Category Archives: EFL

Arizona Changes How English Language Learners Are Taught

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed Senate Bill 1014 into law, eliminating the controversial four-hour mandated block of English-language instruction (ELL) for English language learners in the state. ELL teachers now have more flexibility to tailor instruction to meet the … Continue reading

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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (Life In The Shadows) by Gloria Anzaldua

Books allow the dead to speak to the living. All writers know this basic fact, that we become immortal by the very act of writing. Today, I picked up a copy of a book called, “Borderlands, La Frontera” by Gloria … Continue reading

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#Chile – English Opens Doors Program: 2019 Volunteer Application Process is Now Open!

The English Opens Doors Program (Programa Inglés Abre Puertas) is an initiative supported by the Chilean Ministry of Education. For more information about the organization of the Ministry of Education and where our program falls within the hierarchy, please click … Continue reading

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Corpus Linguistics: Using The BNC With English Language Learners

The British National Corpus (BNC) is my favourite corpus. What’s yours? All teachers should have a favourite corpus. For many years, I preferred to use a free, online vocabulary profiler called LexTutor. In fact, I still use it when I … Continue reading

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In Chile, Vocational. English. Is. Impossible.

Vocational English for vocational students is impossible in Chile, isn’t it? All of the students in the video above are learning a specific, vocational career. The majority of these students plan on entering the world of work, getting a job, … Continue reading

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My Life Story: Family, Friends & Writing

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP Family, friends and writing is my life story. The common thread that holds everything together is English Language Teaching. Everything is directly or indirectly related to English. Yes, it is fair to say that English is my life. … Continue reading

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Tener la camiseta bien puesta: “Have the shirt on well”

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP Según el Diccionario De Chileno Actual, la frase, “tener la camiseta bien puesta” significa:  Ser leal; entregarse a una causa; esforzarse en el trabajo; cf. puesto, hincha, dar lo mejor de sí. Por ejemplo: “la hinchada del … Continue reading

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Teacher Action Research: Can We Use It To Help Screenagers Learn Better?

What is classroom-based research? First of all, classroom-based research, also known as Teacher Action Research, is practical, reality-based research that ELT educators can use to improve student learning. It is important to note that Teacher Action Research is not focused … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Teaching English Language Learners Worldwide

Classrooms across the world are becoming increasingly diverse with increasing numbers of students whose primary home languages are not English. In the USA, state-reported data estimated 10 percent of the US school-aged population (PreK-twelfth grade) as students identified as limited … Continue reading

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Emily & David’s Quest: A Saga of the Ancient Family Trilogy

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP What is a quest? Let´s define some key terms: Quest — literature based on a journey, a road of trials in which a hero hears a call and leaves his home—alone or in the company of others—to search … Continue reading

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