Yes, boys and girls, men and women… Halloween has arrived to Lockhart Academy.

Not only our students are doing arts & crafts about halloween, a lot of the activities deal with this yearly party. Rumours even say that next Tuesday there’s going to be a party and some of the learners are going to come dressed up in costumes! It’s going to be terrific! Read more

During the last two weeks in Lockhart Academy, our children have done two amazing Works!

I know they like arts and crafts, so we’ve done a lot of English, but using scissors, glue, cardboards, magazines…

With 1st graders, we were working fruits and vegetables, so now they know something about Arcimboldo; a special artist. His paintings are special because there are a lot of fruits and vegetables. At the beginning they had to find out some fruits and vegetables in a picture, this way they learn some of new vocabulary.After that they’ve started doing their own Arcimboldo face with magazines! Mr Cat gets angry sometimes because they want to play all the time, but when he is sleeping, they have to be quiet! Read more

We yesterday launched a new collaborative project with Servicios Lingüísticos Lockhart in Navarra. The project is called Lockhart Professional Immersion Courses (LPIC) and its aim is to do immersion courses oriented to professionals from very varied sectors.

We started the project with a web and with a facebook page. There is not too much information yet, but we will soon start updating it.

One of the first things we will include is a very appealing offer to make the most of the public examinations for teachers in La Rioja. We will offer a 3 weekend course, 90 on-site hours, with 30 on-line hours. In this training course we will train primary school English teachers so they can sit the exams with the best possible preparation.

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This week is a very important week for me, because I have done my first classes in Lockhart Academy and also my first classes as an English teacher! I have to say that it has been a very especial experience, I have enjoyed all sessions, children have had a lot of fun, and I think they are going to learn a lot!

Both sessions have been amazing, and we have done a lot of funny and active activities. I felt very happy doing the classes.

With 3rd graders; Pablo, Magí and Jaime we worked with the Magic Box. Inside this Magic Box, they drew their favorite animals. Also they learned and talked about things we usually do in summer.  One of their favorite games was “Iris says”, and we played twice during the first session. Another activity they really enjoyed was “The Magic Drawing”. In this activity they had to paint very quickly while they followed the instructions. This game works like a race, and they learned a lot of new vocabulary.

About 1rst graders (Albert, Aina, Jana, Maria, Ian, Rubén, Joan, Teo and Adrià): We worked and had fun with Mr. Cat. He is our pet, and really likes English. To start the class, they helped me find him: “Mr. Cat where are you?”.  We also did a mouse puppet, and then we used it with the gestures-story. One interesting activity is “The Magic Train”. During this activity, they are like a train, one behind the other, and they have to represent the animal the first one of the train says. This way they learn animal vocabulary, playing a funny game.

I’m sure they are going to learn a lot, but me too. The truth is that they are amazing and I’m very happy being their teacher. I have to say thank you to them, to the parents and also to Edward who gives me this especial and important opportunity.

Today I was lucky enough to attend the first class of the year for Lockhart Academy. In fact, it was also the first class for Iris with us!

It was a 2 hour session with the third graders. Only 3 out of 7 started now, but even so, it was a fantastic session full of fun and full of interesting activities.

Now I’m going to try and show you some of the examples of these activities:

In this picture, we can see the students working in their “Magic Box”. They were drawing their favourite animals inside the magic box.

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Today is a very special day for us. Not only we started the new year with our new teacher Iris, but we are also opening the new classrooms!

Further now you’ll be able to see some pictures of these classrooms. We hope you like them as much as we do.

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I’m Iris, the new teacher of Lockhart Academy! I’m the teacher of P5/1st and  2nd/3rd groups.

As you know I’m studying in the URV, and this is my last year to finish, so I will be a primary teacher with the English Minor. I like learning and teaching, especially English, but through using new methodologies. I believe that kids learn better if they have fun.

 

In my classes I want to do different activities where kids are very active. This way, they will learn, but subconsciously. I want to know the kids and start learning and having fun early!

 

 

So you can know a little more about me, I have to say, that another thing that I really like is dancing. I am a dance teacher too. In my free time I usually go out with friends or read. I love to go for a walk on the beach also in winter while I’m listening to my favorite music.

I hope my students will learn and have fun with my classes! We will start next week! I suppose they will be ready to learn and have a lot of fun!

See you next week!

Today is a very special day for Lockhart Academy.

We are very proud to announce that we now have two new teachers.

They are Noemí Herrero and Iris Pons and will start teaching this forthcoming September.

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In this audio you can hear the 7 & 8 year-old children sing this very famous Nursery Rhyme. They sing it in three groups creating a very nice canon.

We hope you like it!

Yes, Lockhart Academy is giving a step forward today and is starting a new social service: the Lockhart Academy Blog.

With it, we want to open the reality of our classes to the world.

Probably, the best English academy in Tarragona

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