Teaching Materials and Young Learners

The enormous amount of existing materials for the teaching of English to young learners might lead us to think that everything has been invented and nothing is left to be discovered in EFL. But when you are in a real classroom...

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Teaching Materials and Young Learners

The enormous amount of existing materials for the teaching of English to young learners might lead us to think that everything has been invented and nothing is left to be discovered in EFL. But when you are in a real classroom...

The Michigan ECPE Survival Guide

How to do well in the different sections of the Michigan ECPE test of English and how best to prepare for the ECPE exam ECPE Listening In general, don't underestimate the listening. It can be very difficult. To make it especially difficult...

Dimitris Primalis and Dimitris Maroulis talk to Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with the Flipped Classroom. He was previously a Principal Teaching Fellow...

Category: News

Published on: 23-02-2017

A position at Lancaster University

A position has opened at Lancaster University for a Lecturer in Language Testing. Details about the position can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1744 The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 February...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 23-02-2017

Αλλάζουν όλα στις μεταθέσεις εκπαιδευτικών

Με μια σημαντική καινοτομία θα γίνουν φέτος οι μεταθέσεις των εκπαιδευτικών της Πρωτοβάθμιας και της Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης.  Δάσκαλοι και καθηγητές θα μπορέσουν από το σπίτι τους να προχωρήσουν σε ηλεκτρονική υποβολή...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 07-02-2017

Preparing Teachers for the Future: Intelligent Language Teaching and Learning Technology

An open lecture by Greg Kessler, PhD – Free Admission In the context of the Master Class Series organized by the Deree School of Graduate and Professional Education and its new...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 11-01-2017

Ημέρες διακοπών και αργιών φροντιστηρίων και κέντρων ξένων γλωσσών

Τις αργίες και τις διακοπές στα φροντιστήρια και τα Κέντρα Ξένων Γλωσσών καθορίζει απόφαση του υπουργού Παιδείας, που δημοσιεύτηκε στο ΦΕΚ. Οι ημέρες διακοπών και αργιών καθορίζονται ως εξής: Α. Διακοπών: I)...

Category: News

Published on: 10-01-2017

Why some people find learning a language harder than others

People who struggle to learn foreign languages may simply have brains that are not wired to retain linguistic skills, a new study suggests.  Learning a second language is far easier for...

Category: News

Published on: 16-12-2016

Στο λεξικό της Οξφόρδης το Brexit

Μπορεί οι διαδικασίες για το «διαζύγιο» της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας με την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση να έχουν ακόμη αρκετό δρόμο, ωστόσο ο όρος «Brexit», ο οποίος χρησιμοποιήθηκε ευρέως την τελευταία χρονιά στο...

Category: News

Published on: 14-12-2016

Oxford University Press and Lexis join forces!

To provide the best possible service to English language teachers and learners, Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that as of 5th April 2017, all OUP ELT titles in...

Category: News

Published on: 12-12-2016

A new qualification for the “digital teacher”

Pursue an MA in TESOL at Deree now: Winter Term classes start January 9, 2017 The Deree School of Graduate and Professional Education now offers prospective students of the MA in TESOL...

Category: News

Published on: 24-11-2016

PEOPLECERT Hellas is the new IELTS Official Test Centre in Greece

PEOPLECERT, one of the leading certification Awarding Organisations globally, offering more than 500 exams in 160 countries worldwide, has expanded its activities in the field of English language assessment and...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 25-10-2016

Νέες οδηγίες για την εκπαίδευση ξένων γλωσσών στα σχολεία

Μετά από σχετική εισήγηση του Ινστιτούτου Εκπαιδευτικής Πολιτικής απο το υπουργείο Παιδείας δίνονται οδηγίες σχετικά με την αναδιάρθρωση και εξορθολογισμό της διδακτέας ύλης των ξένων γλωσσών στο Δημοτικό και στο...

Category: News

Published on: 25-10-2016

A third of new teachers in the UK quit the job within five years

According to a report in the Telegraph, nearly a third of teachers who began work in England's state schools in 2010 were not in the classroom five years later, official figures...

