Teaching Math, English and Engineering

Mathew Anderson, President of Keiser University August 21, 2016 Mathew Anderson, President of the Latin American Campus of Keiser University in San Marcos, Carazo, is a scholar of how the development of robotics will make easier the lives of many people, and cause the misfortune of those they replace. He is also a ‘preacher’ of

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Reaping the value of GSE and the GSE Teacher Toolkit

May 25, 2016 Updated 7 July, 2016 My goal as a classroom teacher is to do the best I can to make sure my content is meeting the needs of my learners. After fifteen years of teaching English, I know one thing to be very true: Every single group of learners I work with is

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How to use the GSE to enhance and improve English assessments

July 6, 2016 The Global Scale of English has been a great support and a positive change for my practice. As I previously discussed, the GSE can be used in a variety of ways, but my three favourite uses are as a tool for validating my students’ learning objectives, as a tool to enhance and

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Podcast – Continuing Professional Development

In this podcast, Alejandra Mora addresses what is Continuing Professional Development; the features needed when carrying out CPD and provides alternatives of CPD teachers can do.     Maria Alejandra Mora (MSc. TEFL, SPLITT, TBI, and TEFL Certified) has over 18 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic consultant and curriculum developer and

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The Glass-Ceiling for Non-Native English Speakers

by Academic Committee  Managers, recruiters, and applicants are aware that English proficiency is a critical factor for the professional advancement of individuals in virtually every industry, especially in business and management. Not speaking the language hinders employees at all levels to develop themselves fully and excludes them from a wide array of opportunities inside and

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Cognitive Conflict to Foster Meaningful Learning

by Erick M. Izaguirre Zepeda, Keiser University Language Institute Human’s search for knowledge is a lifelong process. It takes us many years to construct our own conceptions and beliefs. Many times this construction process demands a lot of studying, reading, and research. Sometimes these conceptions come from family traditions and values that are handed down

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Teaching meaningfully or covering textbook content?

by James Cordonero, Keiser International Language Institute For those of us working in education, teaching a class that is meaningful to our students can turn out to be an elusive goal. Several factors may prevent instructors from achieving such a goal, chief among them: lack of time to prepare a meaningful lesson and the tyranny

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A Word on Assessment

by Jose Luis Garcia, Keiser University Language Institute When evaluating students’ performance in the language classroom, teachers cannot just rely on testing as the primary source of progress. A student evaluation does not occur in isolation or after grading written assignments and or quizzes. Indeed, students’ evaluations need to demonstrate their progress. In fact, from

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What Role Do Teachers Play in the ELT classroom?

by Maria del Carmen Gonzalez, Keiser University Language Institute Are you aware of your real role as a teacher in the ELT classroom? Nobody likes being observed or followed by fifteen pairs of eyes, but as teachers, there are times when your effectiveness relies on how skillful you are at getting your students’ attention. Regardless

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Book Review – Give and Take

Book Title: Give and Take Author: Adam Grant Year of Publication: 2013 Publisher: Penguin Books         Review by Academic Committee Adam Grant is Professor of Management and Psychology at the Wharton School of Business. He has been recognized as Wharton’s top rated teacher for five straight years and as one of the 25 most

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Art History is our Own History

By Genesis Hernandez Nunez, AEP Student, Keiser International Language Institute When people see and analyze a painting, a drawing, or a sculpture, they do not only stand in front of some pieces of art, but they also behold a society, an exact moment in time, a specific topic, and a range of different issues. For

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The Starling Race – Academic Field Trip

The students from the AEP and SEAL programs from the Keiser University International Language Institute went to the city of Granada on an academic trip to learn about the History of Granada’s landmarks. It entailed for students to communicate in an environment that posed them genuine language challenges that resemble those in their everyday surroundings.  

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The Coffee Experience – AEP Presentations

The students from the AEP performed interactive presentations about different types of coffees and brewing methods.  

Five to 5

Is speaking necessary to find love? The short film was recorded for the second meeting of Kino Managua Movement Credits Production: Arielka Juarez (AEP Student) Director: Bismark Martinez Photograph Director: Nicolas Abaunza Production designer: Grace González Sound Engineer: Stephan Pillon. Script: Jhon Matamoros