Posts Tagged ‘classes’

Classes are always first, examinations come afterwards

14 November 2015


[cards via @someecards]

Quick activities in a class

22 April 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

1. Working words (lists and meanings, drawings, oral choir)

2. Filling up sentences in hand out copies (copycat fly)

3. Explaining grammar notions (by writing model phrases and substitution tables on board) (examples)

4. Get students involved in the language by asking them to read aloud a text from the textbook

5. Provide students with easy, quick exercises

6. Listening to real English language via audios

7. Copy Spanish sentences on the board and translate into English language

8. Demand some short essay writings, dictations and texts for translation

9. Show a drawing, picture or photograph to make them talk

10. Q. & A. (Question and Answer: direct question & direct answer) (teacher asks questions)

11. Ask for homework

Reading a graded book on Robinson Crusoe aloud

12 March 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(“To Sir, With Love”; Sidney Poitier.-  Director: James Clavell.-1967. In Spain “Rebelión en las aulas”)

I can´t say when he made the decision, who spoke to him or why he started to behave this way but he did. The boy didn´t use to speak English in class, what´s more, he used to talk a lot and show no good manners.

I heard him saying aloud “chapter 5, teacher!” or “what page?”. One feels better after these things.

Free style, man

1 February 2012

twitter: eugenio_fouz

Well, I found out this picture on yesterday which reflects the way I love teaching. That teacher turns round to her class demanding their attention one hundred per cent.

This is free style, man. And I like it 😉

Little doses of everything

26 September 2011

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 (Arthur Miller, writer)

These activities make learning attractive to students of a foreign language:

Audio listening

Translation of short messages from Spanish into English

Grammar notions (providing some singular or personal examples)

Textbook exercises and correction

Students read extracts of any text aloud

Writing 30 word-essays on any topic related to the lesson

Revision of notions, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation or culture

Packs of copies (“Parallel Papers”, “Vocabulary lists”, “Newspapers”, etc)

Workbook exercises

Asking the meaning of words to any student

Text translation using a dictionary

Choral repetition of sample sentences


Songs (fill in the blanks, comments, essay writing, translation, singing)


Watching DVDs with Spanish or English subtitles


PAU tests

Mock tests

Journalism As Literature

A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


Elements of True Gentlemen


Disentería literaria


El primer blog de Garrafón en habla hispana

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama