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  • 1.  Introduction

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hello everyone, I am Harminder from Panama. It´s wonderful to be a part of this community.

    Greetings!



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    Harminder Kaur
    University Professor
    UDELAS
    Panama
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  • 2.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hello Harminder,

    Welcome to the TESOl Community, we're glad to have you. Please reach out if you have any questions.
    All the best,
    Brooke Leach Grable

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    Brooke Leach Grable
    ESL Teacher
    Nordonia Hills City School District
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  • 3.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi Harminder:

    I am curious to hear more about your teaching context.  Who are you students, and what kinds of courses do you teach?

    I see that you are a university professor.  You might consider joining the Higher Education Interest Section, the English as a Foreign Language Interest Section, or one of our many other communities of practice to meet other teachers who work in a similar context.

    Best wishes.

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    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri
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  • 4.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 18 days ago

    Dear Nikki, I would love to give briefings about my university, students, and teaching contexto. I teach in a public university in Panama. My university is a young university, founded in 1997. Nevertheless, over time, it has diversified, and now it offers more than fifty (50) careers (majors) in the fields of health and education. English has been integrated into each study plan for all these careers. English teaching hours per week vary from one semester to another. Usually, it is 4 to 5 hours per week. Our students mainly come from public schools. Although they receive English instruction in primary and secondary school their level of English is incredibly low. Their proficiency level lies between -A1 to A1 according to the Common European Framework (CEF).  There are 25 to 40 students in each class and they are between the ages of 18 to 21. It is an EFL context where students do not have an opportunity to practice English outside the classroom. I would love to join the communities you have mentioned to meet teachers from the same context.

    Thank you so very much for your reply!
    Highly appreciated,
    Harminder (Panama)



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    Harminder Kaur
    University Professor
    UDELAS
    Panama
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