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Evaluation has always been a challenging issue for teachers and we have had to be very creative when teaching online; perhaps more resourceful than when teaching face-to-face. The question remains: How can we outline an assessment that is easy to grade and, at the same time, effective? To start with, we must choose between summative or formative evaluation. We know...
We have arrived or are about to do it, to that dreadful part of the year for teachers, the final term, the final stretch of the year. It is when we have more issues to resolve, more papers and exams to grade, more students to spur on, more parents to appease, more projects to put the cap on, more...
The partial or total going back to school attendance has brought great relief, both to students and to us, teachers. However, we cannot ignore the fact that this path of return has entailed a new adaptation process in different academic-administrative aspects. Despite the motivation that it has generated for students to see their classmates and mentors in flesh and...
A diferencia de los niños, a quienes es posible atraer para que acepten lo que quieres o necesitas enseñarles, no hay manera de hacer que los estudiantes de secundaria aprendan algo que no desean absorber. Esto es cierto para cualquier tema, pero particularmente para enseñarles un idioma extranjero como el inglés. En consecuencia, su primer trabajo como profesor de...
“Dime y lo olvido, enséñame y lo recuerdo, involúcrame y lo aprendo” Benjamín Franklin Esta frase tan conocida revela mucha verdad, especialmente cuando hablamos de enseñar a chicos de primaria. Empezamos esta serie de comentarios mencionando el criterio metodológico aplicable a la enseñanza de idiomas a niños y cómo éste nos ayuda a tomar las mejores decisiones sobre cómo aplicar con eficacia...
Nowadays, students have access to a great number of apps designed to improve their writing skills in English. In both, free and paid versions, novice writers have instant feedback about the accuracy of their writing with precise information about their mistakes and how to correct them.  The app's immediacy of feedback can overshadow a teacher's job. The usefulness of the...
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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