Elisenda Papiol

Elisenda Papiol

At the moment, I fully dedicate my time to teaching and educating secondary students at IES el FOIX in Santa Margarida i els Monjos, a small town 50 Km far from Barcelona.

Teaching English is what I've been doing for twenty seven years, and it is what I try to do better everyday.

I started teaching in a Primary school where I had groups from 6 to 14 years old. Some years later the educational reform was introduced in Spain, and I was asked by the Catalan Department of Education to explain to teachers the main changes brought about by the reform. That's when I spent two years going round Catalonia visiting schools and teachers.

I needed to go back to the chalk and blackboard again, and I went back to school, a rural one, where I started to teach English through PE to 6 to 8 year olds. I participated in a project co-ordinated by the Resource Centre of Foreign languages of Catalonia investigating ways of improving methodologies for ELT. Then I asked for a secondment to write materials for the introduction of English to 6 year-olds through three approaches: Curricular, through PE and through Cross-Curricular Themes.

Writing Minibus and Bugs, with Maria Toth, has been enjoyable, rewarding and great fun.


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