Pictures of Rainbows

ACROSTIC

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Sweet. it will be to have the oppportunity to be together, to walk on the sand, soft sand that caresses your feet.
Enjoy being with you as you become lost in the waves.Every moment I look for your glance while the sun lights your face.
And in the sunset your eyes express unforgottable tenderness in the romantic blue that transport me to the kiss of your mouth

EQUIVOQUE

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Hi my dear friend, I have not talk with you for many months, l want to tell you about the life with my husband.


_I don’t have any more dreams since we got married
He is my dream come true
_It is terrible to see him
Sad because it hurts me, I love him
_So much, for that, I don’t want to
Lose his love, that’s why I never
_argue with him, I am so patient
Sweet and kind with this splendid man
_but I cannot continue being
Jealous, I need to trust him, it is so
_stupid, it is impossible to live
With this insecurity and fear that make feel
_sad and worried all the time
He seems to be happy with me, however
_I think it will be better to finish with
The moments when we are not together,
_the melancholy that I feel when I really want
a hug and he is not here
_To be with someone else
Is not the same, he is the only one
_maybe one day he can understand
How much I love him and
_the pain that produces to me
To think to be without him

COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING

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Communicative language teaching was originated from the changes in the British situational language teaching, when different linguistics and teachers saw the importance to focus the language on the communicative proficiency, it is to say to teach the learners how to communicate in English efficiently. When we talk about communicative language, we also made reference to how the language is used in everyday situations and in its goal the “communicative competence” it differs to the situational language teaching and grammar translation method which focused in the mastery of structures and it doesn´t allow to the learner develop his communicative skills.


Many authors have writing about the most distinctive features of these methods for example Finochiaro and Brumfi (1983) made a contrast between audio-lingual and communicative language teaching, the last one centered in the meaning and in the language use in order to communicate. It differs of the audio lingual method which focused on the structures, sounds and words and in the importance of the linguistic competence. Audio lingual and grammar translation method were rejected by educators and linguistics because of its foreign language instruction. Grammar translation involved the learner to spend a lot of time in understanding the language instruction, in focusing in the analysis of the target language particularly its grammar and also in the use of translation exercises, after the rejection of these methods the word ”communication” become so relevant in the development of the language and it was divided into several kind of functions like the use of some exercises for example teachers gave to the learners some key words, sentences and phrases that allow them to practice everything they learn, because the purpose of communication is to develop the capacity to express and interact, it can develop doing some kinds of exercises like ask questions, order dishes at restaurants and another kinds of activities that in my personal opinion develop the language and create new ways to see the teaching foreign languages.


Casanare and Swain had given a more pedagogical analysis of communicative competence in which the four dimensions of the language are identified; grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, discourse competence and strategical competence, these four competences areas allow us to know how to use the language grammar, syntax, vocabulary, sociolinguistic and besides teach us how to use and respond to the language appropriately, knowing how to interpret the context in coherent way and the most important it places great emphasis in helping learners to use the target language in real situations and on learning language function. As I see this approach involves all elements in communication its social, cultural, and pragmatic features of language, it explores pedagogical means in real life integrating the communication in classroom and in general I is concerned with how to facilitate the language learning among students and how to reach in the students their fullest potential in the language management.

EDUCATION

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Everyday we hear about “we are in a knowledge society “it is because of nowadays people are more informed. The information is everywhere, It is on the television, radio, internet, newspapers, it allows to the person to be aware of all events that happen in the world. When we talk about knowledge we also talk about education, a lot of books have defined Education as “any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another”.

This concept about education says us that education is a reciprocal process, the person receives the information through an instructor in order to acquire knowledge, and from this definition I can assume that the purpose of education is to develop the knowledge, Skills or the character of the learners. If we want to understand about education we need to understand first of all about knowledge and how it arises in the mind of a person when interact with an idea or experience.

The first thing that interests me about education is knowledge gain. Education gives us the knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking a better life. It helps us to build opinions and have points of view on everything in life. Education makes us able to interpret rightly the things perceived. Many authors have written about education and they have given great contributions, some of them are:


“The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.” ~Eric Hoffer

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” ~Emma Goldman

“The only purpose of education is to teach a student how to live his life-by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality. The training he needs is theoretical, i.e., conceptual. He has to be taught to think, to understand, to integrate, to prove. He has to be taught the essentials of the knowledge discovered in the past-and he has to be equipped to acquire further knowledge by his own effort.” ~Ayn Rand

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.” ~Bill Beattie
"The one real object of education is to leave a man in the condition of continually asking questions.” ~Bishop Creighton“The central job of schools is to maximize the capacity of each student.” ~Carol Ann Tomlinson


I reviewed all these quotations to demonstrate the diversity of beliefs about the purpose of education. Some authors focused on knowledge, some on the teacher,and others on the student. It is so difficult to find an only definition of education that is agreed by all. The meanings they have to the word are complex beliefs arising from their own values and experiences. As a teachers when we have a contact with the real education we can have a detail idea about what we want to achieve, we usually write a lesson plan with some objectives, we also have our syllabus and maybe we have clear about competences and the way that we will teach, however we have not a clear idea about education purpose.


