Saturday, May 19, 2007

Next Week

Dear all,

As you already know, I'm traveling to Córdoba this Monday to attend the first
Congress on Applied Technology in Language Teaching that is held in Argentina. I really hate to leave you, but I think it is essential for us teachers to keep abreast of the latest developments in our field. I strongly believe the successful integration of electronic tools in language classes can enhance students' performance by fostering authentic communication and providing access to a wide array of multimedia material.

Anyway, everything is set for you to go on working, so here's the plan for the week:

Monday (20.30-22.00)
You'll take your first
mini-test at the computer lab.
The mini-test will feature the following tasks:

Reading: 1 reading passage (20 min.)

Listening: 1 conversation
1 lecture (15 min. approx.)

Speaking: 1 Independent Task
2 Integrated Tasks (15 min. approx.)

Writing: 1 Independent Writing (30 min.)
At the end of the test you'll check your scores on the reading and listening tasks. Please, write them down since Leda is going to keep a record of your scores. As regards the speaking and listening tasks, you'll record your responses and print your essays so that I can correct them the following week.
Important: Please, be punctual so that you can do the whole test within the time allotted.
Try to do your best and enjoy the experience!
Beatriz will meet you in room E2 at the usual time. Please, bring your book and booklet and remember to do Vocabulary Ex. 8.
Do not hesitate to leave your comments or questions here. I'll keep in touch throughout the week. I'm really going to miss you a lot. (I mean it!)
Good luck!!


  1. Carla,
    Wish I could join you and attend the Congress.

    If you are blogging about it somewhere, let me know.

    Wishing you all best in your mini-test,


  2. Hi Claudia!

    I'm planning to write about it on my Computer Lab Sandbox. I'll also try to post some photos to share with all of you.

    We can plan something together for next year with the LwC group!!!

    Hugs and thanks a lot for dropping by!


  3. You can bring alfajores, I mean it too ;)
    Good luck

  4. Carla, Good luck on the congress, enjoy your self there!!! I´ll try to do my best on the mini test. It´s a big challange!