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          “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass This is a saying that always stimulates my passion for reading. My resolve for breaking free from anything that would tie me to whatever could prevent me from achieving my goals has been very strong since I became a revolutionary teenager. A long...
By Mayra Yaranga Listening comprehension in a foreign language always represents a challenge. Many of us panic at the sole thought of a recording being played and questions having to be answered; and it is easy to understand why: we are afraid of failure because speech can be difficult to understand. So, what can we do to overcome this fear...
Many scholarships to study abroad are unused and wasted because the students who could take advantage of them do not fulfill the language prerequisite. In most cases the language required is English. Learning a foreign language has become imperative due to globalization. Now, faced with the possibility of being able to communicate with anybody in the world thanks to the...
It is said that all social animals are able to communicate with each other, whether you refer to insects, like ants or bees; birds, like pigeons or parrots; or mammals like dolphins, dogs or apes. They do it through a set of prearranged signals. Those signs or gestures do transmit certain information. But if we refer to communication as...
You know the story. He was a very good English student; at the language center, he communicated effectively with his classmates and the teacher, he was quite vocal and he’d made individual and group presentations before his classmates in power point, prezi and you name it, and even participated in debates. But when he arrived in the States he...
Reading skills are difficult to develop and students’ problems vary. Here is a list of factors that create some problems for many students and a few aspects to consider in order to tackle them:   Paraphrase Many students are accustomed to providing in their response the information required using the same words as in the questions. This is a problem that they...
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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