Tabara de dezvoltare personala cu profesori nativi

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Taberele Big Ben School au ajuns deja la al patrulea an!
Experientele minunate pe care le-au trait copiii alaturi de vorbitori nativi din Marea Britanie si Germania, de fiecare data intr-un cadru cu adevarat de poveste, ne-au ambitionat sa venim cu idei din ce in ce mai distractive si in acelasi timp educative.
Iata ce va propunem pentru tabara cu vorbitori nativi de limba engleza si germana din acest an (2018):
Tema: Dezvoltarea personalitatii prin limba engleza / germana
Perioade: 2-8 iulie 2018 si 16-22 iulie 2018
Varsta: 7-14 ani
Amplasament: zona Dambovicioara (Arges), pensiunea Green House Turism
Cost: 1450 lei
Data limita a achitarii avansului de 250 lei este 1 martie 2018.
Restul sumei de plata se achita pana la 1 mai 2018.
Atentie! Inscrierile au inceput si se efectueaza in limita locurilor disponibile.
Locurile sunt limitate si nu se suplimenteaza.
Costul include:
– Transport dus intors cu autocarul
– Cazare (6 nopti) si 3 mese pe zi + 2 gustari intre mese
– Activitati non stop in limba engleza / germana cu vorbitori nativi si romani
Printre activitatile de anul acesta: drumetii montane, karaoke si danceoke, workshopuri de exprimare prin muzica si teatru, workshop de maniere elegante, sporturi in natura, vizita la parcul de aventura, ateliere de public speaking, tehnici de supravietuire, foc de tabara cu surprize.
Cateva din avantajele participarii la Taberele Big Ben School:
– copiii isi vor imbogati vocabularului si dezvolta abilitatile de comunicare
– cresterea increderii in sine si dobandirea capacitatilor de exprimare orala
– socializare, dezvoltarea personalitatii si educarea temperamentului
– consolidarea deprinderilor de comportare si dezvoltarea spiritului de echipa
– relaxare si momente in natura alaturi de vechi si noi prieteni
– comunicare permanenta in limba straina in situatii de zi cu zi
– atingerea obiectivelor prin activitati distractive si nu ore de curs
Pentru informatii suplimentare secretariatul Big Ben School va sta la dispozitie.
Va asteptam cu drag!

Lorena Ihara

Numele meu este Lorena Ihara si sunt masteranda la Facultatea de Limbi si Literaturi Straine – Master în traducere specializata si studii terminologice, din cadrul Universitații Bucuresti, cu specializare pe germana si spaniola. Vorbesc fluent trei limbi straine: germana, japoneza si spaniola.

Am inceput sa cochetez cu limba germana inca din copilarie, cand împreuna cu familia ne-am mutat în Germania. Acolo am frecventat gradinița si scoala primara.

Sunt o persoana rabdatoare si optimista. Printre pasiunile mele se numara limbile straine si copiii, cat si natura, animalele, sportul si muzica.

Am experiența pedagogica dobandita în urma absolvirii Modulului Psihopedagogic si a voluntariatului.

Îmi doresc sa le insuflu copiilor dragostea pentru limba germana într-un mediu placut si prietenos iar la Big Ben School copiii au ocazia sa descopere limba germana ca pe o poveste, sa se distreze, sa cante si sa converseze, sa se joace, sa se intreaca si sa invete alaturi de mine atat limba cat si despre cultura, obiceiurile si traditiile germane.

Ne vedem in clasa!

EMOTIA PRIMEI ZILE DE SCOALA

Odata cu luna septembrie, Big Ben School isi redeschide portile. Se suna clopotelul!

Centrul nostru s-a imbracat in haine noi de sarbatoare si asteapta cu nerabdare cursantii. Clasele sunt reimprospatate si decorate pe gustul copiilor, bancile frumos aranjate si jocurile preferate ale celor mici puse la loc de cinste. In curand, elevii vor veni si vor umple toate clasele cu energia lor debordanta, zambete, rasete si voie buna.

Insa, inainte de toate, apare emotia.

