Friday, July 14, 2006

It was fun to be here.
I really appreciate the lovebly atmosfere among the colleages. Thanks to every one.
The teachers were lovely, helful , intelligent... Thanks.

Keep in touch, please...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

We are having a great time here.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Another Monday

Hi there!!!!
Time flies, just the beginning of the second week here.
I finally can say that I do not hate Mondays anymore.
The weekend trips were great, London is huge and I am sure that I would need a week to explore it and really see things I wanted to. Cambridge is great!!!
Called my dad laast night since it was his birthday yesterday. I could really tell he was glad!!!
I will post some more later
Bye for now

Going to the pub tonight

Are you going to the pub tonight? I would like to join you... Please tell me where and when we can meet.

second week

Ok, here we are in our second week. Time flies! We've done a lot of things at school and also out of school. The social programme was very interesting at the week end: visiting London and Cambridge has been extraordinary.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Today we've learnt some more on the use of "hot potatoes". I really love this programme. After break we had lessons which included teaching Vocabulary using the Internet. It was very worthwile.
The last lessons for this day brought us to different CALL software and "hardware" such as B.O.O.K. - and that was very funny. I've already sent it to friends of mine.
Now I'm looking forward to the Ghost Walk in the evening. Must be very good...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Thanks for all the help
Hello to everybody,

hope we have a geat time in Norwich!
Hello to everybody,

hope we have a geat time in Norwich!
Hello to everybody,

hope we have a geat time in Norwich!
Hi there everyone!!!

Got really lucky to be in the only properly air conditioned room over here!! But I am not giving away a secret which room it is. If you smart you'll figure it out.

Great to be here, hope my host's cat won't be running away from me in a few days!!!

keep cool everyone!!!
I am in Norwich, at last. The journey was long and tiring but it was worthy. I've met very nice people from Spain, as it couldn'd be otherwise, and from Polland. I'm sure we'll enjoy ourselves a lot.
The course seems to be very well organised, covering a great variety of social activities.

First mail to our blog

After a some help from Sharon, I got in to our blog. Sharon is already afraid, that she will have some troubles with my computing... But I do look forward to learn new things and it has started promising.
It's been a quite hard day. I'm looking forward some time in the city centre. The mini bus can take us there in 25 minutes!


Opening new counts (sorry it isn't in the bank)
opening minds (will there be anything inside?)
opening time (without stress)...
I'm just behind the door.
I am sure I'll find this course useful and I hope I'll have a very good time.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Here are the questions we talked about on Monday morning. It would be great to read some of your answers as we didn't all have time to talk to everyone. And I'm sure Sharon and Paul will be interested too.

1. Describe the computer access for learners in your school?

2. What are the main challenges facing teachers in your school (generally)?

3. What topics do your learners really like to discuss?

4. What do you hope to learn from this course?

5. What kinds of activities do you do with your learners using technology?

6. Describe a favourite activity or lesson involving technology that you do with your learners.

7. What are some of the potential dangers of using technology in class?

8. When planning a lesson using technology is it best to start with what you and the technology can do or with the aims of the lesson. Why?

9. What’s your definition of a successful lesson?

10. What’s your personal reaction to computers and technology? What about your learners (in general)? And your colleagues?

11. Which language skills can be most effectively developed using computers? Are there any that can’t?

12. Are computers a threat to our jobs? Why/why not?

13. Have you used computers yourself for learning English (or any other foreign language)? What was useful, what wasn’t?

14. What computer skills does a language teacher need to do their job well?

15. How much training have you had in using computers for teaching purposes?

16. Are you worried about anything related to this course?

I'm looking forward to reading your replies.


Saturday, July 01, 2006

Welcome from Jo too

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a good journey to Norwich and that you soon start to feel at home here. I'm looking forward to teaching you.

Here's a question for you. Do you know a nine-letter English word which has only one vowel?


Johanna Stirling

welcome to Norwich

This will be your blog. I hope we'll be able to create a memorable record of your time here in Norwich together on our course. I hope you have a lot of fun and learn lots of useful things.