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I have often wondered why Greek foreign language schools are perhaps the only formal institutions without clearly stated out procedures. When I visit schools and ask this question, the answers I get vary. Some owners tell me that they have never got round to it and others wave around to show me the few members of staff their organisation employs...

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So, summer is over and as we all try to find our notes from last June and dolefully gaze at those books we meant to read during summer but didn’t, the registration monster unlocks itself out of the closet and paces slowly towards us. Need it be seen as a monster? One might ask. Can it be tamed? Can we befriend it and add it on our...

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On the surface it might seem a bit pointless to discuss school rhetoric. After all, schools are run by teachers and teachers teach writing, so they know all the proper ways to write in an appropriate style and register. Also, why does a school need to discuss and analyse its written communication? It’s not like we write letters to parents...

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The end of the school year tends to find school owners and teachers wishing for only one thing: peace and quietness, preferably away from the school. Although it is perfectly natural to feel physically and emotionally drained, locking up the school at the beginning of June and coming back in September does not work out anymore. Nowadays, the...

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The development of the social media has reshaped the rules of marketing and the way we do business. Still, we should not forget that this inexpensive, attention-grabbing and far-reaching means of promoting businesses comes with its own challenges and users’ manual. Unfortunately, the social media came into existence so quickly, that we first...

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Last March we had the chance to attend yet another TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece Convention. It was our last one before our 20th milestone (which implies that most of us who were in our early twenties when we first joined, are slowly but steadily hitting forty). It was also our first one without our ‘’mother...

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