Monday, September 15, 2014

International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”)

A Day Devoted to Strengthening the Ideals of Peace

International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Furthering the day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt resolution 55/282 establishing 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease- fire.

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone you don’t know. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pictures to commemorate Peace Day on social media.

2014 Theme: “Rights of Peoples to Peace”

This year’s International Day of Peace theme recognizes the 30th United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. On Sunday 21 September 2014, join millions of people around the world as they participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace, recognizing that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.

Explore the campaign, “I have aright to peace” and “We all have a right to peace”.

Follow @PeaceDay on Twitter and “like” the International Day of Peace page on Facebook for updates, ideas and links to Peace Day events and activities.

Now, We have two things to do to celebrate this important day:

1. Get your selfie to promote peace... Write a short message... with... “I have aright to peace” or “We all have a right to peace”.  Peace Day September 21st #doris3meflcenter #PeaceDay #peacehug #urbe. Post in Twitter or in our facebook page

From Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm:
"... September 21 is International Day of Peace! 
Post your own selfie to our page with #PeaceDay..."
Huge #PeaceHug to all... 

2. Participate in the event promoted by Club de Leones de Maracaibo. Get a white ballon with a message for peace. Post your photos to our facebook group.

Well, we'll be discussing about peace during our classes... Hope you get inspire and learn how to build peace for you, your loved ones and the whole world.

Keep shining  LOve and Peace!

Intros and New Friends

Let's introduce ourselves and make new friends!

To introduce yourself you say things like:

Hi, I'm Carlos Gutierrez
Hi, my name's Carlos Gutierrez but you can call me Carl

To answer to that .. you say things like:

Hi, Carlos.  Nice to meet you.
                  Glad to meet you.

Now, follow the conversation and introduce yourself:

A: Hi, I'm Carlos Gutierrez. What's your name?
B: Hi, Carlos. Nice to meet you. My name's Luis Perdomo.
A: Nice to meet you, too.

A. Read about Juan. (this is just a model.. feel free to add more to the different paragraphs) 

My name’s Juan Gonzalez but you can call me Juanchi. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo, in Monte Claro. I’m 20 years old and I study  electronics engineering at URBE . My favorite subjects are mathematics and English. This trimester I am taking 4 classes and I am in the 7th trimester.

talking on the phone
I love music, dancing, playing soccer, driving my car (I have a red sport car), surfing the net, studying English, talking on the phone with my friends, pizza , chocolate, my family , my country and my dog. I like to go to parties and I also enjoy playing video games..

I hate onions, listening to hip hop, getting up early on the weekend, violence, war, injustice, and washing the dishes. I don't like smoking.  I can't stand people smoking.

Eiffel Tower
My dream is to travel around the world, visit the Pyramids in Egypt and The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Of course, I want to graduate from Engineering School and be a good engineer. I also want to learn to speak French, and Italian. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.

About English, I love to learn new languages. I think English is very important. What do I do to practice my English? well, I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on the internet and have friends in many countries. I use social networks like facebook and twitter to connect to people around the world and make friends. I also use my mobile phone to write messages or surf the internet for new vocabulary. Nowadays, there are really cool applications to practice and learn new languages. I used Duolingo.  I can write well, but I need to practice more. The most difficult for me is speaking. I want to practice in class and out of class, too. I hope I can make a lot of friends and practice speaking in this class.

Well, This is a little bit about me. Hope you liked it...

Keep on Shining Love and Peace!

B. Now, Get in groups and answer these questions about Juan. Draw a mindmap or a graph.  

What’s his name? Where is he from? Where does he live? How old is he? What school in URBE is he from? What are his favorite subjects? What classes is he taking?
What does he like doing? What things does he like? Love? Enjoy?
What are some things he doesn't like? What does he hate? Can’t stand?
What is his dream? What does he  want to do with his life?
About English:
What’s his opinion about English? Does he like it? Is it important? What does he do to study English? How does he prefer to study English? What does he want to do in his class?

