Category Archives: Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers

Doctrine of Discovery: The #Catholic Church, the #Slave Trade, and European Colonialism #BlackHistoryMonth

Pope Nicholas V, who reigned from 6 March 1447 until his death in 1455. Born Tommaso Parentucelli, Nicholas was made a cardinal for his diplomatic efforts by Pope Eugene IV. He was a patron of the humanist movement and promoted … Continue reading

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#ESLChat The Hurdle of Native Speaker Requirement for #English #Language #Teachers

Source: morocco world news By Abdelmounim Ait Hammou Casablanca – A stereotype about the effectiveness and superiority of English taught by native-speakers remains as thousands of highly-qualified and certified non-native speakers are still struggling to land a job outside their home … Continue reading

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Yom HaShoah: Days of Remembrance of the #Victims of the #Holocaust

The “Holocaust Remembrance” resolution designates 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust – observed with ceremonies and activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York and at UN offices around … Continue reading

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#HolocaustRemembrance Day: Jewish & Nazi Shoah U-Boat Catchers

Holocaust Remembrance: The twenty-seventh of January marks the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this date every year, the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, UNESCO commemorates the genocide perpetrated … Continue reading

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The #Mother #Tongue in the Chilean EFL Classroom: How We Learn English [Kindle Edition]

The Mother Tongue in the Chilean EFL Classroom: How We Learn English [Kindle Edition] Book Description Publication Date: September 21, 2012 The Mother Tongue Taboo (speak only English in the classroom) addresses all the “Taboo Topics”: Monolingual Fallacy, Native Speaker … Continue reading

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The Native Speaker Myth: Death, Burial, and Funeral of a Fallacy

The Native Speaker Myth: ReVisited [Kindle Edition] The Native Speaker Fallacy is unwilling to be laid to rest. This fallacy, or myth, wants to live forever. It seduces language learners, it entices school owners, it promises global travel, fun, and … Continue reading

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Sixty Eight Links to Forty Three Books

Forty Three Books by Thomas Jerome Baker Author Bio Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of … Continue reading

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2012 Spring & Summer Catalog of Books by Thomas Jerome Baker

This catalog of books by Thomas Jerome Baker brings together over 40 books on Amazon, Kindle, and CreateSpace. Take your time to browse, there is something here for everyone. After you read, share your reading experience by writing a review, … Continue reading

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Native Speaker Needed?

Native Speaker Needed? At the 2007 TESOL Chile Conference the question was asked: Are native speaker teachers automatically the best teachers of a language? Just because you speak a language naturally, does that mean you can teach it? Or does … Continue reading

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Time Never Stops: Die Zeit Hält Nicht An – #Rap #Book #Music #Author #Writer #Selfpublish

How’s Your German? Don’t worry, mine isn’t very good either. It’s been 16 years since I last spoke German. I can still read, still write, still understand, but to speak German takes conscious thought now. I’m out of practice… But … Continue reading

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