Shockingly, just 3.6% of the foreign language market is digital - the rest is paper and classroom, so naturally the future holds a lot of digitalization in language learning.

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The truth is that foreign language learning is not going anywhere in the foreseeable future - in fact it’s growing. Currently, more than a billion people study English alone and the number is expected to get to 2 billion by 2030. The questions we ask are the following:Will recent trends diminish the role of foreign language schools?Can digital tools...

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World Teachers’ Day celebrates the efforts teachers make to education and development of people around the globe. The day is celebrated every year on October 5 to pay tribute and highlight the importance of teachers in a society. Considered as spiritual father a teacher plays an important part in nourishing a child’s brain. Where parents are...

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The article discusses the main reasons why teachers attend refresher courses, seminars or summer schools as a form of in-service teacher education development. It also identifies the criteria governing their effectiveness and lasting effects on teachers’ practices, i.e. the degree to which integration of the new skills and content acquired is achieved...

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For those of us who embarked on the adventure of learning English during the 80s we cannot help but remember with a big dose of nostalgia the adventures of Arthur Newton a shy, penniless, young librarian who goes back to college and wins the heart and hand of Mary, a pretty fellow librarian. It was a time that language schools (and video clubs!) popped...

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The Hellenic Open University and Deree – The American College of Greece invite you to this year’s symposium with the theme of Enhancing Teacher’s Awareness of Assessment Practices in the Multicultural Classroom. Participants will have the chance to be informed about their assessment and teaching practices in a multicultural room, and at the end of the...

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CyTEA Annual Conference -Language Teaching challenges in a globalized world 18-19 November 2017, European University, Nicosia, Cyprus CALL FOR PAPERS The role of English as a lingua franca in today’s globalized world is an undeniable fact which has accelerated the demand for fluency in English around the world and the need to improve the...

 

 

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