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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.

Las verdaderas lecciones de #Finlandia: Mario Waissbluth entrevista a Pasi Sahlberg, experto en #educación #MondayBlogs #ASMSG #Chile #IARTG

La semana pasada tuve el privilegio de conocer y conversar en privado con Pasi Sahlberg, el especialista finlandés (o finés) en política educativa, de renombre mundial, que nos estuvo visitando en Chile. Es matemático con post grado en educación, e … Continue reading

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#MondayBlogs: Pasi Sahlberg in #Chile #ASMSG #edchat #education

This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in a seminar for teachers of English at the Hualpén Municipal DAEM as an invited guest speaker. The seminar was entitled “Improving English Speaking Fluency and Effective Teaching Methodologies.” In this … Continue reading

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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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20 Incredibly Rare #Author Interviews Unearthed! #MondayBlogs #ASMSG #RRBC

Hi Thomas, We recently published an article that you may be interested in entitled, “20 Incredibly Rare Author Interviews Unearthed” ( After having followed your blog for a while, I feel that this one article would align well with your … Continue reading

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#Bilingual in Chile by 2020? #ASMSG #MerryChristmas #FelizNavidad #ProsperoAño #Felicidad #MondayBlogs

Bilingual in Chile by 2020. For the one, an impossible dream. For the other, reality. Let me hasten to explain. English is a very powerful, prestigious language. It is literally, “money in the bank” for those people who learn it … Continue reading

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Help Me Celebrate 1 Million Views: 5 Days Till #Christmas #MondayBlogs #MerryChristmas #Xmas #ASMSG

Welcome to the celebration. It’s five days until Christmas, and I’m celebrating an early Christmas gift. I’m celebrating one million page views on this blog. That’s incredible, amazing, and for me, mindboggling. I can’t even count to one million…well, if … Continue reading

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#MerryChristmas! Books Make Great #XmasGifts! #ASMSG #Christmas #Presents #MondayBlogs

Books make great gifts. Why? According to a very wise man: “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.” Books inspire us, motivate us, thrill us, and most importantly, help us to be better people. So, … Continue reading

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#ASMSG Anyone who is good at #German learns #English better #IARTG #edchat #eslchat #ukedchat #cpchat #edcamp #T4US #Xmas #Christmas

There is a lively ongoing debate in the field of second language acquisition as to whether (i) a “sensitive” period of bilingual language development really exists, and, if it does, (ii) what are its age boundaries (Flege, Yeni-Komshian and Liu, … Continue reading

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#MondayBlogs: Feliz Navidad! #MerryChristmas! #Xmas Countdown => 33 Days Until Christmas! #ASMSG

There are only 33 days until Christmas! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Give someone you love a book this Christmas. Pavarotti,Carreras,Domingo – Feliz Navidad (We Wish You A Merry Christmas) Bought a #Kindle 4 #Xmas? Make sure 2 … Continue reading

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#BookReview of: “The Last #Vestal #Virgin” by Lorraine Carey #ASMSG #IARTG

History meets mystery… “The Last Vestal Virgin“, by Lorraine Carey, skillfully merges the historical, the paranormal, and the mysterious into an unforgettable tale. Right from the beginning, the reader is provided with the background information that will prove essential to … Continue reading

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