How to Make a Paper Boat Lesson Plan Week 1 TEFL Course

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A video about my How to Make a Paper Boat Lesson Plan.

Check out my video on How to Make a Paper Boat.

My instructions on How to Make a Paper Boat below. Click on the link to access it.

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Fundacion Mujer Student 2 Paper

Here is another paper written by one of my students at Fundacion Mujer. The paper is about music.

I helped him rewrite it slightly. Here is the result. It is an awesome paper. I learned lots about Nicaraguan songs from reading my student’s paper.

Nicaraguan Songs Paper

Written by my student from Fundacion Mujer

The music of Nicaragua is a mixture of Indigenous and European influences, especially Spanish. The musical instruments include marimba and other common instruments in Central America. 

The musical styles vary in the different regions of the country of Nicaragua. On the Caribbean coast one can hear music with African and Indigenous influence. In the Pacific region, music consists of a mixture of Indigenous and Spanish influence. In the northern central region, Nicaragua has more of a European flavor.

The Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is known for its Palo De Mayo. It is a type of dance music that is lively and sensual. It is especially strong and celebrated during the Palo De Mayo Festival. 

Nicaragua has many singers and composers, among the most famous are Carlos Meijia Godoy who is a musician, composer, singer, song writer, and the creator of the Nicaraguan Nicaraguita’s song. Another famous singer is Luis Enrique, a  well known musician called The Prince of Salsa.

Fundacion Mujer Paper

Here is a research paper written by one of my students at Fundacion Mujer. I have corrected it. The correction is below. I have also recorded an audio of me rewriting the paper so my class can hear my process of rewriting the paper and my reasoning behind the corrections.

My Country

By my student at Fundacion Mujer

I was born in Port Limon, Costa Rica and currently I live in San Jose, Costa Rica. Port Limon is located in the east coast of my country. It is one of the most important ports of my country. The climate in Limon is hot unlike that of Cartago, the first capital of Costa Rica where the climate is cold. 

My country has seven provinces: San Jose, Cartago, Alajuela, Puntarenas, Limon, and Guanacaste. San Jose is the capital. The airport Santa Maria International is located in Alajuela. Puntarenas has a second port for Costa Rica called Caldera Port. Guanacaste is located in the Pacific Coast and Limon is located in the Caribbean coast.

Although Costa Rica is a small country with an estimated 73,000 square kilometers, Costa Rica is very biodiversified due to the fact that it has two coasts, the Caribbean coast and the Pacific Coast, many volcanoes, beautiful beaches, stunning mountains, lots of rivers, and superb landscapes. An interesting information about my country is that in Costa Rica we don’t have an army and we try to live happily and in peace. The economy of Costa Rica is based on tourism, agriculture, and electronic components. The main agricultural products of my country are: coffee, bananas, pineapples, cocoa, sugarcane, and African palm. 

The first population of Costa Rica were of Indian descent. When Costa Rica was colonized by the Spaniards they were a mixture of the descendants of two towns and one culture ruled over the other. They lived in Cartago and after that in the areas that is now known as Central Valley. Many years after, workers from the Carribean were brought to work on the railroad’s construction in Port Limon. The railroads were for exporting Costa Rica’s coffee products to Europe. The workers did not return to their countries after building the railroads. They decided to live in Port Limon instead. The railroad workers introduced their culture, traditions, food, and religion to the province. Because the railroad workers stayed, the roots of Limon is that of an Afrodescendant roots.

On other hand in Cartago, San Jose, Heredia, and Alajuela there were two groups living there, those of Indian descent and Hispanic descent. These two cultures mixed and created a new culture. In the Pacific coast of Costa Rica many events happened during the 1970s and because of that, today we have a province called Guanacaste. Guanacaste once belonged to Nicaragua, but as a result of an event, Guanacaste was added to Costa Rica. Currently, Guanacaste is a mixture of two cultures, the Nicaraguan culture and the Costa Rican culture. This is my country, a beautiful place and many great people.


Conversation Lesson 1

My class lesson for tomorrow. I got it off a learn business English book. It has been a very helpful book and I absolutely love this lesson so I thought I would type it up for my class and also post it here. As a native English speaker, I don’t really think about how I have conversations. I just have conversations. I do not ponder about whether one way of saying something is more formal than the other so it has been helpful to have this learn business English book as a guide so I can better teach my English class at Fundacion Mujer.


Getting to Know Colleagues


Conversation 1

Speaker 1: Good morning. My name is Alisha Sharma.

(Note: You can also say “Good afternoon” and “Good evening.”)

Speaker 2: Hello, Alisha. My name is Tom Robinson.


Conversation 2

Speaker 1: Hi, I’m Lee.

(This is an informal salutation.)

Speaker 2: Hi Lee. I’m Jana.


Conversation 3

Speaker 1: I’m Suzy James.

(Saying your full name can sometimes show formality.)

Speaker 2: It’s good to meet you, Suzy.


Conversation 4

Speaker 1: Hello. My name is Cara.

(Saying hello can either be used in formal or informal situations.)

Speaker 2: Pleased to meet you.

(I’m is implied in this sentence. Speaker 2 can be interpreted as saying, “I’m pleased to meet you.”)


Conversation 5

Speaker 1: My name is Falen Court.

Speaker 2: It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Court.

(Using Ms, Mrs., or Mr. can show formality in a conversation.)


Conversation 6

Speaker 1: Good to meet you.

Speaker 2: You too.

(Often times this sentence has an implied meaning of the person saying, “Good to meet you too.”)


Presenting Another Person


Conversation 1

Speaker 1: May I introduce Maria Diaz? Maria is our sales manager for Europe.

(Using “May I introduce” is a formal way of presenting another person.)

Speaker 2: It’s good to meet you, Maria.

Speaker 3: It’s a pleasure to meet you too.


Conversation 2

Speaker 1: Amit, meet Edward. Edward, Amit and I work together.

(Saying, “Amit, meet Edward” is a formal way of presenting another person.)

Speaker 2: Great to meet you Edward.


Conversation 3

Speaker 1: I’d like you to meet Zoe Carr.

(Saying, “I’d like you to meet” is a formal way of presenting someone.)

Speaker 2: It’s nice to meet you, Ms. Carr.


Conversation 4

Speaker 1: This is my new assistant, Levi.

(Saying, “This is” is an informal way of presenting someone.)

Speaker 2: Hi, Levi. Good to meet you.


Class Exercise


There are errors in the phrases below. Rewrite the entire phrase with the correction.


1. Hello, Sam. Nice meet you.

Answer: Hello, Sam. Nice to meet you.


2. Hi, I’m name’s Adedeyo.




3. Greet to meet you.




4. This is my new colleague, Martin.




5. Marissa, meeting Roula, my partner.




6. It’s good to meet you, Katherine.




7. I may introduce Cladia Gomez, our new CEO.



Daily Activities at Work

You use the present simple to talk about things that you usually do at work. You use the present simple to talk about your routines at your work.



Every morning, we prepare the food and Justin sets the tables.


How It Works


I/You/We/They: prepare

I prepare food every morning.

He/She: prepares

He prepares food every morning.


More Examples of the Present Simple

I am a lifeguard at the local pool.

They have a meeting every morning.

Stephanie works from home on Mondays.

Mia is an excellent tour guide.

We usually stop for tea and coffee at 11.

We are always busy in the evening.

My IVHQ Certificate

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I got my IVHQ certificate. I have had the best experience ever with IVHQ and I hope to do more IVHQ programs in the future. My IVHQ volunteer program will be ending on Saturday August 24th. I will then be going to Manuel Antonio to do my TEFL certificate with Maximo Nivel. I am so proud to have gotten an IVHQ certificate. It’s been a dream of mine and to finally achieve it! Oh my! It’s a great feeling because I know that I have given back to the community by helping teach English at Fundacion Mujer.