St. James apostó hace más de 20 años por asociarse a la Asociación de Centros de Enseñanza de Idiomas de Andalucía (ACEIA). Nuestra mayor conclusión es que no habríamos llegado hasta donde hemos llegado sin el apoyo de los miembros de la asociación.
cursos de formación
One of our objectives at St. James is that students evaluate themselves. This will help them to develop their self-awareness which is one of the most important intrapersonal competencies in our Emotional Intelligence Programme. I’d like to share a simple routine regarding self-awareness which can be easily done in class: I give myself…
This is a simple, effective and engaging activity to introduce and revise vocabulary. It’s also a good activity to practise describing pictures using language for speculation, a task students face in many speaking exams. This is how I use these pictures with older children, teenagers and adults.
1. Choose a set of words you want to introduce or revise.
2. Take a close-up photograph that shows only part of the image.
3. Take another photograph that shows the whole image.
4. Arrange the students in pairs or 3s.
One of our responsibilities as teachers is to help students to overcome their mistakes. Error correction is key to learning but not any correction will be effective. In this entry I’d like to reflect on how to help students improve in a supportive and effective way.
I remember years ago, in June, talking to a student about the grammar and vocabulary sections in the book….. when I realised that the student was not aware of the fact that his book had several sections after the last unit! Since then I always spend about 20 minutes at the very beginning of the year going through the book and other resources such as websites or links. This is what I do:
Most of us are about to start teaching groups of students (Ss) who will be working together for 9 months. Before we start thinking about goals for them it might be a good idea to get to know them better. They also need to socialise among themselves so that they feel part of the group.
St. James ha ofrecido un día de formación sobre gestión de centros de idiomas a un estupendo grupo de directores de otros centros de Sevilla y Córdoba.