Posts filed under: English

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...
Last Friday, May 15, Colombia had its Teachers’ Day celebration. The date for teacher’s day varies from country to country, although there is an official World Teachers’ Day celebrated on...
Is learning a language like war where anything and everything is valid to get your goals? In fact, it’s probably more like a street fight a la ‘Bridget Jones’. (Do...
In what I understand is an effort to sell more books publishers, institutes and some teachers alike have convinced students that their language learning process is tied to the completion...
Words are everything in a language. Words affect the way our message is perceived and how people react to it. Words can make the difference between a sentence being just...
For a lot of corporate or one-to-one language teachers there is a particular situation which has been the subject of conversation in many informal meetings or happy hours: The teacher...
When I first started working as an English teacher twenty years ago things were very different: there was no internet available for the masses, English books did not come with...
What in the world?…. When learning a language a lot of students start memorizing scripts: How to make a hotel reservation, order a pizza, book a plane, say hello… The...
This is a good as it gets. I think it’s the epitome of cool. The latest tally claims that Bogotá has more than 8,000 beauty salons. There are streets where...
Often, when attempting to learn another language or discipline, people see themselves facing the responsibility of choosing between options within a sea of endless possibilities. Should I choose face –...