Wednesday, September 26, 2012

An Important Message

Diane's classes have been cancelled on these days:
  • Thursday 27th Spetember
  • Monday 1st October
NI One (Tuesday / Thursday): please prepare Coursebook P 12 (Reading and Speaking, and Grammar); P 15 Everything except "Speaking"; P 17 Study Skills. Do as much as you can in your eWorkbook.
NI Two: Student's Book P 12 Ex 1a and !b; P 15 Ex 5 Reading a and b; Ex 6 Grammar a, b and c.
Keep your workbook up-to-date, too.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

In our Intermediate One class, we are looking at the theme of languages. Do you know what the Common European Framework for Languages is? Find out here or aquí.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This Week's Homework

From now on, check the Programme of Work I send you after each class to find out what the homework is. Thanks.

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Class!

Our Intermediate One classes at 5 o'clock are very big. If you'd like to change groups, there's a new one from 8.00 pm to 9.45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 19 with Carola. Just inform Ana in Secretaría.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This Week's Important Reminder

Don' forget that there's no class on Tuesday because the teachers have to do placement testing. Take advantage and do some extra revision, okay?

This Week's Homework

NI1 Mon and Wed: Coursebook Page 6 Reading Ex 1, 2 and 3. (Note that in Ex 2, it says, "read and listen". You cannot listen to the extract as I don't think you have the CD. Just read and understand the text.)

NI1 Tues and Thurs: Learn new vocab. Study Coursebook P 132 Grammar Focus. Do P133 ex 1, 2 and 3. eWorkbook Grammar 1A, 1B and 2.

NI2: Student's Book Page 5. Everything. Learn new vocab. Student's Book P6 Ex 6 a,b, c and d. Page 6 Ex 7 a, b and c. Worbook P 4, 5 and 6. Prepare Grammar Bank Page 130 - 131 Section 1B.

NA2: Student's Book Pages 4 - 5. Ex 1a, b, c, e, f and g; Ex 2a. b. c and d.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This Week's English Opportunity

My lovely friend, Janneke, is offering conversation classes via Skype. She usually sends you some questions or an article for you to think about beforehand, and then you talk to each other on Skype for a session of about 30 minutes. She helps you with any pronunciation problems you might have on the spot. After the session, she sends you an email with your corrections. At the start of the following class she discusses any problems you may have had. If you're interested, contact me as soon as possible. I'm sure this idea is going to be really, really popular!

This Week's Art

Mariana by John Everett Millais
This painting is an allegory of Victorian sexual repression and the longings of women trapped in dreary lives. Mariana is a character from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, a play that satirises sexual hypocrisy. Millais’ contemporary, the poet laureate, Alfred Tennyson, laments the domestic incarceration of Shakespeare’s character in his poem Mariana, which Millais quoted when he unveiled this painting: "She said, ‘I am aweary, aweary, / I would that I were dead!’"
For an audio art tour about the Pre-Raphaelite at Tate Britain, click here.

Source: The Guardian Newspaper

Important News for the Tuesday / Thursday classes

There will be no English classes on Tuesday 18th September as we teachers will be doing entrance tests for new students. But don't worry! I'll give you extra homework!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Textbooks 2012 - 2013

Nivel / curso
Libro/s de texto

Nivel Básico 1

Face2face Elementary. 2ª Edición.
(1)     Student’s Book. 
(2)     Workbook con respuestas. Cambridge.

Nivel Básico 2

Face2face Pre-Intermediate. Para hablantes de español.
(1)     Student’s Book.
(2)     Workbook con respuestas. Cambridge.

Nivel Intermedio 1

Global Intermediate.
(1)     Coursebook.
(2)     eWorkbook – libro de trabajo electrónico.(ISBN 978-0-230-03303-0). Macmillan. If you don’t have a computer, buy the workbook in its traditional format.

Nivel Intermedio 2

New English File. Intermediate Plus.
(1)     Student’s Book.
(2)     Workbook con respuestas. Oxford.

Nivel Avanzado 1

New English File. Upper-intermediate.
(1)     Student’s Book.
(2)     Workbook con respuestas. Oxford.

Nivel Avanzado 2

New English File. Advanced.
(1)     Student’s Book.
(2)     Workbook con respuestas. Oxford.