Category Archives: misc

  1. English for Prostitutes


    January 9, 2013 by Willy Cardoso

    I wanted to start the year with a very positive, motivational, ‘nice’ blog post. But maybe next year. Here’s the …
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  2. Focusing on the pre-selected, or: it’s hard to teach a teacher. [experiences learning Spanish]


    November 2, 2012 by Willy Cardoso

    Today I felt the oh-no moment I imagine many of my students have felt. The moment at the beginning of …
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  3. Views on coursebooks


    July 29, 2012 by Willy Cardoso

    Following Dick Allwright (1981), here are two views concerning classroom activities which are predetermined by coursebook syllabi, practice of which …
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  4. The value of philosophy in education


    July 22, 2012 by Willy Cardoso

    Every now and then I feel a certain anti-intellectualism going on in the teaching profession. Although I have seen, increasingly, …
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  5. Imperfect


    July 8, 2012 by Willy Cardoso

    When I studied music in São Paulo, I had a flatmate who only played in his bedroom. He was actually …
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  6. On the paradox of learner-centredness and greedy-bastardness of tests


    June 25, 2012 by Willy Cardoso

    I’ve been thinking about growth and education; where they overlap, how one serves the other and vice-versa. And assessment. Mainly, …
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  7. do we need theory? who’s generating it?


    May 29, 2012 by Willy Cardoso

    At the beginning of my talk yesterday at IATEFL LT & TD Conference in Istanbul, I asked the audience the …
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Events 2015

IATEFL Manchester, UK
10 April, 2014
TDSIG PCE: Challenges and Rewards
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IATEFL Manchester, UK
12 April, 2015
Talk: Initial teacher training: challenges and innovations in course design

23 March, 2015 - Kragujevac
28 March, 2015 - Belgrade
Theme: Assessment: who is it for?
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