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¿Cómo hacer que mis hijos vean la tele en inglés?

Escucho muchos veces la continua queja de padres que no “no consiguen” que sus hijos vean la tele en inglés. Aquí os animo a hacerlo y os cuento un poco por qué creo que es importante y algunos trucos para implementarlo en casa si no lo habéis conseguido. Si tenéis más trucos o ideas, por…

The importance of reading

(Texto en español a continuación) Our Anglophone Reading Program for primary students has just kicked in. All our students in primary will interact with books (not textbooks) and with teachers dedicated to instruct them, but mostly to encourage them, motivate them and give them confidence to read in English. There are two main reasons why reading is so…

The Anglophonizer

(Texto en español a continuación) New kid on the block! So happy, thrilled and proud to introduce to you our first 100% Anglophone-made textbook: The Anglophonizer! Elena tells us the team’s vision and goals when designing and creating contents for this powerful tool. This book will be used by the 2nd of Infantil classes but…

End of course!

(Texto en español a continuación) We’re heading towards June and preparations are in full swing to ensure we have a great end of course! This last month is very important since it’s time to evaluate students´ performance throughout the year and their acquisition of the language. Elena explains how is this time of the year…

5 things to look for in Open Class

(Texto en español a continuación) Open Class is coming soon! Every trimester we invite parents of our Anglophone KIDS´ parents to come to class and see them in their learning environment, with their teachers and their peers. Parents come for the last 30 minutes of the class and join us at the Anglophone Centers classrooms.…

S.T.E.M. at Summer Fun Camp

(Texto en español a continuación) Hello! As we are getting ready for our Camp. We are happy to say that this year we are bringing S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to our Summer FUN Curriculum! What is S.T.E.M.? As defined in its acronym, S.T.E.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering Math. The idea is to…

Anglophone Reading Program

(Texto en español a continuación) As reading is the basis for success in all other skills, it is certainly the most important element in early primary education. In acquiring a second language, this is even more interesting, as it opens the door for a better understanding of the second code and a world of information…

How can I help my child to get a good level of English?

(Texto en español a continuación) Getting our children to speak English well is not only a bilingual family’s goal but is also something that is attainable for families who are monolingual and from Almeria. It only requires intention, imagination and a good plan. We are aware of the importance of languages but the word “bilingual”…

End of the Year Testing

The end of the year is here, and with that we like to check our students one by one to see how everybody is doing and how they can communicate in the context of Standard Based Testing. How do we do this? We use the format of Official Examinations to evaluate kids English Competency. What…

5 Apps for Kids English Learning

In our last post about how to support English learning at home, we posted about TV shows, and now we want to continue on with apps. The big question is how to find the right one, as there are hundreds out there! Here is a selection of the ones I think are good for English…

Summer FUN 2016 – Getting ready for our Summer CAMP

Hello Everybody! Sigue leyendo para encontrar la versión en español (un poco más abajo) Summer is coming! And it is the perfect time to put into practice and expand all the English knowledge acquired during the course. We are planning our 2016 SUMMER FUN with these goals in mind: provide a creative and fun environment,…

New Center in Almería – Anglophone Downtown

We are very excited today, as we have some exciting news to share: WE ARE OPENING A NEW CENTER IN ALMERÍA! Anglophone Downtown will be located in the Rambla, Avda. Federico García Lorca, 47 and is the result of many months of hard work and your support and belief in our project. This is why…

Five TV Shows for Kids English Learning

Sigue leyendo para encontrar la versión en español (un poco más abajo) Parents in Anglophone often ask us “What can I do at home to support my kids learning?”. Reading, playing, educational apps and TV can be used to support all language learning at home. We will dedicate a series in each of these blocks in…

Summer FUN 2015

We are so sad that Summer Fun is coming to an end!  It has been a month of great discoveries, of new best friends and of loads of amazing knowledge. You can take a peek at some of the fun we had during our sessions in our Youtube channel here. We are looking forward to having…

Anglophone Experience

Click on the link below to watch a video about our students chatting about their “Experiences” abroad with Anglophone. Pincha en el video para ver a nuestros alumnos hablar sobre sus “Experiences” en el extranjero con Anglophone.…

2015 Book Club – First Book

After long discussions and tears we have a winner book to read at Anglophone’s First 2015 Book Club meeeting: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – “With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent”.…

Why We Love Open Class

This time of year and every trimester we invite parents of our AnglophoneKIDS to come to class and see them in action during OPEN CLASS. Our teachers conduct a demonstration on how they communicate (listening and speaking) in front of their parents: an activity, song, class demo or play for the MAD Drama Students. Parents…

4 Fun Kids Travel Activities

Traveling with Kids? Viajas con tus hijos este verano? Incluimos aquí varios enlaces a juegos y pasatiempos divertidos para practicar inglés y entretenerlos durante vuelos, viajes en coche…, o en casa! El verano es largo y queremos que sigan interactuando con el idioma de forma divertida. 22 páginas de sopas de letras, laberintos y otros…

Evaluating our English

Cómo medimos el aprendizaje…How we measure learning… Es importante al final de cada curso que midamos cualitativamente los logros alcanzados durante el año. Quiero explicar un poco más sobre cómo evaluamos cada grupo de edad y cómo estas evaluaciones pueden ayudar a los niños, a los maestros y los padres. It is important at the…

Debate in English Class

El juez pide tiempo y el primer orador se levanta preparándose , ” En primer lugar me gustaría decir que …”; y así empieza un desafío a nuestras ideas preconcebidas. Lee la versión original de Emanda Percival en inglés aquí. El Debate en el aula es una discusión formal siguiendo reglas específicas y límites en…

Why we like Gaellic Sport…

What a great week we are having in Monaghan, Ireland. Our school has organized activities for us every day in Hurling, Gaellic Football and Soccer. The children and families have been fantastic and I feel fortunate to be able to learn about the Irish culture and customs. My great discovery and that of the children…

In Monaghan, Ireland

Kerwyn is spending a week in Monaghan, Ireland at High School with 37 students from the “Nuestra Señora del Milagro” School in Almería as part of a School Integration Trip. Nos cuenta: The families and school are great. Best line I heard yesterday: “Voy a estar en dos países en un día…que fuerte!” Wish me…

Reading with your kids: Tools and Tips

La semana pasada nos reunimos con algunos padres de AnglophoneKIDs para hablar sobre estrategias y herramientas para apoyar a nuestros alumnos que se están iniciando a la lectura en español para que aprendan en inglés simultáneamente. ¿El objetivo? Aprovechar ese interés innato que nuestros pequeños de 2 a 6 años muestran por las letras, formas,…

What are we reading this month?

El pasado viernes, David Bailey presentó el formato de nuestro Fourth Friday Book Club. Este mes, leeremos On Chesil Beach de Ian McEwan, una novela del famoso escritor inglés ganador del Man Booker Prize. Incluimos aquí algunas de las FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) que David nos presentó durante la reunión. Para aquellos interesados, podéis conseguir…

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