Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Giving Directions

This is an activity given to a 3Eso class designed to teach them how to give and receive directions to generic places. I created it by hand in the Paint accessory on the computer.

Monday, 18 January 2010

The Billy Goats Gruff

This presentation will be given to 2n Bachillerat classes to help them improve their narrative speaking. They will then go on to present this to the local primary school. I have chosen a well known fairytale, The Billy Goats Gruff.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Talking about dating

The 2n Bachillerat class had just started a new topic about relationships and dating. I prepared an activity for them to get them using the new vocabulary they had learnt and to get them speaking in English about a specific subject. I used the below image and also the questions featured to discuss the photograph.


Song Activity

I was asked to prepare a song activity for a few groups using a song that was recent and they would know. I used David Guetts ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over as it is being played in all the clubs in Spain and uses the past simple and some new vocabulary for the students.

Inspirational Women

For the 3Eso optional class I was asked to prepare something on inspirational women in the UK or english-speaking. I did this presentation about Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, two women who helped bring the Troubles in Northern Ireland to a near close.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance day is a commemoration ceremony that occurs in November. I this slideshow there are a few videos to show the children how important it is in the UK.

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

This was a presentation that was prepared but not shown to any classes as I deemed the standard too difficult for some of the classes due to the important history aspects. Guy Fawkes day takes place on the 5th November every year and this presentation was supposed to be given on the week beginning with this date.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Human Rights and Laws in Northern Ireland

In the 3Eso Optional class, the students were studying human rights and how it affected them. This presentation includes many videos to allow them to see examples of the human rights in action. I also included many laws that are different than those in Spain, e.g. the TV licence and the fireworks ban as these interested the pupils the most.

Halloween in Northern Ireland

Around the time of the 31st October, I created a presentation to let students see how we celebrate Halloween in Northern Ireland. I included examples of the costumes and various traditions such as turnip carving and fireworks.

Education System in the UK and Northern Ireland

The 2nd Bachillerat classes were doing a module on education so I prepared two presentations to show them what the education was like in the UK and specifcally in Northern Ireland as there are many differences.

In the first class I gave showed them a presentation on the Primary Education, and a week later in the second class I talked about Northern Ireland secondary schools, uniforms, exams and University choices.

These topics were featured on their exam.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Northern Ireland Presentation

Below is my presentation that was used in all classes when I arrived in Spain to let them see what life was like in Northern Ireland. It includes information on the languages, the food and the people.