History of Thanksgiving

Our language assistant, Bea, shared the history and meaning for this very important American holiday with our bilingual students.

History of Halloween

This year´s language assistant, Bea, shared with the IES Huelin bilingual students the history and meaning of Halloween in the United States.


And the banner competition winners are…


First prize

Miguel Escobar Fernández

Miguel Escobar 1

Honorary mention: Zihao Hong

Zihao Hong 2


Ángela Gutiérrez Zihao Hong 1 Mireya Sevilla 2 Mireya Sevilla 1 Miguel Escobar 2 Enrique Aycart

Searching for a banner

cartel banner


We’re looking for a new Header Image for the IES Huelin – Bilingal website. So we are opening the bilingual “ SEARCHING FOR A BANNERcompetition.

By entering, participants agree to the following rules:

a. The banner competition is addressed to all the student belonging to the bilingual project.

b. The banner should make reference to education and to countries where English is spoken

c. The banner must have following dimensions: 960 × 250 pixels

d. Each participant can send up to two banners. Banners must be submitted to the following e-mail address: ieshuelin@gmail.com

Do not forget to write the full name and school year of the participant on the e-mail sent.

(Accepted formats are: jpg, png, gif, etc.)

e. Deadline. Banners must be submitted no later than February 20th.

f. The jury will be composed by the teachers of the bilingual team

g. There will be two prizes consisting of two gift cards.

h. The decision will be made public on Friday, March 13th, and the prize will be awarded .

i. Winning banners will be published in the IES Huelin – Bilingal web page.

Following Text will be included in the Banner:

IES Huelin – Bilingual

Software suggestions to design the banner: Krita, Inkscape, The Gimp

The bilingual team
Málaga, January 27, 2015

As a guidance, some samples found on the net:

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The students from the bilingual group 1º ESO C, have celebrated Christmas at IES Huelin by reading in class the adaptation of the famous work by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

After reading the story, they worked in groups selecting the passage they liked most and drawing pictures describing  different scenes.

The Art Department also collaborated with the decorations of the murals.

The students´ works were shown at the high school hall. All the students enjoyed the reading and worked with enthusiasm on this project.

Humanoid pictures 2º ESO B

The first term of 2014-15, 2º ESO B students were working on the humanoids or puppets you can see in these photos. If you like them, please add comments.

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Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving Day was held at IES Huelin during the week of November 26th.This activity is part of a series of activities planned by the bilingual project coordinator to publicize the culture of the English-speaking world. Beatriz Escalante, our language assistant from Arizona, unveiled a typical festivity in the United States. Beatriz explained to the students the origins of this festivity and the way it is celebrated nowadays, being one of the most important holidays in the United States and Canada.

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

The students brought some food to contribute to the celebration and they expressed their gratitude for the good things they have in life.

CLIL. Content and Language Integrated Learning

Interesting Links related with CLIL


What is CLIL?

CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. It refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language. This can be by the English teacher using cross-curricular content or the subject teacher using English as the language of instruction. Both methods result in the simultaneous learning of content and English.


The term CLIL was coined by David Marsh, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (1994): “CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focused aims, namely the learning of content and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language.”

However, CLIL teaching has been practised for many years, from the Babylonian era to the early sixties when bi-lingual education was introduced in many schools around the world. Even if you are unaware of the term CLIL, you may already have been using CLIL methodology for many years.


Find out more about CLIL in the informative article: What is CLIL? in the free CLIL Teacher Magazine. A more in-depth exploration about CLIL – what it is, what it is not and the challenges faced by CLIL teachers – can be found in the Methodology section.


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