Resolución incorporación centros modelo BRIT- Aragón

RESOLUCIÓN de 5 de junio de 2018, del Director General de Innovación, Equidad y Participación por la que se autoriza la incorporación de centros públicos docentes no universitarios de la Comunidad al Modelo BRIT-Aragón para el desarrollo de la Competencia Lingüística de y en Lengua Extranjera a partir del curso 2018-2019.

Resolución que afecta a los centros que continúan con la implantación del modelo BRIT-Aragón, los que se incorporan a partir del próximo curso, y los centros de currículo integrado MECD-British Council.


Orden modelo BRIT-Aragón



ORDEN ECD/823/2018, de 18 de mayo, por la que se regula el Modelo BRIT- Aragón para el desarrollo de la Competencia Lingüística de y en Lenguas Extranjeras en centros docentes públicos no universitarios de la Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón.

Using and creating news in the classroom-spotting fake news

News can be very useful in the classroom, as they provide real language input, a connection to the real world, and, in the case of videos, they tend to be short enough to be listened to more than once. However, you can also create your own news, or even fake news (to discuss how easy it is to create and spread fake news on social media). Here are some of the resources that may be used:

News creators:

  • Read Write Think- Printing Press– online tool to create a newspaper: The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events.
  • write a headline, description, and pick a background picture- there you have your fake breaking news!


self-grading google forms

Self-grading google forms might be a useful resource to check students’ understanding and progress, as well as to provide them with extra input or independent opportunities of exposure to the language. Here’s how to create one:

Open your Google Drive, then click on “new”. Scroll down to “more”, then choose “google forms”.

On your new form, click on the wheel (settings), then on “quizzes”, and toggle “Make this a quiz”.

If you want to share your form, you can do it by emailing it, sharing the link (long or shortened link), or embedding it on your websites / blogs. For this last option, my advice would be to both embed it and copy the link, as sometimes, embedded forms may be tricky to use on mobile devices.

Some examples of self-grading google forms for different skills:

QR codes & URL shorteners in the classroom

URL shorteners:

For example, copy these links, and paste them onto any of the previous URL shorteners, to share a shorter link with your students, colleagues, families…


Click on the picture to open original source file



Can parents take their children on holiday during term time?

We’ve been discussing this case, which hit the headlines in the UK some months ago (click on the picture to watch the video with subtitles):

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The case reached the Supreme Court, and this was the result:

(Read transcript here)

Over to you:

  • What are your views on this? Is it reasonable / unreasonable for parents to take their children on holiday when they’re supposed to be attending school?
  • Do you know of any cases where this happens? Does it tend to be justified?
  • What is the effect of such holidays on students? On their classmates? On their teachers?


Sábado metodológico CARLEE: neurociencia y multilingüismo

El CARLEE oferta esta actividad de formación, de enfoque práctico, en la que se darán apuntes de cómo las aportaciones de la investigación sobre neurociencia pueden contribuir en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de / en lenguas extranjeras. Se celebrará el sábado, 14 de Abril, de 9 a 14 horas, en el CIFE Juan de Lanuza (Zaragoza). 

La sesión correrá a cargo de Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, profesor director e investigador principal del grupo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de la Lenguas Extranjeras de la Facultad de Lenguas y Educación, Universidad Nebrija (Madrid). Maestro, psicopedagogo y doctor en Psicología por la Universidad de La Laguna, experto en ciencia cognitiva y psicolingüística.

La inscripción se realiza en DOCEO, del 22 de Marzo al 4 de Abril.

En este enlace se puede consultar la información completa.