We are in an experimental project called PELE that consists on doing a subject (which is not about languages) in English. This year we are doing technology in English. Our teacher, Magda Quer, and another teacher who is English, teach us. The English teacher, Rosana, helps us with the project and solves our doubts, but everything in English. This year the project chosen has been a drawbridge.
During the third term, we've been building a drawbridge. We've spent a lot of time in the technology classroom.
The first day we were divided in groups, and then, we have continued working in theses groups, in the technology class and even in the IT classroom. During this term we have to build the bridge with the wood pieces, but we also have to build the engine, which is made of plastic and metal, and an electric system with LEDS and wires.
After doing the project, we'll have to present a "Power Point" about all the tasks made, the time we've spent on it, the problems and the photos we've taken during the making of the drawbridge.
At the end of the course we'll have to show it in front of the classroom, explaining it to our classmates and speaking in English.
I think that this project is very important for all the class, and it has been really good to imporove the relationship between us and to do a cooperation project. In my opinion it's a good idea to do this kind of projects because it's really different from all the other things we do in class.