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#FREE #Book! The Chilean National #English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014 #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #edchat #ell #efl #eslchat

Wow! 2015 is off to a fast start with so many things happening for me personally and professionally. I start the year off, appropriately, with a free book for my readership. But first, to catch up on the news, I … Continue reading

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Language Death: The Case For Lifetime Language Maintenance for EFL Teachers

You can “lose” your language. After you learn a language, you must maintain your ability to use a language. Without maintenance, a learned language will wither away and die. Let there be no doubt about that. Language death is a … Continue reading

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Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On

Letters in the New York Times, July 21, 2013 Source: New York Times Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On To the Editor: In your call for a reduced emphasis on testing (“The Trouble With Testing Mania,” editorial, July 14), … Continue reading

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Why We Teach: A Review of “The Roasted Professor” (Book by Larry Laforge) (Review by Tom Baker, alias Profesorbaker)

“The first necessity for the short story…is necessariness. The story, that is to say, must spring from an impression or perception pressing enough, acute enough to have made the writer write.” -Elizabeth Bowen Hello Dear Reader, As you know, I … Continue reading

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Congratulations Thomas! Your book “The Chilean National English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014” is live in the Kindle Store!

** Congratulations! Your book “The Chilean National English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014” is live in the Kindle Store and has been enrolled in KDP Select. It is available* for readers to purchase here. Book Description Publication Date: July … Continue reading

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Analysis of Chile’s 2012 National English Test Results: Who Is The Best Teacher?

Quote:”The more proficient in English, the more efficient in the classroom, is a false statement“ (page 347) Medgyes, Peter. “Native or Non-native: Who’s Worth More?” ELT Journal 46.4 (1992): 340-49. The 2012 Chilean National English Test results recently came out. … Continue reading

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SIMCE Inglés 2012 – What Every Teacher Should Know: Chile National English Test Results Explained by Three Fundamental Factors

Recently, the results of the Chilean National English test was reported. My school, Colegio Internacional SEK – Chile (Las Condes), ranked number 20. That is to say, only 19 schools in the entire nation of Chile had better results on … Continue reading

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18% de los estudiantes evaluados logra certificar su nivel de inglés en el Simce 2012

Aumenta el número de estudiantes que logran demostrar un nivel suficiente en la comprensión de este idioma. En 2010 un 11% de los alumnos logró certificarse. Se observa una gran brecha entre los resultados de los jóvenes del grupo socioeconómico … Continue reading

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#Teaching & #Learning #English in #Chile

** Teaching & Learning English in Chile Teaching & Learning English in Chile What Every Teacher Should Know Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker This book is dedicated to all the people who are or have ever been students of a … Continue reading

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New Book! Chilean National English Test ReVisited

This book is a collection of my reflections, ReVisited, from the perspective of a practitioner, about the Chilean National English Test, known as SIMCE English. These reflections add to what we know in the ELT profession about teaching English in … Continue reading

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