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Spotlight on the CEFR & the European Commission on Languages & Language Teaching

“One of the CEFR’s objectives is to encourage modern language teaching professionals to think about their practices.” “The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is now regularly mentioned when the subject of modern languages crops … Continue reading

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400 Followers on Slideshare: English Used by the Twitterverse

Four hundred (401, to be exact) followers on Slideshare is an awful lot. It doesn’t happen overnight that four hundred people decide they want to follow your activities on Slideshare. It means, basically, that you are willing to share, and … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test: SIMCE Inglés 2010

SIMCE Inglés 2010: The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test Why do we take tests? Generally speaking, it’s because both the teacher and the learner are being held accountable. Accountability is an important concept. For English language teaching, … Continue reading

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The Chilean National English Test: Misunderstanding the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

What is CEFR and Common Reference Levels? by Aysun Güneş Source: Aysun’s Blog: Language Teaching Tips After a long holiday, I’ll kick off with some information about CEFR and levels. Actually, I first saw the definition years ago, but started … Continue reading

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SIMCE Inglés 2010: The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test

SIMCE Inglés 2010: The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test Why do we take tests? Generally speaking, it’s because both the teacher and the learner are being held accountable. Accountability is an important concept. For English language teaching, … Continue reading

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26 Books by Thomas Jerome Baker: The Chilean National English Test

SIMCE Ingles 2010: The development of the Chilean National English test ( Simce Inglés ) coincides with my story, which is woven autobiographically into the larger story, a test which apparently resulted in only 11% of students able to achieve … Continue reading

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Key Stage 2 Testing, Assessment & Accountability Review: Final Report Published

Lord Bew launches his review into the Key Stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability system at the end of primary school. The report recommends that: •The current writing test should be replaced by teacher assessment of writing composition. This will … Continue reading

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Cutting Funding 4 English Lessons: A False Economy says Alan Tuckett (and Thomas Baker)

Source: Alan Tuckett The Guardian, Tuesday 26 April 2011 http://bit.ly/eKLe7j “Cutting funding for English lessons is a false economy. Britain’s poorest communities have been helped by ESOL classes, but many will now lose out”, says Alan Tuckett. Thomas Baker: “ESOL … Continue reading

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Simce: Expertos proponen ideas para mejorar los resultados

por Constanza Muñoz Viernes 8 de abril de 2011 | Reportajes http://tinyurl.com/3ovf2ov Aumentar las horas de ejercitación e incorporar las tecnologías en las clases podría generar un impacto a corto plazo en los resultados del test de Matemáticas. El aumento … Continue reading

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