Tag Archives: English

The Chilean National English Test: 2001 – 2014 “Hopeless & Helpless”

#Chile #National #English #Test: Understanding the Past & Future Adjustments http://t.co/GAz1MHo0wT pic.twitter.com/mGjcBsyGvC — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) July 13, 2013 The Chilean National English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014 [Kindle Edition] Price: $9.99 227 pages Book Description Publication Date: … Continue reading

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Is Grammar Necessary: A (Passive) Voice From The Past (by C. P. Mason, 1879)

Is grammar necessary? It’s an old question, and if a glance is taken, quite casually, at the textbooks on the market nowadays, there would be a unanimous verdict: Grammar is necessary. Our textbooks are full of grammar, our readers are … Continue reading

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The Chilean National English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014

Who is to blame for poor test results? Is it always, ultimately, the teacher? Read this book for a different answer to this enigma. Read this book for a different perspective as to the ultimate responsibility of the teacher, the … Continue reading

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Para enseñar inglés y no rendirse en el intento

17 de Marzo de 2009 Fuente: Educarchile Experiencias innovaras en el aprendizaje idiomático I’m alone… habrás pensado más de alguna vez al darte cuenta de que, entre tus colegas, eres el único que habla inglés. Y claro que se ve … Continue reading

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Andrew Sheehan: Claves para mejorar aprendizajes en inglés

Fuente: Educarchile 9 de Noviembre de 2006 Andrew Sheehan, asesor del Programa Inglés Abre Puertas del Mineduc Asesor del Programa Inglés Abre Puertas, Andrew Sheehan es de origen británico y hace seis años que vive en Chile. Anteriormente trabajó en … Continue reading

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Quick Placement Test (QPT): Placement Testing of Teachers of English (and Students) in Chile since 2005

Cambridge English Placement Test chosen by the Chilean Government The Ministry of Education in Chile has selected the Cambridge English Placement Test to examine more than 7.000 teachers of English. Those who obtain the highest levels will take a further … Continue reading

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87% of Teachers of English in Chile Meet or Exceed Mineduc Standards

A report on Tuesday, June 4 in the El Mercurio newspaper reported the following information: “Education Assessment showed that 34% of teachers do not have the basic knowledge of the language.” Further, the headline (my translation) went on to include … Continue reading

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The Limits of Language: Does Language Shape The Way We See The World?

Do you see the bridge strong and sturdy, or sleek and elegant? That may well depend on which gender the language you speak assigns to the word for “bridge.” The Limits of My Language Mean the Limits of My World … Continue reading

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Comienza la segunda etapa del proceso de certificación para docentes de inglés

Esta nueva fase parte este jueves 11, a través del examen First Certificate in English, el que será aplicado por el Instituto Chileno Británico de Cultura Fuente: Mineduc – Programa Inglés Abre Puertas Fotografía: Docentes de inglés de Temuco rindiendo … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Chile & The new American English website: Introducing “Trace Effects” worldwide

ABOUT AMERICAN ENGLISH The American English website provides resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community. American English is a resource center for teaching and learning … Continue reading

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