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English Language Learning Studio

I'm a teacher of English as a Second and Foreign Language with 20 years of experience. In my shop, you will find resources to help your students to develop critical thinking skills and learn the key aspects of digital literacy. You will also find that many of my resources are project-based and include assessment tools. I also create materials for professional development to help teachers to cope with the new challenges they face in their career.

I'm a teacher of English as a Second and Foreign Language with 20 years of experience. In my shop, you will find resources to help your students to develop critical thinking skills and learn the key aspects of digital literacy. You will also find that many of my resources are project-based and include assessment tools. I also create materials for professional development to help teachers to cope with the new challenges they face in their career.
How to write an opinion essay
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How to write an opinion essay

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With this Prezi presentation, students will recall how to write an opinion essay: outline, structure, content organization and tips to follow during the writing process. The topics suggested are 'How can we promote non-violence in our everyday life', 'Is forgiveness always possible?' and 'Is violence contagious?', but you can use this writing aid with any topic. If you like this resource, please consider reviewing it or recommending it to other teachers. ;)
Unit of work: Children and teenagers' rights and responsibilities.
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Unit of work: Children and teenagers' rights and responsibilities.

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The topic of this unit is Children and teenagers’ rights. The main objective is to foster students’ critical and creative thinking to solve a problem that affects them as teenagers. The unit is designed for a five-lesson period, though changes can be done as necessary. Along with the lesson plan, you will find four worksheets: a summary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with comprehension and discussion questions; a piece of worksheet showing an example about how to solve a problem; a piece of worksheet with steps to arrive at a solution; a piece of worksheet where the thinking strategy ‘Six hats’ is used to guide students in their search for a good solution to the problem.
Digital Literacy: How to evaluate websites
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Digital Literacy: How to evaluate websites

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The objectives of this project are: To reflect about the pros and cons of internet. To critically assess web pages. To give advice about safe surfing. To learn specific vocabulary about internet. To identify the purpose and audience of a text. To write for a specific audience. To foster collaborative learning.
Teenagers and alcohol: let's talk about it!
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Teenagers and alcohol: let's talk about it!

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OBJECTIVES In this unit students will: • Learn about the effects of alcohol beverage • Calculate the alcohol content of most common drinks • Learn what to do in circumstances of alcohol poisoning. • Survey the habits of alcohol consumption of young people in their community. • Design a campaign to raise young people’s awareness of the dangers of alcohol consumption.
My birthday in history
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My birthday in history

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In this lesson students will create a Prezi presentation with the events that happened in history on their birth day. OBJECTIVES: To research on internet about important events in history that happened on the same date they were born. To check the reliability of the internet sources. To select information to explain the importance of the events. To prepare an oral presentation using the Prezi as support bearing in mind the content, style, purpose and audience of the presentation.
My birthday in history
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My birthday in history

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AIM: In this lesson students will create a Prezi presentation with the events that happened in history on their birth day. OBJECTIVES: To research on internet about important events in history that happened on the same date they were born. To check the reliability of the internet sources. To select information to explain the importance of the events. To prepare an oral presentation using the Prezi as support bearing in mind the content, style, purpose and audience of the presentation.
Critical thinking: How to evaluate websites.
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Critical thinking: How to evaluate websites.

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The aims of this unit are: To reflect about the pros and cons of internet. To critically assess web pages. To give advice about safe surfing. To learn specific vocabulary about internet. To identify the purpose and audience of a text. To write for a specific audience. To foster collaborative learning.
Applying the Functional Behavioural Approach to classroom management.
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Applying the Functional Behavioural Approach to classroom management.

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This presentation is intended to provide basic guidelines about the Functional Behavioural Approach (FBA) and to suggest strategies to cope with discipline problems based on that approach. Steps about how to plan, deliver and evaluate the strategies are also provided as well as reference for further readings.
Show the world why your city is worth visiting. A collaborative blog.
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Show the world why your city is worth visiting. A collaborative blog.

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This resource includes the project handout for students and the teacher’s notes to work during a minimum of a month (depending on the number of lessons you have per week) Main goal: Students will design and write a touristic blog about their city addressed to an English speaking audience. Objectives: a)To provide an authentic context for language learning focusing mainly on the development of reading and writing skills; b) To foster collaborative learning through the division of tasks and responsibilities; c) to cater for all learning styles; d) To integrate ICT in the learning process to enhance the 21st-century skills; e) To integrate assessment tools coherent with the learning of life skills; f) To integrate the school community in the students’ learning processes.
Teenagers and alcohol: let's talk about it!
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Teenagers and alcohol: let's talk about it!

