public at the end of this activity.
Next wednesday, we will hear about Pancake day and the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dicken's birth. 

Presentation by Thomas:



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