Smásögukeppnin 2015

FEKÍ auglýsir smásagnakeppni fyrir grunn- og framhaldsskóla

26. september, á Evrópska tungumáladeginum hefst smásagnakeppni FEKÍ fyrir grunn- og framhaldsskóla. Þemað fyrir árið 2015 er North.

Skiladagur er 3. desember 2015 og er keppt í fjórum aldurshópum:

Þátttakendur:
6. bekkur, grunnskóli og yngri
(má vera teiknimyndasaga)
7. – 8. bekkur, grunnskóli
9.- 10. bekkur, grunnskóli
og framhaldsskóli

Þema:
Árið 2015 NORTH

Árið 2014 DOORS
Árið 2013 BLUE
Árið 2012 GAMES

Hver skóli má senda 3 smásögur
Skilafrestur er til 3. desember 2015
Smásögur sendist á: enskukennarar@gmail.com

Smásögur frá árinu 2011

http://tungumalatorg.is/enska/short-story-competition/short-story-competition/

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Learn English with christmas songs

Umsjónarmenn heimasíðunnar ESOL Courses – Free English Lessons online hafa sett inn skemmtilegar og gagnvirkar æfingar tengdar frægum jólalögum.

Lögunum hefur verið skipt upp á eftirfarandi hátt:

  • New and popular lessons
  • Easy Christmas song quizzes, for beginners and elementary learners
  • Christmas songs for elementary and pre-intermediate English language learners
  • Christmas quizzes for intermediate and advanced English language learners
  • Christmas songs for kids

Þetta virkar þannig að þú smellir á lag í viðeigandi flokki, hlustar á það og fyllir inn í eyðurnar. Mögulegt er að fá vísbendingu en einnig ath. hvort verkefnið hafi verið leyst á réttan máta.

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The English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe

The English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe

What are the English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe? What kinds of English do 18-24 year olds want to speak, and why? Has the development of new technologies and online communication affected the ways in which young adults use English, and if so, how? Has the emergence of English as an international Lingua Franca affected people’s sense of their own identity? And what might this mean for English language teaching and learning?

Northumbria University and King’s College London (both UK), supported by the British Council, are surveying student and teacher perceptions of the English language needs of young adults in Europe, and the implications of this for English language teaching.

This survey asks teachers their views about how and why young adults learn and use English, the kinds of English they want to speak, and what this might mean for English language teaching. In the survey, the term ‘young adult’ refers to 18-24 year olds.

The survey is therefore for all English language teachers working in Europe. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and answers are completely confidential. (Note: Although the focus is on young adult learners, aged between 18-24 years old, teachers working with learners of all ages are invited to participate. ‘English language teachers’ is a deliberately broad criteria for taking part in the project and includes, for example, those who teach EFL, ESL, ESOL, EIL, ESP, EAP and so on, those who both teach language and train teachers, who teach and manage etc.).

The survey is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/youngadultsEnglishneedsEurope

For further information about the project, visit: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/linguistics/linguisticsstaff/g_hall/englishlanguageneeds/?view=Standard

And, of course, if you have any comments or queries, just get in touch (g.hall@northumbria.ac.uk)

Many thanks

Graham (Hall)

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It Must Be Santa – Bob Dylan

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Who’s got a beard that’s long and white?
Santa’s got a beard that’s long and white
Who comes around on a special night?
Santa comes around on a special night
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa, must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Who wears boots and a suit of red?
Santa wears boots and a suit of red
Who wears a long cap on his head?
Santa wears a long cap on his head
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa, must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Whose got a big red cherry nose?
Santa’s got a big red cherry nose
Who laughs this way, “Ho, ho, ho!”?
Santa laughs this way, “Ho, ho, ho!”
Ho, ho, ho, cherry nose
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa, must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Who very soon will come our way?
Santa very soon will come our way
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh
Santa’s little reindeer pull his sleigh
Reindeer sleigh, come our way
Ho, ho, ho, cherry nose
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa, must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen
Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen
Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen
Reindeer sleigh, come our way
Ho, ho, ho, cherry nose
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa, must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Songwriters
H. MOORE, B. FREDRICKS

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Út úr skólanum í upphafi skólaársins

Munum eftir útikennslu og vettvangsferðum

A. Paravinna í 1 kst: nemendur fara 2 og 2 út með myndavél og mynda:

  • landskab/landscape
  • portræt/portrait
  • natur/nature
  • refleksion/reflection
  • abstraktion/abstraction
  • mønster/pattern
  • typisk synsvinkel/a typical point of view
  • usædvanlig synsvinkel/an unusual point of view

B. Nemendur velja og vinna úr myndasafninu og útbúa skjámyndakynningu (1 kst)

C. Sýna samnemendum afraksturinn (1 kst).

D. Í lok kynningar segja nemendur what did we best; what was difficult; what are we going to do differently next time?

Nemendur eru ekki bara beðnir um feed-back  heldur líka feed-forward!

Heimild: Jakten på det demokratiska klassrummet. Smelltu.

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Enskukaffi grunnskólakennara

Bókasafn Hofsstaðaskóla, Skólabraut, Garðabær

14,30-15,00 á staðnum verður kynning á vönduðum lestrarbókum fyrir yngsta og miðstig grunnskóla (www.rosakot.is)

Dagskrá 15,00-16,00:

Samvinna enskukennara (efni, hugmyndir, samstarf, sameiginleg verkefni…)

Skólaþróun (ný námskrá, tækni, breytingar …)

Kaffi á könnunni og eitthvað með.

Verið hjartanlega velkomin!

