Category Archives: Languages

Paris belonged to me: an homage to Jacques Rivette

January was an especially dark month for the arts and entertainment world. On the 29th, we lost French nouvelle vague filmmaker Jacques Rivette. His very personal style allowed actors to create their own lines during rehearsals, broke genre and cinematic … Read More »

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Which English To Teach ?

The common position is quite clear. All varieties are equally valid, useful and beautiful in their own way (*group hug* *unicorns fly around spreading rainbows and love*). But you and I, pragmatic teachers with a taste for efficiency, must have … Read More »

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Pridefully Oblivious

There is something I recommend other teachers whenever I am giving seminars about motivation in this profession and stuff like that. I mention it here because few people agree with it I believe the fastest way to see advances and … Read More »

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Preparing A Cultural Exposition

If you teach subjects such as Languages, Literature or History, you might feel inclined to prepare cultural activities once in a while. There are practical reasons for this… It’s good for you and it’s good for your faculty in several … Read More »

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Academic Bureaucracy Is Discouraging

So obvious… yet so necessary for these things to be reminded Not long ago, there was a selection process in two Japanese universities. Both of them wanted researchers, preferably from Spain, and both of them decided to post the vacancy … Read More »

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My Research Strategies

I am one of those guys who love strategy games, have a special edition of Sun Tzu and could quote it by heart As in everything else… I have a personal strategy about research and I think I will share … Read More »

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Spanish Studies

This field has three main areas where you should be proficient: Language, Literature and History. The explanation is quite simple. It’s impossible to teach a language at a university level without paying attention to the writers who formed it and … Read More »

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