Thursday, 18 December 2008

Bilingual Education Blog

Edelvives have just started up their BILINGUAL LEARNING BLOG. Go to the left hand column and click on BILINGUAL LEARNING. The blog will feature practical ideas for the classroom alongside interviews, tips and other ideas and suggestions.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Palma de Mallorca (CEP Manacor and Inca)

Thanks to Mabel and Victoria for organising everything and for providing SUCH great help and support! Great groups at both CEPs! Well done!
Here are some pre-school links that might come be useful:
First-School (activities, crafts, worksheets)
BBC (preschool websites)
Enchanted Learning (preschool section)
Preschool Express
Awards and Diplomas

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Back from the Philippines

Lovely trip to the Philippines :) Manila, Tagatay and Palawan (Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Coron). Delicious food, wonderful people, gorgeous place :) The only downfall was my run-in with a water buffalo and our days in the hospital in Manila! Much better now :)

Monday, 20 October 2008

Trip to Serbia

Wonderful training trip to Serbia! Congratulations to all the OTA 'graduates' :) Thank you Ljiljana...and Pele :)

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Physical Education

Lesson Plans for PE classes.

Lesson Plans
and activities for PE warm ups (from TeAchnology)

Dance Lesson ideas (the four seasons)

Video with subtitles on Sports Injuries (from BBC)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Carrera de la Mujer (Race to raise funds for breast cancer research)

Great race! Video of the event HERE.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Internet Public Library

Visit this website provided by the Internet Public Library. Great links to activities for Art, Music, Health, Maths, Science and Computer Studies.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Clips for CLIL

Blog with links to video clips and worksheets for CLIL classes.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Turkey and Serbia (August 2008)

Series of workshops in Turkey and in Serbia. Lovely time in both places :) Thanks to OUP, ODTU and The English Book :)

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Project Work and CLIL

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: classes clil)

Monday, 11 August 2008

CLIL worksheets for Primary Maths

A set of very basic maths worksheets for primary school. Material posted on Scribd.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Bouncing on the Beach

A short video bouncing on the beach in Conil!

Saturday, 2 August 2008

CLIL Science worksheets for lower primary

A set of basic, hand-drawn worksheets that can be used the lower primary Science class. Materials in PDF format on SCRIBD. I hope they're useful :)
I have just added a 2nd set of worksheets --- click HERE to see new stuff.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

CLIL with Children

Article I wrote entitled CLIL with Children in Issue 57 of English Teaching Professional.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Ways Teachers can Use Computers

ELTA newsletter including an article I wrote on some ideas for using computers in class.

Friday, 4 July 2008

SAFA Summer School in Ubeda

Fantastic week with great students and wonderful 'social' events! Special thanks to Paco, Eva and José :) Very nice to meet and work with Aurora, Dani and the other trainers!
Click here to see VIDEO!!!

Webpages for participants:
- Colouring pages - Paint a Picture
- Make Music with Boohbah - British Council - songs with images and lyrics - Preschool Rainbow - Enchanted Learning

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

CLIL Course in CEP de Palma de Mallorca

Two days of CLIL training for teachers from the Balearic Islands :) Lovely visit, great teachers and organisers, perfect weather --- too good to be true! The course was team taught with Robert Quinn.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Visit to Switzerland

Talks in Aarau with very active, participative teachers and organisers followed by a lovely evening in Zurich (trying to avoid football fans!)
For teachers from yesterday's sessions:
Portfolio for young learners (from Nacell/CILT)
Project 3rd edition competition webpage.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Published Material for CLIL Classes

A quick list of books and resources --- on 'Scribd'

Monday, 2 June 2008

Canadian Film Festival in Asturias

Canadian Film Festival at the Centro de Interpretación del Cine en Asturias (CICA) in June. Conference: Canada: El Gran Desconocido on June 5th. Many thanks to María José :)

Thursday, 29 May 2008


  • Espasa -- Author of activities for Aprender Ingles con Dancing English; ISBN: 978-84-670-3472-1
  • Online activities for 8-10 year olds for English Language Institute, Sept. 2010
  • ELI Publishing Co-author (with Magaly Villaroel) of PANDY THE PANDA (series of books for very young learners) (2010)
  • Cengage Learning Pedagogical Advisor for ESO (December 2008)
  • Go Ahead 3 (co-author Workbook (with Cristina Quincy, Robert Quinn and Marilyn Miller)), Stanley Publishing, 2008
  • My World 3 (Pedagogical Advisor for CLIL) Editorial Luis Vives (Edelvives) 2008
  • Projects Across the Curriculum (author), (photocopiable CLIL resources), Mary Glasgow Magazines/Scholastic, 2006 ISBN: 9781904720812
  • Hello Teddy, Teddy’s Train A y B Teacher’s Books, (collaborator), Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Super Summer and Simple Summer Workbooks, (co-author) (activity book and teacher’s notes), Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 2006
  • On-line resource material (activities for flashcards and readers) for secondary courses, Richmond Publishing, 2005
  • Storytellers 1, Storytellers 2, (co-author), Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 2004 (with Andrew Wright)
  • Teacher’s Book - Storytellers 1, (co-author), Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 2004
  • Zoom 1 (co-author), Zoom 5 (collaborator) and Zoom 1 Teacher’s Book (author), Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 2003
  • New Happy Days 3 and New Happy Days 4, (collaborator), Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 2001
  • Happy Days Small 1 and 2, (collaborator), Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 2000
  • Good Times 3 and Good Times 4, (collaborator),Richmond Publishing, Madrid, 1999
  • Resource Pack, Good Times 3, (collaborator), Richmond Publishing, 1999

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

CLIL Science for Primary (from OUP)

Oxford Science Content for Primary - 3 & 4 by Robert Quinn

Science Activity Books for the new LOE Conocimiento del Medio syllabus.
For cross-curricular and CLIL classes and for primary bilingual programmes.

