This is what we do in southern Argentina!

This is what we do in southern Argentina! The following are projects to be carried out with our 16-17 year-old students in the last year of secondary education. Each project aims at rounding up a set of topics connected with different school subjects. At the moment we're working on the first project listed below. I'm already looking forward to sharing the outcomes with you in the future!PROJECT ONE: THE KITE RUNNER    1. Students are given a quote from the novel by Hosseini (2007) in which he states that there may be many children in Afghanistan but little childhood. From that quote we start reflecting on children and childhood in our own city. We start then visiting primary schools in the area and move on to the next activity.   2. IN GROUPS: Teach a group of children how to make a kite and fly it. DIAMOND KITE (from http://www.skratch-pad.com/kites/make.html)   1. Report back to your class how the experience went. PROJECT TWO: ONE CORNER OF THE EARTH. Each group receives the following:    * As a group you will make a presentation on ONE country.     * In your ORAL and VISUALLY supported presentation you will cover the following topics:   1. Location of the country.   2. Population.   3. Capital city.   4. Official language.   5. Describe its climate according to seasons. Focus on rainfall and temperatures. You can include graphs.   6. Describe the biome it features. Talk about relief, flora and fauna o       In order to keep your audience “focused” design an activity they can do regarding your presentation. Ideas!!!-         Multiple choice questions.-         A set of questions.-         True or false.-         Correct wrong information.-         A crossword puzzle.-         Complete a table.-         Match sentences.-         Complete sentences.-         Complete notes.-         Identify who speaks about what.-         Create a situation they have to solve with information from your presentation. PROJECT THREE: THE POWER OF THE MEDIAThese are the guidelines our students receive:GROUP WORK A   1. Think of a good or service you’d like to advertise. What is it? What’s it for? Who would like to buy it?   2. Design an advert to sell your product.   3. You can also produce a TV ad and upload it on youtube to receive feedback.GROUP WORK B    1. In groups you have the film section of a news programme. You’ve been asked to review a film. Plan your script and overall presentation/section in the programme. Videotape it and upload it on youtube to receive feedback. In my next post, I'll be sharing with you all some 'CLILish' activities I've compiled in a 'home-made' book.All the best,Darío

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Hi Dario,
My name is Beatriz Calle, pleased to meet you.
Congratulations for your blog, its amazing what you do!. I´ve come up with the idea of applying to be a Guest Teacher, as you did, just after reading your utterly inspiring website.
Yo vivo en Salamanca, pero no soy de aquí.Salamanca es realmente preciosa, es la ciudad de la cultura, monumental, con una belleza serena y eterna. Pero es heladora y está lejos, muyyy lejos del mar. Tras haber vivido hasta los 20 años en una Isla (UK), echo especialmente de menos pasear junto al Paseo Marítimo, escuchar las olas, nadar, el sol... y sentarme junto a la playa a leer. Mi lengua dominante es el Inglés, aunque , como ves, soy bilingue en español. Decidí instalarme aquí cuando terminé el Doctorado en Traducción, e inauguré mi Academia con Cursos de especialización en Business, Legal & Medical English.Me apasiona mi trabajo, sí, y al ser mi empresa, pues trabajas sin descanso ni tregua! Después comencé a simultanearlo con la docencia en la Universidad y con ponencias de Teacher Training, y sin casi sin darme cuenta, me encontré establecida en Salamanca.
I´d love to hear more about you.Looking forward to.
Best regards.
Beatriz
 

Hi Beatriz!
 
Teaching and learning are just great! The other day my secondary school students and I were working on the topic of concrete poetry and we thought we could write some concrete poems for our primary school children. And that's what we did. We wrote them and gave them to the little ones. They were like WOW :) . These are the things I like sharing and exploring.
 
You'll love your experience as  a guest teacher.
Kind regards,
Dario

Hi..I am Inggy.. I am a teacher of English in Indonesia. We have been starting to implement CLIL at our classes. We use English as the medium of instruction for Math and Science. This is my research for my Master Thesis as well. Could you please help me to give me more information about how CLIL has been implemented in other countries. I need previous researches. Thank you .

I'm currently working on my PhD about CLIL implementation in non-European countries, though using EU CLIL as a springboard, of course. If you e-mail me at dariobanegas@hotmail.com I'll be most happy to provide you with a list of references. For now, google:  International CLIL Research Journal, CLIL Compendium, BeCLIL Good Practice. Dario    

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