University of Valencia 10th ELE Forum
The Spanish teachers at Route 66 Idiomas don’t just teach classes in the school but also regularly participate in activities related to teaching Spanish to foreigners (ELE). One example of this is the ELE teachers forum, which all our Spanish teachers will attend.
The ELE Teachers Forum is a meeting point for all those interested in teaching and researching Spanish as a Foreign Language, held at the University of Valencia. It has been designed to be a space for debate and a showcase for innovative and effective ideas to energize and improve activities in the classroom.
The Forum is divided in two parts: firstly, training, in which renowned researchers present their advances in the field of ELE; secondly, the more interactive part, the sharing of practical exercises between the attendees. This is where our wonderful teachers come in.
We have been able to participate on other occasions, and we didn’t want to miss our opportunity this year. And so, our Spanish teachers Mónica Moya, María Jiménez and Elena Montagud will present a very interesting practical exercise:
“What would happen if I were bitten by a radioactive spider? (Transformations using change verbs)”
The main objective of this practical exercise is to practise a grammatical component – using change verbs – and a lexical component, namely descriptions.
We start with some pictures of monsters and people. Each group of students is given a picture.
The first task is to describe the image in as much detail as possible, whether it be of a monster or a person (to make the monster you can use websites such as http://www.heromachine.com). The students should use change verbs in this description.
For the second task, students will be given an instruction card which tells them that something has happened to their character. Students must then describe the changes that their character has undergone, again in as much detail as possible.
Finally, students can draw a picture of their character in their changed form.
This activity is designed for B2-level Spanish students.
The maximum duration of this activity is 40 minutes.
It sounds good, doesn’t it? Well don’t miss it. You can see our teachers on Saturday 8 March in the Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación at the University of Valencia from 12.00 to 12:30 in Classroom S-7, and from 13.00 to 13:30 in Classroom S-8 (in the basement).
They will be delighted to answer all your questions.