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Designing a course for adult learners: An analysis of the process and some tips

In my previous article I looked at the basic concepts in designing a course for adults. This article analyses the steps followed during this process and offers suggestions for each of those steps. The design process starts with an initial...

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EAQUALS International Conference

One of the things I like is attending conferences in different countries and cities. They are a great opportunity to simulate my mind with knowledge, grow my professional network and learn from experts in the ELT field. In April I...

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Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

Dictation is one of the oldest techniques known for both the teaching and testing of foreign languages. Stansfield (1985) dates its origins back to the sixteenth century. It has long been associated with the traditional or grammar-translation method.  Through the years...

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The art of storytelling

Educators have long known that the ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration. Storytelling is accessible to all ages and abilities. No special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to...

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Published on: 04-07-2018

The Cognitive Aspects of Writing

Paragraphing: It is important to avoid too much eye strain. A piece of writing has to be interesting to attract the reader to new pieces of information. A good paragraph is...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-07-2018

Developing Writing Skills

The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with...

This month in ELT NEWS

Summer 2018

In this issue ELT NEWS focuses on Reading and Writing. Writing is a key component of language and it remains a real-world skill. Writing well is really a big challenge for...

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Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-07-2018

The Cognitive Aspects of Writing

Paragraphing: It is important to avoid too much eye strain. A piece of writing has to be interesting to attract the reader to new pieces of information. A good paragraph is...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-07-2018

Developing Writing Skills

The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with...

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04-07-2018 Hits:19 Education

Implementing Differentiated Instruction: READING - ‘COMICS’ & ‘FISHBOWL’

Everything started with four short reading passages in a B2 level Student’s book which I am working on this year. The topic of the short texts was ‘Globalisation’ and my 13-year-old...

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04-07-2018 Hits:22 Education

A Tribute to a Great Leader

The importance of spotting: Some people are good at generating ideas. Others collect them. I am a collector myself. I walk around with a ‘mental notepad’ and I make notes...

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23-05-2018 Hits:57 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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23-05-2018 Hits:225 Education

Teaching and Assessing L2 students with dyslexia

Cyprus Teachers of English Association Two-day event: Monday, 25th June 2018, 9:00-12:30 and Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 9:00-12:30 European University Cyprus, Nicosia   This two-day seminar, will cater to the needs of English or...

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17-05-2018 Hits:123 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:158 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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Teaching Material

Games: A strong teaching tool

There has been a great effort to develop teaching techniques especially when young learners are involved, unfortunately their attention span is quite short. So Teachers should be creative and capable...

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Common Sentence Mistakes in English

Some mistakes are common when writing sentences in English. Each of these 10 common sentence mistakes provides correction information as well as links to more detailed information.  By Kenneth Beare* Incomplete Sentence -...

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Preparing learners for exams: the problem with listening

Fear of listening Listening appears to be the most feared component of language exams: learners invariably complain that “the listening was difficult,” teachers seem to worry about the listening subtest more...

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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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