Monthly Archives: May 2012

ASPIRE AWARDS FESTIVAL


The video Bullying produced by the student Rafael Luis Silva and his group during our English lessons is one of the finalists in the online movie festival Aspire Awards. Every time a person watches, likes and shares it, it counts as a vote. So I would like to recommend it to you. Thanks

http://youthvoices.adobe.com/awards/finalists/4f86ea5a8d5362cbf9000090

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56 UP


The Up Series is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The documentary has had eight episodes spanning 49 years (one episode every seven years) and the documentary has been broadcast on both ITV and BBC. In a 2005 Channel 4 programme, the series topped the list of The 50 Greatest Documentaries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Series
I would like to recommend this.

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May 29, 2012 · 12:51 pm

LONDON DIARY, May 28.


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It is not a matter of regarding ourselves superior or inferior related to others, we are  different and all our richness is based upon this. Even though, when we see positive aspects from another culture and decide to share, it is food for thought rather than any imposing or criticism. In Brazil, all of us know that military dictatorship is gone but has left its traces, such as fear of occupying opened spaces like squares and parks. As a consequence, these places are submitted to palpable neglecting by the authorities, who could give more serious concern to this matter. I hope that in a near future all of us  have decent public parks or squares with security to enjoy a good book for instance, and maybe, ride our bikes back home, safely. Even the ones who live in less favored places of the city, so oftenly forgotten by public power.

More related topics with books and bikes in London http://joaopinheironarede.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/nem-melhor-nem-pior-diferentes.html

http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/photos/album/68#

http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/photos/album/67/LONDON_BY_BIKE

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Creating your own teaching material


http://www.quia.com/

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LONDON DIARY, May 25.


Curiosities about the city

‘Ladies and gentleman, we are delighted to informe you that…’

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It is amazing the way ‘the city’ interacts with people. Listening to public transportation announcements is one of many ways to notice that you are at a unique place. London reveals itself to people as we walk on the streets in summer time.

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History is told by its numerous buildings to the eyes of foreign people like me and little by little, we also find ourselves entwined with its history and its many streets.

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No matter whether you go by bike, by bus, by car,by tube or on foot. Just go, and enjoy the day.

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London, the city made of bikes and books, invites you to read the city and discover a London for you.

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Learn more about london by ‘reading’ the photographs in the site http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/photos/album/67

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LONDON DIARY, May 23.


Living and studying in London is a fascinating experience I`d like to share with other teachers. So, I decided to keep and update this diary about academic activities at the Institute of Education, University of London and also my personal relationship with this amazing city.

There are some files you`d be interested in taking a look specially if you`re a language teacher:

The Institute of Education, University of London http://www.ioe.ac.uk/index.html has the largest library on education of the whole Europe and a large number of articles are available on the internet http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/, not only concerning language teaching, but also other areas of interest in education.

TEACHING EXTENSIVE READING

I love reading. I am the sort of person who is always talking about a book that I`ve recently read or the next one  in my list. We teachers would love to foster that kind of interst for books in their students. We all have the dream of seeing them talking about their reading experiences with the same enthusiasm they talk about other things such as their favorite sport, game, etc. Well, as always there is not a recipe. Even though, I found that article we studied here very interesting and you might also find it useful in your teaching context.

Top Ten Principles for Teaching Extensive Reading1

Richard Day University of Hawai`i at Manoa

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Julian Bamford Bunkyo University

http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/October2002/day/day.html

Related topics with my staying in London:

http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/journal/item/351/The_University_of_London_-_Institute_of_Education

http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/photos/album/66/The_University_of_London_-_Institute_of_Education

http://brazilianfriends.multiply.com/photos/album/65

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https://vimeo.com/user7559694

In this site we can share our video productions. Hope you like this one.

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May 1, 2012 · 4:54 pm