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#Edcamp Santiago: The “Open English” Phenomenon (Fluency Guaranteed)

Edcamp Santiago This book tells the story of EdCamp Santiago. EdCamp is a R(E)volution in professional develoment. It is free, participant-driven, conversation-based, democratic PD for teachers, by teachers. There are no plenaries, no publishers book displays, just teachers talking to … Continue reading

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Chileans Demand Change: Analysis of an Interview in English

Giorgio Jackson Speaks English This post aims to give a global, generalized analysis of Giorgio Jackson speaking English. As a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Chile, this provides me with some insights that may be useful for … Continue reading

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Accuracy, Fluency and Coherency: A Paradigm Change?

Today I read an interesting study about the writing abilities of students in Latin America and the Caribbean. It’s called, “Escritura: Un estudio de las habilidades de los estudiantes de América Latina y el Caribe”. Before reading the study, I … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Nation Explains The 4-3-2 Fluency Activity

According to Paul Nation, “At every level of language proficiency, learners should try to be fluent, with what they already know.” This implies using approximately 25% of class time for fluency development. What are the criteria for a fluency activity? … Continue reading

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A Revolution in Teaching: Robot English Teachers in Korea!

A teaching revolution, fresh out of some science fiction novel, has become a reality in Korea. Robot Teachers of English! After all, if robots can build cars, then why shouldn’t they invade our classrooms and teach classes, better than any … Continue reading

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Interview With A Spanish Native Speaker

As you watch this interview, regardless of whether or not you understand Spanish, ask yourself the question: Is the Spanish Native Speaker (who is being interviewed) capable of teaching Spanish? Would you like the native speaker to be your teacher, … Continue reading

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Unlocking Reading For All Students: Especially Boys

What’s the secret to reading in English? For girls, there is no secret. For the past 10 years, on the PISA test, given in 200, 2003, 2006, and 2009, on 4 seperate occasions, the girls have had better results than … Continue reading

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