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In virtual teaching, three methodological principles take on renewed importance, to the point that if not considered, the effectiveness of our teaching may be at risk. Those three principles are: keep students motivated in each session, develop autonomous learning skills in them, and provide the right degree of variation in our activities, enough to allow students to apply their...
Since the “new normality” happened to become part of our lives, we all had to sail on the same boat and try to adapt to the now generalized way of instruction: online. Indeed, this is not a new way of teaching; it has existed for quite some time, and in different modalities: either in synchronous or asynchronous courses and/or certificates,...
We continue our series on the challenges that virtual teaching is posing for the language teacher. A lot has already been said about the use of technology, so I will just go straight to say that there is no need to stress ourselves thinking that electronic equipment and the different resources available, whether they are free or paid, will replace...
Autodidacta en inglés
¿Has the advancement in technology gotten to a point where people can learn a foreign language by themselves, without the need of a teacher? The idea seems to be floating in the air and some learners are beginning to think that it is unnecessary to invest money in order to learn a new language. “Why spending money if I...
La evolución de la educación de idiomas
Is perhaps language teaching going out of style? The conception that acquiring a foreign language can be a 100% self-taught process by means of making use of a technological resource suddenly seems to be gaining momentum. Consequently, this perception prompts many people to wonder whether it is really worth investing resources in a formal course of studies. Even in many...
Distancia física o distancia social
One of the strategies to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus or getting the covid-19, has been keeping distance between ourselves and others. Nowadays, it seems that most people understand how important it is to do so. However, it seems that little is done to protect our emotional health, which, according to Amy Banks´(2020) research, shows that emotional...
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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