martes, 17 de enero de 2017

Ayudas para participar en cursos de inmersión en lengua inglesa (UIMP)

Extracto de la Resolución de 9 de diciembre de 2016, de la Secretaría de Estado de Educación, Formación Profesional y Universidades, por la que se convocan 1.005 ayudas para participar en cursos de inmersión en lengua inglesa organizados por la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, destinadas a titulados en Máster en Profesorado de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato, Formación Profesional y Enseñanzas de Idiomas y a Maestros.

Podrán solicitar estas ayudas: 
 a) quienes hayan finalizado la diplomatura o grado de Maestro en cualquiera de las especialidades en alguno de los siguientes cursos académicos: 2015-2016, 2014-2015 o 2013-2014, con una nota media del expediente académico de, al menos, 8,00 puntos. 
 b) quienes hayan finalizado los estudios de Máster en Profesorado de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato, Formación Profesional y Enseñanzas de Idiomas, con una nota media en el master de, al menos, 8,00 puntos en alguno de los siguientes cursos académicos: 2015-2016, 2014-2015 o 2013-2014.

domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

Nueva edición. Cambridge Monitor

Algunos medios de comunicación se han hecho eco durante la semana de la cuarta edición del estudio Cambridge Monitor orientado al conocimiento del contexto sociopolítico europeo a través de más de 3.000 encuestas en seis países. 

Una de las cuestiones más reflejadas tiene que ver con la competencia en lengua inglesa y su percepción. También la relación de esta competencia con muy diferentes criterios geográficos, socioeconómicos e incluso de naturaleza ideológica.

Si tenéis curiosidad, podéis acceder al informe completo a través del siguiente enlace:

De la misma forma, es posible encontrar los informes correspondientes a ediciones anteriores a partir de: 

sábado, 14 de enero de 2017

Quick Rubric

According to Wikipedia, in education terminology, rubric means "a scoring guide used to evaluate the quality of students' constructed responses". They usually contain evaluative criteria, quality definitions for those criteria at particular levels of achievement, and a scoring strategy. 

Often presented in table format, they can be used by teachers when marking, and by students when planning their work. 

There are many rubric creation tools. Quick Rubric is a powerful one that allows you to create, share, and publish rubrics with minimal effort. The following video shows you how it works.


viernes, 6 de enero de 2017

NOAA's Planet Arcade

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOOA) is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce.

On this site it provides a funny place to experience the world of science through gaming. 26 educational online games and interactive activities focused on ocean science and environment.

sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

Happy New Year

We wish you a very happy new year. 

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." 

Albert Einstein.

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2016


Awesome site by Ian James (@ij64) where you can find short and engaging viral clips with ELT lessons planned around them.

The aim of Viralelt is harness their emotional impact to generate language in the ELT classroom. Each video on Viralelt is accompanied by 10 conversation questions and a listening activity.

Most of the activities are aimed at upper intermediate to advanced adult learners of English.

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2016

FREE ESL Christmas worksheets, a community of language teachers from around the world who share their homemade worksheets on a free-to-use platform, provides this amazing collection of ESL worksheets connected with the Christmas period.


martes, 20 de diciembre de 2016

Common Sense Education

Common Sense is the largest independent nonprofit organization committed to helping kids, teachers, and families manage media and technology in life and learning.

Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities. Their free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson, plans, videos, webinars, and more.

On Twitter: @CommonSenseEd

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2016

CEFIRE de Elda. Online course: English Resources


- To reflect on the importance of the methodological strategies and the materials used in the classroom.
- To know and use different ICT tools for English teaching/learning in secondary schools and eoi.
- To share teaching/ learning resources embedded in the communicative approach.
- To give examples of educational experiences related to English learning using ICT.
- To suggest different activities that encourage linguistic and cultural reflection and learning through ICT.


- Methodological aspects, didactic resources and the inclusion of cultural contents in English learning.
- Reflection on authentic materials and their use in the classroom.
- Online resources to practice the four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
- Materials and online tools that encourage communication in the classroom.
- Collaborative learning tools on the 2.0 web.

Get more information by visiting the application page:

jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2016

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

This interesting website contains hundreds of visual aids that can be used to support instructional tasks. It can be useful for ESL teachers when teaching vocabulary and grammar.

The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes (University of Pittsburgh). All the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE)
You can search for an image or browse the collection.

The University of Pittsburgh provides access to the digital materials on this site for educational and research purposes only. Any other use of these materials, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, or transmission, is strictly prohibited without written permission.

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2016

Christmas Vocabulary Flashcards, a website by Mateusz Wawrzynowicz, an ESL teacher from Poland, provides a set of flashcards with words related to Christmas vocabulary.

A useful resource for this time of year. You can download the flashcards with or without words.


viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2016


Buncee is a creation and presentation tool for students and educators that enables them to easily bring together all kinds of content (buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation. It allows learners to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. It also provides a catalog of stock images and animations that they can add to their slides.

jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2016

Using Video in the Classroom

Along with other resources, videos are a great way to help improve students’ comprehension skills.

If you are interested in the use of video as a tool for ESL teaching (why and how to use it, good practices and examples...), we recommend you read this free handbook by David Deubelbeiss, a professor, teacher trainer and tech advocate.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2016


ListenandReadAlong is a very useful ESL resource if you want to improve your pronunciation and intonation. 

You can listen to stories and read along with them. Words are highlighted as you hear them, so it's easy to follow the text as you listen. 

On YouTube: 
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PIZZAZ. Creative #Writing

PIZZAZ (People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling) has been an Online Resource since 1995 from Leslie Opp-Beckman For Scribblers and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 

This site uses poems and short stories as writing examples and exercises to teach creative writing and usage. It provides simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with printable handouts for: Poetry, Fiction and Tricks. They can be used with all ages. 

jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

Grammar for Kids

Website created by Aurora Jove and Luz Pérez, teachers of English at Ponte dos Bozos State Primary School in Arteixo (Galicia. Spain).

The website is focused on the learner and on the use of ICT as a teaching tool in the ESL classroom. It provides a funny way to refresh grammar skills with lots of interactive games, quizzes, and tutorials.

Some other amazing websites by the same authors:

Web Tools For Kids Plenty of free web applications for your blogs.
Topics For Kids Lots of online activities, word games, exercises, quizzes, songs, videos, e-books and other ESL resources.

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

Cookie. Learning games for young children

At Cookie, child experts and educators design interactive online games for kids. Their learning games for kids help in building skills needed for success in school. 

This website provides games, stories, videos, worksheets, arts & crafts, and a preschool zone.

Very interesting and fun for kids.

jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

EF English Proficiency Index

The EF Education First English Proficiency Index (EPI), a report which attempts to rank countries by the average level of English language skills amongst adults, has published its latest research on where English is learned around the world and quality of teaching in each country to find the places with the highest proficiency of English as a second language.

The EF EPI sixth edition was calculated using test data from 950,000 test takers in 2015. The test takers were self-selected and no demographic information was collected on them. The tests are used by the company for marketing and placement purposes (Source Wikipedia)

EF EPI Executive Summary (2016):

Spain Country Fact Sheet:

miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2016


Website for Primary and Elementary schools providing more than 260 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities and may free to use fun kids games and activites for kids. Subjects including: Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, R.E., D.T., I.C.T, French and Spanish. 

Crickweb can be used in the classroom, as well as at home
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