Jul 8, 2014

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: Summer is here and it's time to get creative!

July 2014
Onestopenglish Newsletter - Number One for English language teachers
Welcome to July on onestopenglish!
In most of Europe, summer is well and truly here. For many of us, this means the end of term and the close of another school year. Summer can be a time for reflection and preparation (as we never sleep), which means a search for new resources, something we have plenty of on onestopenglish!
Celebrate the World Cup with onestopenglish!Or, if you are teaching this summer, do take a look at our summer schools resource page. There are plenty of ideas there to suit all your students' needs.

July's Fun with grammar on past modals encourages students to make deductions using evidence cards and in Grammarman, the sea water has affected Alpha-bot's brain causing him to make errors – can students help out? If your students' speaking and communication skills are not 'out of this world', give them a hand with our latest lesson share, Alien trouble.

Summer is also the season for festivals. This month, one of our Guardian Weekly news lessons is about the UK's largest and most famous music festival, Glastonbury. Look out for it from 10th July.

Teaching teenagers, do you sometimes feel like you're banging your head against a brick wall? Beyond: Arts and Media allows them to get creative withgraffiti – as well as describe rooms and use wall idioms.

On the subject of creativity, don't forget that there is a fantastic IATEFL 2015 scholarship, called Creativity in the classroom, up for grabs. The lucky winner will be sent to next year's IATEFL conference in Manchester, UK.

For business creatives, find out how an important business figure – you all know his products – managed to remain virtually unknown in our Business Spotlight lesson The invisible man.
New for July
•American Stories: Full Circle: Parts 2, 3 and 4
•Survival Guide: Using L1 in the classroom
•Fun with grammar: Evidence: Past modals
•Beyond: Arts and Media: Graffiti
•Business Spotlight: Invisible man
•Grammarman: Episode 32: Alpha-bot assembled
•Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: pop-up
•Monthly news lesson: Google introduces its driverless cards
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•Keith's corner: Dogs at Anglia School 
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•Lesson Share: Alien trouble
•Diary from France: Where is Brian?
•Teacher of the month: Carmelia Martincu
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Jul 3, 2014

[ELTeCS_PERU] Happy Teacher´s Day !!

Teachers' day is a day that is celebrated to appreciate and honour teachers for their contribution to society as well as for imparting knowledge, guiding and shaping the minds and careers of students. In our country it is celebrated on July 6th because that is when the first Male Teacher Training College (Escuela Normal de Varones) was founded by José de San Martín in 1822.
Teachers have an influencing role in the life of every student. They are like beacons of light, guiding us in the formative years of our life. What we learn from our teacher remains with us, throughout our life and if we are teachers, we have a tremendous responsibility towards our students.
 On this special occasion I would like to recall the teachers who helped me in shaping my life. My Biology teacher at school who woke up my curiosity for the unknown and taught me the importance of research; my teacher of English at Británico-at that time called ACPB- who was strict and disciplined and feared by many but loved by many more because with her “you really learned”. It was her- and it is a pity I do not remember her name now since she was my teacher during the summer holidays when I was still in primary school-who made me  believe I could learn and speak the language as well as she did.  Británico provided me with a role model- Pilar Ferreyros- and with long-life friends from whom I have learned a lot.
I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other profession and in my teaching career have been influenced by the following quote: “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers; but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” (Carl Jung)
I have not stopped being a student and as such I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. As a teacher, I am striving to become one of them.
Happy Teacher´s Day my dear colleagues!!!
M.Ed. Maria Luisa Mu


Jul 2, 2014

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: How do you get your students speaking in English?

How to teach 21st Century Skills
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Hi Cesar, 

Getting students to speak, in English, can be a real challenge. Speaking and communicating are an important part of 21st century skills – but just how do you get your students to speak confidently in English? Watch the video.
What about 21st century skills? 

21st century skills is a term you might have heard a lot of. But what are they? Chances are that you're alreadyincorporating 21st century skills into your classroom, but learning a few more tips can help you teach 21st century skills with confidence. Take a look at the video tips we've filmed here

I'll be in touch again soon with some more tips on another important aspect of 21st century skills – classroom management.
How to get students speaking for Kindergarten
Kathleen Kampa (Author and English Language Teacher)
Next month: How to make the most of classroom management
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