Posts Tagged ‘moodle’

Annotations of a foreign language teacher (including APPENDIX I )

3 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

infantería eufo

Texts in English / News.-Huff Post / The Guardian / Opinion

Business English topics / Board messages

British traditions / Literature / Readings / Microstories


Proverbs / Messages / Pics / Gifs / @moodle


Dictations / Translations / English sentences into Spanish / Fill in messages (verbs, pronouns, etc) / Transform (into interrogative) / Q.A


Dialogues / Audios / videos YouTube / Role playing 


Notebook correction / worksheets in the classroom / tests & mini-tests


[Courier, 11]





Diciembre, 2018.-Eugenio Fouz



Cuatro iconos básicos de @moodle

3 February 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz



El profesor dispone de un icono básico con forma de ojo humano que le permite ocultar (ojo cerrado en un tono claro, poco intenso) al alumno determinada información o tareas y mostrarla cuando considere oportuno



El alumno dispone de una flecha negra vuelta en redondo sobre sí misma para actualizar la página de @moodle. Esta flecha se encuentra en la franja del buscador, es decir, en la barra superior horizontal de la pantalla



Un cuadro doble o una ventana de dos cristales situada en el lado derecho de la página solo deja un tema a la vista. A veces el alumno puede hacer clic accidentalmente en ese cuadro y pensar que ha perdido información. No es así.

Lo único que debe hacer para recuperar la versión anterior, es decir, todos los temas, es hacer clic otra vez sobre esa ventana doble. El icono de la ventana doble vuelve a ser una ventana simple de un solo cuadro.



Webpage, MOODLE and summer tasks for English language students

22 June 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


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 😉


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

@moodle / @dropbox #mypublicfiles



summer tasks PDF (30 pages)


Aprendiendo sobre @lf@betiz@ciones múltiples vía educaINTEF

13 March 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

foto de pixabay

Un día me llegó un aviso de una profesora al teléfono. Ella, Magdalena, eligió el contacto rápido del pajarito azul y yo escuché el canto al instante. Gracias a @magpano solicité un curso online sobre alfabetizaciones múltiples dirigido por educaINTEF. Unos días antes de acabar el mes de febrero me notificaron desde que estaba admitido en el curso. Llevo dos semanas leyendo textos, viendo vídeos y haciendo tareas sobre el tema “Alfabetizaciones múltiples: más allá de la lectura” y he de reconocer que me está resultando interesante. Gracias a este curso descubro a Ken Robinson, reencuentro la teoría de la Inteligencia Emocional de Goleman y las Inteligencias Múltiples de Howard Gardner. Me gusta la cafetería del curso en la que cualquiera de los participantes propone algo para compartir e interactuar. El curso está publicitado en @twitter bajo la etiqueta #AlfaBtiza_INTEF.

Mi grupo es el Grupo B. Hay tutores y colegas que tuitean a menudo y comparten ideas haciendo el curso atractivo como son @elenaaisa (tutora del Grupo A), @HelpingAnn (coordinadora), mi tutor @monparaiso, y @LuisLopez_Cano.

Creo que lo mejor de todo es que el curso está colocado en una plataforma de aula virtual @moodle. Y es que a mí @moodle me moodla mucho.

Lo último que me ha tocado hacer es una tarea sobre mi aprendizaje. Se llama “diario de aprendizaje” y uno elige el tipo de formato que le parezca adecuado. Yo he elegido @storify. Tengo que recordar que fue la embajadora de @eTwinning_es Magdalena Pastor (@magpano) quien me habló por vez primera de las maravillas de storify. Gracias otra vez, Magdalena.

Dejo el enlace de mi diario de aprendizaje aquí:

New things in my programming

19 January 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


New things in my programming

*work in pencil (book notes)
*one list only for attendance (the whole year)
*3 months, a complete term: notebook, attitude marks, attendance results (06), surprise test, controls, progress exam

Use pencil or propelling pencil to save marks and data in charts

Introduction of a listening exercise in a control of 2o marks, or maybe in both controls of 20 marks
Focus on vocabulary and grammar. Work on the board. Correct mistakes Chorus words and phrases in the classroom

Use music and songs
Reading aloud
Dictations – improve teacher and student communication Work with mock exams, mini controls


Read the complete document here:

#mypublicfiles via



14 December 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


my method 

  1. @YouTube videos (extracts of films, how to videos, grammar engvid) & @euronews videos
  1. music, songs and lyrics via @google
  1. @BBC_podcasts (learning English category), audios from textbooks
  1. links to exercises and notions on Business English via @google & @moodle
  1. readers (Oxford Bookworms, Burlington Books, etcetera)
  1. role playing
  1. dictations
  1. translations (written texts, news from @guardian, @DailyMirror, @HuffPostUK, @Independent, @TheObjective_en) and using dictionaries (WordReference)
  1. essay writing
  1. vocabulary (list of words: verbs, nouns, adjectives, basics, connectors, etcetera)
  1. grammar (notions of grammar, basics, practice, examples, exercises, false friends, phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, etcetera)
  1. practice (exercises, conjugation of verbs, words, oral talking, blackboard writing, peer work, reading aloud, asking questions, flash cards, etcetera)
  1. tests (mock tests, controls, exams, progress exams, unmarked tests, surprise tests)
  1. Parallel Papers (packs of copies including how to do pages, theafterexampage, functional language reviews, shortlisted words, grammar notions, reminders for the student)
  1. worksheets (handouts with exercises, vocabulary, grammar and basics)
  1. textbook (following the syllabus)
  1. notebook (exercises, basics, notes, grammar, essays, dictations, homework)
  1. planning (teacher´s copy) and feedback from students



