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E.Class

Our English classes exemplar the usage of role playing and a priority on interpersonal relations within the classroom.  For example, following the set lessons from the school books is prioritized less for lessons organized prior by the teacher suitable for English at a suitable level.  
With the 3rd and 4th graders it is common to use the mystery box as a tool for the learning of English.  Magic gadgets, tales, weird objects… they all help us induce speaking situations. Due to the presence of a native language assistant in classes, it is not uncommon for classes to be divided thus he can take groups for short lessons or games in English.  Kids enjoy the time to relax and understand the cultural differences in this time where it can be spent playing the crazy race game (similar to snakes and ladders but adapted for learning English) or outside on the basketball court where space allows for teaching verbs and actions.  At the “I feel like working” corner students can at any time take and do any of the activities in paper proposed as a voluntary homework. Surprisingly, this corner worked despite its voluntary nature. 
With the 5th and 6th graders we have been using our school notebooks prepared with specific resources to work on their listening and speaking.  Some of those resources can be found on the Study&Work area in this same Blog. The handmade game "crazy phrasal" has proven very efficient in improving skills in the construction of sentences and helped consolidate the knowledge of our students. This last trimester we are focusing a little bit more on the basic and fundamental aspects of grammar, so far we have divided our sessions of work into:

1 Accuracy work.  Books, explanations of examples found in the other two sessions and grammar exercises
2 Vocabulary (Working on our vocabulary notebook; a notebook made for “fishing” words, expressions and sentences) In this session we take our time to ponder the the linguistic differences when translating, with the main goal to avoid translating.
3 Fluency work (We watch videos, do role playing, play games, basically an excuse to have fun and learn!