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I may also invite some of my last year students to class to read their own poems. I guess once you start using Britlit it’s a never ending project so I do encourage English teachers to join in because it ultimately helps empowering students. I’d like to thank my 2nd of ESO students, now in 3rd of ESO, from IES Consell de Cent (Barcelona)for their good work and enthusiasm. What’s love? I’d like to eat a cake! Wait a minute... It’s a mistake! Because I’ll have stomachache! I think I’ve to take a break!

J. & CARTER, R. A. (1985). Literature and Language Teaching. P. ISER, W. (1971). ) (1988). Twentieth Century Literary Theory: A Reader, Macmillan Education, London. McRAE, J. (1991). Literature with a Small "l". London and Basingstroke: Macmillan. POPE, R (1995). Textual intervention. London: Routledge. RODARI, G. (1973). Gramática de la Fantasía: Introducción al Arte de Inventar Historias. Mexico: Comamex. 31 32 Voices on BritLit: Teachers’ Voices 33 34 Experiencing Britlit in a Catalonian Secondary School Isabel Maria Monte IES Ramon Casas i Carbó Palau-solità i Plegamans (Barcelona) When I attended Fitch O’Connell’s informative session on the BritLit project, my attention was grabbed by the fact that it was something different from what I had seen so far, an original and refreshing approach to teaching English, not only for the student but also for the teacher.

G. a dance show based on a story, a deep discussion on firearms in a military school. Then last year I heard that Funchal was due to celebrate its 500th anniversary. I discussed with the teachers from ESFF the possibility of publishing my collection of Madeira stories as a bilingual book to coincide with festivities. One of the teachers had been keen to translate one of my novels and also had experience of publishing school anthologies. They managed to interest the Funchal Municipality. By December we had an agreement for the publication and I completed the stories by January so that translation could begin.

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