Economic Troubles – Effect on EFL

October 16, 2008

GUY COURCHESNE–Troubled economic times we’re in, if you’ve been following the news. In Mexico, we’ve seen the peso lose a lot of value against the dollar. What does this mean for EFL in Mexico, and teaching abroad in general? I wouldn’t fret. One of the immediate effects of an economic slowdown in Mexico and other developing countries will be job losses, particularly in the export sector. full story


Virtual Reality world used to teach language

October 16, 2008

COLIMA, MEXICO and AMMAN, JORDAN–If you’re trying to learn a new language and nothing seems to work, many people will suggest the full-immersion treatment. That way, there is no choice but to learn the language. If you’re looking to try the method without moving to a foreign country, the answer may be just around the bend. full story