Powerpoint Presentations and Weblinks for CLIL Primary Classes

Set of powerpoint presentations for CLIL primary classes (9 -13 year olds).

Weblinks for CLIL classes:

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Seminar on Bilingual Education (Oviedo, Asturias)

"Seminario regional de apoyo a la enseñanza bilingüe" organised by the CPR in Oviedo. Thanks to Gilberto for a wonderful tour of the town and to Gregorio for his CD full of useful resources and information :)

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Holland 2008

Oxford Teacher Development Day in Utrecht :)
Fantastic, participative teachers and great venue.

Here are some websites from the ICT talk that might come in handy:

- Tutorial on how to start a BLOG (click on blog)
- Starting a blog using BLOGGER
- Headway web link worksheets with WEBQUESTS

- Cross-curricular WEQUESTS (and others)
- Business and ICT CARTOONS
- Powerpoints and slide shows from SLIDESHARE
- Tutorial for Windows MOVIE MAKER

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Hungary 2008

Unforgettable trip to Hungary. Talks on Canadian Culture in Visegrád and Veszprém. Visits to Budapest, Szentendre and Lake Balaton. Many thanks to IATEFL Hungary, the Canadian Embassy, the University of Veszprém and Dorottya Szabo.
Watch the VIDEO of the trip (click on video)

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Russia 2008

Wonderful trip doing teacher training sessions in Voronezh, Rostov-On-Don, Krasnodar, Volgograd and Astrakhan :)

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Talks and Workshops 2008

  • CEP Sevilla - Course in Sevilla Este at CP Maestro José Fuente - "CLIL and TIC for French Classes" - December 2008
  • CEP Manacor, CEP Inca (Palma de Mallorca) - "English for Preschool" (Storytelling, Songs, Assessment, Games) - November 2008
  • SERBIA - "Storytelling", "Classroom Management", "Assessment" - October 2008
  • CEP Sevilla - "ICT and CLIL for Young Learners" - October 2008
  • CPR Oviedo - Regional Seminar on Bilingual Education - "CLIL in 1st cycle" "CLIL in 1st ESO" - September 2008
  • SERBIA - "Discovering Grammar", "Developing Reading and Listening", "Integrated Skills" - August 2008
  • TURKEY (Istanbul, Ankara) "An Incredible English Year" - August 2008
  • SAFA SUMMER SCHOOL (Ubeda) 30 hour course for infant and primary school teachers - July 2008
  • CPR Palma de Mallorca - Regional Seminar on Bilingual Education - "Classroom Language and Management for CLIL", "ICT and Audio visual material for CLIL", "Games and Pairwork for CLIL" - June 2008
  • SWITZERLAND (Aarau) - "Meeting Our Needs Using Project" - June 2008
  • CICA (Gijon) - "Canada - The Great Unknown" - May 2008
  • CPR Oviedo - Regional Seminar on Bilingual Education - "Practial Activities for CLIL", "Fun and Games in CLIL" - May 2008
  • OUP Spain - Galicia (Santiago, Ourense) - "Making the Most of Stories" - April 2008
  • HOLLAND - Utrecht - "Hand in Hand: ICT and ELT", "Getting them Going with Grammar Games" - OUP - April 2008
  • OUP Spain - Madrid - "Surprisingly Easy Cross-Curricular Activities" - April 2008
  • HUNGARY (Visegrad; Veszprem) - "Catching Up on Canadian Culture" - April 2008 (in conjunction with IATEFL Hungary, The Canadian Embassy and the University of Veszprem)
  • RUSSIA (Voroneh, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Astrahan) -"Ready to Read", "Trouble with Teens?", "Exam Success" - OUP/Reload - March 2008
  • SLOVENIA (Maribor; Bled) -"Great Minds DON'T Think Alike" (Differentiated Instruction in Secondary) - OUP - March 2008
  • CEP Castilleja de la Cuesta - "CLIL in Secondary" (January - February 2008) (team taught with Robert Quinn)
  • CEP Sevilla - "The Cat's got Their Tongue: Oral Communication in Bachillerato" (January - February 2008)

Slovenia (March 2008)

Teacher training in Maribor and Bled :) Lovely walks through Ljubjana.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Powerskips on the Beach

Learning to jump using powerskips :)

Friday, 22 February 2008

CLIL Material

CLIL Materials - Materiales de plurilingüismo Material from the the CEP de Seville website (handouts , powerpoints, ideas and suggestions). See: "Materiales" y "Materiales para CLIL (II)" by Nina :)

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Some Useful Links (CLIL, English lessons etc.)

I hope these help :)

Monday, 11 February 2008

Powerskips and bike riding last weekend

See video on POWERSKIPS
See video on the BIKE RIDE