Category Archives: Spanish By Concept

The Statement of Inquiry: A recipe we have to cook in a Global Context

In preparation for launching the unit for eAssessment 2017, a few colleagues and I engaged in dialogue on why the Global Context (GC) is provided. A few wondered, why not the Key Concept (KC) if we are working in a … Continue reading

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Nutritional Value of the Statement of Inquiry

This is the 4th and last entry about the architecture of the conceptual framework in IB Spanish By Concept. My first entry focused on my the features that define the Spanish By Concept experience; the second entry focused on defining … Continue reading

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The Unit Planning Compass

Teaching in an inquiry-based environment with conceptual teaching and learning practices in mind is a wonderful experience. Nothing empowers learners more than realizing they are handling relevant, real information, and knowledge. As for language teachers, this involvement and practice allows … Continue reading

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Why can Language Acquisition be every MYP subject’s best friend?

Considering that every subject possesses a language of its own, and the fact that we cannot do anything without language, it seems to me that the role of Language Acquisition in MYP goes beyond “the foreignness” of its nature. As … Continue reading

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The Linguistic Universe in Global Context, Key and Related Contexts

Warning! This is a very long post! This is the second entry in the series of blog posts that I am writing about my book Spanish by Concept, published by Hodder Education. In my first post on the book, I … Continue reading

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Authors, Conventions, Transitions, Purpose and Message

One of the most interesting and complex criteria in IB MYP Language Acquisition is criterion A, which is the evolution of the old fashioned listening activities in MFL textbooks. This criterion incorporation into the MYP Language Acquisition framework is fully … Continue reading

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MYP Spanish By Concept through my eyes

After a year of exploring the extent of my curiosities and creativity, as I thought of a tool that IB MYP Spanish could use in their classes while engaging in the experiences, it is quite fascinating to look back at … Continue reading

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