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Wednesday, October 31, 2012





Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet pic

The other side of my memories board. It makes me feel good!

P.S.: Last hours to take part in the raffle!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Teacher's Day ( aka Happy B-Day to me! =D ) !

Happy teacher's day, dearests!!!

But for me it also is...


Happy teacher's day, everyone... And a very merry (un) birthday to me!!! =D

P.S.: Don't forget taking part in our raffle! ;)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Penguin Kids Readers

"Even if learners haven’t seen the Disney film or know the characters, the vibrant illustrations in the readers, all Disney materials by the way, bring the story to life. And teachers can show their learners parts of or even all of the Disney film after they’ve finished the reader. It’s even better if the learners recognise the story or characters in the book from the Disney film and it doesn’t matter if the learners have already seen the film or know the story – in fact that’s a bonus! Children love to hear and read their favourite stories over and over again! These are just some of the things which make the Disney titles particularly motivating for young learners." - Melanie Williams, series editor

"Some reading series focus on teaching the mechanics of reading. If they have language controls, these are often linked to the language development of native speakers learners rather than the more systematic controls used for speakers of other languages. Often these series are designed to reflect the learners’ every day experience therefore not taking readers on a journey or giving them new experiences. The combined package of each Penguin Kids book provide for engagement in exciting stories through audio recordings, pictures, controlled language text and exercises." - Nick Dawson, academic consultant

The books are very nice, you can download activities, teacher's notes and the audio on the collection's website, but the teachers decided not adopting them in our school because students may get bored for already knowing the stories. What's you opinion?

P.S.: Last days to take part in the raffle!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Oxford English Testing

Place your students in the right class testing their level of English online (CEFR level, score out of 120, time taken, etc), saving time with automatic marking. Then, help your students improve their exam results managing exam practice with the online Learning Management System, assigning online practice tests with help including instant feedback on answers, exam tips and an integrated dictionary, OR without help as a mock exam, saving time with automatic marking and easily identify areas of weakness to focus on in class. Finally, be prepared or prepare your students for English exams with automatic marking, exam tips, online dictionary and instant feedback on answers. 

Disadvantage? Everything is paid. But I'm willing to try it!

P.S.: Aaaand you still have time to take part in the raffle!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Project Third Edition - Home Study

This website has been very useful in my extra help classes for FII.

Project Third Edition  - Home Study is the Student's Site of the book Project Third Edition  It has five levels, each one with listening, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar exercises, games, tests, picture dictionary, phrase builder and audio from the book. One type of the tests is harder and longer than expected, the audio will only be useful for you if you have the book, but you can do a lot with all the other parts of the site.

I don't know the book, I've never seen it before, but the website is very nice!

P.S.: Oh! Don't forget the raffle!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New English File Online

This website has been very useful in my extra help classes for FII.
New English File Online is the Student's Site of the book New English File. It has seven levels, each one with listening, writing, pronunciation and grammar exercises, useful links and download of extra materials. Most of the exercises are supposed to be done with the book support, but you still can do a lot here without using this book.

I have already used this book fore some days, when helping a coleague, and I liked the book better than the site. The song activities are awesome!

P.S.: Don't forget: Raffle!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

RAFFLE - Macmillan Education Kits

I have already said I loooove stationary, and I know you do too ( because you are teachers, lol )! So, specially for you, to celebrate teacher's day ( and my b-day =p ), a very special raffle: Not only one, but two Macmillan Education Kits!!! These kits were only available for the ones who attended Macmillan School for Teachers and now you have the chance of getting one for you!

-Macmillan pen
-Macmillan folder-Macmillan notebook
-Macmillan Registration file
-Macmillan English Language Teaching Catalogue
-Macmillan Interactive Whiteboard Demo Softwares

To take part in the raffle, you should like the Facebook Fan Page. I'll put all the names in alphabetical order, giving each one a number and the raffle will be done through the site on October 30th at 11:59 PM. As soon as the raffle is done, the winner's name will be published here, on Twitter and on Facebook. The winner HAS TO answer the post until October 31st (11:59 PM) with his/her shipping information. If the winner doesn't answer the post, a new raffle will be done.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Win World Teachers' Day prizes

World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994 – when it was created by UNESCO – celebrates teachers worldwide.
To mark the occasion, Cambridge English Teacher is giving away five copies of 'Classroom Management Techniques'  by Jim Scrivener.
To enter simply email Cambridge English Teacher
IMPORTANT: Read World Teachers' Day prize draw terms and conditions
Good luck and hope you have a great World Teachers' Day!