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L5 EGL Activity 1-5

In your opinion: What is “Intercultural Competence” (I.C.)? We think that Intercultural Competence is the ability to connect the knowledge and teaching to different cultures, in order to promote tolerance and respect to other cultures and harmonious coexistance. We believe that as a result of globalisation, it is crucial to include I.C. because cultural diversity… Continue reading L5 EGL Activity 1-5

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Conference: Teaching students with Down Syndrome

On Wednesday 14th of December we attended the V Conference Innovation in Philology and Communication Studies: Methodological and Research Applications. In this blog entry I am going to summarise the main points of a very interesting paper: Second Language Learning in Down Syndrome children by Laura Sicilia Polo, UCM.  This topic is of great interest since… Continue reading Conference: Teaching students with Down Syndrome

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Considerations and tips for teaching literacy

As we were preparing for the attention to diversity topic, we came up with the idea of teaching students who, for some reason, have low level of literacy. As we do not have enough time to deal with this in class, we did some research in order to find answers to the main questions and provide… Continue reading Considerations and tips for teaching literacy

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Educational implications and activities of Piaget’s theory

In this post we are going to bring Piaget’s idea of developmentally appropriate education into the English classroom because we believe that what he claimed can be really beneficial for students. The main educational implications of Piaget’s theory are the following: 1. A focus on the process of thinking and learning, not just its final products. This… Continue reading Educational implications and activities of Piaget’s theory