TRADITIONAL GAMES

Playing games is not a waste of time; they are a very important for the development of children. The use of games in the learning of a second language is vital, above all as a means of motivating the student.
Now I´ll give you a few examples of how we have adapted these games in MLC class. We are sure that you can also easily have fun playing these games with your children.
A fun way of helping the children to learn English can be as simple as adapting well-known traditional games such as bingo, ,la oca ( snakes and ladders) or veo veo (I spy)

Bingo is one of the most adaptable games that you can play. This game can be used to review absolutely any vocabulary and can be used at all levels. ( from colours to reading words). The following link is a page which generates the bingo grid according to the theme and the vocabulary that you want to work on. http://www.toolsforeducators.com/bingo/

I spy is a great way of practicing vocabulary orally. It is a very simple game which can be used in almost any situation and which can also be adapted to higher levels. The key to the game is to start with “ I spy with my little eye, something the colour… “ and the child will be able to point at something which is the colour or say the word.

La oca- snakes and ladders. We can create many versions of this game from grammar, vocabulary to conversation. By creating questions and the children need to answer correctly to proceed to the next space on the board. The youngest kids love to roll the dice and move the counters around the board.
There are also many games we can play, such as snatch the bacon, hangman wordsearch and crosswords.

Our Home

This week in English Fun 2 we have been learning about rooms in the house and furniture. Let’s revise your vocabulary with these fun online games:

 

Rooms in the house

http://www.angles365.com/classroom/fitxers/1r2n/house.swf

 

Decorate my room

http://www.angles365.com/classroom/fitxers/1r2n/room.swf

 

Esta semana en English Fun 2 hemos estado aprendiendo el vocabulario relacionado con las estancias de la casa y los muebles. Revisa tu vocabulario con estos juegos online.

Carnival

CARNIVAL

A lo largo de las dos semanas anteriores hemos trabajado el carnaval y todo lo que le rodea: personajes, prendas de ropa, instrumentos musicales, canciones…

El carnaval es una fiesta que les encanta a los niños porque les da la posibilidad de meterse en la piel de sus personajes favoritos. Hemos disfrutado imitando a piratas, príncipes y princesas pero también nos hemos convertido en gatos, perros, y otros animales.

Realizamos la representación teatral de la obra “Los músicos de Bremen” con la que aprendieron los diferentes instrumentos musicales. El teatro es una forma estupenda de mejorar sus competencias lingüísticas de una forma lúdica. (Pueden ver el vídeo del cuento en el siguiente enlace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4rMfPsmO8)

Y para convertir este acontecimiento en la fiesta que se merecía nuestros niños realizaron diversos juegos dinámicos y TPR.

A continuación les mostramos una parte de nuestra gran actuación teatral:

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The last two weeks we have been working on carnival and everything related to it such as characters, clothes, musical instruments, songs, etc.

Children love carnival because they have the chance of dressing up and becoming whatever they like. We all have enjoyed being pirates, princess and princesses for the day. We also played the roles of cats, dogs and lots of different animals in the MLC.

We have role played the story of “The Bremen Town Musicians” and children learnt the different musical instruments. Theatre is a wonderful way to improve their linguistic abilities in a fun way. (You can watch the video of the story on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4rMfPsmO8).

To convert this activity into a party that the children enjoy, they played fun dynamic games and lots of TPR!

St. Valentine´s Day

Saint Valentine’s day

En MLC hacemos muchos juegos y cantamos muchas canciones en inglés. Consideramos muy importantes los valores de la amistad y el amor, por eso queremos fomentarlos aprovechando este día tan especial.

Hemos aprendido palabras como amor, abrazo, beso y te quiero. También hemos disfrutado haciendo juegos y manualidades de San Valentín y hemos aprendido canciones nuevas (Barney – I Love You, Love You Song For Kids-Valentine’s DaySong, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) En MLC el inglés ¡es diversión!

At MLC we play many games and sing many songs in English. We consider friendship and love very important values, so we want to promote them and make the most of this special day.

We have learned words such as love, hug, kiss and I love you. We also played St. Valentine’s games, made crafts and learned new songs (Barney – I Love You, Love You Song For Kids-Valentine ‘s DaySong, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) At MLC English is fun!

La classe extrascolaire de français

Dans le groupe de la classe extrascolaire de français nous faisons énormément de jeux de rôles sur le thème de la croisière. Nous apprenons à savoir se présenter, des nouveaux mots comme bateau, équipage, passagers ( Nous sommes capables de décrire les mots que l´on utilise, les couleurs et les numéros que nous connaissons déjà). Aussi les verbes d´action comme voler, nager, marcher etc… Savoir résoudre certains problèmes que l´on peut rencontrer sur un bateau est aussi un bon exercice de mise en situation réelle.
Pour varier un peu avec le sujet de la croisière nous apprenons des chansons comme, “ Biquette” ou “Ah les crocodiles