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jueves, 26 de agosto de 2010

What to study for the exams.

This are the contents for you classes, and what to study for your exams.

-Practice your reading comprehension.
-Check your book for the type of exercises we saw.

-Practice your reading exercises.
-Check your exercises for substituting.
-Review the types of writing.
-Check your vocabulary for formal and informal writing.

-Check the types of writing.
-Practice your reading skills.
-Review your use of English exercises.

-Causes for the WWI.
-Stages for the WWI.
-Repercussions of the WWI.

The followin concepts:

Portfolio requirements

Hi guys, these are the requirements for your portfolio. This is what you should include for it to be complete.

- Departure Reflections (who am I as a student?).
- Self-assessment Grid.
- Objectives.
- Evidences.
- Reflections on the activities and the period.

Your Portfolio should be complete by the end of next week.

jueves, 19 de agosto de 2010

FCE third grade listening practice


remeber to answer the two listening excercises.

lunes, 16 de agosto de 2010

Essay guidelines

Course: Contemporary World History

Instructions for the essay

Write your understanding on the following concepts and how each one of them contributed to the development of the WWI.

Alliance System
Arms Race

This essay is due September 2nd.
The number of words to write is from 500 to 750.
This essay is worth 40% of your grade.

How to write a summary!

I'm giving you some tips on how to write a summary, you task number two on your writing tasks. Remeber is due on next week.

Remember to summarize the text you've read. Use the following tips:
1) Shorten the text in such a way that all facts are in the summary. Leave out examples, evaluations and interpretations.
2) Skim the text. You should know what is the main content of it. Read the headline carefully. It is important.
3) Read the text again to understand more details. You must have understood the whole text.
4) Make notes (use keywords). Underline important words in the text.
5) Form sentences with the help of your keywords. These sentences should reflect the main content of the text.
6) Connect the sentences using suitable conjunctions. The first sentence should describe the main content of the text.
7) Use Simple Present or Simple Past. Write sentences in Reported speech.
8) Sometimes you have to change the persons.
9) Check your summary. Watch out for spelling mistakes.

Examples on how to create your sentences for a summary.

In (title), author (author) discusses (topic).
In (title), (author) explains the principles of (topic).
(Title) offers a detailed and practical introduction to (topic).
(Title) is a detailed account of (topic).
(Title) is an essential guide to (topic).
(Title) is a classic handbook on (topic).

(Author) provides the reader with (details).
(Title/Author) shows how to (details).
(Author) begins by explaining how...
Then (author)...
Chapter (number) focuses on (details).
The (number) chapters/sections of the book encourage (aim) through a series of steps: (steps/details)

jueves, 12 de agosto de 2010

World History

Today we had our first History Class, remember you have your assignments set since the beginning, so no excuses for not doing them.

See you in class, Rafa

miércoles, 11 de agosto de 2010


I have sent the files to start working on your portfolio, you are requiered to print some (explained on the e-mail).

Please try to keep your portfolio updated from the beginning that would help you to keep a good record of it.

See you in class.

sábado, 7 de agosto de 2010

Criterios para evaluacion.

Presento los criteriso de evaluación para cada una de las clases.

-Inglés Avanzado 1°, 3° y 5° semestre:

Portafolio 6 puntos
Examen 4 puntos

Total 10 puntos.

-Historia Universal contemporanea en inglés:

Ensayo 4 puntos
Trabajo en clase/ Tareas 3 puntos
Examen 3 puntos

Total 10 puntos

Existe un documento que les es entregado a los alumnos con las especificaciones generales del curos, en el se detallan los requerimientos para cada alcanzar las calificaciones maximas.


Welcome to out class blog, this blog will help you keep in touch with the updates for the clas

Here you will find a lot of materials to work with in class. Our classes are:

-Advance Enlgish for 1st, 3rd and 5th semester.
-Contemporary World History.

keep in touch. Rafa Zamorano

martes, 3 de agosto de 2010

Language Portfolio

A portfolio is a file in which you bring together diverse materials on a theme. It is a collection of key materials related to your own development and should reflect your progress as a student. To keep the portfolio meaningful and easy to use:

- Divide it into sections
- Create a table of contents
- Label everything
- Keep it updated

You should open your portfolio with an overview of it and with the explanation of its purposes for including the things in it. Each section of the portfolio usually includes its own introductory part.

*This document is a compilation of qualifications of language, skills and proves of events where the language is practiced.

*This portfolio holds a list of the different language skills and the proficiency in each one of them.

*This document aims to prove the progress and might help to improve the weak areas.

Part 1: Reflecting as a student.
Who I am as a student?
- What kind of student am I?
- What kind of student would I like to be?
- What are the issues that are important for me as student?
- What is my understanding of the areas I study (e.g. grammar, speaking, etc)?

Profile of language (Self assessment grid)
-Where am I as a student?

My learning objectives
-Long-term and short-term objectives
-What is it that you want to achieve at the end of the course?

Part 2: Evidences
Every part included in the portfolio provides evidence of progress in the learning. Therefore, you should include every activity you do, that is related to the class.

Part 3: Reflections
Whenever you complete an activity celebrate your success and reflect on it; give yourself credit for what you have done.
Note down what happened and use it as an example of what can happen when you focus your energy.
How to reflect on you learning?
Write about the process you go through in order to achieve a goal. What you found easy or difficult to do, how you tackle it, your strategies, what worked best and what did not, what you realized while doing this activity, and your plans to do better on the next activity.