Category Archives: ITS: B1 (CLASS 505)
For classes 505, 602 & 603:
Hi guys! The end of the semester is finally here, which brings us to our last assignment; a class reflecion.
From my part, I can say that it’s been great to work with all of you and I can assure you that I learned lots of things from you too. I’m really happy to have had the opportunity of being your teacher because I was able to share with you some of my grammar knowledge, and talk to you about my experience in learning this language. At first, I always get a group of students who feel insecure and unwilling to speak English all the time and participate actively in class, but I sure hope that everything we did in this course has helped you to overcome that fear. I wish we had had more time to practice all those grammar structures that we covered, in real life situations and not just in those suggested by the book. However, I believe it was good semester, being that some of you made new friends to practice your English with and kept faithful to this class by doing your wiki assignments, speaking English all the time, participating on the blog and facebook, as well as playing all those crazy improvisation games. Each one of you has a different level of competency in this language, but I know you are all smart, self-sufficient and visionary students striving to become better each day. For that reason, I’m very glad to have had the opportunity of sharing with you the benefits of becoming independent learners (and hopefully not only for English), through the use of ICT’s. I wish you all the best in all your finals. But remember; cramming for a test is not the best option, for the purpose is not to pass it and accredit a class. The purspose of an exam is to let you know how well you are doing, what you need to polish up and what you really know, so that you can continue improving yourself. So, keep up the good spirit guys and take it easy during this finals week; you’ll do a lot better in all your exams if you keep a cool head, won’t you???
Now, here’s an example of your final video-project which is a reflection about your experience in this english class. Feel free to talk about anything you’d like, but I’d really appreciate it if you mentioned any of the tools, strategies and activities that we employed because it would help me to keep improving my class.
Due date: Saturday midnight, June 1st, 2013 .
Length: 2-3 minutes.
Send via: skydrive, youtube, facebook, e-mail, wiki, blog or flash drive (bring to class on Monday in case you have trouble uploading the video).
Hi guys!!! I hope y’all had a great Easter Break. But now it’s time to get back to business.
So, here’s the activity that I promised you; it is a reflection that you have to write about your own performance during the first half of the semester. To help you with it, I made some statistics based on your midterm exams. Check out these statistics and comment what you think about the results, how well you think you did and what we could do to improve and make this class even better.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next Monday, ready for another round of grammar, class discussions and fun!
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IT’S TIME FOR THE MIDTERM TEST!!!
These are the links to the exercises I recommend as additional practice for the Midterm Test.
I hope you find them useful, inspiring and entertaining.
TENSE REVIEW AND PRACTICE
INFINITIVE, BARE INFINITIVE AND GERUNDS
COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
If you have any questions, I will be online on Facebook next Monday and Tuesday from 9pm to 10pm.
Feel free to contact me.
Don’t forget the worbook practice!!!
Enjoy your long weekend and I’ll see you all in class next Tuesday!!!
Hi again!!! As you all may remember today in class we discussed what kind of problems teenagers are mostly concerend about. And though some of your suggestions are quite right. I’d like you to check out this video. And come up with as many other issues that teenagers face today. In our class we talked about acne, weight, and emotional issues. But what other problems can you see in this video? The song is very nice, the lyrics are simple, but the imagery could be a bit disturbing, so watch it from a mature point of view and comment about it.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Click here if you need the LYRICS.