If this is your first year in our school, WELCOME! This is your English blog for the year where notes, videos, games and extra activities will be uploaded every now and then to motivate you in your English learning whole experience.
This year you will be challenged by the Euroscola contest, where team work is essential and you can win a trip abroad. Furthermore, we will have the chance to develop our speaking skills through dramatization in our split group hours so don't be shy and be up for rehearsing!
This is your last year in our school (hopefully!) and the external exams are ahead... but we want it to be your best year ever so many projects are ahead and an end-of-year trip abroad, festival and much more. We will help you deciding about your future path and we will have time to develop these matters throughout the year, it is the time to do your best!
So have a look to this video from Kid President to start up! Get INSPIRED!
And for teachers... and students too, this video about experienced teachers on their first day at school... as teachers!
BASICS FOR THE COURSE:
- 30% Procedures: homework/dossier, compositions, reading
- 40% Contents: tests (speaking and written: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing)
- 30% Attitude: punctuality, participation, politeness
20% Accuracy (Acc): grammar, spelling, word order...
20% Fluency (Fl): punctuation, connectors...
20% Structure (Str): title, number of paragraphs, separations...
20% Presentation (Pr): neat and polished, extra requirements: image, map...
20% Originality (Or): you research and use your own ideas beyond the model
IMPORTANT!! Plagiarism (copying) and atomatic translation (e.g. Google translation) will result in an UNQUALIFIED composition (i.e. 0), check www.wordreference.com and other online or print dictionaries.
For reading papers:
Remember you have graded books to enjoy reading in English at the Languages Department and you can ask for books as many times as you want as this will help you develop your vocabulary and your reading comprehension.
WORKBOOK AND STUDENTS BOOK
We will use a digital book, Switch (Oxford University Press) Students and Workbook, so you will need a laptop or netbook.
You will also have materials from other sources.
In the absence of your teacher check your email inbox for instructions and this blog. If there are problems with the Internet connection you wil have printed materials delivered by the cover teacher.
Diary (homework and exams)
White sheets (better recycled!)
Plastic pockets (to keep your dossiers)
Pens (blue/black for notes, green for self-marking, red for marking)
Coloured pencils, scissors, glue... (for different projects)
Earphones (some listening activities will be on your own)
Match! (Interactive board activity): write the name of the objects:
Proposed heading for CC English (Common Credit English):
CC English Tuesday, 16th September 2014
UNIT 1 Name Surname Surname