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Since 2009 there has been a dramatic increase in the demand for English teachers in our country. But even though these professionals are needed in schools and universities, for many of us those job offers do not respond to our expectations. Thus, it seems   that getting the desired job is not an easy matter.           I have been hiring...
Looking for a new job may be a tiresome experience, even when we have been looking forward to a new opportunity or to making progress in our career path.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the prospect of the big day? Below you will find some important aspects to keep in mind, although they are quite often neglected.  
In the process of trying to diversify my lessons, I found myself trying different formulae to teach. Even though many changes went quite well, I felt that something was missing. I mean, sometimes I felt that what worked very well with a group didn´t turn out equally satisfactory with another.  Then a new journey began and after many trials...
Becoming a victim of “robotizing” is truly menacing for our profession. Turning into a sort of teaching android is something that should be avoided at all costs. But before taking distance from this danger, we need to check if we have not already become a prey of it, or if we are not in the process of becoming one....
On our last article we reflected on the importance of being identified with the goals of the institution you work for. Now we offer a questionnaire so you can measure your degree of involvement.    1.  Do you see yourself working for the same school or institute… a)    for many years? b)    for four or five years? c)    Until the end of...
You must be wondering why I have chosen just five ways if there are so many others. The answer is simple;  to start with: the fewer, the better. Once we master them all, we can expand the list ourselves. After talking to a number of colleagues and friends, they all agreed on the following points listed below:   1. Make expertise the...
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Centro de Idiomas de la Universidad del Pacifico is pleased to present our Research Group, which was created with the objective of being a place for reflection and debate on the pedagogical task in the field of language teaching. Within our initial activities, today we share with you the creation of the blog that we have nominated Language Teaching Bloggers.

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