Cu totii ne amintim de emotia primei zile de scoala, nerabdarea de a ne cunoaste profesorii, colegii si viitorii prieteni, scoala in care vom invata si manualele pe care le vom avea. Cu totii ne amintim, insa, si de frica de a ne desparti de parinti, de nesiguranta, scepticismul in ceea ce priveste viitorul an scolar, de intrebari precum ‘Oare o sa ma integrez?’, ‘Oare ma voi descurca?’.
Profesorii Big Ben School sunt pregatiti si vor avea grija ca emotia si nesiguranta sa fie uitate din primele minute de curs. Prima zi de scoala este una speciala si ar trebui tratata ca atare, iar cei mici isi vor face o idee despre cum se va desfasura intregul an scolar.

Pentru prima zi, am pregatit o multime de jocuri prin care elevii isi vor cunoaste mai bine profesorii si colegii, proiecte prin care vor ajuta la decorarea clasei, pentru a se acomoda mult mai usor si filmulete haioase pentru a-i destinde, din care vor avea multe de invatat. Le vom starni curiozitatea prin prezentarea manualelor, personajelor si povestilor aferente. Le vom povesti despre platforma online, vor afla ca pot primi cartonase verzi daca se descurca bine, ca cel mai bun cursant va deveni copilul saptamanii si va aparea pe panoul scolii, ca le vom trimite mereu temele atunci cand vor lipsi si ca vom recapitula fiecare unitate predata, pentru a ne asigura ca nimeni nu ramane in urma.

Cel mai important, le vom castiga increderea, vom fi prietenii lor si ii vom asculta indiferent de situatie.

Scopul nostru principal este ca cei mici sa participe la cursuri cu placere, sa se reintoarca mereu cu zambetul pe buze si sa isi doreasca sa invete limbile straine din proprie initiativa.
Asadar, cursantii nici nu vor mai avea timp sa se gandeasca la emotii, orele de curs vor fi extrem de interactive, atragatoare si diverse, iar acestia vor vedea ca invatarea unei limbi straine este un joc din care avem numai de castigat!

Bine ati venit sau revenit la Big Ben School! Va promitem o experienta cu adevarat memorabia!

Emmett O’Frighil

Hello parents and children!

My name is Emmett O’Frighil and I’m from Ireland.

Having acquired my BA degree in Theatre and Drama studies in London where I worked predominantly in theatre and the arts, focusing on Socio-political projects I also wrote and directed various pieces of my own creative and theatrical work.
I further went on to study my Teacher Training in Ireland where I spent the last two years working with and alongside national schools and after school community projects, working with children and young people with high learning needs.

I want to use this opportunity to assure you that your child is in great learning care. I will endeavour to instill in your child the wealth of knowledge, passion and education I have gained thus far, and you can be assured that the development of your child is at the forefront of my ethos.

As well as following the extremely valuable curriculum set out by Big Ben School, I will be pushing your child further, I don’t call it work, as learning should never be seen as a chore, but I will however be giving your child extra reading, literature, poetry etc., and set research and creative projects, to further help them gain the best from me, and for me to achieve the very best in them.

Learning through Acting

The numbers

1 Native Teacher; 16 children; 4 weeks, 6 total hours; 3 great performances and uncountable laughs.

The Main Show

A 4 week drama course conducted by Big Ben’s native English Teacher Mark Wrycraft. Certainly not the star of the show Mark facilitated the children unknowingly for them to collaborate in small teams to achieve more as a collective group rather than as individuals.

During the 4 weeks an overarching theme was presented for each of the sessions culminating in one final filmed performance for each of the three groups to demonstrate what they had prepared over the classes.

Group work was a fundamental aspect of the course but whole group games or activities took place giving the children opportunities to interact and more importantly practice their English skills with all the course participants.

Assistance and guidance was shared amongst each group with acting tips and skills instructed upon all the members of the course to implement within their performances.

The Rehearsals

Week One:
An introductory week with ice breakers and get to know you games with the premise of the course being discussed.

Three groups were also selected randomly with the groups then having a short amount of time to prepare a 3-5 minute skit (Short performance) to demonstrate at the end of the session.

