Category Archives: A bit of everything

And there is this long wait in between semesters

The academic semester break in Australia is about to start… Students and full-time academics are getting ready for their Christmas holidays… I just got paid my last salary of the year and as any other casual academic the uncertainty of having/ or not

And there is this long wait in between semesters

The academic semester break in Australia is about to start… Students and full-time academics are getting ready for their Christmas holidays… I just got paid my last salary of the year and as any other casual academic the uncertainty of having/ or not

CASA weekly news 24/14

Originally posted on CASA:
Hello and welcome back to the CASA weekly news roundup. (We took a breather last week as we were both travelling away from our usual listening posts.) What’s happening? The proposed budget reforms to Australian higher education will…

CASA weekly news 24/14

Originally posted on CASA:
Hello and welcome back to the CASA weekly news roundup. (We took a breather last week as we were both travelling away from our usual listening posts.) What’s happening? The proposed budget reforms to Australian higher education will…

Teachers’ beliefs in the activity of learning to teach EFL in Chile

A paper I wrote two years ago is finally published! Barahona, M. 2014.Pre-service teachers’s beliefs in the activity of learning to teach English in the Chilean context. Cultural-Historical Psychology. N2. pp. 116-122 Research on teachers’ beliefs has gained significant attention

Teachers’ beliefs in the activity of learning to teach EFL in Chile

A paper I wrote two years ago is finally published! Barahona, M. 2014.Pre-service teachers’s beliefs in the activity of learning to teach English in the Chilean context. Cultural-Historical Psychology. N2. pp. 116-122 Research on teachers’ beliefs has gained significant attention

“Word Meaning is Important”: Andy Blunden

Perezhivanie as a word in the English language The Russian language does not use definite or indefinite articles, so in appropriating a Russian word into the English language, and thereby giving perezhivanie an English meaning, the writer has to make…

“Word Meaning is Important”: Andy Blunden

Perezhivanie as a word in the English language The Russian language does not use definite or indefinite articles, so in appropriating a Russian word into the English language, and thereby giving perezhivanie an English meaning, the writer has to make…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway

Understanding a very complex activity!

I have been a teacher  of English for fifteen years. I have been a teacher educator for ten years. I have been engaged in the activities of learning how to teach, teaching English and teaching  how to teach for a

Understanding a very complex activity!

I have been a teacher  of English for fifteen years. I have been a teacher educator for ten years. I have been engaged in the activities of learning how to teach, teaching English and teaching  how to teach for a

I have made it! survived a year in OZ!

It’s already been a year in the quiet and beautiful Canberra.A year that has been like  riding a long rollercoaster, a definite full on year! Today I feel it is time to evaluate what I have done and what my

I have made it! survived a year in OZ!

It’s already been a year in the quiet and beautiful Canberra.A year that has been like  riding a long rollercoaster, a definite full on year! Today I feel it is time to evaluate what I have done and what my