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High Tech vs Low Tech

Between the whiteboard and me there is a secret…we have an ongoing relationship… My last post was about the iPad. God I love that device. It has changed my life...

What’s a native English speaker

I think the whole ‘Native English’ concept affects a lot of TEFL teachers who are not ‘native’ by the standards expected by some students and are ruled out even if...

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...