English at IES San Fernando with Jacobo Mir

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Course Description

1. Basic Structures & Vocabulary:

The school - Daily routines - Clothes and sizes - Sports and leisure - Family members - Celebrations - Possession - Places & Directions - Shopping - Health - Entertainment (TV & Movies) - Professions - The Environment - Travel - Nuitrition

2. Grammar:

Comparison of adjectives - Reflexive verbs - Contrasting the present and the past - The imperative - Agreement - Adjectives, pronouns and adverbs - Modal verbs - Prepositions

3. Vocabulary:

The Calendar - The schedule - Colors and numbers - Countries and Nationalities - Leisure - Body parts - The City - Family members

4. Social Studies: We will also cover some units from the Social Studies program (The Earth, The Climate, The Earth's Relief) to help you improve your English.

Class rules and Expectations

Be respectful - Be on time and ready to learn when the bell rings - Have a positive attitude towards learning - The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell or the students.

Don't be late - Don't get distracted - Do not distract others - Don't work on something else.

CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning

"CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focussed aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language". (Marsh, 1994)
This approach involves learning subjects such as History, Geography or others, through an additional language. It can be very successful in enhancing the learning of languages and other subjects, and developing in the youngsters a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards themselves as language learners. (Marsh, 2000)

Oral Assignments Using Audacity

From time to time you will be asked to record yourself at home and send me an MP2 file to my email address. Please check the following file that will show you how to download the program.

These are some of the things that you may be asked to do:

  • Indiviudal Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Dialogues
  • Readings

Assignments will be posted on the calendar and announced in class. You will be given a specific date to send that recording. No extensions for these assignments, so if you missed that date you will get a 0 on that assignment.