lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2015

Welcome back to school

Here you are again, at IES San José de La Rinconada with lots of new things to learn, practise and enjoy. I hope so. As most of you know, I'll not be working at your school this year and I want to give thanks to all the people who have visited this blog as a platform to practise English in different ways but also to get information about any news affecting the bilingual programme at school. 
As I've spent eleven years of my life in that place, there is a lot to remember and I'll keep with me forever all the good memories especially those lived with you students in our Comenius project 2013- 2015. 

Regards and all the best from my new workplace : IES Macarena in Sevilla. I've met an important person here who loves books and reading. Here you are some pictures of the man. If you want to meet him...

viernes, 15 de mayo de 2015

Comenius week in Finland

Do you recognise some of the people in the photo? You could try the game Wally's searching to identify the members of our Spanish team. Paula, Tamara and Antonio together with the teachers  Manuel and Juan enjoyed the Finnish experience last week.

As you can see the weather was good and they could see the sun for a long period of time. Did you know that in Finland at this time of the year there is no sunset? Ask your friends about it.

 This is the picture of the group by the school  in Raahe.

Here you are a selection of pictures of this fabulous Comenius week where again Sciences and Arts improved their links.

The Comenius experience is almost over but all the participants in the project have a final questionnarie to fill in and send me by Friday 22nd.

Here you are the Wallpaper of the project in Raahe and a selection of photos sent by the French team.

martes, 28 de abril de 2015

Short Stories, critical essays: Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue

One of the most relevant figures of the Dark Romanticism is the American writer Edgar Allan Poe  (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849). He was an author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.
Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. 

Here you are a dramatization of the first story you are reading as part of your curriculum in the English lessons : The Masque of the Red DeathThanks to the people who made it public to us.

Follow the link to read an critical article about his figure and  learn more about the romantic movement.

jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

COMENIUS on the way to Finland

The Spanish team ( Manuel and Juan Ángel together with Tamara, Antonio and Paula) will be visiting Raahe from 2nd to 10th may. We wish they have great time in Finland and learn a lot.  

Here you are the programme of the visit. If you cannot see the programme here click on the link.

martes, 21 de abril de 2015


Here you are general information about the next sessions of Trinity exams in our school on 6th and 15th may. Click on the picture to learn more.

lunes, 6 de abril de 2015

Inmersión lingüística 1º y 2º ESO

En el BOE de 31 de marzo se publica la Resolución de 17 marzo de 2015 de la Secretaría de Estado de Educació, Formación Profesional y Universidades, por las que se convocan ayudas para participar en un programa de inmersión lingüística en colonias de vacaciones para 2015.

El programa se destina al alumnado de 1º y 2º de ESO y se desarrolla entre el 28 de junio y el 26 de julio asistiendo a colonias en dos turnos, de dos semanas cada uno, donde se trabajarán prioritariamente los aspectos orales del aprendizaje de la lengua inglesa.
El primer turno, del 28 de junio al 12 de julio, va dirigido al alumnado de 1º, y el segundo, del 12 al 26 de julio, al de 2º ESO.

Requisitos con carácter general:

a. Estar matriculado en centros sostenidos con fondos públicos durante el presente curso 2014/2015.
b. Haber obtenido, como mínimo, «notable/7» como nota media del curso 2013-2014.
c. Haber obtenido, como mínimo, «notable/7» como nota final en la asignatura de inglés en el curso 2013/2014.
d. No haber disfrutado de la ayuda en convocatorias anteriores.

La solicitud se cumplimentará mediante el formulario accesible por vía telemática en la dirección en el apartado correspondiente a «Trámites y Servicios» o en la siguiente dirección electrónica del ministerio de educación, cultura y deporte.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes será de quince días hábiles a partir del siguiente al de la publicación en el BOE.

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

To the theatre: Frankenstein in Sevilla

Last 4th March a group of students of 1º Bachillerato and 4º ESO with the teachers Eva Gómez, Jesús Doña and Carmen Castro went to Sevilla to attend the performance of the play: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by the company Recursos Educativos in Teatro Quintero.

We learnt about the plot and did some worksheets before the performance in class. After a walk around the city centre (some of us went up to Las Setas to have a better view of the city) we enjoyed the performance.

Some minutes before the actors took stage.