Category Archives: ITS: B2 (CLASS 602)

ENGLISH CLASS REFLECTION


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???

Sincerely,

Mr. Negrete.

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).

Class 602 Midterm Test Stats


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!

(You may click on the pictures to view them on a different window)

602 MID TOEFL SCORES602 MID TOEFL PERFORMANCE602 MID TOEFL HIGH SCORES

 

 

 

 

6TH. LEVEL: Midterm Test Practice.


IT’S TIME FOR THE MIDTERM TEST!!!

Hi guys!!! Here’s the TOEFL PRACTICE I promised you!

http://www.testden.com/challenge/free-toefl.asp

And here are some other activities and quizzes that may be useful:

TENSE REVIEW AND PRACTICE

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html

 INFINITIVE, BARE INFINITIVE AND GERUNDS

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3183

COMPARISON OF ADVERBS

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs

THE SUBJUNCTIVE

http://www.englishpage.com/minitutorials/subjunctive.html

MODALS

http://www.englishpage.com/modals/modalintro.html

PASSIVE VOICE

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/esl-passive-voice-exercise2.html

THE CAUSATIVE

Let, Make, Have & Get (Active Voice)

http://www.englishpage.com/minitutorials/letexercise.htm

HAVE & GET  (PASSIVE VOICE)

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1759

If you have any questions, I will be online on facebook next Monday and Tuesday from 9pm to 10pm.

TAG QUESTIONS

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/233.html

Feel free to contact me.

This is just additional practice, so don’t forget to do your workbook activities!!!

Have a Grrrrreat Weekend!!!

See you all in class next Tuesday!!!

Level 6 Video Project I


Hi guys! As you all should know, it is time for your firt video project. The purpose of this assignment is to use English outside the classroom in order to practice what you know and show off your creativity to make a spoof video about popular song lines put into a conversation. Here’s an example…

Remember though; your parody must be centered on crime or its effects on society. Use lines from different songs and make sure that you speak english all the way through… before the video shoot, during the video shoot and after the video shoot.

Here’s a list of some songs you might like to consider…

Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio

Where is the Love? – Black-eyed Peas

Ghetto – Akon

Violence – Bif Naked

Man Down – Rhianna

Simple Plan – Crazy

Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson

Stan – Eminem

Stole – Kelly Rowland

Crime Pays – Bear Hands

Cellblock Tango – Chicago ‘The Musical’

Welcome back!!!


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PICTURE???

BEST WISHES TO ALL THIS SEMESTER!!!

I REALLY HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD TIME AND LEARN LOTS OF NEW THINGS TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH.

I WILL TRY MY BEST FOR THIS COURSE TO BE MEANINGFUL AND FUN. BUT, PLEASE; REMEMEBER YOUR PART OF THE RESPONSIBILITY!

 

MR. NEGRETE