Session Six

In session six we recapped the new language: I used to I’m used to The one thing to remember is after “I’m used to” the verb takes ing. eg. I’m used to living in London now. We also looked at the phrase “get to” which means have the opportunity to. eg. I get to see […]

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Lesson five

We started with a recap of last week’s digital punctuation: @   _    –    .    :  #    * (test yourself – can you remember all the names?) Then we moved on to our new topic: work We discussed the jobs we have done and the jobs people in our families do. Lots of people were teachers […]

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Lesson Four

We started the lesson with a conversation about digital stuff. Devices: laptops, smartphones, cameras, tablets etc. Apps: Transport for London, Citymapper, google translate, maps etc. Social media: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber etc. We did a class audit and Facebook and Skype were the most popular.  We then read a post from the English for […]

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Lesson Three

Today we had a short lesson because the centre was closed until 10 for training. Sorry to Kavita and Nadia who arrived at 9:30 because they didn’t get a message. We revised the language from last week: Passive aggressive eg. Passive aggressive behaviour is quite common in work and family relationships Boycott eg. I used […]

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Lesson Two

We spent a long time today discussing the idea of capabilities. We started the lesson with a nice story from Beatriz about calling the Inland Revenue (tax people) to get her National Insurance number. As a result we learned these phrases: “I was wondering if you don’t mind just this once if you could speak […]

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Lesson One

We launched the beginning of a six week research project. We are trying to find out what capabilities, apart from language and literacy, are most useful and how they can be drawn out of, or embedded into the learning. Students discussed these questions: What is research? Who does it? Why? And what is educational research? They […]

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