John Dewey made the point that we are not able to plug directly into another person's brain. ”We never educate directly, but indirectly by means of the environment”. He continued, “Whether we permit chance environments to do the work, or whether we design environments for the purpose makes a great difference”. The physical environment - the shape of the room, the way chairs are laid out, lighting and heating will influence the way we feel and think about the activities we are engaged in. In turn, our social relationships will affect the way we view these things.


Teachers have different connotations about education. Whether it takes place in the classroom, it must be include certain values. Like: Respect for persons, the promotion of well-being, sincerity, equality. These values include the content of education, taking in account the importance of the behavior and relationships of the learners. Julius Nyerere once summed these concerns up when he talked of the purpose of education as being the liberation of humans from the restraints and limitations of ignorance and dependency. “Nothing else can be properly called education. Teaching which induces a slave mentality or a sense of impotence is not education at all - it is an attack on the minds of men”.


Every author in the education history talk about the importance of education I see this importance in the way of how The education make us see and do the right things and how it influences in our behavior, the goods manners that make us civilized people .Education is the basis of the culture and civilization it is relevant in the development of our values and thoughts. Education becomes us in mature individuals, individuals able to plane the future and take rights decisions.






Education open doors a great opportunities to be better each day, every employer of today require a well educated personal for this reason we need to be competent and to improve our knowledge every day.Institutions offer frameworks of education, we have primary education, secondary education, superior education and many others studies after that, we can specialize in fields of our interest, but education does end there, it is a lifelong process. The process must continue because it is the only way to progress in life and to develop new thoughts that can helps us to be productive each day. Educate is the only way to grow and to have better opportunities but it is not the obligation of the teacher, he is just an instructor the decision is in learner who decide when to learn what and how to use this knowledge for his own life.

THE SECRET IS IN YOU

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Everyday many students wonder about their own learning process, about how the time pass and really they did not advance in their own learning, maybe I thought the same and then I remembered when I began to study foreign languages and I began to think in all the people that were near to me. The student who always took responsibility for the totally of his learning situation, the students who determined his own objectives and always defined his methods and techniques to be used, he achieved successfully his aims one reason is because they always evaluated everything that they acquired.

Perhaps a lot of time has passed without the awareness that if we want to be good professionals we must adapt the word autonomy in our lexicon but first of all it is to understand that we must take more control over our lives and it includes about our learning process it is to say, taking more control over the purposes for which we learn languages and the ways in which we learn them.

Autonomy involves abilities and attitudes that people posses and we can develop whatever we want I think so, because if we understand that we can develop foreign language skills without the help of a teacher it is a great step, of course the help of a teacher is the great importance but we cannot hope everything of him and to expect that he says us everything we need to do in order to acquire a second language

Nowadays I saw the things so clear I realized that the secret to be a good learner is to develop autonomy in our lives to take initiative and to look for the best way to advance everyday, to evaluate each purpose that we have, to determine our own contents and progression and the most important monitoring and self evaluating everything we learn. It is no so easy but if you reach to develop autonomy you can be sure that your learning will be so positive and that’s why you will began to do things for yourselves and it will be great because for sure you will be an excellent professional

Let’s do it

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THE IMPACT OF USING STRATEGIES IN LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign languages learning strategies are the steps or tools students use in order to improve their knowledge and progress in the process language acquisition, these strategies used by the student are relevant because made language learning more efficient and it has a positive effect on the student that´s why learner begin to discover the kind of activities that they prefer when they are learning a foreign language.
Each learner has a way to learn and many factors influence the choice of strategies preferred for them. The motivation is a factor because more motivated students use more strategies than less motivated students I am of the opinion that as a future teacher I must create a good learner environment where the student feel really motivated to learn and himself can create new learning strategies. Another factor is a Learners attitudes that affect on the strategy learners choice a negative attitude can cause a poor strategy or simply a lack of strategy. Most of the students adopt different strategies according to their learning style for example learner who are so shy and introvert prefer to learn a second language through grammar exercises, sentences looking for meaning of words in dictionaries, reading books, organize information. On the other hand sociable and extrovert learners prefer to learn the second language through the use of communicative activities ,it allows them to have the opportunity to communicate with their teachers and classmates and they begin to develop speaking and listening skills.
The impact of using strategies has been a topic of research Oxford outlines give us three types of strategies. One of them is “memory strategies” when the students add information into long term memory and used when needed for communication. “Cognitive strategies” it is used to revise internal mental models and to produce messages in the target language. “metacognitive strategies” help learner exercise. Planning, focusing and evaluating their own learning, and finally “social strategies” that facilitate interaction with others, in this kind of strategies students like to ask questions, co operating with others, asking for correction, co operating with peers and these activities help them to improve their foreign language knowledge.
All of this points to the conclusion that students learn in many different ways by seeing and hearing, reflecting and acting, memorizing and visualizing, reading aloud, guessing, summarizing. These strategies using by the learners help them to develop autonomy when they are learning, and the same time they develop the different skills, we must help students discover the best way to learn and create spaces where the student feel trust to learn and develop his own learning way.

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