Monthly Archives: July 2013

#Teaching or #Learning: Which Is More Important?

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou What is it that language teachers need to know and do to be effective classroom practitioners and language teaching professionals? I ask the reader to … Continue reading

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Valid For Life: Should All English Language Teachers ReCertify Every Year? 2 Years?? Never???

Firstly, yes, let me be clear: Native and Non-Native Teachers of English are included. That’s what I mean by “all” – everybody, everyone who is a Teacher of English in a Second or Foreign Language context. So, here’s the Million … Continue reading

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#Teaching & #Learning #English in #Chile: The 4BookBundle, Yours For Less Than A Quarter per book @ $0.99 cents

Teaching & Learning English in Chile: What Every Teacher Should Know ($0.99 cents! Price sooooo low you can’t say no!) 4-Books-In-One: Breaakdown==> $0.25 per book! A quarter a book. That’s right. $0.25. Since when has a quarter brought so much … Continue reading

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5 reasons why Spanish are bad at learning English (according to some Spanish friends)

Originally posted on TEFL Trainer Spain:
There I was, having a copa (Rum and Coke) on Sunday evening with some Spanish friends and a chap from Chile. There were a couple of smokers in the group so we huddled around…

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Teaching & Learning English in Chile: What Every Teacher Should Know ($0.99 cents! Price sooooo low you can’t say no!)

***** 5-star price===> $0.99 cents! Less than one dollar for 4 Books Bundled into One big Book! Price soooooo low you can’t say no! 373 pages, active hypertext links to all 4 books and all 40 chapters in the book. … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The 2012 PISA Results?: International Baccalaureate® (IB), Best In The World (IMHO)

In December 2013, the results of PISA 2012 will be announced. One thing on everyone’s mind in Chile, and many similar countries, will be: How well are we doing? Are children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds performing as well as students … Continue reading

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Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On

Letters in the New York Times, July 21, 2013 Source: New York Times Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On To the Editor: In your call for a reduced emphasis on testing (“The Trouble With Testing Mania,” editorial, July 14), … Continue reading

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The Last Shot: A Season Like No Other (1980 Luxora Panthers)

http://amzn.to/15zKooa “The Last Shot” is told from my point of view, first person, as I remember it, or better said, as I imagine to have remembered it, especially the night of the surreal game we played in Hayti that year… … Continue reading

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Teaching Debate in Chile: Age of Wisdom, Season of Light, Spring of Hope

Book Description Publication Date: July 19, 2013 Why should everyone learn how to debate? Here’s a global answer: “Sooner or later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace… If this … Continue reading

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#MOTIVATION: WHAT’S THE POINT?

One of the most difficult problems a teacher of English faces, in Chile, or in any country where English is rarely used, is how to motivate students. Yes, there are fun things to do with the language. Students can sing … Continue reading

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