Julie’s story: ELT Freelancing in France for over 30 years

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  This past week I met Julie Cummings-Debrot, a freelancer with her own company here in Paris – for a cup of coffee and a chat about teaching in France, corporate training and how she’s incorporating blended learning into her courses.   We met at La Défense, the swanky financial district of Paris just after one of her lessons.   We had a nice lil’ chat and afterwards I rode my lil’ folding bike back home to write up some notes to share Julie’s rich experience with us all here!  Without further ado…   So how long have you been (…)

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12 from 12 Blog challenge from @yearinthelifeof

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    FIRST OFF, a warm congratulations to Vicky Loras on her 3rd year of blogging!!!  Wild how the time flies by, eh.  I’m 1/2 way there and this is actually my 150th post, and I feel like taking up a challenge by Adam Simpson asking us to highlight our favorite posts from 2012 as he did in 2011. Would love to hear what your top 12 from 12 are as well (hint, hint “challenge”), and without further ado…   1) This year I started venturing more into online teaching and this post I asked for 100 words of wisdom (…)

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The Value of Knowledge Today is on the Decline

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    Yesterday, I was inspired by a great post by Chris Wilson on How to Survive the Teacher Apocalypse.  I thought about it all afternoon especially as it touched upon thoughts I had had on the cost of knowledge.  The interesting turn for me came when I started reflecting more on the Value of Knowledge because realistically the costs of knowledge have and will continue to drop rapidly (despite the efforts of gatekeepers) due to digitalization and other market factors, but something is rising in counter weight…   BEFORE I go further, a quick historical interlude…   2000 years ago, access (…)

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What folks are saying about @EnglishAddicts

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Feedback is precious. Just as it is for teachers, publishers like my team at Edulang sincerely do care how their materials are being enjoyed (or not).  Thankfully, I get mostly GREAT feedback from not only online and offline teachers, but students, trainers, schools and so I can’t help but share a bit of what I’m hearing with you.   STUDENTS I went on Englishaddicts and tried a free lesson, then I instantly fell in love with it, and therefore I decided to subscribe to it. -Donzen, china   I just purchased a Test Simulator and English Addicts access and both tools (…)

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Two new app Demos online #tesol #edtech

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  In October we released two new apps online and you now have demo access to English for Daily Life and English for Business.  Simply click the links in the prior sentence and at the bottom you’ll see “Demo Version” as shown below.   You can also take a look at the student tracking which is available for all of our applications, and while you’re there, feel free to page through the catalogue and I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about English Addicts, Test Simulator TOEIC® and TOEFL®, Gramster, Vocabster, the Edulang Certificate of English or (…)

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