Nov 25, 2013

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: Greetings

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourthThursday of November. Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with family, enjoying a meal often featuring turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is also a time to be thankful, remember and cherish all the things you have been blessed with.

While preparing some material on Thanksgiving to share with my colleagues, I came across a text on the rippling effects of thoughts that reinforced my ideas about what I call the multiplying effect of our lives. I would like to share this with you as well.

I strongly believe that each of us carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others, this is much more so if we are educators.

Read more on this and enjoy a musical card and worksheets that may be useful for your students on mumimaria.blogspot.comand

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Nov 17, 2013


International Day for Tolerance

16 Nov 2013

16 November every year: Encouraging respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples.
Tolerance by Glenda Sims - click to view on flickr.comIn 1996, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities for both educational establishments and the wider public. Find out more on the UN Website or the UNESCO Promoting Tolerance web page.
What shall we do in our schools to reflect on this day?
In our humble opinion, there should be the International Day of Respect rather than tolerance . What do you think? 
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Nov 11, 2013

New RELO Andes Blog Entry

Regional English Language Office - U.S. Embassy, Lima

Regional English Language Office. U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru. 

New RELO Andes Blog Entry:

English Instruction through STEM Subjects

Nov 07, 2013 10:18 am | Andean Region RELO

By guest blogger Dan Presson
Recently David Fay posted an article titled “Making the Most of 300 Hours.” In his article David outlined several recommendations for language instruction, including making a connection to other subjects, subjects such as science and Mathematics. Science and Mathematics are often referred to as STEM (Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics) fields. The importance of connecting STEM subjects to language instruction cannot be overemphasized.
Language instruction is best done when using the 5 C’s of language acquisition – Connections, Communication, Culture, Comparisons, and Communities. Using STEM subjects is an effective way of utilizing the five C’s. Science, technology, and engineering connect the learner to the natural world, focus on communications, emphasize the universal culture and communities of these disciplines, and require comparisons.  The hands-on experiential learning inherent in STEM disciplines makes vocabulary meaningful, connecting the learner to the natural world.
The Spanish speaker has an advantage with STEM subjects in English.  There are over 600,000 words in the English language, about a third of which are Latin in origin, and thus usually have equivalents in Spanish.  STEM disciplines from A to Z — aerospace, computer and electronic technology, civil and bio-engineering, medical, and zoology — contain tens of thousands of easily recognizable words.  Also, STEM field texts are typically written in a more formal academic style and thus support a learner’s use of academic language.  This more formal register is often overlooked in schools.
If the learner is within a STEM discipline, the language instruction can be easier
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because the learner understands STEM concepts and already has extensive STEM vocabulary. Since STEM fields focus largely on the process of observation, note-taking, and drawing conclusions, less weight is placed on right or wrong answers.  This takes considerable stress away from the student.
Most importantly, EFL teachers need not feel burdened by being experts in the STEM fields.  The ELF teacher’s job is to teach the language, not the subject.  Exploring the natural world should become a collaborative effort.  Not only does a teacher team up with the students, but also with science and math teachers in order to synchronize the effort.  One added benefit is that the content teachers can practice their English as well.
Overall, STEM content should be seen as an additional resource for the ESL teacher, and a very effective one at that.

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Nov 7, 2013


Good Afternoon  fellas:


*Watch the video and take notes about the explanation as well as the examples given in it..


*Watch the video and take notes about the explanation as well as the examples given in it.

Have a nice day.

     Kind Regards

Prof. Giovanni Gonzales
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