C. It's time to meet a new friend. Use these questions to interview your new friend.

What’s your name?  How old are you? Where do you live? Where are you from? What school in URBE are you from? What are your favorite subjects? What classes are you taking?
What do you like doing? What things do you like? Love? Enjoy?
What things you don’t like? Hate? Can’t stand?
What is your dream? What do you want to do with your life?
About English:
What’s your opinion about English? Do you like it? Is it important? What do you do to study English? How do you prefer to study English? What do you want to do in this class?

Use these expressions to answer to your new friends questions:

My name is…. / I’m from …… / I go to …… in URBE / I’m …….years old. / I live in…….
I love…… / I enjoy….. /I like to …….
I don’t like to ……. / I hate……. /I can’t stand………
My dream is to ……. / I want to ……. One day.
About English:
I think English is……. / In my opinion …….. / For me ….. / I guess ……. / I want to …. in this class.

Now, Tell about your new friend:

Her/his name’s ……... She/he’s from ……... She/he’s a student from …………………… school. She/he’s …… years old. She/he lives in ………………... He/she goes to ...... He/she is taking....
She/he likes …+ing, She/he likes to …….,
She/he loves …. + ing, she/he enjoys …+ ing
She/he doesn’t like to ……. / She/he hate……. /She/he can’t stand………
Her/his dream is to ……. / She/he wants to ……. One day.
About English:
She/he thinks English is……. / In her/his opinion …….. / For her/him ….. / He/she guesses ……. / She/he wants to …. in this class.

D. Now draw a mind map with the information about your friend.

Navith Arriaga

Have fun and keep on shining love and peace!

Welcome September - December 2014 Trimester!

Well, here we are again.... new trimester ... new level.. Welcome, everyone!

These are our classes

Exam Dates

1st term: 
06/10/14 - 09/10/14   Written Test 20 pts

2nd term: 
03/11/14 - 06/11/14  Written Test 20 pts

3rd term: 
24/11/14 - 27/11/14   Written Test 10 pts
01/12/14 - 04/12/14   Oral Test 10 pts

We'll be using our Facebook Group and Twitter hashtag to communicate and share..

Keep on shining love and peace!


Thursday, July 10, 2014


For our third round following the My face for peace project... You are invited to hunt for a poem and record yourself reading it.

We wrote an invitation in our Facebook group:

Hello, everyone.. this is a nice example for our Poem for Peace project...

Path Of Peace

By Paul Mc Cann

Peace is an easy path to tread

Peace is where our fears are mislaid

Peace is beginning to restore

Peace for each man, woman and child

Peace for the troubled streets gone wild

Peace is for the old and the young

Peace in the end will overcome

Peace builds trust into a lifestyle

Peace is a friendly open hand

Peace is a place to understand

Peace in the end will overcome

Peace is for the old and the young

Peace is a legacy to leave

Peace is when we don't have to grieve

Peace is and end to all the hate

Peace is why we negotiate

Peace for all the victims of war

Check it out and get inspire... find a poem or write your own poem... record it and share your message of peace with the world.. Have fun, learn, practice and Keep on shining... 

‪#‎doris3meflcenter‬ ‪#‎myfaceforpeace‬ ‪#‎apoemforpeace‬ ...

This is our first poem it was contributed by our dear Giulio Andre Palazzone, a student from Level 5- Class S711

 Looking forward to reading and listening to your poems... 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Welcome Semestre: Mayo – Julio 2014

Well, here we are again.... new trimester ... new level.. Welcome, everyone!

These are our classes

Exam Dates

1st term written test 14 - 17/07/2014
2nd term written test 04 - 07/08/2014
3 rd term written test 01 - 04/09/2014

We'll be using our Facebook Group and Twitter hashtag to communicate and share..

Keep on shining love and peace!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Workshop 4. - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Level 1 - Unit 4 - What ae you doing? 

Link to the lesson:

1. Make a photo story with photos of people doing things. Write sentences.
2. Look for a photo with lots of people doing different things. Write sentences describing what they are doing. Use positive and negative sentences. Look at the following example:

The birds are singing.
The cat is climbing the tree to catch the poor little birds.
Paul is watering the flowers..... Paul isn't reading a book.
The ducks are swimming. They're not flying.

3. Make 2 conversations: Interview yourself and a friend about your school life. Use the following questions:

How are you doing?
What's your name?
Where are you from?
What school do you go to?
What trimester are you in?
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior?
What are your favorite subjects?
What classes are you taking this trimester?
How are you doing in your classes?

