Posts Tagged ‘Dictionaries’

Literature & Journalism studies planner

11 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Tom Wolfe]

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Literature & Journalism

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Eugenio Fouz.-

11.07.19 Thu

 

1/Dictionaries: OED, Thesaurus, Oxford literary terms, Routledge, Penguin

2/New Journalism (pieces): Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Truman Capote

3/Criticism (articles, books, manifestos)

4/Literature (pieces) -Classics, Modern novels, etcetera: Andersen, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dickens, Twain

5/Journalism (pieces): Kovach, Pinker, Roy Peter Clark, Lippmann

6/Handbooks (literature, journalism)

7/Podcasts: BBC UK, Pitchfork

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8/Bilingual poetry: W. H. Auden, Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton, William Blake

9/Context texts: history, fashion, biographies, music, journalism, politics, society, arts

10/Diverse & tangential letters: dandyism, fairy tales, journalism, style, transtextuality, curiosities

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Hoefler, 9

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#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yxaea5xz

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The best foreign languages teacher in my world

15 July 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Daniel Day-Lewis, actor]

 

The best foreign languages teacher must

 

1/ be a good reader

2/ be a good radio and podcast listener

3/ use dictionaries almost obsessively

4/ learn culture issues (geography, physics, history, maths, traditions)

5/ be an exquisite fanatic of something singular: literature and poetry, for example

6/ study English language everyday (theory)

7/ understand any kind of written text, video or audio in the foreign language

8/ focus on specific aspects of anything – i.e., Business English, Communication, Language, Journalism

9/ use new tools

10/ master the essentials of language: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

 

11/ follow good methods to learn and teach the subject

12/ be honest

13/ move, change, question himself and his strategies on a regular basis

14/ speak good English

 

15/ always explain matters slowly and clear

16/ use old tools

17/ do plenty of exercises on his own (practice)

18/ be a devoted teacher

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How to become an excellent English speaker

29 September 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(José Mourinho)

 

.watch youtube videos

.listen to BBC podcasts (almost every day)

.read novels and short stories

.overuse dictionaries

.have a look at lots of newspapers (the Independent, the Daily Mail)

.get involved in social links (facebook, twitter, imgur)

.enjoy songs & lyrics

.stay in the UK for long periods of time

.be a kind of radio listener of euronews (*smartphone user)

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http://www.euronews.com/live

Stuff for students of English language

28 October 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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A good student of English is expected to have some of the stuff mentioned below:

[EYE! The document has got 25 pages]

#PDF.Archive.com

https://document.li/ak25

Thorough reminder of a teacher of English language

16 July 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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1/listen to BBC podcasts a minimum of three times and focus on audios

2/watch videos on @YouTube, @euronews, BBC

3/read daily newspapers (The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian)

4/be a reader of readers

5/use more than two grammar books (get every new handbook one finds out): Michael Swan, How English works (Oxford U.P); Nigel Barnsley, Business Elements (Mc Graw Hill)

6/fancy literature a lot

7/use dictionaries

8/get blocs & pens to take notes

8/practise pronunciation through phonetics theory and practice

9/ be good at your subject matter (specific topics of business, English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, writing)

10/use specific points or anecdotes to make your classes attractive (magazines, exercises, newspapers, flashcards)

11/have exercises ready in advance (handouts, short messages, mock tests, readings, dictations, &c) to provide them to your students via @moodle, for example

12/use technology inside and outside your classes (blogs, social media, online dictionaries)

13/ teach your students practical things: how to tell the time, how to say numbers or dates, how to do small talk, how to make comments. Help your students to be curious on history, geography and culture

14/show your students apparently useless things such as games, pastimes, sudoku or whatever

15/speak English

16/let your students participate freely

17/use the blackboard

18/move around the classroom

19/encourage your students to memorize vocabulary and write brief comments to improve their writing expression

20/travel to the UK as many times as possible

21/be a radio listener

22/try international projects (e.g: Skype, eTwinning)

23/be humble enough to register in MOOC and NOOC courses for teachers

24/certificate knowledge and progress by official institutions (ESOL and others)

25/be good at Spanish

 

 

 

Webpage, MOODLE and summer tasks for English language students

22 June 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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English language.-Business English 1

June 22nd, 2016

The webpage of school is an essential tool. There one can see practical, general information. Students will find the dates for examinations, warnings, material required for every subject, activities, proposals, pictures, etcetera

A different thing is AULA VIRTUAL also known as @moodle (twitter). Here you will get exercises, tasks, theory pages, GIFS, images, links, videos and so on. Use dictionaries of English language and Spanish to learn new words.

