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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Language teaching has been my career since I left university, I completed my Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) back in the 1980s at Warwick and I had worked for 15 years in secondary education rising to a leadership role before joining the Language Centre as a part-time tutor when my children were still young

      Language teaching career

  2. Aug 2017
    1. Realmente promueve la construcción de conocimiento porque obliga a activar el pensamiento individual, a buscar formas de investigar sea en forma independiente o en grupo, y promueve valores en forma semiconsciente como la cooperación, la responsabilidad, la comunicación, el trabajo en equipo, la autoevaluación individual y de los compañeros (ITESM,2001).

      Working and collaborating will promote faster language acquisition

  3. Jul 2017
    1. School was a universe of straightforwardly right and wrong answers, of authoritative texts and authoritarian teachers.

      moving away from the red pen and the bad grades, we recognized that our job as teachers is not to pass or fail our students, our job is to teach them to create and obtain information from themselves, to guide them in the right direction for them to learn.

    2. we spoke of the need to conceive meaning-making as a form of design or active and dynamic transformation of the social world, and its contemporary forms increasingly multimodal, in which the linguistic, the visual, the audio, the gestural and the spatial modes of meaning were increasingly integrated in everyday media and cultural practices. These constituted the second of the ‘multis’—the inherent multimodality of contemporary forms of representation. As a consequence, the traditional emphasis on alphabetical literacy (letter sounds in words in sentences in texts in literatures) would need to be supplemented in a pedagogy of Multiliteracies by learning how to read and write multimodal texts which integrated the other modes with language.

      When teaching languages, the importance of changing the pedagogy to integrate multiliteracies.

    1. In my classroom, we spend a lot of time talking about how to summarize a text by finding pertinent points and casting them in one’s own words.

      As a foreing language teacher, we need ti remind our students that information has to be summarize and analize in order to use it.

    1. Email does not afford synchronous communication in the way that a phone call, a face-to-face conversation, or instant messaging does. Nor does email afford the conveyance of subtleties of tone, intent, or mood possible with face-to-face communication.

      extremely important when "negocioation of meaning" is at play

  4. Jun 2017
  5. Oct 2016
    1. This means that teachers spend a lot of time adapting and creating their own materials

      they teach their 2nd lang

    2. allowing it to offer dual-language instruction

      offering more instruction=more children to learn