Category: News

Published on: 11-10-2016

The never-ending search for the 'perfect' coursebook

Every teacher knows that students need a coursebook in the language learning process because the coursebook is an essential element in any course, no matter how young or old the...

Category: News

Published on: 23-02-2017

A position at Lancaster University

A position has opened at Lancaster University for a Lecturer in Language Testing. Details about the position can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1744 The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 February...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 23-02-2017

Αλλάζουν όλα στις μεταθέσεις εκπαιδευτικών

Με μια σημαντική καινοτομία θα γίνουν φέτος οι μεταθέσεις των εκπαιδευτικών της Πρωτοβάθμιας και της Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης.  Δάσκαλοι και καθηγητές θα μπορέσουν από το σπίτι τους να προχωρήσουν σε ηλεκτρονική υποβολή...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 07-02-2017

Preparing Teachers for the Future: Intelligent Language Teaching and Learning Technology

An open lecture by Greg Kessler, PhD – Free Admission In the context of the Master Class Series organized by the Deree School of Graduate and Professional Education and its new...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 11-01-2017

Ημέρες διακοπών και αργιών φροντιστηρίων και κέντρων ξένων γλωσσών

Τις αργίες και τις διακοπές στα φροντιστήρια και τα Κέντρα Ξένων Γλωσσών καθορίζει απόφαση του υπουργού Παιδείας, που δημοσιεύτηκε στο ΦΕΚ. Οι ημέρες διακοπών και αργιών καθορίζονται ως εξής: Α. Διακοπών: I)...

Category: News

Published on: 10-01-2017

Why some people find learning a language harder than others

People who struggle to learn foreign languages may simply have brains that are not wired to retain linguistic skills, a new study suggests.  Learning a second language is far easier for...

Category: News

Published on: 16-12-2016

Στο λεξικό της Οξφόρδης το Brexit

Μπορεί οι διαδικασίες για το «διαζύγιο» της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας με την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση να έχουν ακόμη αρκετό δρόμο, ωστόσο ο όρος «Brexit», ο οποίος χρησιμοποιήθηκε ευρέως την τελευταία χρονιά στο...

Category: News

Published on: 14-12-2016

Oxford University Press and Lexis join forces!

To provide the best possible service to English language teachers and learners, Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that as of 5th April 2017, all OUP ELT titles in...

Category: News

Published on: 12-12-2016

A new qualification for the “digital teacher”

Pursue an MA in TESOL at Deree now: Winter Term classes start January 9, 2017 The Deree School of Graduate and Professional Education now offers prospective students of the MA in TESOL...

Category: News

Published on: 24-11-2016

PEOPLECERT Hellas is the new IELTS Official Test Centre in Greece

PEOPLECERT, one of the leading certification Awarding Organisations globally, offering more than 500 exams in 160 countries worldwide, has expanded its activities in the field of English language assessment and...

Category: Ελλάδα

Published on: 25-10-2016

Νέες οδηγίες για την εκπαίδευση ξένων γλωσσών στα σχολεία

Μετά από σχετική εισήγηση του Ινστιτούτου Εκπαιδευτικής Πολιτικής απο το υπουργείο Παιδείας δίνονται οδηγίες σχετικά με την αναδιάρθρωση και εξορθολογισμό της διδακτέας ύλης των ξένων γλωσσών στο Δημοτικό και στο...

Category: News

Published on: 25-10-2016

A third of new teachers in the UK quit the job within five years

According to a report in the Telegraph, nearly a third of teachers who began work in England's state schools in 2010 were not in the classroom five years later, official figures...

Category: News

Published on: 11-10-2016

The never-ending search for the 'perfect' coursebook

Every teacher knows that students need a coursebook in the language learning process because the coursebook is an essential element in any course, no matter how young or old the...

