Certificaciones de Cambridge English

El Colegio San Judas Tadeo consciente de la importancia del dominio de las Lenguas Extranjeras, especialmente del idioma inglés, en la formación de sus alumnos desea informarles que los días 21 y 28 de abril estaremos impartiendo los exámenes de certificación de la Universidad de Cambridge. En abril 21, se administrarán las certificaciones de Main  Suite ( KET, PET, FCE y CAE); El 28 los YLEs (Starters, Movers y Fliers).

“Estos procesos de Certificación han venido impartiéndose desde el año 2013, arrojando excelentes resultados para nuestros estudiantes, demostrando que poseen fortaleza y un apropiado manejo de dicho idioma.

Confiamos que este esfuerzo, a favor del fortalecimiento de los conocimientos adquiridos en sus clases regulares de inglés en el Colegio, se vea evidenciado en estas pruebas permitiendo que el logro de su Certificación sea un valor agregado al momento de finalizar su Bachillerato, y que el manejo de este idioma le sea una herramienta útil para el logro de conocimientos en otras áreas y en su vida cotidiana”.

Spelling Bee Competition at San Judas Tadeo School

By: Prof. Bernoli Tejada SJ

On March 23rd, we held our first Spelling Bee competition at San Judas Tadeo School. This event was filled with excitement and warmth. Our students and parents enjoyed this moment quite a lot. The latter took pride in watching their kids display a great command of the English language throughout the whole contest. Our students practiced a great deal prior to the last rounds. We previously went through the competition in our classrooms in which a number of participants became the contenders to represent their grades in the final match. There was so much emotion and enthusiasm all along this activity. Our aim is to perform this competition with whole school next year. This event, which involved the 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th,  and 6th graders, was  conceived as an initiative to engage students` leaning and  raise awareness as to how important it is to learn English . There were nine  final contestants: Alexa Richiez Domínguez, Moises  Luna Ramírez, Luis Rosario Janer, Patricia  Fernández Read, Lia  Guzmán Ferreras, Linda  Beltrán, Maria José Tio, Miranda Sánchez Cuello and  Daniela Rosario Janer. Four kids resulted  winners: from 2nd and 3rd grades: Lia Marie Guzman Ferreras,  first place and Luis  Rosario Janer second. As to 4th, 5th and 6th grades: Daniela Rosario Janer got the first place and Maria José Tió, the second one.

National Geographic  Learning was part of the sponsors of the activity. They provided us with the tools and guidance to consolidate the occasion. Likewise, Mirtha Paulino (English Language Coordinator),  Bernoli Tejada, Rafaela Carrasco, Alexis Pichardo, Jorge De Jesus and others offered their expertise in the area to insightfully make the most out of the occasion. Spelling Bee competitions originated in the United States last century and they have become quite a tradition worldwide. Many schools from all over the world take part in this contest. The Dominican Republic it is not an exception to the rule. Great schools such as Ashton, DominicoAmericano, Carol Morgan, St. Joseph and St. Michaels participate in Spelling Bee competitions. I strongly believe that these sorts of events foster English Language Learning due to the fact that our students get immersed in the process and get to utilize the target vocabulary. We are confident that next year it will be more of a massive event that will encompass the complete school.

ENGLISH FAIR

By  Mirtha Paulino, SJT

It is a pleasure to present our “English Fair 2017”

As it is well known English is the native mother-tongue of only Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a handful of Caribbean countries. But in 57 countries (including Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Philippines, Fiji, Vanuatu, etc.), English is either as its “official language” or a majority of its inhabitants speak it as a fi rst language. These are largely excolonial countries which have thoroughly integrated English into its chief institutions.

Today, English is the second or third most popular mother tongue in the world, with an estimated 350-400 million native speakers. But, crucially, it is also the common tongue for many non-English speakers the world over, and almost a quarter of the globe’s population Five core English-speaking countries have a common sociopolitical heritage: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. All of the above except the United Kingdom were former colonies of the UK.

The students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd of high school were in charge of presenting our English Fair in which they talked about different topics like history, culture, fl ora and fauna, gastronomy, and many other things.

Australia and New Zealand

In our English fair, Australia was represented by 9th grade A students. They highlighted the most important aspects of this magnificent country from which they could learn and present about its history, culture, flora and fauna, gastronomy, etc.

Ninth grade B students represented New Zealand did also an excellent job in their presentations. Students showed great knowledge and domain of different and important topics of the country.

All information and materials were carefully selected, prepared, and presented by the students in a creative way in which all the attendants could understand and appreciate the bio-diversity and cultural values of both countries, as well as their contributions to world literature.

United Kingdom

First Grade

Our first-grade students in high school had to work with the United Kingdom. We worked on the subject in a cooperative way through each student had to find relevant information about the culture, gastronomy, territorial division and about the most outstanding characters, both literary level and social life.

It was very interesting to observe how our students took ownership of the topic, to see each of them taking interest in the culture of other countries in a constructive and critical way. In addition to being contractures of their own knowledge.

Congratulations for empowering knowledge, where there’s will there’s a way.

United States of America and Canada

2nd grade students were in charge of presenting the most relevant information about The United States of America and Canada where they showed an excellent knowledge and seemed empowered in each presentation.

 

FOTOS DE LA ACTIVIDAD EN GALERÍA SAN JUDAS

A Journey through the Senses

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by Ruth Sánchez Lantigua

Teaching with hands-on activities is a great way for students to internalize knowledge and also enjoy the learning experience. Especially when it comes to learning a foreign language that kids might not use outside of school or even the English class. A great opportunity presented itself when we had to learn about the senses! Vocabulary was not going to be enough, it was better for them to go through the senses in different activities they could have fun with, while also learning the vocabulary and application of it during the class.

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