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. 

View of the World

張貼者:2021年9月12日 晚上8:08Nela Lin

Junior two this year are learning "Living, Learning & Loving our World" around us. After learning Taiwan, we will now discover and learn about the world. On L1, they have to write something about Taiwan.

Here are the following writing from J2D students introducing their hometown Tainan or country Taiwan. 

I live in Taiwan. People in here are happy. On weekends, I see a lot of tourists can visit the old buildings. When I got bored, I can go around my city and I can enjoy seeing antique buildings and enjoying the history of it. I consider myself, I am really on top of the world.   By Angel

I live in Taiwan. People here speak Taiwanese. There are many beautiful views such as antique building, nature and museums. The capital city is Taipei, there are many yummy food in Taiwan, a lot of tourists will enjoy it!     By Chloe Chen

The capital city is Taipei, there are many delicious food, also, it has a lot of traditional buildings, my city is Tainan, it is well known for its food and history.  By Fiona Hsu

I live in Taiwan, people here speak Chinese. There are a lot of delicious food. The capital is Taipei, Taipei 101 is a famous green building in the world.   By Judy Huang

I live in Taiwan, a little island next to China, we speak Chinese and Taiwanese and we like our own traditional food, in Chinese we say (xiaozi). My city is well known for its custom and tradition. My country Taiwan is also well known for its antiques, history and food. Come and visit us! 

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


2020 J1 Attractions in Taiwan

張貼者:2020年5月24日 晚上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 晚上8:51Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年5月24日 晚上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 凌晨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 晚上8:41Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年5月11日 晚上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 凌晨12:58Nela Lin   [ 已更新 2020年4月17日 凌晨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

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