The school’s Bilingual Department has designed some bilingual door labels in order to provide the students with a bilingual educational environment that might be able to help them improve their level of English. This measure has been taken to foster the development of the ability to communicate properly in orally and written form within the classroom context. These labels will be put up very soon! You can be the first person to check them out here though.
Learning English through movies and plays is one of the best ways of improving the listening comprehension skill and hence, the related speaking skill. Students are able to learn words and grammatical structures in realistic context and later recognise these words in conversations and use them in real life situations without even realizing it.
For these reasons, both the students from the bilingual groups and also the rest of them went to the theatre to watch a play in different days. Groups 1ºA, 1ºC, 1ºD, 2ºA, 2ºC and 2ºD went there to watch a modern play titled London, here I come! in English and Spanish. CLIL groups 1ºB, 2ºB and 3ºB watched a theatrical version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ in English. We prepared it in class in advanced by showing them a PPT presentation about the author’s background, about the main points of the plot and characters. After watching it the students did an oral quiz with questions about the play in class. They really enjoyed it!
On the occasion of Saint Valentine’s Day celebration, the students were able to visit an exhibition (in the hall) which helped them look beyond the common understanding society has on this day. What were they able to learn? Their teacher explained the historical origins of this festivity by drawing on Valntinus story which began in the third century. This activity turned out into an excellent way for the students to broaden and deepen their knowledge on this festivity. They completed a worksheet in which they had to answer some specific questions and we corrected them in class. 1st year B students brought some Valentine’s Day greeting cards that they gave to their classmates and they read them aloud in class. What follows gives an illustration of these activities. Let’s have fun learning about it!