Welcome to Ruben from Argentina. Do check his hello page and get in touch if you are teaching Spanish.
Also to Nani from Indonesia, it is really exciting to have interest from distant countries. Which languages do you teach?
Let's try and get some resources uploaded to share as quickly as we can so that our project is interesting and useful.
I was thinking how good it would be if we all made interesting hello pages which showed our schools and gave a bit of background information. Visiting the other schools interested in the project would be a lovely way of introducing the children to the idea of participating in an international project.
Hello everyone, and welcome Nani to the project. If any of you are teaching Spanish, please let me know so that my students can prepare some material in Spanish to upload. Also, if we are all teaching English, I would like to know how the system to become an teacher of English is in your countries and about the resources teachers generally use in their English classes.
To become an EFL teacher in Argentina you have to study 4 to 5 years either at tertiary level (Teacher training colleges) or at university. In this latter case,you get the degree of "Profesor en Lengua y Literatura inglesas" (Teacher of English Language and Literature).
Let me tell you I am really happy to share this project with you and your students. Thanks Judy for your support. Ruben, from Argentina.
In England it would be similar. Many secondary teachers have done
a language degree in their foreign langauge (3 years) and then there
is a further 1 year course to train to teach - PGCE Post Graduate
Certificate of Education. Alternatively, if you know you want to teach when you leave school, you can do a 3 year teacher training
What about in other countries?
I was just thinking how to share timetables with classes and to be able to discuss how school might be in another country. Using Ruben's timetable I wrote some simple questions for my primary pupils.
Any other ideas?
What can you tell from this timetable?
Which days of the week do they go to school? same/different
What time of day? same/different
How long are lessons? same/different
What subjects do they study? same/different
What subjects that we study aren’t on their timetable?
How many lessons do they have in one day? same/different
What time does school end?same/different
How long is the school day?same/different
Do you have any questions for Ruben or his class?
If any of you would be interested in forming a new project to compare how you teach English and share resources, maybe you would like to start a discussion here and then other people who join the project will be able to join the discussion as well.
Hello everyone from Argentina. I read the lesson plan on question words prepared by Namita and I like the idea of knowing what and how we are teaching almost the same topics to students of the same age. I will send mine soon!
The powerpoint presentations with the stories and the body parts are fantastic. Good job! I will share them with my students and they will like them. Best, Ruben