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Innovation in Education

Innovation in Education

Press Release SEGÚN EL V INFORME MONITOR DE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOBRE ‘LA INNOVACIÓN EN LA EDUCACIÓN’ EN ESPAÑA. REALIZADO ENTRE EL COLECTIVO DOCENTE ESPAÑOL EXTRACTO: ….El 51% afirma que les gustaría ser más innovadores, pero el contexto no se lo permite. Asimismo, aseveran que los recortes presupuestarios son el principal factor que obstaculiza la … Continue reading

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Understanding English—and making yourself understood

Understanding English—and making yourself understood

What you should know: English pronunciation and how to improve comprehension. Why proper pronunciation is especially important for job interviews. How to ensure that you understand more when you listen. Read this for ideas, practise and progress to help you to get a good job with a major employer. Read an email with a professional opinion from an English Human Resources recruitment specialist who interviewed Spanish candidates who applied for jobs in England. Continue reading

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Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Yes, it would!  Like anything else, it takes time – but it is important. Do you speak about the past or the future using the present tense? It may be enough in an emergency to communicate on a ‘survival’ basis – but it might confuse people—and it won’t help you pass exams. Perhaps you wonder … Continue reading

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Thank you

Thank you to all the students, individuals and small groups, face-to-face lessons, telephone and video-conferencing who have been studying with ‘MiProfe’ during this academic year.  Many of you are sitting or about to finish your exams – good luck, and let me know how you do (especially with English!). Before we all enjoy a (hopefully … Continue reading

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Good luck!

Many students have taken external exams this week.  I know that some of my students have Cambridge KET for Schools and Cambridge First Certificate exams today too – on a Saturday of all days (…phew!). Your dedication to your studies and your hard work over time will pay off.   Good luck!

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(From an English newspaper): what do YOU think of this?

We don’t normally talk much about politics in English language lessons, as different people often have very different views! However, in the (hopefully) relative safety of this electronic forum, you might like to read the news article below about Gibraltar. As I read and watch the news (and current affairs and discussion programmes) both on … Continue reading

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Swedes are on top…

… according to the following article published in the Costa Blanca English press.The Basques get a mention though, for having a good level of English. Remember, to speak and understand English well you really need to talk with – and listen to – a native English speaker twice a week. Contact Mark for further information … Continue reading

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Libros de texto, para leer – SIN gastos de envio

Do you occasionally buy books to read on the beach, while you travel, for presents or for children? Sometimes it’s nice to be able to turn a page without worrying about power supplies, recharging or losing an expensive device. Students and parents often ask me where to buy books. Although there are sometimes reasons to … Continue reading

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