Sunday, December 2, 2007

Time for reflection

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We've come a long way dear TOEFLers! It's been an amazing year with lots of excitement, new experiences, some disappointments, puzzling situations, great ideas, ... learning, learning, learning 24/7!
I strongly believe the new TOEFL is a breakthrough in EFL/ESL assessment since it really focuses on the development of integrated communication skills and critical thinking, resembling real life academic situations. Therefore, a TOEFL prep course should foster authentic interaction, knowledge sharing and collaborative learning.

I've tried to find some images to help us reflect on our learning process. How would you describe the TOEFl iBT Prep courses (regular and blended)? As a puzzle, a building process, a bridge, a race against time?

What do you think? Can you find your own metaphors for the TOEFL iBT?

10 comments:

  1. i'm not too good with metaphors, it's been great, period
    i've really enjoyed it

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  2. we have another engineer in the toefl class (right on time), so wednesday after the feedback we all go for pizza or whatever
    see you all there

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  3. Great news, Maxi!

    Congratulations!

    We'll celebrate on Wednesday, then!

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  4. It´s been a whole new experience for me, and I believe for us all in the Blended Course.
    I believe that this course was a great oportunity to balance my bussines obligations and learning desires. It has given me the the chance to return to my English studies with both enthusiasm and curiosity.

    Marianela

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  5. Dear Marianela,

    It's been a pleasure to explore the possiblities of blended learning with you.

    I'd also like to thank you for your positive attitude and generosity at all times! :)

    Remember this virtual spot will remain open for all of us!

    All the best,

    Carla

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  6. Dear All:
    In my opinion, this course has really helped me to develop myself in the present and future time, becuase I learnt the up-to-date skills that I can apply right now in my personal and professional life.
    This was possible by the ability of a great Master and students, who produced the best enviroment to learn, with joy and friendliness.
    I want to thank you all for helping me to go through that amazig expetience.
    Have a wonderful and happy New Year 2008!!
    With all my love,
    Alejandra.

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  7. Dear Ale,

    It's been great to have you in our group. You are are really hardworking and always ready to share what you know with us.
    I wish you all the best in your personal and professional life.

    Keep in touch!

    Carla

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  8. Before I took the test,i was told that it's extremely difficult,a friend of mine had the test five times before he made his rite score,after hearing all of this,i was really confused on what to do,if I should forget the test,so I decided to look up to God,i fasted for 25days,prayed for a good score,I prayed that I should take it once and not twice,i prep myself with online tutorials,with the grace of God I went for the test and the result came out successfully,,,thanks be to the almighty GOD,,,,believe in yourself and believe in God,,,he is Able

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  9. Before I took the test,i was told that it's extremely difficult,a friend of mine had the test five times before he made his rite score,after hearing all of this,i was really confused on what to do,if I should forget the test,so I decided to look up to God,i fasted for 25days,prayed for a good score,I prayed that I should take it once and not twice,i prep myself with online tutorials,with the grace of God I went for the test and the result came out successfully,,,thanks be to the almighty GOD,,,,believe in yourself and believe in God,,,he is Able

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