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India Will Take The PISA 2012 Test: Move Over Finland, China & Singapore?

India will participate in the PISA 2012 assessment. My guess is that they will take over the number one spot. (Quote) “We have chosen two states – Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – on a pilot basis and NCERT has … Continue reading

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Octavio Wants To Be A Teacher

Octavio Pérez wants to be a teacher. He is only one of seven students who scored a maximum score, perfection, on the PSU university entrance examination, who wants to be a teacher. Understanding what motivates Octavio to make such a … Continue reading

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Native Speaker: Children of the Myth – Liberation – If Not Now, When?

According to Davies, the term, “Native Speaker”, was first used in Leonard Bloomfield’s “Language” (1933). According to Bloomfield, “The first language a human being learns to speak is his native language; he is a native speaker of this language” (1933:43). … Continue reading

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NATIVE SPEAKER REQUIRED

The death of the Native Speaker Myth has been prematurely announced. Like all myths, it has no disposition to succumb to purely wishful thinking. Oh, I’m sorry. What am I talking about? In my last post on the native speaker … Continue reading

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