Giving is Caring

Always remember:

The value of time, the success of perseverance, the worth of character, the power of kindness, the influence of example, and the obligation of duty.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Dear Friends
Thanks to all of you who decided to become teachers of English and opened a whole new world to so many kids. And thanks to all those who helped us become what we are.
Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

I leave you with an idea for an activity that may suit this holiday.

Lesson Plan Title : Scarecrow Recycled

 Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: This project encourages students to think about what materials can be recycled. They are challenged to make a scarecrow entirely out of recyclable materials.

Objective: The student will be able to create a scarecrow out of recycled products.


Various recyclable items

Packaging tape



Talk with students about the purpose of scarecrows and the usual materials they are made out of. Explain that they are going to work in groups to create a scarecrow completely out of recycled items. They are not allowed to use straw or hay or clothes. Challenge them to be as creative as possible in making their scarecrow.


First have them sketch out the scarecrow and list the items they will need. Remind them that they will need to figure out a way to have it stand up. Give them a day or two to collect the items and then have them build the scarecrow. Have them present their scarecrows to the class and explain what they used to make them.

Wrap Up:

You can create a display in your school that showcases the scarecrows and explains what they are made of. Have the students or faculty vote on the most creative materials used, best display, or most unique scarecrow.

Some examples:


The  academic year in CTS ( Customized Training Services) is soon coming to an end and as the Academic Director I cannot be more pleased with the results. 
Most of the  colleagues who did this year´s Summer Course with us registered in the expanded module (Teaching Pronunciation)  or in the International Exam preparation courses (TKT Young Learners and FCE for Teachers) so we have established not only a professional but also a personal relationship with most of them.
We would like to continue contributing to help other colleagues with their profesional development so we have already organized our Second Summer Course for 2015. It will take place from January 12 to 23 from 9:00 to 13:00.
As most of our courses, it is a blended learning course that accounts for 200 hours (assignments and projects included) and will be run at the Post Graduate School of Universidad Continental (Jr. Junin 355. Miraflores).
As you know we have very small groups so you can contact us at to  book a place.

There will be new modules such as:
·         Interactive Classroom Activities
·         Teaching Skills
·         Material Design in ELT
·         Understanding Language for Teaching
·         Teaching Young Learners
Visit our Facebook and/or web page  for further information and course descriptions.