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Dentro de esta serie en que estamos examinando puntos ineludibles de diferencias entre el inglés y el español, que debemos esclarecer para nuestros alumnos, vamos a enfocar aquí el asunto de los dobles negativos. Si tomáramos el ejemplo de las matemáticas, sabemos bien que menos más menos da menos, pero que menos por menos da más. De alguna manera...
¿Sintaxis similar o diferente? Cuando se aprende un nuevo idioma, inevitablemente llegaremos al momento de comparar el nuevo idioma con el nativo. Es natural que el aprendiente use los recursos que conoce y posee, en su propia lengua para, a partir de ello, tratar de entender cómo se estructura la que desea adquirir. En algunos casos, las diferencias o las...
          “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...
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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