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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.

Francisca Díaz: “Mucha gente habla de la vocación docente. En cambio, yo hablo siempre de la intuición”

Francisca Díaz, quien fue profesora de básica (primaria) durante 13 años, es ahora directora del CPEIP, un organismo del Ministerio de Educación de Chile que contribuye al desarrollo profesional de los profesores. En este artículo, nos cuenta algunas de sus … Continue reading

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Teatro: Didáctica De La Comedia Del Arte

“Soneto de Repente” de Lope de Vega: Un soneto me manda hacer Violante; en mi vida me he visto en tal aprieto, catorce versos dicen que es soneto, burla burlando van los tres delante. Yo pensé que no hallara consonante, … Continue reading

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Here is my interview with Iris Yang

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:
Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie. Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age? My name is Iris Yang. Some say…

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Paradigmas de Investigación Educativa: de las leyes subyacentes a la modernidad reflexiva

Originally posted on Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar:
Autor/es: Sánchez Santamaría, José Título: «Paradigmas de Investigación Educativa: de las leyes subyacentes a la modernidad reflexiva» (Paradigms on Educational Research: from underlying laws to reflexive modernity) Sección: Epistemología. Otoño 2013 Resumen: Este artículo…

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English In The Nursing Syllabus

WHY SHOULD ENGLISH BE INCLUDED IN THE NURSING SYLLABUS? English is the language currently used for most of the international transactions. English can widen your horizons and help you to deepen your scientific knowledge and create work-related opportunities. CONFERENCES: Most … Continue reading

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Debate: The Right To Privacy VS The Right To Information

Motion: This House Believes That The Right To Privacy Should Supercede The Right To Information. The following is an English version of an article in the September issue of Cuestión de Derechos, written by Privacy International‘s Head of International Advocacy, … Continue reading

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Chile’s Plan Nacional de Inglés “English in English”

  Busca establecer una estrategia de comunicación con principal foco en que las clases de inglés sean en inglés. Hoy el principal problema es que las clases de inglés se hacen en español. I. Objetivo “Que todos los niños de … Continue reading

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SocioEconomic Segregation In Chile: Can Separate Schools For The Rich And The Poor Ever Be Equal?

I recently identified, in “Where Is The Teaching And Learning Of English In Chile Going? Quo Vadis?“, structural inequality as the heart and soul of Chile’s seeming inability to teach English successfully to Chilean students from poor socio-economic backgrounds. I … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Leaving The Pieces Behind by R.M. Demeester

Blurb: Serenity Rupert, a former foster child, is struggling to keep it together with no money and a life in shambles. With no family to turn to, she’s desperate to find a job to pay rent. When things seem to … Continue reading

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Where Is The Teaching And Learning Of English In Chile Going? Quo Vadis?

Nowadays (2019), the teacher of English in Chile, is a language teaching professional. I say that frankly and sincerely, based on my personal participation and observations of the past 18 years, as a teacher trainer, educator, and English Language Teaching … Continue reading

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