Tag Archives: 2012

#FREE #Book! The Chilean National #English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014 #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #edchat #ell #efl #eslchat

Wow! 2015 is off to a fast start with so many things happening for me personally and professionally. I start the year off, appropriately, with a free book for my readership. But first, to catch up on the news, I … Continue reading

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2012 in #Review: What A #Year! #ASMSG #bynr #ian1

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 330,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about … 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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Book Preview! The Chilean National English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014

Who is to blame for poor test results? Is it always, ultimately, the teacher? Read this book for a different answer to this enigma. Read this book for a different perspective as to the ultimate responsibility of the teacher, the … Continue reading

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Analysis of Chile’s 2012 National English Test Results: Who Is The Best Teacher?

Quote:”The more proficient in English, the more efficient in the classroom, is a false statement“ (page 347) Medgyes, Peter. “Native or Non-native: Who’s Worth More?” ELT Journal 46.4 (1992): 340-49. The 2012 Chilean National English Test results recently came out. … Continue reading

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18% de los estudiantes evaluados logra certificar su nivel de inglés en el Simce 2012

Aumenta el número de estudiantes que logran demostrar un nivel suficiente en la comprensión de este idioma. En 2010 un 11% de los alumnos logró certificarse. Se observa una gran brecha entre los resultados de los jóvenes del grupo socioeconómico … Continue reading

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#EdCampSantiago 2012: #Collaboration & Best Practices

Collaboration and exchange of experiences in Edcamp Santiago 2012 At EdCamp Santiago 2012, in order to carry out a learning journey different from the usual way, the organizers of this “unconference style” peer-to-peer learning activity privileged dialogue among participants over … Continue reading

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Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy: President Obama says, “Let’s Get to Work!”

There are 53 days left to find a solution that stops taxes from going up on 140 million American families and helps us reduce our nation’s deficits in a smart and responsible way. And that’s what brought President Obama to … Continue reading

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Chile’s National English Test (SIMCE INGLÉS 2012) Awarded to INSTITUTO CHILENO BRITANICO DE CULTURA

Transparency. Transparency in government is a very ancient concept. According to Wikipedia: “It dates back to the Age of Enlightenment, which is sometimes called the “Age of Reason”. There is little consensus on the precise beginning of the Age of … Continue reading

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To Critics of KONY 2012: #stopkony

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