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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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ESP Teachers: Reluctant Dwellers in a Strange and Uncharted Land

ESP teachers are all too often reluctant dwellers in a strange and uncharted land. What do I mean by that? Well, teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is challenging, and often you find yourself out of your comfort zone, with … 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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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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AIN’T I A WOMAN? by Sojourner Truth

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP At the Oxford Teaching Academy (Professional Development from Oxford), EFL teachers not only learn from the course facilitator, but also from each other. Questions and issues of concern get looked at through the lens of theory and practice … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: Fired For Using The N-Word

We should teach our EFL/ESL students that using the N-Word is not a good idea. Why? Well, there are legal consequences. It is important for them to know this fact. Simply telling them, “NEVER say the word” may actually cause … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: Nigger In The Classroom, Or, More Than A Survival Strategy

The survival strategy is quite simple: NEVER say (or write) the N-word. Never speak the unspeakable word: Nigger. If our EFL/ESL students follow that strategy, they will survive their encounters with anyone who has dark skin, anywhere on this planet. … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: The N-Word Is Essential

To know that we share something unspeakable To know that as high as we rise we are not seen as equal To know that racism is institutional thinking And that ‘nigger’ is the last word you heard before a lynching. … Continue reading

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Teaching the N-Word To EFL Students: History & Meaning Of The N-Word

Today, I take you back 400 years in time, to the year 1619. The place is Jamestown, Virginia. The first African slaves have just “arrived” in America. At least, that’s what our history books tell us that John Rolfe documented: … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

To begin, let me wish you and your loved one(s) a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this new series. So, what’s it all about? It’s about … Continue reading

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