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Knowing how to write – Young Icelanders’ perceptions of writing in English

“Being able to speak English is one thing, knowing how to write it is another”: Young Icelanders’ perceptions of writing in English is an article in English reporting a qualitative study on perceived relevance of secondary school English studies in Iceland.

Grein Önnu Jeeves segir frá eigindlegri rannsókn á meintu gildi enskunáms í framhaldsskólum á Íslandi. Viðtöl við framhaldsskóla- og háskólanema, og ungt fólk í atvinnulífinu veita innsýn í viðhorf þeirra til enskunáms í framhaldsskóla. Í greininni er lögð áhersla á hvert viðhorf nemenda er til ritunar á ensku í námi og hvaða breytingar á námsefni og kennsluaðferðum gætu komið þar að gagni. Greinin hefst á stuttu yfirliti um það nýjasta í fræðilegri umfjöllun um ritun í kennslu ensku sem erlends tungumáls. Fjallað er um aðalnámskrá fyrir framhaldsskóla fyrir árið 2011 og Evrópsku tungumálamöppuna. Niðurstöður rannsóknarinnar benda til þess að þörf sé á umtalsverðri nákvæmni og flæði í tungamálakunnáttu þegar kemur út í atvinnulífið. Þátttakendur hafa flestir gaman af því að skrifa á ensku en nefna skort á sjálfstæði og færni í sjálfsmati. Greininni lýkur með umfjöllun um þýðingu rannsóknarinnar fyrir enskunemendur og enskukennara.

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Enskukaffi grunnskólakennara

Kynning á kennsluefni ACTION og SPOTLIGHT

Þriðjudagur 13. nóvember 2012

Tími: kl. 15-16

Staður: bókasafn Hlíðaskóla, Hamrahlíð 2
Efni:

  • Björg Jónsdóttir, meðhöfundur Action bókanna og enskukennari í Hofsstaðaskóla, kynnir kennsluefni Action
  • Halla Thorlacius, enskukennari í Garðaskóla, segir frá reynslu sinni með kennsluefni Spotlight
  • Renata Emilsson Peskova, enskukennari í Hlíðaskóla,  kynnir önnur mál (smásagnakeppni, Tungumálatorg, FB)
  • Umræður & spjall
  • Heimabakaðar kökur :-)

Allir áhugasamir hjartanlega velkomnir!

Nánari upplýsingar veitir Renata, renata.emilsson.peskova@reykjavik.is

Mbk,

Stjórn FEKÍ

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This year´s short story competition

Skólaárið 2012/2013  stndur FEKÍ Félag enskukennara á Íslandi  fyrir smásagnakeppni sem ætluð er nemendum í  grunn- og framhaldsskólum. Keppnin hefst á Evrópskum tungumáladegi þann 26. september. Framhaldskólanemendum er nú boðið til þátttöku í fyrsta sinn.

Þema keppninnar er: GAMES

Boðið er upp á þátttöku í fjórum flokkum:

  1. 6. bekkur grunnskóla og yngri   (mega vera teiknimyndasögur)
  2. 7.-8. bekkur grunnskóla
  3. 9.-10.bekkur grunnskóla
  4. Nemendur í framhaldsskóla

Viðmið

  • Smásagan á að vera skrifuð á ensku og má vera 2-3 síður að lengd.
  • Þemað á að tengjast leikjum (games).
  • Hverjum skóla er heimilt að senda inn (í mesta lagi) þrjár bestu smásögur í hverjum flokki.

Skil

Vinsamlega sendið smásögurnar fyrir 10. desember 2012 á netfangið: renata.emilsson.peskova@reykjavik.is, sem einnig veitir frekari upplýsingar um skipulag.

Í fyrra tóku fleiri hundruð nemendur þátt og afrakstur keppninnar má sjá hér.

Styrkir

Sendiráð Kanada og Indlands leggja okkur aftur lið, sem og forlagið Salka sem gefur verðlaunabækur.

Það gleður okkur að geta gefið fjölmörgum íslenskum nemendum tækifæri til að njóta skapandi skrifa, og til að auka færni sína í ensku.

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Young Beginners

English in 4th grade in Iceland. Motivation and Vocabulary Knowledge at the Onset of Formal English Instruction.

Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir, PhD Candidate at the University of Iceland. Department of foreign languages, literature and linguistics.

    This study examines the effect increased exposure to English has on English proficiency levels, and children’s motivation for learning English at the beginning of formal instruction.

    The motivational survey and vocabulary testing took place in September to November of 2010. Results were extracted from data from 386 participants (192 girls and 194 boys) in 4th grade. Participants came from 12 schools from all corners of the country and represented students who began learning English at school in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade, as well as two class groups yet to receive formal instruction in English.

    • Students perceive that their need to use English will shift from  TV/music and Computer media use to a more Educational and Need (travel, work) based use.
    • The increase in vocabulary size is very slight from earlier start of school instruction until between 3rd and 4th grade start.
    • There is a stronger relationship between current media use and students test scores than there is between student’s onset of instruction and test scores, which is very little. This suggests that the vocabulary is more strongly connected to other factors, such as media use, than the Educational environment and onset of formal instruction.
    • The results demonstrate that early starting age of students’ instructed learning does not necessarily predict how well they score on tests in grade 4, nor does it affect their predominantly positive attitude towards the language.

    Want to know more?

    • Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir. (2010). English in the 4th grade in Iceland: Exploring exposure and measuring vocabulary size of 4th grade students. Ráðstefnurit Netlu – Menntakviku 2010.
    • Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir (2009). Which way to go? A study of incidental and intentional vocabulary acquisition. Málfríður, 25(2), 16-19.
    • Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir (forthcoming), External Motivational Factors and Perceived Lexical Knowledge of 4th Graders at the Beginning of Formal English Instruction.
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