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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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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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A day late on nominations— and we all rock! #eddies12

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    Anyone who is writing for the benefit of other teachers, and doing so on a regular basis in their free time… well they deserve every bit of recognition shown to them! And those that really go the extra mile (or kilometer) and pour in energy to regular and truly inspiring posts, well they deserve a PLN hug! My PLN hugs are all to the right here on the blogroll.   …and if I had to pick just a few out for an extra large PLN hug, it would be… hence my extra special celebrate-your-awesomeness Edublog 2012 nominations below, which (…)

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Who’s excited about #TesolFrance ? MOI!

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  When I was teaching for a few years in a little lost corner of China (one of those small unknown towns of 5 million) I often longed to be surrounded by two or three teachers who really cared about professional development.   I had been teaching for 3 or 4 years already but was really ready to grow and wanted to exchange, but there just wasn’t much going on either there (or much that I could find online).  Funny to look back on those years and see how much has changed! This brings me to one of the most (…)

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Tesol Greece Blog Challenge

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    Tesol Greece has just launched a blog, and started off the interaction with a challenge: ” During an economic crisis, resources (books, budgets, infrastructure) are limited but high standards and qualifications are required so that learners can survive on the job market. Can the use of technology help learners and teachers overcome this problem? If so, how?”   My answer, without any doubt, is YES, especially if the concerns are budgetary. Technology in and of itself is a tool, and the current tool of the Internet is providing opportunities that very few language-learning tools have ever been able (…)

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