sábado, 18 de enero de 2014

Hello you all. How it´s everything going? Here I leave my summary about the most important aspects to have into account as teachers in the process of acquisition of an L2.

I had read several documents and seen some YouTube videos which I included in the PowerPoint presentation in order to make you an easier comprehension about the topic. I had gotten those parts which I think are the most relative aspects. I had also stood out some pieces of the text in black .

 Hope you will enjoy it! 

viernes, 17 de enero de 2014

Here it goes, after reading the theory and watching several lessons and videos on the internet I had made a summary of the most important aspects of the Methods used in the teaching of a foreign language.

I hope you will enjoy it.

jueves, 16 de enero de 2014

Hello boys and girls, I still have to finish my summary about the methods and approaches for the teaching of a second language, but while you wait here I leave you with this video about the Approach from Krashen´s theory, it can be useful and interesting in order to go on    studying.

 Have fun, smile and learn! See you soon ;)

lunes, 13 de enero de 2014

Multimedia in classroom!

Hi, boys and girls!!!! Take a look at this video, its a video blog presentation from a teacher that uses ICTS in her classroom, it deals with the 21 century teacher´s topics, you will like it!

viernes, 10 de enero de 2014

A 2.0 classroom.

Being a teacher in the 21st century

From my point of view, and taking into account the speed of developments and changes happening  in our society, a teacher of the twenty-first century should have the following essential characteristics:
- To be competent in the use of new technologies, both from a methodological and organizational point of view.
- To use these new technologies as a tool for teaching and learning both inside and outside the classroom.
- To update and  do not ignore the continuous training.
- To learn from students and to consider their technical knowledge.
- To know the prior knowledge of students and not assume that everyone has the same level of expertise in ICTs.
I leave you with a video of the TED conference program, I do not know if you know it, its about conferences of all kinds of topics, some educational ones very interesting, are exhibited.

I leave you with her, Dr. Anjuli Ahooja an expert educator among from many other things, considering her  long experience and views of teachers of the 21st century, certainly she has much to teach us. 

Click into the image to see the video! Hope you will enjoy it!!!


Most important aspects of the CEFR 1.1 and 1.2

1.1 What is the Common European Framework?

"The Common European Framework is intended to overcome the barriers to communication among professionals working in the field of modern languages arising from the different educational systems in Europe. It provides the means for educational administrators, course designers, teachers, teacher trainers, examining bodies, etc., to reflect on their current practice, with a view to situating and co-ordinating their efforts and to ensuring that they meet the real needs of the learners for whom they are responsible. By providing a common basis for the explicit description of objectives, content and methods, the Framework will enhance the transparency of courses, syllabuses and qualifications, thus promoting international co-operation in the field of modern languages."

1.2 The aims and objectives of Council of Europe language policy:

CEF serves the overall aim of the Council of Europe as defined in Recommendations R (82)
18 and R (98) 6 of the Committee of Ministers: 

‘To achieve greater unity among its members’ and to pursue this aim ‘by the adoption of common action in the cultural field’.

The work of the Council for Cultural Co-operation of the Council of Europe with regard to modern languages, organized since its foundation in a series of medium-term projects, has derived its coherence and continuity from adherence to three basic principles set down in the preamble to Recommendation R (82) 18 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe:

• That the rich heritage of diverse languages and cultures in Europe is a valuable common resource to be protected and developed.

• That it is only through a better knowledge of European modern languages that it will be possible to facilitate communication and interaction among Europeans of different mother tongues.

• That member states, when adopting or developing national policies in the field of modern language learning and teaching, may achieve greater convergence at the European level by means of appropriate arrangements for ongoing co-operation and co-ordination of policies.

A. General measures:

1. To ensure, as far as possible, that all sections of their populations have access to effective means of acquiring a knowledge of the languages of other member states (or of other communities within their own country) as well as the skills in the use of those languages that will enable them to satisfy their communicative needs.

2. To promote, encourage and support the efforts of teachers and learners at all levels to apply in their own situation the principles of the construction of language-learning systems (as these are progressively developed within the Council of Europe ‘Modern languages’ program).

3. To promote research and development programmes leading to the introduction, at all educational levels, of methods and materials best suited to enabling different classes and types of student to acquire a communicative proficiency appropriate to their specific needs.
The preamble to R(98)6 reaffirms the political objectives of its actions in the field of modern languages.

4. To avert the dangers that might result from the marginalisation of those lacking the skills necessary to communicate in an interactive Europe. 

European mobility and integration, and as a major threat to European stability and to the healthy functioning of democracy. The second summit made preparation for democratic citizenship a priority educational objective, thus giving added importance to a further objective pursued in recent projects, namely:

To promote methods of modern language teaching which will strengthen independence
of thought, judgement and action, combined with social skills and responsibility.

In the light of these objectives, the Committee of Ministers stressed ‘the political importance at the present time and in the future of developing specific fields of action, such as strategies for diversifying and intensifying language learning in order to promote plurilingualism in a pan-European context’ and drew attention to the value of further developing educational links and exchanges and of exploiting the full potential of new communication and information technologies.

References to ICTS in LOE and LOMCE.