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Hem pensat que era hora d’unir-nos tots els que ens dediquem a ensenyar ANGLÉS professionalment. L’objectiu és que puguem intercanviar experiències i materials i formar-nos. Volem convertir-nos en un punt de trobada dels professionals de l’anglés i organitzar jornades, xarrades i seminaris. Volem ser la veu dels professionals de l'anglés i col·laborar amb tots els relacionats amb l'anglés i amb l'administració educativa i que se’ns tinga en compte com a interlocutors a l'hora de prendre decisions.

An association to unite us all who teach English professionally has been created. The aim is to share experiences, exchange materials and encourage further training with conferences, lectures and debates and ultimately become the voice of teachers of English and liaise with all those involved and especially with our educational authority.

Monday, 17 November 2014

APAVAC was "Walking and Talking in English in Alboraya" with Bob Yareham of Valencia International

Walking and Talking in English in Alboraya  

by  Bob Yareham , Valencia International.

APAVAC, the Valencian Community association of English teachers, organised a group of members to try out Valencia International's Walking Talking Tour of Alboraya on Saturday 15th November.
Braving fierce winds the group followed the route especially prepared to exploit all the pedagogical possibilities that the Valencian Huerta has to offer in a multi-disciplinary activity that is now available to teachers who would like to spend a morning discovering monuments, mysteries, legends, etymology, religion, millennia, gastronomy, nutrition, ecology, ghosts, water, earth, fire, birds, invasion, migration, trade, mathematics, sustainability, threats, industry, resentment, reverence and disputes, to name a few.
On this, the second experimental visit, teachers from CIPFP FAITANAR, IES ALCORES, IES Molì del Sol, Mislata., IES REQUENA, IES ALBERIC, IES EL SALER IES Malilla , IES LA MORERIA, MISLATA , IES BARRI DEL CARME, VALENCIA, IES lUIS VIVES  and IES Turis participated.
Next it is the turn of the students. The first secondary school, IES Serpis has already booked its slot and Valencia International can now announce that the price for the activity will be 3€ per student, or 5€ if the school decides to include a visit to an Horchateria in the middle of the Huerta, where peacocks and turkeys provide background noise and the owners sell fresh vegetables grown in view. The price in this case includes a medium size Horchata and a home-made Farton.
Reservations and inquiries to
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Our thanks to Vicente for this photograph.
On Saturday 8th November the first walk took place:

Teachers from CPMiguel Cervantes, Chirivella, IES Benlliure, IES Enric Valor Picanya, EOI Valencia, EOI Sagunto, IES Enric Soler i Godes in Benifaio, San Jose & San Andres, Massanassa, FP Misericordia, IES Salvador Gadea, Aldaia, IES Serpis and IES El Puig discovered that the Huerta of Alboraya can also be a classroom without a ceiling and without limits when Valencia International organised a walkabout for teachers to promote our new project; a wander through the huerta of Alboraya into the past and present of this unique place; drenched in history, endangered by progress, where looking is not the same as seeing, and where in order to understand, layers need to be peeled away as with one of the excellent local onions.
On our first walk we were accompanied by a reporter and a photographer from the EMV Levante newspaper, and the participants explained why they thought it would be a good idea to bring their students on the same walk.
Tour leader: Bob Yareham, English and History teacher and Editor of Valencia International.
The walk is essentially a CLIL activity, in that it includes elements of Languages, History, Geography, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and, obviously, Physical Education!
Mind you, not everybody on the walk was a teacher; we were joined by a Polish couple, computer engineer Peter Nowak and photographer Joanna Ruszczyk, who saw the activity announced in VI and wanted to know a bit more about the place they recently moved to.
huerta cabaga

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huerta field

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