Education

20-02-2017 Hits:406 Education

IELTS: how to crack the Reading test

The content of the Reading component is different for the Academic and General Training testing options but the total amount of time for the completion of this component in both...

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12-10-2016 Hits:463 Education

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...

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04-10-2016 Hits:380 Education

Manage Your Time Wisely

There are 24 hours in a day, but it never seems to be enough for busy people. To achieve what we want to in a day, we have to become...

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26-09-2016 Hits:511 Education

A teacher's body language can be just as important as what they say, argues Amy Cuddy

Harvard academic Amy Cuddy, famous for her work on 'power poses', talks to Jon Severs about the impact of body language in the classroom. According to a feature on TES...

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01-09-2016 Hits:784 Education

Back to School

Regardless of your position in the field of education or how much you love your work, scheduling in time to revitalize yourself is key in preventing burnout and promoting a...

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06-07-2016 Hits:1567 Education

How to improve our students’ exam results in ESB writing.

How often have we been cornered by an irate parent wanting to know why his child failed the writing part of the exam even though they did very well during...

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10-06-2016 Hits:1085 Education

Effectively Taking Language Exams

Sooner or later, most students are confronted with the necessity of taking some form of English examination. Some students are more successful than others when taking an examination. Often the more...

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10-06-2016 Hits:1309 Education

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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23-05-2016 Hits:582 Education

Το πρώτο θρανίο...σκέψεις, σημειώσεις ενός καθηγητή: η ολοκλήρωση του έτους 2015-2016

Ικανοποίηση, που όλα κύλησαν ομαλά, που μεγαλώσαμε μαζί με τους μαθητές μας, που ζήσαμε όλες αυτές τις στιγμές. Μελαγχολία, που βλέπω τις αίθουσες άδειες, που κάποιοι μαθητές έφτασαν στο τέρμα του...

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09-05-2016 Hits:1097 Education

To "στρες των εξετάσεων" ή το άγχος του αποτελέσματος;

Σύντομα περίπου ένας στους δύο στην χώρα μας θα βρίσκεται σε συνθήκες εξετάσεων. Παραδοσιακά είναι η δυσκολότερη περίοδος της χρονιάς για όλους μας. Ή μήπως, απλώς, δεν έχουμε σκεφτεί ότι...

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22-01-2016 Hits:1495 Education

When to use Commas

The comma is the punctuation mark most likely to cause angst. This is largely the result of the many different ways the comma is used. Sometimes, the comma indicates a...

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22-01-2016 Hits:1838 Education

Origins of idioms

You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a...

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Education

20-02-2017 Hits:406 Education

IELTS: how to crack the Reading test

The content of the Reading component is different for the Academic and General Training testing options but the total amount of time for the completion of this component in both...

Read more

12-10-2016 Hits:463 Education

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...

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04-10-2016 Hits:380 Education

Manage Your Time Wisely

There are 24 hours in a day, but it never seems to be enough for busy people. To achieve what we want to in a day, we have to become...

Read more

26-09-2016 Hits:511 Education

A teacher's body language can be just as important as what they say, argues Amy Cuddy

Harvard academic Amy Cuddy, famous for her work on 'power poses', talks to Jon Severs about the impact of body language in the classroom. According to a feature on TES...

Read more

01-09-2016 Hits:784 Education

Back to School

Regardless of your position in the field of education or how much you love your work, scheduling in time to revitalize yourself is key in preventing burnout and promoting a...

Read more

06-07-2016 Hits:1567 Education

How to improve our students’ exam results in ESB writing.

How often have we been cornered by an irate parent wanting to know why his child failed the writing part of the exam even though they did very well during...

Read more

This month in ELT NEWS

January 2017

In this month's issue: Teaching to the test. Is it educational malpractice Tests + Stress = Problems for Students Why doesn't my stuff care about training? SPECIAL FEATURE Exam Time Teaching to the Test:How bad is...

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Teaching Material

Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Seven)

An integral part of preparing and carrying out a presentation has to do with the selection of the appropriate software. Most of us would tend to use what is readily...

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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...

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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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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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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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