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Published on: 10-01-2017

Thoughts on Preparing Candidates for the Cambridge English Exams Speaking and Writing Papers

We are three months from the next exam and nine months from the one after that. I am often asked by teachers given the proximity of exam day what the...

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Published on: 12-06-2017

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...

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Published on: 12-04-2017

Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not...

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Published on: 03-04-2017

Ten Ideas for Interactive Teaching

While lecturing tends to be the easiest form of instruction, studies show that students absorb the least amount of information that way. Interactive teaching methods are an effective way to connect...

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Published on: 10-04-2017

Using TV Commercials in the EFL classroom

     In their quest for motivating and diverse resources for their specific teaching situation, most EFL/ESL language teachers resort to the use of authentic materials- whether in written or spoken...

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Published on: 14-12-2016

Adult Learning: How do adults learn best?

Part of being an effective instructor involves understanding how adults learn best. Compared to children and teens, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. Despite the apparent truth, adult...

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Published on: 14-12-2016

“Literature strikes back! Teaching Literature with Technology”

Two TESOL Greece members awarded the 2013 IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG scholarship If you thought that Greece is far behind in learning technologies compared to other countries, maybe you should reconsider. Chryssanthe...

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Published on: 06-07-2016

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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Published on: 22-09-2011

Whiteboards Improve Teaching

Getting Attention 1. Grab student attention with interactive whiteboard technology. Students come to a classroom having spent most of their out-of-school time surrounded by the wonders of technology.   In order to compete...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 11-10-2016

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...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-04-2017

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category. It’s part of the movement to “meet students where they are” that’s being embraced...

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Published on: 07-07-2015

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...

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June 2017

This month ELT NEWS travels to Riga, Latvia for the EAQUALS International Conference and reports on the future innovations in language testing and teaching. We also discuss the challenge of...

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

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How to help your students develop Reading & Listening skills

The following article refers to the theory, and the practice needed, for developing the Reading and Listening skills effectively. However, before getting into details concerning the two skills it would...

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Why games are elemental in a language classroom

Traditional teachers hold a common perception that all learning should be serious and solemn in nature and that if one is having fun and there is hilarity and laughter, it...

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Preparing candidates for the Cambridge English Proficiency exam

  There is a wide range of official free and paid for Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press, including the coursebook and practice tests...

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Inspiring Ideas to help you get the most out of the IWB in Your Classroom

Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so...

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Introducing and implementing radical changes in your teaching

The world is changing fast around you, your colleagues have been tooting their own horns about the innovative practices they have introduced in their teaching while your students keep yawning...

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Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Six)

The main characteristic of human interaction, and presentations for that matter, is verbal communication. It covers just about all aspects of human activity: it is used to inform, to intimidate...

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Good Teaching: The top ten requirements

One: GOOD TEACHING is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so...

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Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not...

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Adult Learning: How do adults learn best?

Part of being an effective instructor involves understanding how adults learn best. Compared to children and teens, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. Despite the apparent truth, adult...

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