Write 2 paragraphs, reporting your interview


Level 2 - Unit 11. Clothing

Link to the lesson:

Exercise 1
Complete the chart with vocabulary related to clothing.
    Shoes   Clothes   Jewlry    Accessories
1. sandals   shirt        ring        sunglasses

Exercise 2
* Describe what you are wearing. Get a photo and answer the question:
A: What are you wearing?

Exercise 3.
* Make a collage of pictures of people and what they are wearing. (use he, she, they)
* Include negative sentences. Follow the model:

A: What's she wearing?
B: She's wearing a white skirt, a red tank top, and a blue sweater. She's also wearing bracelets. She's not wearing brown shoes. She's wearing black sandals.

Exercise 4.
* Create a catalogue with different items of clothing with their prices.  (include 6 items .. singular and plural)
* Make 6 short conversations about how much the items cost.

A: How much are the brown shoes?
B. They are $ 200.


Level 3 - Unit 5. Traveling

Link to the lesson:

Exercise 1
* Watch the videos and comment about them:
Where the Hell is Matt? 2008
Where the Hell is Matt? 2012

Exercise 2
* Think of five places in the world you want to visit someday. Complete the chart:

     Place               Where           Why?
1.   Mount Fuji      Japan             Beautiful mountain. Interesting culture

* Write short paragraphs about these places. Follow the model.
1. I want to visit Mount Fuji one day. This mount is in Japan. japan has an interesting ancient culture.

Exercise 3
Choose one of the places you talked about in exercise 1. Create a photo story about it. Using the questions in the image:

Exercise 4
* work on exercises A, b and c on pag 49 in your book


Level 4 - Unit 11. It's amazing!

Link to the lesson:

Exercise 1.
* Work on: 1 Vocabulary link in your book - Talented people (slide 4)
* Create a collage with talented people. Write a short paragraph with info about them.

Exercise 2.
* Make a conversation: Offer and accept compliments. Use the conversation on slide 6 as a model. Add a  picture to illustrate your conversation.

Exercise 3
* Talk about skills and talents using can and could. Work on exercise B and C (slide 7)
* Connect ideas using Because. Work on exercises A, B and C (slide 12)

Exercise 4
Make a photo story of a talent you have. Use the following questions to tell us your story:
* What's the talent? What can you do?
* Describe the talent. What do you need to do it? When do you do it? where? why?
* Show proof of your talent (photos, video)


Level 5 - Unit 5. In the Neighborhood - Running Errands

Link to the lesson:

Exercise 1. 
* work on the exercise on page 46 in your book. (slide 3)
* Make a list of ten errands you run.

Exercise 2
* Work on pag 49 in your book (slide 7). Make requests using will, can, could, would and would you mind.

Exercise 3
* Describe your neighborhood. Use the vocabulary on page.51 and page 52. (slides 10, 11, 12)

Exercise 4
*Work on page 54. Imperatives (slide 13)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Workshop 3 - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Level 2 - Workshop 3  - Unit 10. 

Link to the lesson:

Home Sweet Home!

Exercise 1
* In groups discuss the following question
A: Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
B: I live in a house/I live in an apartment
* Work on the exercise on page 104 in your book.

Exercise 2
Parts of the house

*Draw a floor map or tour house. bedrooms, bathroom, livingroom, kitchen,laundry room, garden, garage. Use the map on pag 104 as a model.

*Consider the following questions and describe where you live.

Where do you live? House or apartment
Where is it?
What's your house like?
How many rooms are there?
What the neigborhood where you live is like? is it noisy or quiet? is it dangerous or safe? is it clean or dirty?

Use these words to describe your house:
dark/ bright
Conveniently located
Near public transportation

Looks at the following models:
Carlos says:
I live in an apartment. I live on the second floor. Apartment 2A. In la trinidad. In my apartment, there are seven rooms- a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. My neighborhood is dirty,and dangerous but quiet.

Mary says:
I live in a house. In San Jacinto. My house is big and white. I live in a quiet neighborhood. In my house, there are seven rooms- a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. There's also a yard.

Exercise 3
* Make a list of 5 items (furniture and appliences) you can find in
a kitchen:
a livingroom:
a diningroom:
a bedroom:

Exercise 4
Work on page 107 in your book.

Exercise 5
* select a picture of your favorite room in your house. Describe what and where things are  in it. (use in, on, in front of, next to, behind, between, in the middle of) Look at the model on page 108 in your book.


Workshop 3 Level 3 Unit 4. In the neighborhood

Link to the lesson: 

Exercise 1

* Look at the following model:
What things can you do at this places? Bank, laundromat, post office, movie theater
You can save money in a bank.
You can do your laundry at the laundromat.
You can buy stamps at the post office.
You can see a movie and eat pop corn at the movies.

Write five conversation. Use these places. Add two things you can do in the place. (select only 5

Do you know where I can __________?
get a cup of coffee
get some hiking boots
get some cat food
buy some milk
work out
buy some pants
grab a hamburger
get some aspirin
see a movie
buy a book
mail a letter
buy some CDs
get a bite to eat

A: Do you know where I can get a cup of coffee?
B: You can get a cup of coffee, have a sandwich and talk to your friends in a coffeeshop.

Exercise 2.
Now, make a list of  5 places near your university.

Foillow the example:
1. La jaula is a computer store where you can buy CDs

Exercise 3.
* Draw a map. Include aveues, streest and places.
* Locate two places. Make two conversations...Ask and give directions to those places. Mark the path in the map.  Follow the model.

A: Is there a university near here?
B. Yes, there's one.
A: Where is the university?
B: It's on the corner of C2 and Goajira Ave.
A: How do I get to the university from Palaima?
B: Walk down Goajira Ave to C2. Turn right on C2. Urbe is on the left. It's across from La Trinidad. Between El Naranjal and Plaza de Toros.
A. Thanks so much.
B: You're welcome.

Exercise 4.
Describe your city. Talk about cost of living (is it cheap or expensive), population (crowded, a lot of people, not many people), weather (hot, cold, mild, rainy) , transportation (public transportation) , crime (safe or dangerous) , traffic (a lot of traffic) , contamination (garbage, is it clean or dirty) , nightlife (places to go).


Level 4 - Workshop 3 - Unit 10

The Body, health and Stress

Exercise 1.
* In groups. Make a list of the part of body
* Answer the following questions:
A: What part of your body do you like the most?
B: I like my legs the most...
A: What part of the body do you look at first in a boy / girl?
B: I look at faces first in a boy
    I look at hair first in a girl
A: What part of the body gives you the most trouble?
B: My head gives me the most trouble. I sometimes get headaches.

Exercise 2
* write a conversation about health problems. Use the conversation on pag 106 in your book as a model.
* Answer the following questions in a short paragraph
Are you a healthy person? What are some of your common health problems?

Exercise 3
* in groups design a health poster.
- Select an image and a slogan
- Select a health problem
- Explain what's the problem, point out the causes and consequences
- Give some advice.
Post your poster at the group or in twitter use the hashtags #doris3meflcenter #health #urbe


Level 5 - Workshop 3 - Unit 4

Today's trends

* Link to the lesson in the blog:

Exercise 1.
* Look at the following video about different kind of families
* Answer the following questions:
  1. What are the different kind of families in the video?
  2. What's a family according to the video?

* Describe your family. Use the following vocabulary to describe your family:

- Nuclear Family: It is a family group consisting of a father and mother and their children,who share living quarters.
- Blended Family: Family who is divorced and re-grouped.
- Extended Family: Family who has grandparents and children living together.
- Traditional: Normal families
- Non traditional:  no classical families.
- Step mother or father: Mother or father who is not your biological father or mother but is married with your biological father or mother.
- Half Brother or sister: Sister / brother who is not your biological sister/brother.
- Single parents
- Married parents
- Divorced parents
- Foster parents
- Step parents
- Adopting parents
- Working parents.
- Stay-at-home parents

Exercise 2.
* Write 5 sentences telling facts about your family. Use the following statistics and quantity expressions:

- 15%, 70%, 100%
- a majority of, more than half, but not all.
- Twice, three times
- all of, most of, a lot of, some of, a couple of, none of.

Follow the model:
70% of the women in my family are students.
A majority of the couples in my family are married.
All of the members of my family enjoy eating chocolate.

Exercise 3.
* Read the following statements. Do you agree or disagree with them. Use different Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing.

Expressing agreement
- I agree with you 100 percent.
- I couldn't agree with you more.
- That's so true.
- That's for sure.
- (slang) Tell me about it!
- You're absolutely right.
- Absolutely.
- That's exactly how I feel.
- Exactly.
- I'm afraid I agree with James.
- I have to side with Dad on this one.
- No doubt about it.
(agree with negative statement)
 Me neither.
-  I suppose so./I guess so.
- You have a point there.
- I was just going to say that.

Expressing disagreement
- I don't think so.
-  No way.
- I'm afraid I disagree.
-  I totally disagree.
I beg to differ.
-  I'd say the exact opposite.
- Not necessarily.
- That's not always true.
- That's not always the case.
- No, I'm not so sure about that.

What do think about these? Explain why?

1. Women shouldn't work. They should stay at home and take care of the children.

2. Goverment should provide care centers for the children of working families.

3. People shouldn't smoke in public areas.

4. Our children lives will be better than ours in many ways.

Exercise 4.
* What is your opinion about fashion and style? what's your style? what kind of clothes do you wear?
* Take one of the following quizzes: . Do you agree with it?

* Work on the exercises in your book: 4 Language link. Giving advice with should, ought to, could, might, couldn't, might not, had better, had better not

Monday, May 12, 2014

Workshop 2 Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Level 1 - Personal Items - Modern Electronics

Link to the lesson:

Exercise 1
* Work in groups. Make a list of personal items

* Tell what you have in your bag. Add a picture.

A: What do you have in your bag/briefcase/purse/backpack/wallet/pocket?
B: I have a notebook, pens, markers, a wallet, a pen drive, a camera....

Exercise 2
* Describe your perfect gift. Add a picture and describe the gift.

A. What’s the perfect gift for you?
B. A new cell phone. I love cellphones. This cellphone is light, expensive and small.

Exercise 3
* Work on this exercises

1. This, that, these, those
2. More exercise .. this, that, these, those


Level 2 - Unit 9 - Daily activities

Exercise 1
* Make a list of actions you do everyday (4 actions you do in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Exercise 2
* Complete the exercises on pag 90 in your book.
Exercise 3
Work on the exercises on page 93.
Exercise 4
* draw pictures and tell about your daily routine. Include time and frequency adverbs. Use the picture in the blog as a model...


Level 3 - Unit 3- What do you need? -Shopping

Exercise 1
* Answer the following question using your own words.. . Follow the model...
A: What's your favorite supermarket?
B: My favorite supermarket is De Candido. I like it because it's clean, spacious and comfortable. I can find most products there. It's near my house. De Candido is expensive but I like it.
Exercise 2
* Draw a mind map of the sections in a supermarket. Include: Deli, bakery, pharmacy,seafood, meat and poultry, refrigerated section and produce section.
* Add 3 productos to the chart on page 22. (slide 4) Exercise A in your book.
Exercise 3
* Write a conversation following the model on pag 24 (slide 6) Think about the celebration, the menu and the things you need to buy at the supermarket. Make a shopping list. You need to write a conversation, a menu and a shopping list.
Exercise 4.
Work on the exercises on page 25 (slide 7) in your book.


Level 4- Workshop 2 - Memories

Unit 9:

Exercise 1. Answer these questions  in a short paragraph
 Do you have a good memory or a bad memory?
 Do you usually remember things or forget things?
 Do you easily memorize information?
 Do you have good memory for names/faces/numbers?
 What do you usually forget?
Exercise 2.
 write and practice a conversation using expressions of certainty. Follow the model.
 Expressing degrees of certainty
 A: Is your teacher from North America?
 B: Maybe, I am not sure
 C: Yes, she is.
 D: I have no idea.
 A: Yes, she's from North America. She's here only for a year.
Exercise 3
    Look at the chart on page 94 in your book. Complete the chart with some of your childhood memories.
    Draw a mindmap using the information in the chart.
    Write a short composition
Exercise 4
    Complete the exercises B and C on page 93 in your book.
    * Write 5 positive sentences in past about your life.
    * Write 5 negative sentences in past about your life.


Level 5 - Unit 9 - Unsolved Mysteries

Exercise 1
* Watch the following video: Unsolved Mysteries That Will Make You Feel Weird

* Select one the mysteries and tell what it is about.
Kentuky meat shower
Mary Celeste
The sploding head
the dyalov pass incident

* Write sentences about one of the mysteries. Use the expressions:
It's likely (that)....
I bet (that)....
There's a good chance (that)...
Less than 50% possible
I doubt (that)....
It doesn't seem possible (that) rained meat in kentuky
It's unlikely (that)....

Exercise 2
* Look at the picture on page 2 in your book (slide 4). Exercise c. Write two sentences explaining what happened in the pictures. Use past tense.

* Answer this exercise on crime collocations.

Exercise 3
* Check this to know more about stative verbs
* Work on the exercises on page 25 (slide 11)

Exercise 4
* Adverbs: Work on the exercises in your book pag 30 (slide 18)
* Practice your adverbs

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Workshop 1 Words for Peace

Workshop 1
Words for Peace

1. Write a definition with your own words. Consider these:  What's peace? Is peace important? Is peace possible? What do we need to live in peace?

2. In groups. Discuss the following questions
• What gives you peace?
• Is it important to feel peace? Why or why not?
• How do you feel when you have peace?
• What are people like who have no peace?
• Have you ever felt as if you have no peace? What was it like?
• What are some words to describe feelings of peace?
• How is your attitude when you feel at peace?
• Have you needed or wanted someone to leave you in peace?
• Is there a difference between peace and satisfaction?

3. Write a composition about your take on peace.

4. Make a list of 10 words and 5 expressions related to peace.
Check the following links to find ideas..


5. Select a word or an expression to tell what you stand for... Design a small poster.

I stand for.....

6. Share your definition and your message in your favorite social network using the hashtags: ‪#‎doris3meflcenter‬ ‪#‎urbe‬ ‪#‎maracaibo‬ ‪#‎myfaceforpeace‬ #peace #IDWP

Keep on shining Love and Peace!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Celebrating Zulianidad Day 2014

On January 28, 1821 the Governor of the Province of Maracaibo Francisco Delgado declared independence from the Spanish Government. That's how in 2002 on January, 28 the Day of the Zulianity is declared. On This day Zulianos celebrate their culture and traditions.

We celebrated the day listening to gaitas.. Gaita is a style of Venezuelan folk music from Maracaibo in Zulia State. According to Joan Corominas, it may come from gaits, the Gothic word for "goat", which is the skin generally used for the membrane of the furro instrument. Other instruments used in gaita include maracas, cuatro, charrasca and tambora (Venezuelan drum). Song themes range from humorous and love songs to protest songs.

The style became popular throughout Venezuela in the 1960s, and it fused with other styles such as salsa and merengue in the 1970s. Famous gaita groups include Maracaibo 15, Gran Coquivacoa, Barrio Obrero, Cardenales del Éxito, Koquimba, Melody Gaita, Estrellas del Zulia, Saladillo, and many others. The group Guaco started as a gaita group but now plays salsa. (wikipedia)

To celebrate Semana de la Zulianidad (Zulianity Week), we posted in our Facebook group some of the gaitas we liked the most and also we created Keep Calm posters to express our love for our region.

These are some of the gaitas our students recommended:

Paolita Alvarez recommended... Valiente - Energia Gaitera

"valiente quien en plena enfermedad ha decidido luchar
aferrándose a la vida.
valiente la mujer que es padre y madre nunca teme
echar pa’ lante siempre encuentra una salida.
valiente es la gente que veo y me encuentro a diario
valiente el venezolano que se friega trabajando."

Here you can find the lyrics to this great gaita. This gaita inspires people to go ahead and keep on walking.


Another great Gaita recommended by Fanny Piccolo

"Y así siempre ha de pasar,
que cada vez que escuchéis,
una gaita llorareis,
porque en mi,  te hará pensar,
con bellas prosas,
que a ti te harán recordar,
todas esas lindas cosas,
que no pudimos lograr. "

Here you can find the lyrics to this great gaita. This gaita is about love in a couple.. It's a classic of the zulianidad

Ana Karina Martinez Gamez recommeded ... Cuando voy a Maracaibo..

.....My favorite stanza is
"Todo zuliano que siente
su terruño en lo profundo
le parece que su gente
es la mejor de este mundo"

Here you can find the lyrics to this great gaita. This gaita describe the feeling we experiment when we cross the bridge Rafael Urdaneta to get to Maracaibo

 We also created Keep Calm Posters under the #zulianidad #urbe #doris3meflcenter #maracaibo

It was fun to listen to all those gaitas again.. and smile at the wonderful posters our Fireworks created to celebrate our roots. Thanks everyone.. You did just wonderfully...

Keep on shining love and peace!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Oral expression Class Program Jan - Apr 2014

Conversational Class - Oral Expression Progam

By Doris Molero on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 5:16pm
Welcome to our class, everyone!

In this class will be working towards the goal of helping you improve your speaking skills. Nevertheless, we'll be working all skills in order to provide the scaffolding you need to succeed in this class and get you talking in a fluent and more confident way. These skills are:

1.Vocabulary building
2. Speaking
3. Reading
4. Pronunctiation
5. Listening
6. Working on projects to promote collaboration and social exchanges
7. Digital literacies


First term  - 30%
Date              Lesson     Theme                                                   Assesment
23/01/2014    Unit 1      Describing yourself - Personality traits       Class task    2.5 pts
30/04/2014                   Describing people and places                   Class Task   2.5 pts

06/02/2014    Unit 2      Movies - The Oscars                                Class Task  
13/02/2014                  Movie Presentations and discussion           Team Task   10 pts  - Presentations    7 pts
Individual participation 3 pts
20/02/2014                  Drama - scene from a movie                     Team Task    5 pts

Second term  - 30%
Date              Lesson     Theme                                                   Assesment
27/02/2014   Unit 3      Peace Building  - reading                           Class task     3 pts
06/03/2014                 Discussion - Interview                                Class Task    6 pts

13/03/2014   Unit 4     Social activism - Bottle caps for Kids            Class Task    5 pts
20/03/2014                Green thinking                                           Team work   6 pts

Third term  - 40%
Date              Lesson     Theme                                                   Assesment
27/03/2014   Unit 5    Job interview - Finding a job                        Class task      2.5 pts
03/04/2014               Job interview - writing a resume                   Class task     2.5 pts
10/04/2014               Getting ready for the interview                      Class task     5 pts
24/04/2014               Job interview  - Drama                                 Pair Task      10 pts

This program can be modified. Please, Keep that in mind.

Well, hope you have fun. See you in our audio and text forums. Bring your mic and headphones to class. Don't forgte to check our class blog and follow us on twitter: #doris3meflcenter

Keep on shining love and peace!

Check list of Lab tasks Jan- april 2014

Check list of Lab tasks Jan- april 2014

Check list
Definition of Check List. Comprehensive list of important or relevant actions, or steps to be taken in a specific order.
Read more:

Class Blog:
1. Find the class blog in google. Search for Doris3meflcenter.
2. Find the facebook group link
3. Find the hashtag #doris3meflcenter
4. Find your level in the worldlink program list. Find lesson 1 or 7. Check the lesson. Download the lesson to your computer.

1. Register to the group
2. Take the survey:
3. Find the New Members Welcome thread. Introduce yourself
4. Find two new friends, say hello and ask a question. Use @mariagonzalez...
5. Answer your new friends questions, add a video, a photo or a link to further illustrate  your answer.

1. Find the hastag #doris3meflcenter
2. Find the new members. Introduce yourself, say hello and ask a question. Use replay...
5. Answer your new friends questions, add a video, a photo or a link to illustrate further your answer.

My face for peace
1. Go to
2. Upload your photo and a message for peace.
3. Wait 2 or three days to find your photo in the gallery
4. Check the facebook group and leave a message.
5. Go to our facebook page, read the messages and leave comments.
6. Post your poster to your wall. Share it with your friends and family. Invite them to partcicipate. use the hastags: #doris3meflcenter #urbe #maracaibo #peace

if you have any questions write a private message to your teacher...

Keep shining love and peace!
Dr. Doris Molero