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IRead - Interactive and personalised ebooks for learning to read

IRead - Interactive and personalised ebooks for learning to read

We all learnt to read in English in more or less the same way. Typically we have used paper books containing activities and exercises given as practice material. One characteristic...

Cambridge Assessment English to support PISA Foreign Language Assessment

Cambridge Assessment English to support PISA Foreign Language Assessment

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that foreign language skills will be assessed as an optional component of the international PISA evaluation of education systems, beginning...

Dr Michael Milanovic talks to ELT NEWS about the new LanguageCert certificates administered online

Dr Michael Milanovic talks to ELT NEWS about the new LanguageCert certificates administered online

Michael Milanovic has worked in English Language learning and assessment since 1977. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, and has over 30 years’ academic, practical and managerial experience in...

Do you teach Proficiency level students?

Do you teach Proficiency level students?

English level C2 is the sixth and final level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of...

Basic tech troubleshooting when teaching and learning online

Basic tech troubleshooting when teaching and learning online

Technology issues can be part and parcel of digital learning. Face-to-face teachers who use technology in the classroom are advised to have a plan B in case the technology fails....

Why should an English-language proficiency test be backed by research?

Why should an English-language proficiency test be backed by research?

“Test providers should carefully research the types of tasks students need to perform and replicate such tasks as accurately as possible.” English-language classrooms around the world all look and function...

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IRead - Interactive and personalised ebooks for learning to read

on 03 November 2020
IRead - Interactive and personalised ebooks for learning to read

We all learnt to read in English in more or less the same way. Typically we have used paper books containing activities and exercises given as practice material. One characteristic...

Cambridge Assessment English to support PISA Foreign Language Assessment

on 03 November 2020
Cambridge Assessment English to support PISA Foreign Language Assessment

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that foreign language skills will be assessed as an optional component of the international PISA evaluation of education systems, beginning...

Do you teach Proficiency level students?

on 19 October 2020
Do you teach Proficiency level students?

English level C2 is the sixth and final level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of...

Who wants to live in front of a screen?

on 01 October 2020
Who wants to live in front of a screen?

Only a few years ago we were discussing the issue of the computer illiterate teacher. I lived this time intensively and remember it very vividly, first from the post of...

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Perspectives on Teaching

Teaching Grammar Without Teaching Grammar

on 19 October 2020
Teaching Grammar Without Teaching Grammar

 “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” ― Zadie Smith It’s parents’ favorite worry. It’s a hot discussion topic at children’s parties. It takes pages and pages in coursebooks. It’s...

Substitution: two sides of the same coin

on 01 October 2020
Substitution: two sides of the same coin

Substitution is such a common phenomenon in the teaching profession, that you are bound to be involved in it one way or another. Under the term ‘substitution’ lie many different...

Formative Assessment in Distance Learning

on 19 August 2020
Formative Assessment in Distance Learning

Schools are closed but schooling goes on, and it remains crucial that teachers find ways to see what students are learning. Whether we use synchronous or asynchronous online sessions, whether...

A Teacher’s Springtime Quarantine

on 19 August 2020
A Teacher’s Springtime Quarantine

It is March again. Spring has officially arrived and the equinox is promising more sunlight and longer warmer days. After a gloomy winter this is the time to open the...

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