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No, we can’t force a student to learn, however there are many great methods to encourage students to learn. Teachers who encourage learning produce individuals who are better educated and more prepared for the future. Encouraging students to learn requires extra time and effort on the part of the teacher, both in and out of the classroom. How can we...

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 Students from the EU face English language tests for the first time as part of the government’s plans for a post-Brexit immigration regime.The crackdown is intended to prevent the student route being used to get around new rules that will be imposed to limit EU nationals coming to Britain to work.Officials said the Home Office may need to...

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This short presentation of a Three-Dimensional Model is based on the com-bination of several pieces of information that have come to my knowledge quite recently and led me to repeat, in a new context, some important assertions I had made before. It all started with my conversations with Ms Maria Zaphiropoulou concerning her doctoral dissertation on...

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  Metropolitan Lifelong Learning Centre offered ten scholarships (3 full time & 7 part time) to attendees of the 11th Foreign Languages Forum which was organized by ELT NEWS in Athens and Thessaloniki, late last August and beginning of September respectively. The following names emerged from the lottery.3 full time scholarships:ΚΑΤΣΑΜΑΤΣΑ...

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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 armed with their own personal views and theories of what they should teach and how it should be taught. Eventually, most of those who teach such classes seem to employ rather...

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The process of choosing the right course book is a serious task. More often than not the course book has been pre-selected by the Academic Director and we just have to make do with what we have. However, what we choose for our classrooms often shapes the syllabi, and sometimes even the entire language programme (Angell, DuBravac and Gonglewski, 2008...

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