s谩bado, 12 de noviembre de 2016

Hello! today we want to show you a nice picture you can give your children when you teach present perfect, we hope you enjoy it 馃憦馃槉

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016

Hi there! Today we want to share with you some phrases to talk about food. Let's practise them!

domingo, 16 de octubre de 2016

Hi there! Today we want to share with you a tip about pronunciation. Hope you find it useful! 馃槂馃槂


viernes, 7 de octubre de 2016

We also want to tell you.....

Resultado de imagen para have a nice weekend
Hi there! Today we want to share some interesting exercises you can do to practise English! Hope you do it :) 

Resultado de imagen para keep calm and learn english

http://www.clssibiu.ro/self_study/listening_beg.htm

mi茅rcoles, 21 de septiembre de 2016

Hi there! Today we want to say Happy Spring and Happy Student's day!! Have a wonderful day 馃崄馃尲馃尭馃尰馃槂馃槂

domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2016

Hi there! Today we want to share an interesting video for those teachers who work with energy. Hope you enjoy it :) 

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s谩bado, 10 de septiembre de 2016

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2016

When you are writing , it´s important to check some words that you are not sure how to write them. For that reason, today we want to give you this useful chart. Let´s check it !! :) 


viernes, 2 de septiembre de 2016

s谩bado, 23 de julio de 2016




Here you have some linking words and expressions to show contrast. Hope you use them :) 







Hello ! Here We are again and we want to share some interesting articles you can use with your students. Remember that they really love working with authentic material. You can also listen to them :) 


http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine

viernes, 8 de julio de 2016

A very interesting video that summerizes Krashen's Theory about Second Language Acquisition :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaqR6bghTT0



Here are two videos about one of the aspects related to SLA: Transfer. We hope you enjoy them! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgTEpTJiREA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB18y2ZYBiY

s谩bado, 2 de julio de 2016

domingo, 26 de junio de 2016

Having discussed some of the topics related to First Language Acquisition, I have to admit that Chomsky's theory is the most understandable for me.
  The fact that children can produce some things that they have never heard before shows that language is really creative as Chomsky explained.
While being in contact with young children, we can notice it. They do not repeat phrases that their parents or sibilings have said. They are able to produce language, no just imitate it. For that reason, I do not agree with Skinner as he stated that language was behaviour.
  As regards Chomsky's explanation of the "black box" , I also agree. I believe that we are born with some knowledge in our mind and what we need is some exposure to activate it. Young children also demonstrate that.
  Some kids need more time, but I am sure that everybody has something in their mind to activate because otherwise , how can children produce something that is different from the input they  have reveived?
  Having said this, I have to add that it is interesting to read about different linguists so that we can analyse this topic from different points of view.

mi茅rcoles, 22 de junio de 2016

I think that Chomsky's theory gives us more than a hint on how we acquire our L1. I agree on the fact that we learn the most difficult thing we are going to learn at a very early stage and without any effort( and not even realizing too). I have two little nephews( 3 and 1 1/2 year old), and I could see and compare how they acquired language. Creativity is always present and also both of them did not react in the same way to the same stimulus. Although they were raised in the same house, they did not have the same input. However, the eldest one( who was the one who received more input) took more time to start talking than the youngest. For instance, I agree on the fact that one stimulus has a lot of responses, and that we do not need a lot of input to start talking or to acquire a language.
In addition to this, sometimes I do not know where the eldest one takes the words he says. For me this has to do with the different steps that are mentioned in the book and that language comes from the inside, which also is our internal language. 
One of the questions that comes to my mind( which is also connected with a video I recently watched about when babies are in the womb), is whether babies can listen from the inside what people from the outside tell them, and whether that has to do with the language acquisition process. What is more, I wonder when our ears are developed, the L1 acquisition process starts from that point.
Mercedes S谩nchez



s谩bado, 4 de junio de 2016

Here is a useful site where you can find lots of pictures for your tests! We think it is always important to motivate our students and if we add some of these pictures in our exams, we show them they can do it :)
Hope you like it!! 

http://www.lovethispic.com/tag/exam



domingo, 29 de mayo de 2016

Hi I am Mercedes and I will share a pedagogical task including some technology. Students get really motivated when we add technology to our tasks, so I hope you like it :)




s谩bado, 28 de mayo de 2016

YOU CAN USE THIS WHATSAPP TEMPLATE :) 

LET´S HAVE SOME FUN!

Today I am Paula and I am going to share a pedagogial task including some technology.   It´s interesting to work with it as students like working with their computers and mobile phones. Hope you like it :)






TASK 
MACROFUNCTION 
MICROFUNCTION 
GRAMMAR 
DISCUSSION: STUDENTS HAVE TO IMAGINE THAT THEY ARE HAVING A PICNIC IN THE AFTERNOON. THEY HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE AND WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO THERE. 
THEY HAVE TO CREATE A WHATSAPP GROUP TO START THE DISCUSSION.   
SOCIAL OR INTERPERSONAL 

AESTHETIC 






  • MAKING COMPARISONS  
  • GIVING AND ASKING FOR REASONS  
  • SUGGESTING IDEAS 
  • GIVING OPINIONS 
  • YES/NO QUESTIONS 
  • WH- QUESTIONS 
  • COMPARISONS WITH ADJECTIVES 
  • SUGGESTIONS 
  • EXCLAMATIONS 
  • LIKES/ DISLIKES 
  • STATIVE VERBS 

mi茅rcoles, 11 de mayo de 2016

Welcome to our sharing classroom! :)

We are Mercedes and Paula and we want to make this blog a sharing space for teachers and learners. 
We hope you find it a good tool to improve your lessons and your learning process.