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Finally, after two years of pandemic and in many cases a disastrous situation in the education field, things have started slowly to go back to normal. Kids and students in general are returning to their classrooms; some of them fully, some divided in rotating or segregated groups, using face to face or hybrid modalities and experiencing the relief of...
Learning a new language is not only challenging but also rewarding once we reach the objectives set. In the process we go through different stages, some of which may take longer than others inasmuch the time needed to attain each one varies from one person to another; each person has his own cadence. Despite this uncertainty, there is one...
One of the main objectives a person has when learning a new language is to be able to communicate using it in different situations. For instance, in a phone call at work, or exchanging ideas in a meeting. In case their plan is to speak the language when travelling, the occasions are endless. However, when our students are children...
Tips para la enseñanza virtual
Continuing with our series on analyzing whether the canons of foreign language teaching can still be applied on e-learning, we refer this time to how to achieve full interactivity when giving large group online classes. When we are assigned a course, one of our main concerns is to know how many students we will have in our class. Why? Because...
Enseñanza virtual - afectivo
In the introduction of this series we hinted that although we, language teachers, profess to follow and pay lip service to the Communicative Language Approach (CLA), in reality we tend to be quite a bit more eclectic today in our current foreign language teaching and learning attitudes. In spite of this, we all recognize certain pillars that are crucial...
¿Por qué Todo Recae en el Docente?
Un escenario común antes de la crisis: El arrullo de la rutina propia de la operatividad cotidiana Mis alumnos a quienes ya tengo el gusto de ver ejerciendo la docencia, me han escuchado decir reiteradamente que la rutina nunca es buena, especialmente cuando de ejercer la docencia se trata.  Sin embargo, luchar contra la inercia no es simple si es...
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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