Week Two:
With the previous week’s session placing children randomly they had some shared experience of working together; this week they would be pushed to work together further creating a delicate part of the final drama performance.

Each group was given a theme based on “The animal Kingdom” and within their groups they had to generate ideas and ultimately finalise a script for themselves.

Confidence building games were used and vocal activities played to get the children focusing on their characters voices.

Week 3:
With a script prepared, lines learnt and the children having thought about their characters the next ingredient was to add movement and stage presence.

This was accomplished by games once more and teacher supervision as well as feedback from the other groups.

Week 4:
The final week saw the children work together to finalize and improve their collective performances combining everything they had learnt the previous 3 weeks to produce a final performance with the added pressure of being filmed.

To take the edge off and to celebrate the final week amusing or more creative drama games were played.
Following the final performances the participants received a diploma for the course and each child spoke a few last minute words regarding what they learnt or enjoyed over the period of the course.

The Real Show

Although Drama was at the forefront of the 4 week workshop the overall winner was English; A rule implemented into the course was for the children to use ONLY English.
With this in mind children tried their hardest to make themselves understood or portray their thoughts or ideas by having to explain and choose their word choices carefully.

With this challenge of only using English another task combatted nicely by the children was group collaboration on an overarching drama performance. With the groups combined randomly and not by groups of friends certainly the children were a little nervous and sceptical at having to work with new faces or personalities.

However in each group leaders shone through and new companionships were created resulting in splendid teamwork to achieve a wonderful last dramatic showcase from each of the three partaking groups.

Overall the Drama course was a success in terms of the children vitally practicing their English in various spoken contexts as well as paring groups of children to then see them cooperate together on a group project which they accomplished with smiles upon their faces and a cheerfulness in their voices.

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Mioara Dinu

 

 

Ma numesc Mioara Dinu si sunt foarte bucuroasa sa lucrez cu copii care, dupa o zi obositoare la scoala, isi rup din timpul de distractii si vin sa mai invete cate ceva la noi. Pentru mine meseria de profesor este o pasiune, nu vreau sa ma gandesc ca va veni o zi cand scoala va incepe fara mine. Am o vechime considerabila in invatamant si am lucrat cu copii de diferite varste.

Am urmat Universitatea Bucuresti – Facultatea de limbi germanice, sectia lb engleza – lb romana din doua motive: dragostea pentru literatura anglo-saxona si admiratia pentru profesorul meu de engleza din Liceul “Mihai Viteazul”. In familia mea toti suntem profesori: mama, tata si fratele meu – profesori de limba si literatura romana, doar eu am tradat traditia urmand engleza.

In timpul liber imi place sa citesc, sa ascult muzica, sa fac drumetii pe munte si sa calatoresc.

Adeseori petrec timp cu elevi, ca de exemplu iarna ma duc cu fostii mei elevi la patinaj, iar vara pedalam impreuna prin parcurile Bucurestiului.

Sper ca acest an scolar la Big Ben sa se adauge amintirilor mele dragi din activitatea de dascal.

Horia Alexandrescu

 

Ma numesc Horia Alexandrescu si sunt profesor de limba germana, cu o activitate de 17 ani in invatamant. Am studiat limba germana matern de la gradinita la facultate si am absolvit facultatea de limbi straine “Dimitrie Cantemir Bucuresti”.

Consider limbajul o forma de gandire si cu cat mai multe limbaje reusim sa cunoastem putem comunica mai bine unul cu celalalt.

Apreciez libertatea de miscare si de exprimare. Adesea circul cu motocicleta  si vorbesc doua limbi straine fluent: engleza si germana.

Imi place sa admir natura si gasesc zona montana din Alpi, cu padurile si lacurile ei foarte atractiva. Consider ca acolo ma regasesc in mijlocul naturii, practicand sporturi extreme precum drumetiile sau calatorile, etc.

Prin activitatea mea desfasurata in cadrul institutiei Big Ben School, doresc sa aduc universul german aproape de elevii mei, sa pot impartasii alaturi de ei tainele gandirii germane.