Watch “Billy Elliot” at Christmas (homework)

12 December 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

I suggested that my students of Citizenship Education watch a film on freedom and individualism at Christmas as part of homework. I was able to share a picture of the story as well as an extract of the film thanks to @moodle and @YouTube



14 November 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz




Visit @moodle, download, print and learn the vocabulary lists of every lesson

Learn how to conjugate verbal tenses in English. Revise the Spanish verbal tense forms as well. Check the scanner of a Spanish conjugation of verbs table saved in @moodle pages

A student can´t make the same old mistake test after test. Learn once and for all the correct spelling of specific words (**autum for autumn, **fiveteen for fifteen, **fourty for forty, **january for January, *Tuesday when you refer to Thursday)

There are only 7 days in a week!(Won´t you be able to remember them the right way?)

We use the analogical time. Say 3.30 (half past three). As you should know all months of the year and days of the week are written in capital letters. It is considered a spelling (orthography) mistake to write **march for March. Imagine somebody writing **paula for Paula.

A student of English language knows the correct name of the tools he uses. If he is asked to choose a demonstrative he understands that he must try one of these: this, these, that, those

Learn English topics little by little, that is, learn in the first place the list of personal pronouns of subject (I, you) and learn personal pronouns of object afterwards (me, you, him)

Do not confuse personal pronouns with possessive adjectives. Possessive adjectives always come along with a noun (my book, your sister, his girlfriend, her father, its meal, our teacher)

Definite articles, indefinite articles, numerals (cardinal numbers are one, two, twelve, one hundred) (ordinal numbers are first, second, twenty-third), adverbs (slowly, nearby, happily), linkers (but, however, and, nevertheless), pronouns (I, you, he, she), etcetera

There are certain formulas in language that one must learn by heart (by memoria)

How are you? How do you do! What are you doing? What ´s your last name/surname, please? I don´t understand. I´m afraid I didn´t hear you, could you repeat that, please? Thank you! You´re welcome!/No problem!/ It´s alright!/ Any time! How old are you? I´m 23 Have you got a car? No, I haven´t Do you mind if I smoke in here? No, go ahead!

Try to take part in the class dynamics by asking your questions, voluntareeing to the blackboard, following the chorus repetition of phrases, speaking English, doing the homework.

Making mistakes is a step everybody has to take.

Typical mistakes of insecure students:

buy/sell; before/after; Tuesday/Thursday; actually/currently; easy/essay (comprar/vender; antes/después; martes/jueves; realmente/actualmente; fácil/ensayo)

Write your last name and first name in the examination paper, your class group and date

Write in good calligraphy if possible. If not, try to be clear [Do not forget that a teacher must read your answers]

Once you have finished your examination take one minute to see if everything is right. Check your answers, grammar, vocabulary, spellings. See if you have left any exercise unfinished.

Be good & good luck! 

EF.- 141115

Draft of a schedule for English language (1st term)

17 October 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

irina jogg

Schedule / Planning

1st term

Subject:esl 2

*upload answers to certain exercises on moodle

October 19-23: lesson 3, audios 2, practice file 3, words, notebook, reader, verbs, conjugation, how to download a podcast**, no cell phones**, orals 1-2, exercises, translation, sms, test 10m

October 26-30: lesson 4, audios 3, orals, words, notebook, PPa, reader, flash-cards, verbs, numbers, role-playing: telephoning**, essay, basics, dictation

November 2-6: lesson 5, audios 4, words, notebook, verbs, practice file 3, practice file 4, role-playing:interviewing**, translation, sms, control 20m

November 9-14: lesson 6, audios 5, words, notebook, verbs, reader, role-playing:saying numbers**, PPa, orals, essay, basics, flash-cards, dictation, collect notebooks 5m

November 16-20: lesson 7, audios 6, words, notebook, role-playing:small talk**, numbers, orals, basics, translation, flash-cards

November 23-27: audios 7, words, sms, basics, essay, reader, dictation, PPa, translation, role-playing:spelling names or company names**, control 20m

December 1-4: exam 30m

Key answers to exercises (sample of English language at ESL 2)

17 October 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouzstuff in the classroom

Key answers

Esl 2 – @moodle

Corrected exercises. –

Business results. Pre-intermediate

Practice file. Lesson 1

Page 102.


Exercise 2.

2 head, 3 operate, 4 subsidiaries, 5 employees, 6 sell, 7 goods, 8 make,

9 competitors


Exercise 1.

2i, 3a, 4e, 5j, 6c,

7g, 8b, 9d, 10f


Exercise 1.

2 is, 3 specialize, 4 starts, 5 works, 6 start, 7 have, 8 specializes, 9 are, 10 work


  1. does 5, c. do you have 7, d. is 2, e. do 10, f. are 9, g. does 1, h. start 6, i. does 4, j. does 8


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