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In this unit students will: • Learn about the effects of alcohol beverage • Calculate the alcohol content of most common drinks • Learn what to do in circumstances of alcohol poisoning. • Survey the habits of alcohol consumption of young people in their community. • Design a campaign to raise young people’s awareness of the dangers of alcohol consumption.
Functional Behavior Assessment applied to Classroom Management
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Functional Behavior Assessment applied to Classroom Management

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This presentation is intended to provide basic guidelines to apply the Functional Behavioural Approach (FBA) and to suggest strategies to cope with discipline problems based on that approach. Steps about how to plan, deliver and evaluate the strategies are also provided for teachers, parents and school staff as well as suggestions for further readings.
Class discussion about Human Rights
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Class discussion about Human Rights

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In this lesson plan you will find the steps to introduce your students to the topic of Human Rights in an interactive way through videos, small group discussions, a quiz and the news. All these activities will prepare students to perform a class discussion about one of the two topics of discussion presented in the plan according to their age and linguistic level. Learning objectives: To introduce the topic of Human Rights. To prepare students for a discussion about Human Rights offering specific content and language input. To develop critical thinking skills by giving opinions supported by evidence. To raise students’ awareness of their own rights. Files included: Lesson plan with two topics of discussion (for two levels). Rubric to assess the discussion. Interactive Power Point presentation with videos and a quiz.
Class discussion about Human Rights
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Class discussion about Human Rights

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In this lesson plan you will find the steps to introduce your students to the topic of Human Rights in an interactive way through videos, small group discussions, a quiz and the news. All these activities will prepare students to perform a class discussion about one of the two topics of discussion presented in the plan according to their age and linguistic level. Learning objectives: To introduce the topic of Human Rights. To prepare students for a discussion about Human Rights offering specific content and language input. To develop critical thinking skills by giving opinions supported by evidence. To raise students’ awareness of their own rights. Files included: Lesson plan with two topics of discussion (for two levels). Rubric to assess the discussion. Interactive Power Point presentation with videos and a quiz.
Classroom management: strategies based on how the teacher's brain works
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Classroom management: strategies based on how the teacher's brain works

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The first part of this presentation explains how the teacher’s brain works during teaching and why it is so difficult to coordinate all the activities that teachers are involved in during class time. Misbehaviour is the main reason for poor learning in most classes so in the second part of the presentation I provide specific strategies to prevent misbeaviour from happening so that teachers can devote all their class time to do what they are meant to do in class: Teaching. (This is an interactive presentation especially designed to make your reading more dynamic)
Classroom management: strategies based on how the teacher's brain works
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Classroom management: strategies based on how the teacher's brain works

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The first part of this presentation explains how the teacher’s brain works during teaching and why it is so difficult to coordinate all the activities that teachers are involved in during class time. Misbehaviour is the main reason for poor learning in most classes so in the second part of the presentation I provide specific strategies to prevent misbeaviour from happening so that teachers can devote all their class time to do what they are meant to do in class: Teaching. (This is an interactive presentation especially designed to make your reading more dynamic)
Evaluation of L2 coursebooks
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Evaluation of L2 coursebooks

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In this workbook, you will find two frameworks based on ELT research to evaluate second language coursebooks. You can choose one framework and follow the steps to decide if a coursebook is the best fit for your class.
Evaluation of L2 coursebooks
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Evaluation of L2 coursebooks

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In this workbook, you will find two frameworks based on SLA research to evaluate second language coursebooks. You can choose one framework and follow the steps to decide if a coursebook is the best fit for your class.
Show the world why your city is worth visiting. A collaborative blog.
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Show the world why your city is worth visiting. A collaborative blog.

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This resource includes the project handout for students and the teacher’s notes to work during a minimum of a month (depending on the number of lessons you have per week) Main goal: Students will design and write a touristic blog about their city addressed to an English speaking audience. Objectives: a)To provide an authentic context for language learning focusing mainly on the development of reading and writing skills; b) To foster collaborative learning through the division of tasks and responsibilities; c) to cater for all learning styles; d) To integrate ICT in the learning process to enhance the 21st-century skills; e) To integrate assessment tools coherent with the learning of life skills; f) To integrate the school community in the students’ learning processes.