Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2016

Freshman, sophomore, what more?

Today we go on talking about education. How different are educational systems around the world and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each way of learning?

Let's take a look at an Infografic of the Finn Educational System first:
There
From Visually.


1.Every one will look up for information about a different country and fill in the form here
so that we can then discuss the pros and cons of each system. 

2. Hmmm, Passive Voice, eh? What do you want to revise?
You can find a tutorial here and practice here and here (ex 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 are a must!)

3. When will you have your hair cut? Study and practise this form here and do this activity at the end.

4. So, the Finish system has been designed around the students' own needs. How can Greece be advised by having its system compared to that of Finland? You have the magic wand. What do you suggest?
Write 10 sentences with your suggestions in the Passive Voice and Causative form in your canvas

5. Of course, we never stop having fun! Watch this video and guess what happened.
You can share with us by posting a comment in our blog!

Δευτέρα, 27 Ιουνίου 2016

Making the Mark

Imagine a school...

Where kids have freedom to be themselves...Where success is not defined by academic achievement but by the child's own definition of success...Where the whole school deals democratically with issues, with each individual having an equal right to be heard...Where you can play all day if you want to...And there is time and space to sit and dream......could there be such a school?YES, and it's called Summerhill. Here's a video of the students talking about their school. 




1. You can watch a really touching movie on Summerhill here and write a different ending to the plot!









Be creative:
2. Now, let's use our imagination a little more...Imagine you've just finished Summerhill and your friend is about to start. He's asked you for some information on what to expect at  school and advice on classes, school rules and so on. Respond to him through an email that you will post in your canvas,. 
The email needs to include: 
- the new vocabulary
- an overview of what we have learnt on Summerhill
-your personal recommendations 

LANGUAGE POINTS3. Now let's review the TENSES by looking at this page
First study the tutorials and the do the activities for the tenses you feel you need to revise
so that you're ready for the class review in our next lesson.

Τετάρτη, 22 Ιουνίου 2016

Travel Broadens the Mind


So, guys and gals. Here's the big surprise of our first class: 
Our course has a unique NOVELTY: no books! Just the net, this blog and specially designed material by our teacher, Mrs Effie Kyriklakis.

IN our first lesson we found a common interest:
Travelling is a pssion for veryone in our team, so
today we'll talk about travelling and getting to know the world.
Let's look at different kinds of exploration one can do here.

Language points
Talking about travelling, we get to use a gerund.
How much do you remember about Gerunds and Infinitives?
Well, here's a YouTube tutorial to watch.
After that do activities 3,4, 13,15 here.

Activities
 ...and the change goes on!
Even assignments are completely different: 
First, look at the holiday pictures/videos and read about them on Pinterest.
Then, find photos (on Pinterest or Google) of  YOUR favourite way to explore the world and chose   
- create a board on Pinterest
- create a photopeach presentation and be prepared to present a 5min talk about where you would like to travel and why USING the VOCABULARY we've seen in class.
AND
-Write a comment of 120 words in this post about your favourite holiday destination USING the VOCABULARY we've seen in class.
Fun, eh? Can't wait to see your posts, everyone!!!

Your presentations will be published here!


George K. in Photopeach

Summer School=Summer Fun

Hi everyone. We are a team of 1 girl and 1 boy who excelled in our B1 course and as a result we've been rewarded with a shorter B2 course, taking us from B1 to B2 level in just 11 months. This is our summer class blog. We  pledge we are going to have serious... fun, learning and living the language through technology at the same time!
Our LEARNING AIM for this course is...





We're going to give our 100% to learning...fun!

The most important aspect of success in to know one's own strengths and weaknesses well!
It's what our ancestors wisely called "γνώθι σ'αυτόν"!

So, how many ways are there for someone to be intelligent?
Strange question?
Well, check out this page to find out how modern research proves what you probably already know about yourselves!

How are YOU smart, do you reckon?
Take the test in that same page and save the code generated in the results page.
We'll need it to compare our class results!

Being creative:
In this class we'll be learning with and from each other!
To be able to be easily in touch, let's create (if you do not already have one)
-a gmail account
-a Google+ account
-a pinterest account
-a canvas
-a skype account

Summer Fun
-Send a email  to a friend (ekyrikakis@winners.edu.gr) telling them why you are taking this course and what you expect it to be like.
-You may want to keep everyone updated...so share your contact details in the class Viber group.