(Write here the meaning of: find … / also known as … / tool … )

It is a good idea to study English language, Literature or Business English notions a few minutes every day. You must not study without a pen and a notebook. It is important not to confuse basic words in English. A typical mistake students make is writing Thuesday instead of Thursday (jueves)

If you think that doing these summer exercises is the key to pass the English language exam, you are wrong. These exercises are only a minimum part of all the work you have to do in summer. Study every day, listen to the BBC podcasts very often, use dictionaries, read English newspapers, read a reader of your choice, write a lot of English words, practise saying verbs in loud voice.

If possible, watch TV series in English language audio with subtitles in Spanish — or English.

Revise basics such as days of the week, numbers, vocabulary, personal pronouns, possessive adjectives, lexical verbs (regular and irregular verbs), auxiliary verbs, conjugations of verbs, idioms, abbreviations, et cetera.

Consult and exploit all the stuff you have: textbook, notebook, Parallel Papers, audios, podcasts, Aula Virtual or @moodle, television, trips to the UK, Skype

Be good & good luck!

Eugene 😉

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Click on the link below to see “suggested summer tasks”:

@moodle / @dropbox #mypublicfiles

HOJA DE CONDICIONES (1 page)

https://db.tt/X0yTnwN2

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summer tasks PDF (30 pages)

https://db.tt/1s2q9Dsc

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3 websites, videos, newspapers and podcasts

11 June 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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For those teachers who wanted to be good at Business English I would recommend three websites related to Business English, listen to podcasts, read English newspapers every day, watch videos and use dictionaries.

1/Learn English Today (abbreviations, vocabulary, games, interviews, business conversations, etcetera) http://tinyurl.com/68j8vf

2/Business English Site ( general Business English, sales and marketing, listening comprehension texts, reading texts, etcetera) http://tinyurl.com/go9tfy5

3/Teaching English Org.(meetings, socialising, lesson plans and worksheets included) http://tinyurl.com/hsxm4m6

Moreover I would insist on reading English newspapers such as The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail or The Daily Telegraph on a regular basis. Anyway, there are plenty of online magazines and newspapers with brilliant articles (Buzzfeed, The Independent, The New Yorkers, The Guardian)

Watching videos on @YouTube, the news on @euronews and listening to podcasts on @BBC_podcasts is essential to keep English alive

The compendium of invented words written by John Koenig

23 August 2014

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

ok la estirga burlona, pablo picasso

Surfing the internet I came across this dictionary of obscure sorrows. I declare I am a serious admirer of this compendium.

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Extract from “The dictionary of obscure sorrows” by John Koenig

[read on @tumblr]

onism

the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.

 

nodus tollens

the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre—which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.

http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/

John Koenig

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U2

15 July 2013

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Anyone can be good at English by continuously reading (newspaper articles, books, blogs), listening to podcasts, taking care of pronunciation, using more than one dictionary, watching TV series and learning words. Moreover I believe that grammar must be always reviewed. I think grammar is not an only kind of cheese but plenty of cheeses. Martinet and Swan, I want you two. 

Teachers´ stuff. Inventory

20 November 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Life can be easier when you have the adequate tools: plastic files, staplers, adhesive tape rolls, propelling pencils, rubbers, pencils, pencil-sharpeners, blocs, notepads and all the stuff. In school a teacher needs graded readers, paper clips, A4 papers, ball pens and perhaps a couple of moleskines.

There will be books, broadly speaking, that a good teacher should consult continuosly such as dictionaries (more than one), grammar books, a Thesaurus, textbooks, novels, magazines, newspapers, etcetera.

If you are a lucky student, you will come across a teacher who loves doing things the right way and he will teach you well. If you are more than lucky, your teacher will be one of the kind who stamps the date on your testing paper or exercise books by using a rubber stamp date.

There are plenty of things in a teacher´s desk: ball pens, diaries, dossiers,  photocopies, press cuttings and rotrings, handbooks, folders, pencil cases and rubber bands, marks lists.

Yes, I can say I am happy with the classical stuff. I fancy especially those coloured slips of paper that teachers call post-its or sticky notes. These are very useful to mark a page in a book or note down any to-do-later task.


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