Secondary English Department

Drama 2º ESO. 2017-18

Cinderella found her Prince Charming and the beautiful Belle tamed the Beast, at Colegio Alborán yesterday. Both plays were performed by 2° ESO to our primary students, who enjoyed the adventure as they journeyed into these wonderful ‘Happy Ever After’ traditional fairytale stories!
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American Culture Class. 2017-18

Colegio Alboran’s Secondary English Department in association with Burlington Books held two seminars yesterday, given by the lovely Miss Tammy Vera, who introduced the students to their first American Culture Class.

The class offered a fun and interactive way for students to learn about various aspects of American culture, such as landmarks, food & drink, sport, music and famous people. Finally, some of our lucky students got a chance to participate in a quiz, in the style of the TV game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Everyone enjoyed this very unique and enjoyable way of learning about a different culture. Leer más

Día Mundial de la Poesía. World Poetry Day. 2017-18

El 21 de marzo, Día Mundial de la Poesía (World Poetry Day), también denominado Primavera de los poetas, fue proclamado por la UNESCO en el equinoccio de primavera con el fin de “reflexionar sobre el poder del lenguaje poético y el florecimiento de las capacidades creadoras de cada persona “.

Desde los departamentos de Lengua y Literatura y de Inglés, en el Colegio Alborán celebramos este importante Día y durante toda la semana llevamos a cabo actos y celebraciones poéticas, a la vez que desarrollamos proyectos que constan de preciosos, fotografías, dibujos y textos que se exhiben en el colegio y se exponen en clase.

El día anterior participamos en un recital poético dedicado a Rubén Darío, dentro del Proyecto Lector “Hablar Curso Rimado”, coordinado por Antonio A. Gómez Yebra, y organizado por el Ayuntamiento de Marbella.

En Educación Secundaria hemos realizado recitales poéticos y lecturas múltiples, en los que el alumnado de 1º, 2º y 3º de ESO ha visitado las aulas del último ciclo de Educación Primaria y de todos los cursos de ESO para declamar ante sus compañeros poemas de creación propia, muy variados en forma y temática, que tratan de fomentan el gusto por los textos poéticos.

Todas estas actividades sirven para despertar la sensibilidad poética y educar la creatividad literaria en Lengua española e inglesa.

Desde el Colegio Alborán os invitamos a reflexionar sobre la capacidad y el poder del lenguaje poético para transmitir emociones y sugerir sentimientos, porque como afirma Irina Bokova, Directora General de la Unesco, “La poesía es una ventana a la diversidad excepcional de la humanidad”. Leer más

2 ESO Christmas Performances. 2017-18

2o ESO drama class today performed two festive and humorous plays to a captivated audience which included our Nursery and Primary students.
The first play was ‘NoSanta’ where we saw poor Father Christmas getting ill on Christmas Eve and can’t deliver his presents. We watched in suspense as Mrs. Claus tried to solve this dilema with the help of their trustworthy elves.

In the second play which depicted the well known and loved story of ‘A Christmas Carol’; we experienced a more modern version where Scrooge was transformed into a modern Eden. She does not believe in Christmas and spends maybe too much time working and we watched her journey to the realization that she should not be working so hard and instead should spend more time with family and friends.

Both performances as different as they were, delivered their Christmas message of helping others and enjoying the holidays with friends and family.
Well done to the drama teachers Maricarmen Cortes and Monica Barce and to all of our amazing 2 ESO class. Merry Christmas! Leer más

Cambridge Award Ceremony. 2016-17

Our annual Cambridge Award Ceremony was held this week here at the school and Certificates were presented to students by Rebecca Hammond, the coordinator from the University of Cambridge. Our teachers and students have invested substantial effort and time in preparing for Cambridge English Exams. This effort should not be underestimated and we are so very proud of you all! It was an exciting and memorable event for students, teachers and parents alike. Leer más

Ancient Art Exhibition by 1°ESO. 2015-16

We have been working together learning about ancient Egypt and to reinforce the lessons the students have done some craft work representing the period. Leer más

4 ESO – Project depicting influential people in history. 2015-16

In groups the students choose a person from history that they felt had a big influenced on the way people thought at that time. They needed to look at how ‘freedom of speech’ allowed people to transform and change lives.

Each group researched, built up a profile of their selected influential person and through the use of keynote they designed their presentations. It was a very interesting, informative and inspiring session. Leer más

4º ESO – Voting for Class President. 2015-16

With our 4º ESO class we covered a sequence of lessons looking into different aspects within politics. Each student, took this new found knowledge to the next level by adapting what they had learnt to write their own political speeches, concentrating on one of the policies within government e.g. Defense, Education and Economy etc.

Once each candidate had delivered their campaign speeches the whole class had to place their votes. They needed to consider who they felt had delivered the best speech, taking into consideration quality of the research done for their policy, including a well structured argument with supporting material.

Votes were placed within the classroom ballot box and counted. The winner with the majority of the votes was Emma Mostovoi. So well done Emma, 4º ESO Class President!

Nottingham University. 2015-16

The school enjoyed a visit today from Mrs. Rachel Buckley the International Officer for Europe within Nottingham University, who gave a presentation to our secondary students about studying in the U.K.

Our students have a lot of future academic decisions to make, it can be confusing and overwhelming at times. We want to assist and support them within their decision process by ensuring that our students are well informed and aware of all third level options available to them.

During the course of the presentation, they were shown a little of what life would be like on campus, courses available and support which the university offers to its students studying from abroad. The presentation was followed up by a sequence of questions and answers with solutions sought for those students who had queries about procedures for applications, calculations of course points and fees etc.

All in all, it was a very successful morning and we would like to extend a huge thank you to Rachel for her very informative presentation and to our secondary English department for their ongoing activities within the school, supporting the students towards being comfortable in all areas of their English language development.

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Peace Day with 3º and 4º of ESO

3º and 4º ESO working hard together on their Peace Day display.