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Education in Chile: A Question Settled Without Debate?

“It is better to debate a question, without settling it, than to settle a question, without debating it.” – Joseph Joubert (1754 – 1824) Hmm. What do you think? Let me speak for me, and only me. Talk, without a … Continue reading

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T is for Technology: “Tweeting is for the Birds… or, “2B Everywhere is 2B Nowhere”

In this post I will analyse the Great Debate at IATEFL 2011 in Brighton. To reconstruct the debate, I will use the notes of the debate as it was reported by the Roving Reporter who covered the debate. Elisabete Thess … Continue reading

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Change The World – Just An Empty Phrase? Let’s Change The World!

How many times have you read or heard the phrase, “Change the World”? A thousand? A hundred-thousand? A million? A billion? Have we used it so much, over and over again, that there is no common understanding anymore of what … Continue reading

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Are there advantages to being a Non-Native-English Speaking Teacher?

NNEST stands for, “Nonnative English Speaking Teachers”. The native speaker / non-native speaker debate is still alive within the ELT profession. Furthermore, it makes no pretense of going to what would by now be a timely death. But that’s not … Continue reading

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