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This thesis presents four activities that motivated my students in a public High School in a small city in Mexico to learn by inviting them be active participants in their language learning process. Added to the regular classroom work, these activities encouraged everyone to make an extra effort. Students had the opportunity to shine and to comprehend that they each have a greater potential for learning. Students gained another perspective about learning English. They were given the opportunity to enrich their experience not only in speaking English, but in applying their efforts to new challenges. They did so by writing and performing skits not only in class and on stage but also by preparing and editing written pieces for a magazine. Doing all these activities let students know that they could shine in different ways by developing a positive attitude and feeling self confident about their studies.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction