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

Business Challenges and Implications of the English Learning Curve in Central America

By Research Committee, Keiser International Language Institute Companies have always required human capital with a vast knowledge in diverse fields and people with a plethora of skills, but these requirements have evolved and have become more complex throughout time. These needs present a high degree of correlation with the changes in technology, globalization, economy, and

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The Ins and Outs of Continuum Professional Development (CPD)

By James Cordonero Were we to know what the future holds in store in our teaching careers, and were we to have foreseen all the challenges that lay ahead, there would be no need for in-service training in today’s world. This gap is where continuum professional development comes to provide instructors with opportunities to keep abreast

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