Category Archives: EFL

Teaching English Language Learners Worldwide: Theory & Practical Guide

It is estimated that over 1 billion people are currently learning English world wide. According to the British Council, as of the year 2,000 there were 750 million English as a Foreign language speakers. In addition, there were 375 million … Continue reading

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How To Teach Conversation English Lessons by Cecilia Nobre

Ready-made speaking lesson plans 1. Viralelt is excellent for listening and speaking practice. All Viralelt posts consist of three parts: an embedded viral video, 10 conversation questions (Question time) and a listening activity (Sitting comfortably?). The only drawback is that … Continue reading

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German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam

BERLIN — Complaining that your final school exams are too tough is a rite of passage — almost a tradition. But German students in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg who hunkered down in April to take pivotal final secondary-school exams … Continue reading

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#SexTurkey: Noel Gallagher revela insólito incidente con periodista chileno

SANTIAGO.- Las agendas promocionales de un artista internacional suelen incluir una que otra entrevista telefónica con medios de comunicación de los países que visitan. En eso estaba Noel Gallagher, líder de Oasis, tras arribar a Santiago, Chile esta semana, cuando … Continue reading

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#CHILE: LA INCREÍBLE CONFESIÓN DEL CARABINERO QUE SE HIZO VIRAL POR SU MANEJO CON EL INGLÉS

Sebastián Boyd Pastén. Ese es el nombre del cabo segundo de Carabineros que sorprendió esta semana por su gran manejo del inglés. La situación quedó registrada en un video en Arica, donde Boyd –de 24 años– da instrucciones de ayuda … Continue reading

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How to Teach Debating: Theory & Practical Handbook for the Non-Native Teacher, Debate Coach & English Language Learners

How To Teach Debating:Theory and Practical Handbook is the best of both worlds, theory and practice… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” ~ Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities” In the Dickens’ quotation … Continue reading

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Teaching Academic Writing: Theory, Practice & The Passive Voice Controversy

Teaching Academic Writing is highly practical while addressing the theory underpinning academic writing. It is organized into three parts. Part One: “Writing for Scholarly Publication”, takes a historical look at Academic Writing to inform contents for an Academic Writing course. … Continue reading

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The Chilean National English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014

Bienvenido. Welcome to educational testing in Chile. The object of this book is to present as clear an account as possible of the historical development of educational testing in Chile with regards to the Chilean National English Test(s): 2001 – … Continue reading

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I Love #Chile: A Hopeful Romance, A Memoir, A History

Chileans love freedom. 200 years ago, Chile won her freedom. 500 years ago, Lautaro, a young Araucanian man, led his people to freedom. The Araucanian are the only Indian tribe on the American continent that forced Spain (1641), and Chile … Continue reading

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Why Are The Dutch So Good At English? #ASMSG #edchat #bilingual

Ming Chen Chief Culture Officer, EF Education First Source: Huffington Post They’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index … Continue reading

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