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5.3. 1 What would you include in such a test?

An advisory group which drew up proposals for the new ‘Life in the United Kingdom’ naturalisation test, believed that the ‘two senses of “citizenship”, as legal naturalisation and as participation in public life, should support each other. In what has long been a multicultural society, new citizens should be equipped to be active citizens’ (Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate, 2003, Section 2).

Although they claimed that becoming British ‘does not mean assi
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • develop your understanding of the process of teaching and learning in classrooms, and the role of language in that process;

  • appreciate how a sociocultural approach can be used to make critical, constructive analyses of classroom interaction in a variety of second language learning contexts;

  • use this knowledge to reflect on second language learning processes in the classrooms you know.


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Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher and subject co-ordinator, who has tau
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4 Lesson content

To a certain extent, the actual content of your lessons will be dictated by the curriculum requirements. However, it should be possible to put across that content in an interesting, imaginative and creative way. Not only will doing this help to engage your students with their work, it will also mean that you enjoy the lessons as well.

There are various ways in which we can make our lesson content as successful and appealing as possible. The more inventive and skilful we can become as te
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1 Teaching and behaviour

The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behaviour of our students: a student who is busy learning is far less likely to think about misbehaving. Using a range of strategies, positive approaches and rewards will have a positive impact on behaviour on a day-to-day basis. However, one of the key factors in getting sustained good behaviour is ensuring that your students are fully engaged with the work that they are doing.

There are many factors that can contribute to mis
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References

Alexander, R. J., Rose, J. and Woodhead, C. (1992) Curriculum Organisation and Classroom Practice in Primary Schools: a discussion paper, London, Department of Education and Science.
Awdurdod Cymwysterau, Cwricwlwym ac Asesu (ACCAC, or the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales) (2000a) Desirable Outcomes for Children's Learning before Compulsory School Age, Cardiff, ACCAC.
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4 Selling your language skills

In this section you will learn how to present your language skills on your CV. You will also be given the opportunity to research different types of language learning opportunities in your region.

Activity 14 What a CV should contain

You s
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La estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos

Como ya sabe, las sesiones tituladas De mi puño y letra están dedicadas específicamente a desarrollar sus destrezas de escritura. En esta sesión analizará la estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos.

A vista de pájaro

En esta sección leerá un cuento y analizará sus primeras impresiones.

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5.3 Actividad

Actividad 5.2

1 Look at the following picture of a bar. Write down what you see, using the structure hay + un/una.

Observe y escriba.


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5.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to have a closer look at a popular meeting place in the Hispanic world.

Key learning points

  • Describing a place

  • Use of hay / no hay

  • The indefinite articles: un, una, unos, unas


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4.8.2 Word clusters

Actividad 4.7

Which of the following adjectives go with the nouns below? Cross the odd one out. The first has been done for you.

Tache el intruso.

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3.5 Actividad

Actividad 3.4

Isabel, the Spanish theatre director of the group Expresiones, decides to take some time off to see the sights of Santiago.

Listen to the audio clip below to hear what the guide says about three different places
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3.2 Actividad

Actividad 3.1

In this activity you are going to review some of the vocabulary that you have learned about tourist sights, as well as learn some new words.

Classify the vocabulary in the box under the following two categories.


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1,6.1 Introduction

The process of keeping up-to-date in your chosen subject area is useful for your studies and afterwards, for your own personal satisfaction, or perhaps in your career as part of your continuing professional development.

There are a great many tools available that make it quite easy to keep yourself up to date. You can set them up so that the information comes to you, rather than you having to go out on the web looking for it. Over the next few pages, you will be experimenting with some
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1.4.2 P is for Presentation

By presentation, we mean, the way in which the information is communicated. You might want to ask yourself:

  • Is the language clear and easy to understand?

  • Is the information clearly laid out so that it is easy to read?

  • Are the fonts large enough and clear?

  • Are the colours effective? (e.g. white or yellow on black can be difficult to read)

  • If there are graphics or photos, do they help
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1.1.5 Organising information

How confident are you that you know when it is appropriate to cite references (refer to the work of other people) in your written work?

  • 5 – Very confident

  • 4 – Confident

  • 3 – Fairly confident

  • 2 – Not very confident

  • 1 – Not confident at all

How confident do you feel about producing bibliographies (lists of references) in an appropriate format to accompany you
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2.11.1 Revision: choosing and booking hotels

In this session, you will revise choosing and booking hotel rooms, understanding directions, identifying and using dates (years).

Activité 56

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2.5.2 Activités 26 et 27

Activité 26

  1. Prepare a short oral description of a town with which you are familiar. In your presentation, include the following:

     

    • dans ma ville…<
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2 Les Français en congé

In the second video sequence various people tell us when they take their holidays and explain why they do so. Before watching them, check whether you know how to talk about months and seasons in French.

Grammar Point 3 Talking about months and seasons

Months

When talking abou
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The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping children to lead a happy and fulfilling life is the focus of this unit. Video footage from the Plus organisation in Stirling, Scotland, will help you develop a skilled, dynamic and ethical approach to working with children.Author(s): Creator not set

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