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$450 Million Dollar Plan: Vietnam demands its Non-Native English Teachers have Intermediate English Level

All school leavers will have a minimum level of English by 2020 under ambitious education reforms, but teachers fear that they are not getting the help they need to upgrade their own skills. Ed Parks Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 8 November … Continue reading

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Native Speaker Myth – British or American English: English training targets ASEAN’s link language

English training targets Asean’s link language Brunei funds $25m English programme to bolster southeast Asia’s adopted lingua franca Kate Hodal Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 18 September 2012 13.59 BST US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, centre, with Brunei’s Foreign Minister Prince … Continue reading

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Problema de plata (Money Problems): Educación el doble de cara, pero igual de mala (Twice as expensive, just as bad as ever)

Seguimos hablando de educación. Está bien. Es un tema importante. Tal vez el más importante de todos en este momento. Pero lo que no comparto es que sigamos hablando de educación casi únicamente en torno a montos de dinero. por … Continue reading

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Peer Effects: Is mixing of abilities the optimal policy?

To track, or not to track students? To mix, or not to mix? Mixed ability classes or grouping of students according to performance levels? Educators have struggled with these questions often, making agonizing decisions about what classroom or what class … Continue reading

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English: A Must for the Future of Chile

Currently, only 2% of Chileans speak English. That means that 98% are missing an important part of content on the Internet, where knowledge flows today in the most accessible. Fuente: El Dínamo In the world today, 402 million people speak … Continue reading

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School Segregation in Chile: What it is & how to make it worse

School Segregation: What it is and how to make it worse Source: Educación 2020 Segregation is when those who belong to a particular group (socioeconomic status, race, sex, religion, physical or intellectual capacity) do not mix with others different from … Continue reading

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En la Región de la Araucanía se realizará la Final Zonal Sur del Torneo de Debates en Inglés

En la Región de la Araucanía se realizará la Final Zonal Sur del Torneo de Debates en Inglés Fuente: Mineduc – Programa Inglés Abre Puertas (PIAP) La competencia se desarrollará esta semana, con la participación de los equipos ganadores de … Continue reading

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A Lesson From the Best: Singapore, The PLC & Deep Pedagogy

The Professional Learning Community (PLC) Deep Pedagogy As the basic building blocks of a Professional Learning Community (PLC), Learning Teams use strong inquiry-based collaborative tools (e.g. Lesson Study) to help teachers improve on their instructional practice. To ensure fidelity of … Continue reading

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How Do Students Learn English in Chile?

2012 IATEFL Chile Conference: The Spelling Bee for EFL Teachers from Thomas Baker On Friday morning, I was at the opening ceremony of the 2012 IATEFL Chile annual conference for teachers of English and students of English pedagogy. Sitting in … Continue reading

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MOOC: Massive Open Online Course: Reshaping Education on the Web

Universities Reshaping Education on the Web As part of a seismic shift in online learning that is reshaping higher education, Coursera, a year-old company founded by two Stanford University computer scientists, will announce on Tuesday that a dozen major research … Continue reading

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