Category Archives: Education for Equality

Coeducación: Invitation to meet!!

Would you like to join us?

Read about our FIRST MEETING next June 29! (in Spanish!)

En este post, toda la información!
https://coeducacioninteligenciafeminista.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/invitacion-a-reunirnos-para-vernos-y-hablar/

Dictations! Would you like to take down a dictation?

I have the pleasure to announce a new webpage on talkingpeople.net: María, Irene and Nansi took down a dictation in class, and here are the pics and here is the audio so you can do it too! Enjoy!

http://talkingpeople.net/tp/yourstuff/youractivities/otheractivities_dictations_nB1_01.htm

Plans for the rest of the course! Please, read!

About the Writing File. Remember to write more texts for your Writing File next week!

  • May 15/16 is the deadline. This means it will be the last day I can correct your work, so continue giving me your work now.
  • On May 17/18 I will give you back your checked work.
  • Then on May 22/23, you will bring your Writing File with a copy of the checklist for me. We will take pictures! ❤ It will be the Celebration of Writing! ❤

About next week:

Listening Diary. Hand in your April L.D. Continue listening to the pasts, for consolidation, to Giving Directions (mine), and start listening to My House (and The Park, The Fridge, if you like).

Extra listening: as I corrected the exams, I saw that most people don’t know that the verbs of likes and dislikes are followed by a gerund! (-ing). This was the first question in the last exercise. So PLEASE, LISTEN TO MY MONOLOGUE LIKES AND DISLIKES (and one about a friend, too?).

BIRTHDAY. On Tuesday, everybody IS INVITED to our amazing talk on language (see post below). There are no lessons because we are celebrating in this way our 25th anniversary! Please, join us! It’s in IES Fuengirola 1, behind Bioparc, at 6.00 pm. Teachers will be outside our School at 5.30, to go there, too.

LESSONS. The only lesson for the Tuesday group (next Thursday) and the first lesson for the Monday group (on Monday) is for the last monologues in the past, and dialogues on Giving Directions (mine, if possible: At the Language School).

I’ll give you your Spring Practice Test, too. Most people did really well in the four parts. Then, if time allows, I’ll start explaining There is / There are.

For the Monday group, the second lesson will be about Unit 8. I’ll explain There is and There are. We’ll have a look at that and at 8B, because next week you are going to start listening to my audio “My House”.

The Tuesday group should also start listening to my monologue My House.

Textbook. Everybody can start working on 8A, if you like. You don’t have to. Just if you like!

On May 1/2 we’ll continue with unit 8 (you’ll do the oral My House) and I’ll answer your questions about the Final Orals, the Celebration of Learning Orals.

When we finish unit 8 and something in unit 9 I want to explain, you’ll start sharing your Celebration of Learning Orals. We can videoshoot them, too, if you like. You need to bring your Speaking File checklist, a copy for me, on this day. Remember you need to print the latest /leitest/ version! And you need to tell me if you want to pass to second year (coevaluación).

The course ends at the end of May because June is Exam Month.

Passing (Apto). If you hand in your Writing File and your Speaking File, then you can pass (Evaluación continua). If I think I’m not sure about your level, I’ll ask you to come in June, to one, two, or tree tests: the Reading, the Listening and/or the Writing. It depends. But we’ll talk about it, don’t worry.

Work hard and joyfully!!! We only have one more month together! Come on! Then, I’ll give you a plan for the summer, so you can speak English really well in your holidays, and be well prepared for Básico 2! ❤

We need your help! (Eulàlia’s Talk)

Dear students

On Tuesday, April 25, we are welcoming an expert in language called Eulàlia Lledó Cunill, and she’s going to give a very important talk (charla) or conference. Language is important because it relates to how we think and how we relate to other people. In this way, language is a valuable tool for progress along the lines of positive rational ideas and human rights.

charlaeulaliaBecause a lot of people are dropping out (jobs, illness, not finding time to study, taking care of others, being afraid of finals), a typical problem in Adult Education, I’m afraid few people will use this amazing chance to grow and learn to think of language questions! Can you help us spread the word? Can you put up a poster of this talk somewhere? (Ask me for a color copy if you can!)

All the School is going, even the Centro de Educación para Personas Adultas! but we fear that will not be too many people because the Tuesday-Thursday groups tend to be less people coming to class!

Click on the poster / graphic to get to the post on coeducación  you can share, post, send to your friends or people who could be interested (all teachers should!).

And feel proud to make this invitation, because it is very special and valuable! ❤

Did you understand this message? If you did, congrats!!! ❤

Antifeminismo y Coeducación, reflexiones

https://coeducacioninteligenciafeminista.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/antifeminismo-y-coeducacion-reflexiones/

Coeducación: la irracionalidad, distorsión y violencia de los prejuicios

Ayer en clase salió el problema de los prejuicios, de cómo estos empujan a la gente a juzgar lo que no conocen, y a no querer escuchar, o a difundir ideas que son distorsionantes de la realidad, el problema de que cuando quien sí sabe aclara la distorsión, el prejuicio impide escuchar, informarse y pensarlo.

Quería agradecer la confianza de que se hayan verbalizado esas ideas, porque, como sistema educativo, nos da la oportunidad de explicar por qué son prejuiciosas. Con todo, si me lo permitís, dado el trabajo de reflexión tan valioso que estamos llevando a cabo, da pena que se escuche tanto a quienes juzgan sin conocer o desde prejuicios, y no se escuche ni un poco a quienes razonan y disponen de información fiable, porque si bien todo el mundo es libre de opinar, existen las opiniones razonadas y con fundamento, y opiniones irracionales y prejuiciosas, que no son buena compañía ni nos ayudan a ser mejores o a relacionarnos mejor, y hay que aprender a identificarlas (ejemplos de opiniones prejuiciosas son que las feministas odian a los hombres, que las mujeres, el pueblo gitano, musulmán, las personas negras, las personas pobres, “los españoles”, y un largo etcétera, son de temer).

Así pues tomo nota y lo sumo a la detección de otras opiniones prejuiciosas que he ido escuchando este año (como aquello que oímos en este grupo de “Yo estoy contra violencia de género pero no soy feminazi”; que por cierto, parece que se presta atención a quienes dicen esta barbaridad y nunca a quienes explican por qué es una barbaridad decir algo así), para poder abordar el tema en el contexto educativo, sin señalar a personas concretas, sino el problema de que pensemos cosas que son negativas para todo el mundo, en lugar de desde la racionalidad y empatía, desde querer crear y saber expresar opiniones razones, diferenciarlas de los prejuicios, y saber que argumentar es más valioso y positivo que difamar e intentar hacer daño a gente que existe, o trabaja por la erradicación de la violencia y la injusticia, por el respeto a la diversidad y la convivencia.

Si tenéis más inquietudes sobre cosas que oís o pensáis, podéis enviarlas a inteligenciafeminista ARROBA gmail.com, porque el profesorado de la pública trabaja en el marco de la legislación del estado español y la autonomía andaluza, y es una fuente a considerar. Manejar sólo materiales difundidos por personas que quieren hacer daño, o que lo hacen porque no piensan a fondo las implicaciones de lo que dicen, pero es popular decir eso, no es una actitud racional y está lejos de los valores democráticos, que en la educación queremos fundamentar en el conocimiento y el diálogo.

Charla lenguaje!

captura-de-pantalla-2017-02-23-a-las-02-29-50In case you can help spread the word! Entrada libre. Free admission! ❤

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