Paule Heisst Er – Der Bademeister: Teaching & Learning English in Chile

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Teaching & Learning English in Chile [Kindle Edition]

This book is dedicated to all the people who are or have ever been students of a foreign language, in any classroom, around the entire world. The learning of a foreign language is a long, slow, labor-intensive process, requiring enthusiasm, motivation, dedication and perseverance, over many years.

Beware of anyone who would have you believe that English, or any language for that matter, can be learned in 3 weeks, 3 months, or even 3 years. They are not to be trusted, for the learning of a foreign language is never complete. It takes a lifetime of learning…

I believe there are 4 things every teacher of English should know:

1. The Mother Tongue

2. Educational Leadership

3. The National English Test

4. Connectivism

I therefore set out in this book to bring these four topics together, in sequential fashion. The “Mother Tongue” responds to research that says teaching English, in English, is how we get our best results. “Educational Leadership” fills a gap by raising our awareness of our individual leadership capacity, while the “National English Test” is how we are currently defining the quality of our teaching on a collective, national level. Finally, “Connectivism”, as a theory of learning for a digital age, gives a view of what the future holds up as a promising way forward in ELT pedagogy.

I am sure you will be enriched by the reading of this book. Forgive me if I am mistaken. I hope you enjoy the journey of discovery that lies before you….

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About profesorbaker

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 http://amzn.to/Qxmoec . 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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