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The Gatekeepers

I was recently hired to evaluate a group of students at a university. The students needed to obtain a B1 placement score on the Common European Framework of Reference for...

I love Bogotá

Fellow blogger Aiysha recently asked a question about which countries are the most interesting to visit. I want to narrow the search and focus on cities. Now, I have lived...

The Gatekeepers 2

Some months ago I wrote about teachers being gate keepers to people who need to pass an English requirement in order to enter a university, get a degree, or be...

Rosetta Stone as a learning tool

I’ve been learning Portuguese for the past three years and have been using Rosetta Stone for the last two. I decided to enroll in the interactive language learning program, the...

Content and Methodology

Most prospective students inquire about class content and methodology, and while I understand their concerns, I’m not always keen to reveal this. The reason is not selfishness nor cockiness, quite...