lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

Institution: Educative Natala Institution

Number of students: 20

Average age: 12 and 15 years old

Grade: 8

English learning need or topic to be taught: vocabulary and grammar (subjects, simple present)

Previous knowledge: conjugation in simple present.

Web 2.0 tool: Prezzi

Objective of my activity: Achieve that students learn enough words through the painting and they finally make sentences and a short text using these words

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LANGUAGE: The language is a system of signs which people can communicate between themselves. These signs can be writing or oral.
This is a characteristic that we are different to the animals.
The language can be seen as the identity of a population and it is a characteristic very important in its culture.

LEARNING: It´s the process which people acquire a determinate knowledge. It´s important have in mind the different changeable that influenced in this process like the context, age, family context and social and economic factors.

The learning is a process inherent to the nature human, fact that needs of situations very real to approach this process to the senses and notions next to the learner; situation can create an useful learning process. 

TEACHING: It´s a process which somebody called “teacher” serves as an intermediary to transmit a knowledge. As such as in the learning process it´s important have in mind the different changeable that influenced in this process like the context, age, family context and social and economic factors.
The teaching process needs of much responsibility, investigation and commitment.


The Constructivism is a school of thought whose main expositor is Vygotsky’s .
It´s the construction of the knowledge having in mind the cultural context.
In the Constructivism the learners are the creator of her/his learning process.

·         Each create a game to explain any topic or vocabulary.

  •        The students create puppets to learn to pronounce through tell a story. 

Everlin Correa's Contribution

Everlin Correa's Contribution

Language is the resource we use to communicate with others, through language; we can express our opinions, ideas and more. There are various ways to communicate through language, they are writing, signs, gestures and speech; each of these communications means allow us to acquire knowledge through interaction with others.

the learning is the process in which the person receives new knowledge, taking into account many aspects such as experience, education, the exchange with the surrounding context, observation among others, learning allows us to adapt to new environments and respond the constant changes of everyday life.

the Teaching is the process by which knowledge is transmitted from one person to another through the interaction, using a variety of methods and techniques that facilitate this activity. Teaching is a process that occurs not only in academia, also occurs in other contexts such as social and family, ceasing to be in some cases strict and planned; an example of this is when we teach values to our children from the home.


Conceives the knowledge as something that is constructed through the learning process, the student has an active role, where he uses the senses and meanings constructed, also provides that the language is the primary form of interaction. This theory emphasizes the importance of social interaction in learning demonstrates that students learn more when they do cooperatively, for this reason the teacher should encourage feedback between students. The teacher's role in this process is essential because he is the facilitator of learning and the development of mental structures, therefore the teacher should create appropriate and creative environments that allow students to understand new knowledge.


1.    The teacher asks students are organized into groups and discuss about their likes.
2.    Professor through a video explains creatively how to ask questions and responding with the words "Do you like .... - I like, I do not like ..."
3.    The teacher asks the student groups that associate their previous knowledge to start the class with the grammatical structures exposed in the video.
4.    Finally students share their answers with the group for feedback among all.


Brown, H. D. (2007). Principles of language learning and teaching fifth edition. Pearson Longman. San Francisco State University.
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Montes, Luz del Carmen. 2007. Constructivismo
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Nilfa Carabalí´s contribution

Ricardo Aguirre's Contribution.

Ricardo Aguirre's Contribution.
Definition concepts.

 There are innate syntactic structures that allow the child to acquire language with an almost inexpressible speed” (Chomsky). According to this we can say that language is the innate capacity of human beings to express their thoughts or feelings, by words and signs; these expressions are coherent and have a direct message. Language is  the way  we get knowledge.  Therefore, we can say that human beings use language everyday in order to coexist within the world.

It is a continuous process  that involves the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, and it might include  study, instruction, observation or practice. Persons learn about everything such as art, sciences, languages, so on. Bandura claims that we can learn by observation and imitation.

Is an art that consists in transmitting knowledge among persons, such as a subject or a behaviour. Teaching can start at home, the child learn from parents, older siblings, grandparents, or other relatives. Then we go to the school and acquire knowledge from teachers about specific subjects. Everyday life teaches through experience.

Constructivism as a school of thought

The student is responsible and creator of his own knowledge, carrying out a process that is syntactically built by acquiring knowledge  through constant study. That process must be supervised by the teacher, but unlike other pedagogical approaches, constructivism proposes  that students have autonomy and freedom to organize and assimilate their knowledge. Students put their knowledge into practice by socializing with their peers, taking into account that socialization improves knowledge and  gradually progresses. This approach also states that the students should be exposed to lessons that they have not yet been covered in class; but they have the ability to resolve them, and the teacher will be there to accompany and guide the process.

Classroom examples in foreing language field:

1. The pupils study a new vocabulary about airport, then they must prepare a dialogue using proper structures with present simple and  present progressive.
2. The teacher expose a topic: “Globalization”. Each student is going to give their opinion and the rest of group will agree or disagree with their partner.


Open Educational Resources of UCD Teaching and Learning, University College Dublin. Taken from:
Open National University and Distance Colombia. Bachelor of English as a Foreing Language. “Language, Learning and Teaching”. Taken from: