Nela's Class

My name is Nela. I spent all of my childhood and adulthood in Quito, Ecuador. In that country, I had many experiences that exposed me to many minority groups such as Indians, Mestizos, Mulatos and Whites (European descendants). Each of these diverse groups have made me see their uniqueness and their differences in thinking.  

      During my childhood, my parents had to work really hard to give us shelter and education. My parents were always working and could not stay at home and spend time with us. Due to this situation, I became more independent and developed a closer relationship with my siblings. 

      After graduating from high school, I moved back to Taiwan. In Taiwan, I worked closely with children of diverse age groups. I taught them Spanish as a second language. During that experience, I learned  a lot about teaching and started developing knowledge and skills. After four years of learning and training with professional teachers in the United States of America, education has become an integral part of my life. I have taught elementary children and high school students Spanish, ESL (English as a Second Language) as well as Mandarin Chinese. 

      I earned my graduate degree at an American university (SCSU). When I was a graduate student, I had job opportunities to teach ESL as well as Spanish, not only at the college level but also at high school and elementary school level in MN, USA. Each of these experiences has been an important part of my life because they have allowed me to touch people's lives. I want to teach so I can continue helping people. As a ESL and Spanish teacher, I look forward to help my students grow and develop, not just in their language skills but also as individual who will be able to male good decisions and productive workers in the future. 

El Viaje al Oeste Hipánico- La Adventura de Yan

張貼者:2020年12月10日 下午6:35Nela Lin

El viaje al Oeste Hispanico- La Adventura de Yan




Aboriginal Voices in the Classsroom

張貼者:2020年12月10日 下午6:16Nela Lin

We Need to Listen to Aboriginal Voices

Sheng Kung is a catholic school, through this lesson, I want to use a holistic approach that honors traditional culture and aboriginal values to our S1 students in the classroom. In other words, I want to show them authentic "first people" into S1 curriculum. 

I want each students will able to do research and see what kinds of crisis that Taiwanese aboriginal tribes are facing. They should know aboriginals' ways of being, knowing, speaking and sharing were systematically erased in the society. 

More than that, I want each of my students will bring aboriginal voices back to the classroom, everyone will listen to each other's speech and each of them should come up with a solution to the problem.

Here are the videos 

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Tainan Cuisine

張貼者:2020年12月10日 下午5:49Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年12月10日 下午6:44 ]

J1 Restaurant lesson, students are unfamiliar using English in different contents: 1. how to get the right table, 2. how to order drinks, 3. how to order food and 4. how to pay the bill. Through this lesson, students are role playing the waiter and waitress at the restaurant in the classroom. We want them to have a wonderful experience in any English-speaking country when they are having food.
How to get the right table?
1. how many people are in your party?
2. we'd like a table for 5, please

Q1. "party" means "group" not 'celebration'. Make sure students will understand.

For food, students need to make props

How to order drinks?
W: Would you like to start with a drink?
C: Yes, we'd like coke while we decide on our food

How to order food?
W: are you ready to order? or Can i take your order?
C: I'd like ...
C: What do you recommend? 
C: What are the specialties?
C: What are today's specials?

W: How's the food?
W: How's your wine?

How to pay the bill? 
1. Can we have the bill, please
2. Check, please


Here is the video

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Thank you for guiding us

張貼者:2020年6月1日 下午8:50Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年6月1日 下午9:07 ]


2020 J1 Attractions in Taiwan

張貼者:2020年5月24日 下午8:54Nela Lin

Come and discover the best attractions in Taiwan with Junior high school students

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2020 J1 Preparing for a presentation

張貼者:2020年5月24日 下午8:51Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年5月24日 下午10:51 ]

Junior ones are very active class, they are working hard to prepare for their oral tests. 

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Referendum Voting

張貼者:2020年5月24日 下午5:54Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年5月25日 上午12:01 ]

Sk S1 English Class called, "Embrace the World from Local to Global" did a "Referendum" lesson. Today, it is our voting day!

The referendum lesson is about current issues in South American countries. The main goal of referendum lesson is to educate students about elections, from gaining an appreciation of the power of voting at the same time, knowing issues in different Latin American countries. 

More than that, students will understand what is involved in the registration and voting process and they will learn how to deliver campaign speech and how the speech can actually convince people to vote. 

Thank you SK library for helping us to settle for our referendum lesson.


Here is the video of our referendum lesson-Voting Day!

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2020 S1 Referendum

張貼者:2020年5月10日 下午8:41Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年5月11日 下午9:29 ]

Now you need to imagine that you are working in a professional campaign. Your most recent case to win an election for your group. You can make props for your campaign. Remember people might be hearing and see what you are doing. If you are making a poster, make sure the text is legible for readers to see. Use a few pictures to convey the message of your referendum. You could use a different color for text design.

Your ad should focus on only one part of the issue and – most importantly – it should
be convincing. After people read your poster, they should want to vote for you.

Here are ballot papers from S1 classes 


Photos of Referendum Lesson

Video of S1 Referendum

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For more 2020 referendum videos, you can click here 

2020 Chinese Lantern Lesson

張貼者:2020年4月17日 上午12:58Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年4月17日 上午12:59 ]

Junior ones will examine a typical Chinese New Year celebration. As a class, they will identify the traditions and values used and discuss how they are unique to any part of the world. To end the lesson, they have to make their own paper lantern in which they decorate and share with the class. 


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Pictures of Oral Test

2020 What is the best country to visit in Southeast Asia?

張貼者:2020年4月17日 上午12:18Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年5月10日 下午5:05 ]

Talking about Southeast Asia counties in senior class is fun by creating a travel brochure can be great addition to the lesson!  S1 students were working on a project where they had to be a travel agents for a country of choice. 

They have to create brochures. Brochures will help them to organize their information after they broke down different foods, landmarks, popular monuments, and things you should be aware of. 

They have to present their plan in English. They also provide their travel agency info plus a map for their country. 


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