Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Desde el IES “La Arboleda” de Lepe proponemos una nueva plataforma de comunicación al servicio de los centros bilingües de nuestra provincia. Se trata de un blog interactivo dedicado plenamente a los auxiliares de conversación que trabajan en los CEIPs e IES bilingües de Huelva. Nos gustaría empezar este blog a finales de este curso para que esté plenamente operativo a la llegada de los nuevos auxiliares del curso 2009-10.
Gestionan: José A. Alcalde (coordinador bilingüe del centro) y Elizabeth T. Gaughan (auxiliar de conversación del centro)
Dirigido a: auxiliares de conversación de centros bilingües (procedentes de la Junta de Andalucía, Ministerio, Erasmus, etc.) de Huelva y provincia
Objetivo: Servir de punto de encuentro y contacto para todos los auxiliares de conversación
Idiomas: las dos lenguas fundamentales serán español e inglés
* Información oficial
* Información sociocultural
* Información turística del entorno (Huelva, Andalucía, Extremadura y Portugal)
* Eventos de interés
* Auxiliar de la semana (para ir conociéndolos al principio)
* Conoce mi centro (presentación del centro bilingüe de referencia)
* Intercambio de experiencias
* Preguntas frecuentes
* Sugerencias y propuestas de mejora
Enlaces de interés:
* Todos los centros bilingües de Huelva
* Aprendizaje de español
* Recursos y materiales
* Ocio y tiempo libre
NOTA: esta idea surge inicialmente de un blog dedicado a los auxiliares de conversación del Principado de Asturias.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Por tanto, es una excelente oportunidad para nuestro centro que Elizabeth esté entre nosotros el curso próximo.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
¡Enhorabuena a todos nuestros alumnos y alumnas!
Monday, May 11, 2009
En fin, aquí está la newsletter para que todos y todas la disfrutemos.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Tomorrow is my last day in Oxford before flying back home. So it is time for evaluation. It has been a great experience and a really refresher break!! All foreign language teachers should do something similar from time to time as it is important to keep yourself updated with teaching methodologies, new trends, sociocultural aspects, etc. I know it is not always possible for everybody but highly desirable.
I would like to finish these blog entries talking about TRANSPORT in England. This idea came to my mind when in a radio show they said this week is the 50th anniversary of the famous Mini car.
Certainly, transport has been really important for this country since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The railway network is really good and reaches every corner of this island. Besides, people use these trains everyday: they commute for one hour or more on their way to work, school, shopping, etc.
Before the Industrial Revolution and the coming of steam and railways, there was an alternative to bumpy, ancient roads: canals or waterways. At first, they used natural rivers to transport goods and later they built new canals according to their needs, linking strategic points like ports, factories, big cities inland, etc.
I have mentioned roads above and, curiously enough, most of today’s motorways follow the routes of the Roman ways built while the Romans were here. It is very easy to recognise them: they are straight lines linking London and other major cities. If you feel like knowing more about driving in England check this website for the Highway Code.
Some other day we will see why they drive on the left!!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
I have visited the last of the important places in this incredible stay in England: Bath. It has been really fantastic and up to scratch. The whole city is World Site Heritage (no wonder!!). There is only another city in the world with this honour: Florence in Italy.
Most of the city centre is pedestrian and traffic is very restricted, there are lots of squares, beautiful buildings and streets with many little shops, cafes, art galleries, restaurants, etc. Bath is in a valley and everywhere you look there are green hills surrounding the city so nature is really close. Inside the city, parks and trees are also common. All buildings follow the same guidelines using Bath stone, so it is very difficult to find something eyesore (apart from 3 ugly gas tanks!!).
I climbed up the 212 steps to the Abbey tower and the views were breathtaking. Just next to the Abbey are the Roman baths that originated the city many centuries ago and the rooms that attracted the English nobility in the 18th century. Bath was then the cool place to go and everybody important went there for a time. If you want to know more about the everyday life of those days, read “Northanger Abbey” or “Persuasion" by Jane Austen (there is an exhibition centre dedicated to this writer).
However, later on Brighton became the new seaside resort (it was so close to London!!) and Bath was forgotten for a long time.
Pity!! or not, that made the city rest and be preserved for all us to enjoy today.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
Today it is sunny again. This is the final day of the course and we are talking about Phonetics but that is not very important for "normal" people so I will talk about the ENVIRONMENT here. I have noticed a few things that I want to share with you:
* They recycle shopping bags a lot. They bring the same plastic bags again and again so they don't take new ones all the time. This is a great idea!!
* At home they have different recipients for recycling plastic, glass, paper, plants, etc., provided by the town hall. They place all items to be recycled and certain day in the week they are collected by special trucks along with the house rubbish. You don't have to take them anywhere.
* They use public transport a lot (especially trains and buses). Bicycles are very popular too, even though it is this rainy weather.
* They love second-hand shops (almost all of them charity shops). It is a good idea to give away your old things and these charity associations will get some money after selling them.
Well, apart of this, here you have more pictures. These are of the river Isis which flows across Oxford.
More beautiful pictures...