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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF in Santiago de Chile. Thomas is also a past member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Liaison for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty five (65) books. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.

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  • File Size: 2335 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
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  • Publication Date: December 26, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EN3612G
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Marsha Roberts, Author of Mutinous Boomer Series on April 7, 2014
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I have had the good fortune to travel much of the world and there are a few spots I've yet to see that are top priorities. Chile wasn't one of them until I read this book. It is now. Thomas Baker made me want to drop what I'm doing and hop on the first plane to Chile!

I've never read a book like "I Live In Chile." Baker wins you over from the beginning with his cheerful view of life and deep love for his adopted country. His descriptions of the people, the landscape and the customs of Chile range from mysterious to fascinating to humorous.

I found this book to be completely unique in approach and style. At times it's a bit like a charming travelogue, written by the head of tourism! But, unlike an official release, this account is written with genuine love for the country and admiration for its people. However, what makes this book so exceptional is the effortless way the writer moves from the subject of Chile to how he came to live there and the often amusing ways he grew accustomed to the culture. It's the personal touch, which is the author's special voice coming through, that makes this such a lovely and compelling read.

I truly enjoyed "I Live In Chile" and highly recommend it. This book is delightful in a most unusual way - don't miss it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Ohn on July 6, 2014
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This non-fiction novella is a true embodiment of love for a country. From the first page, the author conveys his love for the South American country so well that you, as the reader, almost become as passionate about Chile as he is. The collection of experiences and amazing photographs serve as evidence of the grandeur of the places and events he talks about in the book.

The stories and experiences are biased, but it is not a bad thing; after all, we all have our own way of experiencing the same thing. And in this case, it is easy to see Baker's understanding of the country and relate to it as he has. And don't get me wrong, this is not simply a "love fest" for Chile; it is a complete account of a culture: language, landscape, country, and history - through foreign eyes.

The book contains hilarious exchanges between the author and his wife, links to background and historical information, and even videos filmed by the author or family members. This novella truly utilizes technology to provide a complete experience. It's almost as good as being there.

The writing is impeccable and elevated, yet easy to understand and visualize everything the author is trying to convey. Thomas Baker's skills with the English language show through on every page, and serve as a demonstration of his skills as an instructor. I recommend checking out some of his other books and novellas; they are all inspiring.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Princess WinEmAll on July 6, 2014
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After reading several books by Isabel Allende, I knew I wanted to visit Chile at some point in my life. Thomas Baker's book feels like the next best thing. I loved his entertaining personal account of his travel to Chile and his journey to becoming a teacher of English as a second language. His love for the country of Chile comes through in his words, and I highly recommend this book.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Becky C-A on December 28, 2013
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This well written book about Chile was an enjoyable read. I learned a lot about Chile, a country I didn't know much about previously. It is very obvious from reading this book that the author, Thomas Baker, is in love with Chile. He eloquently describes the beautiful blue skies, the majestic Pacific Ocean, the beaches, the mountains, and the volcanoes. The awesome color photos add much to this amazing book. I especially liked the spectacular photos of the volcano and the gorgeous Chilean coastline.

Many centuries ago, it took up to two years to travel to Chile. I didn't realize Chile is so close to Antarctica, a country a good friend of mine is planning to visit soon. After reading this book, I would love to visit Chile someday. Spanish is the national language of Chile, and I already know basic Spanish, so that would make a visit to Chile even more enjoyable.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone planning to visit Chile in the future, or to readers who would like to learn more about the country. There is no better person to talk about Chile than one who lives there and obviously loves it!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Harmony Lawson on July 8, 2014
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What a beautiful tale! I want to visit Chile now! I thought this was a different type of love story, one of vision and splendor. The writing style was well thought out and very well versed. I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of traveling abroad.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Long on April 14, 2014
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I thought this was a travel book, but how wrong was I?
This is one mans journey in reaching for his dream of becoming a teacher, from the USA to Chile.
Teaching English as a foreign language.
Thomas writes in a very warm and caring way, and pointing out the 'ups' and 'downs' of his transition.
Some of the images are outstanding, but the story is heartfelt.
Just added Chile to my bucket list.
Thanks Thomas for a great read and a beautiful book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jonny on July 6, 2014
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Thomas Baker is an expat from the USA who lives in Chile. He's been living there for over 10 years now and he describes it so lovingly and passionately and enthusiastically and with so much humor that it makes me want to visit Chile. I enjoyed watching their soccer team in the World Cup, and especially the way the Chilean fans sang their national anthem with such pride and passion! After reading this book, I want to discover for myself what makes that country so special. I recomend this book for anyone who is thinking about traveling, living or working in Chile. It is a must have.
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