Professional Development

Why are some language teachers apprehensive about change?
The word ‘change’ brings about different reactions, ranging from excitement to fear and rejection. Teachers are no strangers to them when facing substantial changes in their working conditions, but many times it’s a negative attitude which invades them. Why does this happen? Adaptation involves time In many teaching contexts, change does not occur naturally or gradually. Instead, it is imposed by...
Seeing our teaching career through different eyes
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one that is most adaptable to change. Charles Darwin. Are we in tune with the ongoing  changes in our career? Have we ever asked ourselves to what extent we resist change because we overlook what is taking place  in front of...
Integrate Technology in the Classroom Without Dying in the Attempt
A lot has already been said about using technology in our lessons and how important it is to achieve our main goal: help students in the process of learning a new language. What we perhaps having heard much is how to achieve this in a practical an easy way. We need to grasp the difficult sudoku of not only...
 Nowadays, there is a great deal of talk about the required qualities English teachers should have in order to facilitate their students to achieve their main goal: learn English. However, this ideal profile with a number of competencies is thought to match with any reality whether this is the one observed in a developed country or the one found...
Dear readers What are those factors that seem to haunt teachers’ development?   Sometimes very talented teachers are not able to thoroughly develop all their professional potential. Although they have the required knowledge, preparation and experience, something holds them back: their fears.  Fears are dangerous feelings that impede teachers´ development.  How to overcome them?  A first good step is to be aware...
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...
Language Teaching Bloggers
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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