Public Information


This is Fernando Trujillo's professional English web site. You can find everything related to his teaching at the Faculty of Education and Humanities.


The blog of the course

Here you may find our blog with reviews of the activities, reflections, etc.



The first version of this website was released on February, 17, 2002 and was redesigned in July 2006.
(Jun 25, 2006)

English for Teachers


Teachers need advanced language competences in their first language, the language of the school and, nowadays, in English - at least. The Faculty of Education and Humanities of Ceuta provides teachers-to-be with this course to refresh their communicative competence in English and learn the principles of foreign language teaching

Here you may find the study programme. There are five topic-tasks in the programme, which are:

  1. The European Language Portfolio
  2. Classroom English
  3. Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism
  4. Designing a teaching unit
  5. The revision of the learning contract


Task 1 & 5

The European Language Portfolio

Every language course must start with the analysis of needs and interests of the students, and their assessment and self-assessment. There some useful resources we can use to assess ourselves on-line; for instance, the European Language Portfolio (see the Ministry of Education's ELP web site) can help us self-assess our language level, among other benefits. Then we can establish our own objectives in a learning contract.

To self-assess your level of English you may use the self-assessment grid from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, also included in the European Language Portfolio.

To assess your level of English you may use one of the following resources:DIALANG, Test Podium, Oxford University Onlice Placement Tests or Goethe Tests

Learning the language: the Language Learning Contract

After self-assessment and assessment the time has come to sign a contract between each student and the lecturer. You can have a look at a model of learning contract, a real learning contract and the theory behind it (check also this learning contract maker).

This learning contract will establish your objectives for this course (negotiated with the lecturer) and how to achieve them. Take it seriously, the revision of your learning contract is part of your final assessment!


Task 2

Language and Content

In task 2 we will learn English through contents.

Activity 1: The Coat of Arms

Activity 2: Animals. Find here more animals.

Activity 2: Fractions.

Activity 2: Plants.

Here you may find some links related to the activities in the classroom:


Task 3

Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism

Language teacher education has traditionally been focused on the didactic procedures for teaching particular languages. However, developments in contemporary society oblige educational institutions to face up to the challenges of plurilingualism and pluriculturalism. Consequently, it is necessary to enrich language teacher education by including the competences needed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity for the construction of democratic citizenship, social cohesion, mutual understanding and respect.

Language and culture awareness help to promote these aims. The recognition and acceptance of diversity leads to the development of positive attitudes, which impel the individual to value diversity and to act in consequence. Such a programme would enable teachers become key social actors with a major role to play both locally as well as globally.

From the LEA Project website.

Task 4

The design of a teaching unit

The point of departure will be a normal teaching unit (a fortnight) in each speciality. Then, we will consider the language elements involved and how to introduce them in our lessons.


Links and bibliography




Good luck!