Saturday, 6 December 2014

All Years: Portfolio and CEFR

Hello! Have you lost your notes on how to make a perfect portfolio?? Here's some extra help. Now you will always have the information at hand.

The Perfect Portfolio Checklist

Also, if you are having trouble to assess your level of English, on the right hand side of this blog you will find the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, with descriptions of what people can do at different levels of command of a foreign language. I hope you find these documents useful.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

All years! - conversation assistant

Hello! My name is Tammy and I am the new English Language Assistant at the school. I am working with all classes from 1st of primary to 4th of ESO, and everybody has made me feel very welcome.

Since I came at the end of September, I have done a variety of things to help the students and teachers. I have been very helpful with the pronunciation of words, and informing the students of how things are in England. I regularly do dictations so the students can get used to my accent and listen to an English native. This can be hard sometimes so the students have to listen carefully as they are still getting used to the pace and accent.

When I first arrived, I talked about myself and the town where I come from. The students then had the opportunity to ask any questions they had. I have also prepared presentations on discussions on different topics. We have looked at Halloween and bonfire night which gave us an insight in to the English culture, and how England celebrate special events. In some classes we have looked at `British slang´ which is the way some teenagers in England speak. This is different to the way adults speak and we compared phrases we use here in Vilanova to the ones used in England.

I also work with individuals and small groups on topics they are working on in class, grammar structures and general conversations practising different tenses. This helps to prepare for exams and improve fluency and pronunciation in English.

We are going to start watching a programme called Extr@ which is created for English learners to improve  listening and understanding skills. The episodes are quite short but they are funny and helpful.
Here is a link to a website which has activities and transcripts of the episodes: -the transcripts are useful if you do not understand something.
Here is a link to the youtube videos of the episodes:

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

4th ESO

Some students have written about their experiences of the end of year trip to London. Here's a sample:

LONDON_Vinyet_MirĂ³ by evapereramaneiro

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Two weeks ago we were getting ready for the carnival at the school. But, were people getting ready in England too? We did a little bit of research... Handout - Notting Hill Carnival 2011-2012

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Fashion show - phase 1

Here we are! We're working on the upcoming fashion show we are going to stage at the school. After a good brainstorm about what we needed to do, we got into groups to start designing the publicity posters and the invitations. Look at us being creative!!