Our language assistant, Helen, tell us the activity BINGO for 2º ESO and 4º ESO in the subject Geography and History with teachers Vanesa Benítez and Gloria Rivera:

In our 2ºESO and 4ºESO History classes, I have been using BINGO as a tool for learning about History topics in English.

For the 2ºESO groups, I created BINGO cards filled with terms about the society, art, and culture of Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain), the territory of the Iberian Peninsula under Muslim rule from the year 411 until 1492.

For the 4ºESO groups, I made BINGO cards about the Industrial Revolution that took place in Europe, beginning in the 18th century. The terms corresponded with readings in our English history books and other activities we had done in class.

During the games, I read definitions of the BINGO terms in English and tasked the students with finding the correct term and marking it on their cards with their garbanzo bean “card markers.” Once a student had five terms in a row on their BINGO grid, they received a candy prize from me.

This activity was very fun to prepare and to play with the students, and I think that these games helped everyone to learn more about these history topics and English, as well!

Thank you very much Helen and teachers for your excellent work.

Nuestra auxiliar de conversación, Helen, nos cuenta la actividad BINGO para 2º ESO y 4º ESO en la asignatura de Geografía e Historia con las profesoras Vanesa Benítez y Gloria Rivera:

En nuestras clases de Historia de 2ºESO y 4ºESO, he estado usando BINGO como herramienta para aprender sobre temas de Historia en inglés.

Para los grupos de 2ºESO, yo creé unas tarjetas de BINGO con términos sobre la sociedad, el arte y la cultura de Al-Andalus (España Musulmana), el territorio de la Península Ibérica bajo dominio musulmán desde el año 411 hasta 1492.

Para los grupos de 4ºESO, yo hice algunas tarjetas de BINGO sobre la Revolución Industrial de Europa, empezando en el siglo XVIII. Los términos correspondían con lecturas en nuestros libros de Historia en inglés y otras actividades que habíamos hecho en clase.

Durante los juegos, yo leí las definiciones de los términos de BINGO en inglés y les pedí a los estudiantes que encontrarán el término correcto y lo marcaran en sus tarjetas con sus «marcadores de tarjetas» de garbanzos. Cuando un estudiante tenía cinco términos seguidos en una fila de su tarjeta de BINGO, él recibía un premio de dulces de mi parte..

Esta actividad fue muy divertida de preparar y de jugar con los estudiantes, y creo que estos juegos ayudaron a todos a aprender más sobre estos temas de historia, e inglés también!

Muchas gracias a Helen y a las profesoras por el excelente trabajo.


This holiday season our 1st of Bachillerato students got the opportunity to connect with students from the United States. We have organized a penpal with students taking Spanish classes in Belen, New Mexico. Our students wrote letters to these students describing how life is as a student and a teenaer living here in Spain. After the holiday break, our students will be able to open the letters written by American students describing their school life. This is a great way for our students to learn about a different culture and how student life is in a different country. We hope this creates a network of native English speakers to native Spanish speakers, that will allow all students to continue practicing a foreign language and learn about a new culture.

Esta temporada navideña nuestros alumnos de 1º de Bachillerato tuvieron la oportunidad de conectar con alumnos de Estados Unidos. Hemos organizado un penpal con estudiantes que toman clases de español en Belén, Nuevo México. Nuestros estudiantes escribieron cartas a estos estudiantes describiendo cómo es la vida como estudiante y adolescente aquí en España. Después de las vacaciones, nuestros estudiantes podrán abrir las cartas escritas por los estadounidenses que describen su vida escolar. Esta es una excelente manera para que nuestros estudiantes aprendan sobre una cultura diferente y cómo es la vida estudiantil en un país diferente. Esperamos que esto cree una red de hablantes nativos de inglés a hablantes nativos de español, que permitirá a todos continuar practicando un idioma extranjero y aprender sobre una nueva cultura.


Sehar Dawar tells us her experience in the school and in our city Seville.

IES Cantillana

My name Sehar Dawar and I am from India. I have been a language assistant at IES Cantillana for two consecutive academic sessions now. My experience of working here has been incredible.

Everything always works very systematically here. The students are keen to learn English, they really look forward to the English classes and they are very well behaved.

All the teachers have always extended their hand in helping me and have been welcoming. They have supported me greatly in planning classes as well as during the classes.

EvenI had the opportunity to present my culture to the students and teachers through presentations and other activities.

I take the train to Cantillana as I live in Seville. The commute is super easy and comfortable. I was able to meet many more auxes in Seville from around the world and this year with covid restrictions easing down we were able to travel and explore so much.

Seville is a perfect blend of everything, it is a perfect city for a thorough Spanish experience. The weather is great, the people are very kind and the food is very diverse. It is very easy to take flights and trains from here to practically everywhere.

This program has taught me so much and helped me evolve not just on my path of becoming a teacher but also as a person. I gained friendship and experience that I shall carry with me forever . So glad that I could be a part of this.


3º ESO students have created this interesting STORYTELLING based on the tale Hansel and Gretel. Our language assistant Sehar has adapted this beautiful tale and helped students playing the different characters.

Hansel, Gretel and the witch are the main characters of this traditional tale starring some students who have spent a good time doing this activity and they have learnt a lot. Our language assistant Sehar has become a very good theatre teacher for students.

Hope you enjoy it!


Bilingual Project in IES Cantillana is celebrating Christmas with different activities:


Students coloured these Christmas Balls which are decorating the Christmas Tree.

They have written Christmas greetings in the balls.

It has been an interesting craft to wish Merry Christmas.


One more year IES Cantillana wishes you …


Video made by Manuel Esquivel Aparicio, 2º Bach B. Thanks for your help.


Students in IES Cantillana have worked in class on Thanksgiving Day, which is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Our language assistant Joseph has prepared a presentation to introduce the students to this popular tradition in USA.

Los alumnos del IES Cantillana han trabajado en clase el Día de Acción de Gracias, que se celebra cada año el cuarto jueves del mes de noviembre. Nuestro auxiliar Joseph ha preparado una presentación para dar a conocer a los alumnos esta tradición norteamericana.


Sehar explains us about DIWALI, the Festival of Lights, an important Indian festival.

People in India and Nepal celebrate Diwali to mark the end of Hindu calendar year. Diwali is a national holiday in India and Nepal. The Diwali celebrations last for 5 days. This year Diwali celebrates from 2nd to 6th November.

Many countries around the world hold multicultural events to mark the holiday. During Diwali, people light lamps and pray for good health, peace and wisdom. They clean their homes and decorate their doorways with pictures made with painted rice or coloured powder called Rangoli.

Our language assistant Sehar has made a Rangoli in the school.

Children light fireworks, we have decorated the hall hanging Diwali lamps made by students of 3rd year. And Rangoli coloured by students of 1st year.

Adults buy new clothes, gifts and sweets for their family and friends. The fourth day of Diwali marks the start of the new year, what is the most important day of the festival. People pray to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess for wealth and prosperity in the coming year.