Category Archives: Languages

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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Everything I did wrong…

…while hunting for an academic job. For five years I was employed in a variety of (most welcome) short term contracts, and I interviewed the length and breadth of the land. I’ve been the person people thought was the ‘internal … Read More »

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