Monday, March 31, 2008


Unit 7. College Life

VideoJug: You're Not In High School Anymore

Task 1. Giving Opinions about College life. Consider the following questions:
1. How do you like your university?
2. How many subject are you taking this semester?
3. What is your major? Why did you choose your major? Do you have any regrets?
4. Are there some professors that you can learn from more easily than others? What are the qualities that make you want to study for a certain professor? Who is your favorite teacher?
5. How did you decide which college to attend?
6. What are three big differences between your college life so far and your high school days?
7. Are you more independent from your parents now than you were in high school?
8. What is the most difficult class you have taken so far?
9. Are you a member of any student groups? Which ones? What do you do? Are you satisfied with what's happening with your group(s)?
10. What are the top three changes you would like to see happen at your university?
11. What are the top three things you hope to get out of (get as a result of) your university days?
Task 2. Click on the link. Read Tips for Adjusting to University Life and Resources at the Counseling Services and compare it to your student life in your university. Draw a mind map for each university.

Task 3. Phototalking. Take 3 photos of your student life and talk about it. Use snapvine to record your comments.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Unit 6. Cartoons!

Cartoons or anime? what is the difference?

Read the following discussion:

How To Draw A Cartoon Man

For more on cartoon drawing go to Videojug
Now want to draw with a MAESTRO...? Watch the following video and learn to draw birds and bulls... really easy.. So, let's watch The MAESTRO in action

‘Visite à Picasso’ (1950) 20m, dir. Paul Haesaerts A poetic treatment which includes the artist painting on glass while facing the camera, shot at Picasso's home in Vallauris, accompanied by some fairly moody organ music in this very dark, but captivating film. The artist here takes on the character of an eminence-grise, an alchemist engulfed in the "sol y sombra" of his laboratory-studio, filmed in gorgeous black and white.

This item is part of the collection: Academic Film Archive of North America

Now, if you were a super hero ... which one would yo be? Take the super heroe quiz and find it out.

Here we have a look at some concepts and comics that are important to know to help us decide how we are going to create a cartoon a fun project....

Well, this is something really fun! Imagine you can create your own cartoons. Let's do that just for fun. Go to and try to design a cartoon. First, write a short conversation with two characters. Next, start designing your cartoon. Just follow the instructions. Don't forget to send me your cartoon by email.

Here is another great place to design your cartoon...Witty Comic

This is a bonus task to get extra credits for your 2nd term.

Keep on shining!

Sources: Internet Archive , make Beliefs Comix, Video Jug

Monday, March 10, 2008

Movies and Environment

Find more videos like this on International Collaboration

This is another great oral presentation by Eugenia Perez... Enjoy it... I did... I haven't seen that movie but after listening to Eugenia ...for sure I'm going to. The Environment part was great, too. Listen and follow those tips..

Friday, March 7, 2008

Unit 5. Environment! Let's go green!

Environment... what a great word... environment is everywhere... Looking after our environment means we are caring for and keeping clean the place where we live. The planet and what's happening in it, should be everybody♥s concern.

In this unit, we discuss environmental issues, find out how we are helping to hurt our planet and finally think of ways to go green and awaken our ecological spirit.

Firstly, we will be discussing and learning new vocabulary related to climate change, and global warming.
Task 1
Reading: Global Warming.

Task 2
Brainstorm a environmental mind map.
Task 3
Visit some of the following sites to read and learn more about this interesting and important issue in our lives.
Task 4
Watch the following videos and write your opinion:

For more videos,

Task 5
Make a video or power point presentation explaining your environmental worries as well as some tips on how we can become green.

cartoon source: