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How Do Students Learn English in Chile?

2012 IATEFL Chile Conference: The Spelling Bee for EFL Teachers from Thomas Baker On Friday morning, I was at the opening ceremony of the 2012 IATEFL Chile annual conference for teachers of English and students of English pedagogy. Sitting in … Continue reading

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MOOC: Massive Open Online Course: Reshaping Education on the Web

Universities Reshaping Education on the Web As part of a seismic shift in online learning that is reshaping higher education, Coursera, a year-old company founded by two Stanford University computer scientists, will announce on Tuesday that a dozen major research … Continue reading

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English Opens Doors Program and Teachers of English: The Alchemists of Education in Chile

Rodrigo Fabrega: “We know that English is increasingly necessary to move in a globalized world. We also know that since the founding of the school “Instituto Nacional” in 1813 (National Institute) English has been taught in Chile. “Thursday, March 30, … Continue reading

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Estudiantes de colegios municipales y subvencionados aprenden inglés en la U. de los Andes

Estudiantes de colegios municipales y subvencionados aprenden inglés en la U. de los Andes La actividad “English Fair: Teaching and Learning English is Fun” es organizada por la Escuela de Pedagogía de esta casa de estudios. POR LATERCERA.COM – 09/09/2009 … Continue reading

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The Native Speaker Myth: Death, Burial, and Funeral of a Fallacy

The Native Speaker Myth: ReVisited [Kindle Edition] The Native Speaker Fallacy is unwilling to be laid to rest. This fallacy, or myth, wants to live forever. It seduces language learners, it entices school owners, it promises global travel, fun, and … Continue reading

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The Chilean National English Test – #SIMCE Inglés: A Personal Journey

The Chilean National English Test: A Personal Journey [Paperback] Book Description Publication Date: March 25, 2012 SIMCE Ingles 2010: The development of the national English test in Chile coincides with my story, which is woven autobiographically into the larger story, … Continue reading

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DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL DOCENTE: ¡Cursos de Perfeccionamiento de Inglés!

DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL DOCENTE • Cursos de Perfeccionamiento Cursos de Perfeccionamiento de Inglés del MINEDUC (Postulaciones desde Julio – Agosto 2012) El Programa Inglés Abre Puertas, del Ministerio de Educación, se inscribe en la política general de mejoramiento de la calidad … Continue reading

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Debates in English 2012: Liceo Bicentenario San José UR of Puerto Aysén won the regional final

Región de Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo An exciting competition was played between the four educational institutions that reached the regional final of the tournament in English Debates 2012. June 25, 2012 Source: Mineduc – English Opens Doors … Continue reading

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Native Speaker Needed?

Native Speaker Needed? At the 2007 TESOL Chile Conference the question was asked: Are native speaker teachers automatically the best teachers of a language? Just because you speak a language naturally, does that mean you can teach it? Or does … Continue reading

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The Native Speaker Myth in Turkey: 40,000 Native English Speaker Teachers needed for 2012

First things first is a good way to begin this story. Therefore, I begin with a short extract. After that, some background information on the function of English in Turkey will be given. Finally, a reflection of mine will end … Continue reading

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