Bilingual in Chile: An Impossible Dream?

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Bilingual in Chile: An Impossible Dream? Bilingual in Chile: An Impossible Dream? [Kindle Edition] Book Description Publication Date: October 30, 2012 “This book is dedicated to all the teachers in Chile, and the entire world, who believe that English can be learned to a high level. The most successful English learners begin from an early age, regardless of whether we are looking at Canada, Singapore, or Chile.

Yes, in Chile, we have bilingual students.

They became bilingual without sacrificing the mother tongue, or the Chilean culture, or the heritage that identifies them as members of a particular linguistic community.

In the case of this book, I refer to the special nature of being Chilean, and speaking English.

It is not a dream, bilingualism in Chile, it is reality, but only for a few. “English for Everyone” is a task the teachers, parents, students, and the nation of Chile must get serious about.

We need to study our own Chilean experience, and replicate our success in the private sector in the public sector.

This book, again, is dedicated to every teacher in the world who is involved in this noble endeavour. May God Bless You All.

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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