The PoppieS Foundation 1-2-3 Pack will become available gradually once you enrol in the Course. Normally, once you have finished the Introductory Course, you get access to Foundation 1, which focuses on Topics; then to Foundation 2, dealing with the "Práctico"; and finally, to Foundation 3, whose concern is the drafting and design of your Syllabus and Units/ Learning Situations.

 They can be done individually or in Combination and are what we consider the "Foundations" to prepare well for the Competitive Exam:
  •  If you are working on your own, without Zoom classes or tutoring, you can choose which course you do, although we strongly recommend you do the full pack. 
  • If you are combining the Foundation with classes and tutoring via Zoom, you need to do the full PoppieS Foundation 1-2-3. 
  •  If you are preparing for EOI, you can do PoppieS Foundation 1+2 until further notice.
  • If you are preparing for Estabilización (Topics + Learning Situation, No Práctico) you'll need to enroll in the PF1 + PF3-Learning Situation Design. This option will be available during the 2023-24 Academic year only.
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PoppieS Foundation 1- Topics

The first of the full PoppieS Foundation 1-2-3, PoppieS Foundation 1 combines with the other two in a seamless fashion. The "theory" (i.e. the topics we cover) serves as the starting point for both the Práctico and the planning and development of your Syllabus & Learning Situations. 
PoppieS Foundation 1  
consists of 6 Modules where we focus on honing your essay-writing skills. We cover 25 topics dealing with Methodology, Language Learning Theories and Communicative Competences, from the current 1993 list.
There are workbooks and assignments to help you understand the contents better and practise essay writing. Also, some video presentations of key contents. 

PoppieS Foundation 2- Práctico

This is the second of the full Poppies Foundation 1-2-3 Pack and combines seamlessly with Foundation 1 & 3 (Topics & Syllabus).

PoppieS Foundation 2 also consists of 6 modules where we practise various listening activities, text analysis of different types —all connected to the topics and to aspects of the syllabus— and translations.  

To design the activities in this course, we have taken into account past exam papers from various Autonomous Regions, the contents of the topics covered in PF1 and aspects we deem useful for PF3.

Besides, the course contains

    • Several quizzes to practice lexis, semantics and structural conversion.
    • 6 quizzes to help you with rhetorical and Stylistic issues which may come up in this part of the exam.
    • Various mock exams from past years. 
  • You can do this course separately, but we strongly recommend you do the full pack.
  •  If you are preparing Escuelas, you can do PoppieS Foundation 1+2 until further notice.

 

PoppieS Foundation 3- Syllabus & Unit Design

This is the third course of the POPPIES Foundation 1-2-3.

PoppieS Foundation 3 consists of 6 Modules, updated for the academic years 2023-2025, that seamlessly combine with the other two courses making up the full Foundation 1-2-3 Pack. Needless to say, it takes into account current legislation.

 We start with the key element in our syllabus, regardless of legislation: our students and their needs, together with the structure of our syllabus and Learning Situation Design.

Then, we move from how to structure our syllabi and units/Learning Situations, through key documents & Competences, setting objectives & ELO/Attainment Targets, distributing the contents into the units that make up our syllabus, preparing the oral presentation, etc., all this in line with the assessment criteria and the Key Competence Descriptors. 

We also look into some teaching ideas, the use of ICTs, how the syllabus combines with the topics in PF1, and tips and approaches to cater for all our students' needs.  We are also using the key elements covered in our book Inglés Programación Didáctica- MAD, which is being updated to include current Legislation. Even though the version still available was drafted taking RD 1105/2014 as its basis, Syllabus design in English, when done properly, can easily adapt to changes. The book covers some essential issues which, regardless of legislation, should be borne in mind for our teaching plan.


PoppieS Foundation 3-UNIT Design

This is the third course of the POPPIES Foundation 1-2-3 (i.e., PF3) for UNIT/Learning Situation Design, for 2023-24

PoppieS Foundation 3-UNIT/Learning Situation Design is a transition course designed for those who only have to present one Learning Situation of their choice. 

The course is a selection of some of the materials covered in PoppieS Foundation 3-S&U/LS Design and aims to focus just on the Unit/Learning Situation:

  1. How we can contextualise it.
  2. Possible structures we may follow to incorporate the Learning Situations.
  3. Steps we should follow when designing the Unit or the Learning Situation of our choice.
  4. Sample Unit/Learning Situation- Your Presentation.