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Jul
17
2017

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the Soul Crushing Dilemma of Teachers

TEDx Speaker, Master Teacher, Pronunciation Expert It’s not a secret anymore, the curriculum is crap. If it’s ESL, literally millions of learners have graduated (with honors) who can’t speak a word of English. If it’s native speakers, Functional Literacy rates in all English speaking countries are shameful with no improvement in sight. Given the close link between […] Read More

Jun
30
2017

Students are Over-Tested, Teachers and Institutions are Under-Tested

We are forever developing more and more sophisticated tests to evaluate students’ English ability. Guess what? Learners are in English class because they don’t speak or write English. They will graduate unable to speak or write English and they are likely to be stuck in English class for many more years not becoming fluent in English. The likelihood of […] Read More

Jun
11
2017

LOOK RIGHT, KEEP LEFT for Conversation

You know how you get a new car, married, break your arm… and suddenly you notice how many people around you are driving that car, getting married, sporting casts…? It’s like that for me now about the real job of English teachers. Confirming conversations, published articles, innovative education programs… are popping up all over the place […] Read More