ELT Research seminar is a subject that helps trainee teachers of English in the process of becoming researchers. It is well known that students of English at this university develop projects in different subjects, but not in English and that is why this seminar is very important, it gives the students the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during the career to understand the learning-teaching process, and produce something that can help them improve their teaching.
I had several expectations regarding this seminar: first of all, I thought it was going to be an easy subject and that I was going to get good grades. Obviously, I was wrong, but the problem was not the subject, the problem was me. This seminar required a lot of work which was something I did and also dedication which was something I lacked. Secondly, I thought I had to work on a simple research paper and it was not so, since we did work on a project. Now that I handed it in, I feel very proud of myself because I did a good job.
Regarding the activities developed during the course, I should say the ones I liked the most were the yahoo group and the creation of a blog despite the fact I did not participate frequently and that I created my blog too late. I liked those activities because I have always thought that teachers must be updated with the use of ICT. I admit that it is very difficult for me to get used to them, but I will try. I have some ideas which I consider to use at school in order to teach my students English, how to use the computer and to improve their language skills at the same time.
To conclude, I will just say that I really learned a lot from this seminar. I never believed I would be able to carry out an important project in English by myself, and now that I did it, I am absolutely proud of my performance.