Last Monday 18th December, many 1º de ESO students together with Zianna, our assistant teacher, went to Bioparc in Fuengirola for a guided tour in English. The trip was organised by Cristina Borja, one of the Science teachers at school. She invited some foreign relatives, who are English speakers too. All of them enjoyed a lovely day out in the zoo and practised their English as shown in the following video:
Christmas time is here again. As usual by this time of the year, the English Department runs its Christmas Cards Design Contest. We challenge you all to take part in it. Win some pocket money to spend of your favourite trendiest shops if you are among the lucky winners!!!
Your card must have an awesome design and a Christmas message written in correct English.
Last 15th November our students enjoyed Fortune's Fool, a play in English by Moving On. Our students had great fun again this year with this theatre company. You can also enjoy their performance by clicking on the trailer below:
Thirty-one 3º and 4º de ESO students, toghether with two of their teachers, Joel Gallardo Arrebola and María Eugenia Godoy Talamonte, have participated in a stay in Broadstairs, Kent, England from 22nd to 29th October.
They didn't stay in a hotel nor in a residence: English host families put them up for a week. The students not only attended Kent School of English, where they took an English language course by native teachers, but also took part in several motivating and fun activities such as, Disco Night, Karaoke, Bowling, Sports, Quiz Night, Barn Dance, Coastal Walk, Gymkana and so on.
They visited two nearby towns: Ramsgate and Margate. Besides they had a guided city tour in Canterbury and Cambridge. In Cambridge they ejoyed a river cruise on "punts" and visited one of the university colleges.
They have used English in real communicative contexts and learnt about the culture that the English language transmits.
We hope to come back again next year as it has been a great experience!!
We are lucky to have an assistant teacher this year at school. I won't introduce her, she will:
Hi there!My name is Zianna, and I am here for the year to help out with teaching
English. I share my time here between two schools, IES Salvador Rueda and IES
Juan de la Cierva.I am from Manchester, England and live in the countryside with my
parents, in the Valley of Rossendale. I also have an older brother who lives in
the French Alps. I am currently studying Spanish at the University of Warwick,
and live at the university in a house with my two best friends. This year is my
third year at university, and I will return next September for my final year
before I graduate!In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, climbing and
water sports, although I don’t get much chance to do water sports in England! I
also like listening to all different types of music and going to concerts.So, I guess that’s it for now, but I would love to get to know you all
a little better. If you see me around, please don’t be shy, say hi and introduce
yourself. I don’t bite!!
We do hope you have a great time with us this year, Zianna.
Friday, our 3º and 4º de ESO students guided both their teachers and schoolmates
into the history, traditions, culture and stereotypes of seven different
English speaking countries in the world: England, Scotland, Ireland, the USA,
Canada, Australia and India.
country was exhibited in different rooms by means of music, dancing, singing,
shows, lectures, dialogues, role-plays… It goes without saying all our students
put their English into practice one way or another.
It was a
highly informative and fun “journey” we didn’t need a passport or money for!!!
After runners arrive at our school, they will find that today's specials are based on different parts of the English speaking world. They will be able to try American Meatloaf, as well as British Chicken Pie together with some Australian salad. Besides they will be treated with some Spanish Bizcocho, either with or without chocolate on it. They will most surely enjoy it all!!!! They deserve it just because of the great effort made on such a hot day.........
This year teachers from different areas have been working on a project addressed to 1º de ESO students. The common topic has been WATER.
A multidisciplinary approach has been adopted and each subject has contributed to it in a different way. For example, English teachers and students worked on an adaptation of the song "I'm Singing in the Rain". Besides students worked on tips for saving water at home. The P.E. teacher and his students enjoyed a morning out kayaking. They bordered the conserved Maro-Cerro Gordo cliffs. The Science teacher took students to examine the beach in Almayate. With the Social Science teacher, students recorded some videos showing the use of water throughout history. Above were some samples of all this work. We hope you have enjoyed them as much as teachers and students did!!!
Hi again!!! We are pleased to tell you about the last Audiocuentos Contest Winners. Would you like to know who they are? Then watch this video by Alejandro Zamora Barrera, one of our students in 4º ESO...
Last Wednesday 22nd February, our 4º de ESO and 3º de ESO B students enjoyed a great visit to Málaga-Costa del Sol International Airport. They took part in the Skygate programme and then they had a look at the Airport's Museum. The students also had the chance of practising English in a real context because they interviewed English speaking passengers and had great fun.
On December 23rd teachers and school staff enjoyed a morning snack and played Secret Santa during the break. The aim was fostering coexistence and the use of English through messages written in English before and during the exchange of presents:
It was a Christmas fun activity. Pictures of that day are worth a thousand words ( by José Luis Moreno Menjíbar, our school guidance teacher ).