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Coursebooks: Jack of all trades, master of none

Tool 1: A good teacher cannot be fixed in a routine…During teaching, each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting… (Bruce Lee, kung fu practitioner and film star) Teaching is an art as Stenhouse (1988) in...

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Idiomatic English means Brits struggle to communicate with the world

It's a theory which is bound to put the cat among the pigeons.  The british are proud of the idiomatic humour of their language. But an academic has argued that they are actually falling behind because they insist on using phrases...

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

Blogging is a very powerful tool in and of itself. Whether it’s a personal or professional blog, blogging has the power to unleash learning, reflection, and communication. Even more, a blog can help spread your words and ideas to a...

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Πώς να αντιμετωπίσετε την κοινωνική φοβία

Μήπως το ενδεχόμενο να μιλήσετε μπροστά σε κοινό σας αγχώνει δραματικά και σας δημιουργεί σωματικά συμπτώματα; Μήπως εξαιτίας αυτού του φόβου αποφεύγετε κοινωνικές καταστάσεις, επειδή πιστεύετε ότι οι άλλοι θα σας κρίνουν αρνητικά και θα γίνετε ρεζίλι; Τότε ίσως να...

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Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 17-05-2018

Improve listening skills by transcribing

English learners can improve their listening skills by transcribing spoken English. That advice comes from Pascal Hamon, the Academic Director for the English Language Institute at Missouri State University. Students often study...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 07-02-2018

Are adult learners different from young learners?

As adult learners, we value Opportunities to interact with other learners. A sense of learning something new. Enough time to talk, reflect and construct meaning. An interesting presenter, aware of participants’ needs. Engaging and provocative...

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Spring 2018

Editorial What is Grammar? Grammar is the body of rules which underlie a language. It includes rules which govern the structure of words (suffixes and prefixes) and rules which govern the structure...

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Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 17-05-2018

Improve listening skills by transcribing

English learners can improve their listening skills by transcribing spoken English. That advice comes from Pascal Hamon, the Academic Director for the English Language Institute at Missouri State University. Students often study...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 07-02-2018

Are adult learners different from young learners?

As adult learners, we value Opportunities to interact with other learners. A sense of learning something new. Enough time to talk, reflect and construct meaning. An interesting presenter, aware of participants’ needs. Engaging and provocative...

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23-05-2018 Hits:17 Education

Athens University to Offer First Undergraduate Degree Taught In English

  Higher education in Greece is entering a new era with the introduction of the country’s first English-taught four-year undergraduate programme at a state university, which will be organized by the...

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17-05-2018 Hits:78 Education

Building Rapport with Students A foolproof way using your own stories

  Opening up to Students Creating rapport with students is essential to keeping students happy and learning. An excellent way to build rapport with students is to create an image of you...

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17-05-2018 Hits:94 Education

Incorporating Culture into the Foreign Language Classroom: Some Practical Considerations

A question germane to our discussion is, how can we incorporate culture into the foreign language curriculum, with a view to fostering cultural awareness and communicating insight into the target...

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02-05-2018 Hits:34 Education

TOEFL English Language Researcher/Practitioner Program

    The TOEFL Program at ETS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 TOEFL English Language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program.   The purpose of the grant program is...

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24-04-2018 Hits:85 Education

The English Test for the Healthcare Sector

  Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. Who Recognises...

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20-04-2018 Hits:55 Education

Take the World Teacher Survey!

    From recent and frequent reports on the difficulties facing teachers: from recruitment, workload and pressure to demonstrate results, it could seem that the teaching profession is in a crisis –...

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Teaching Material

New to the classroom? Here are some tips that will help you evolve as a teacher

As a novice teacher you are full of dreams. You have the knowledge and command of the language and you know that you can disseminate information. But theory is often...

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Scaffolding your Writing Class

Composition writing has always been a very demanding task for both students and teachers. Our professional experience comes to agree with what has already been reported that poor writers and...

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Integrating Multilingual and Multicultural Awareness in the EFL Classroom

The teacher’s role in the EFL or ESL classroom has seen a great many changes over the past century as different theories and methods - often contradictory- have evolved. Traditional...

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Teaching Young Children: An overview by Aris Mazarakis

The debate of how we should teach Languages to young children has been raging for decades and despite the existing methods, every teacher seems to walk into the language classroom...

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