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This month in ELT NEWS

May 2019

Improve Classroom Behaviour   We need a culture where pupils learn from their behaviour mistakes as much as from academic ones. I have no issues with the fact that clear structures need...

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Brush Up Your English: How to teach adults

Written byELT NEWS
on 20 May 2019
Brush Up Your English: How to teach adults

And here is the challenge! Can adults be taught the same way as young students can? The truth is that adults are not empty vessels into which teachers can pour...

Classroom Motivational Strategies

Written byELT NEWS
on 20 May 2019
Classroom Motivational Strategies

The Concept of Motivation The eternal question over how to conquer learners’ hearts and minds is being confronted by foreign language teachers since the foundation of learning and teaching methodology....

Στη Λάρισα το 1ο Φεστιβάλ Εκπαίδευσης Θεσσαλίας

Written byELT NEWS
on 07 May 2019
Στη Λάρισα το 1ο Φεστιβάλ Εκπαίδευσης Θεσσαλίας

Στη Λάρισα θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 29 Ιουνίου 2019, υπό την αιγίδα της Περιφέρειας Θεσσαλίας, του Δήμου Λαρισαίων, του Συνδέσμου Θεσσαλικών Επιχειρήσεων και Βιομηχανιών και του Επιμελητηρίου Λάρισας, το 1ο Φεστιβάλ...

Committing Re-Starters in the EFL classroom

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
Committing Re-Starters in the EFL classroom

Customarily, the English-teaching community views re-starters or late starters of English with a suspicious eye. In the late 20th century, the media, the industry and cultural transformations have embraced the...

Learning contracts: A fundamental component to worthwhile adult learning experiences

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
Learning contracts: A fundamental component to worthwhile adult learning experiences

In modern multicultural communities there are abundant lifelong learning opportunities that many adults willingly exploit despite their busy daily routines. In fact, there are multiple reasons why adults take up...

Why do Language Learners Stop Lessons and why do we care?

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
Why do Language Learners Stop Lessons and why do we care?

Whenever I have to teach adults, most of the times I find out that they had English lessons some time in the past, but for various reasons they quit. When...

The 26th TESOL Macedonia – Thrace & Northern Greece Annual Conference

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
The 26th TESOL  Macedonia – Thrace & Northern Greece Annual Conference

As a person who is addicted on CPD and loves attending conferences I have often wondered what makes a conference worth attending. Could it be the top–notch plenary speakers, the...

Course book: A master or a servant?

Written byELT NEWS
on 18 April 2019
Course book: A master or a servant?

The course book constitutes the compass for the completion of the syllabus (mid-term) and the curriculum (long-term) development of the E SL/ EFL school year. It serves as the foundation...

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How to teach adult restarters

Written byELT NEWS
on 20 May 2019
How to teach adult restarters

Are you considering working with adults? Have you been approached by adults who would like to brush up their English or restart from where they’d stopped some years ago? In...

WHEN YOUR ENGLISH “RUSTS”

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
WHEN YOUR  ENGLISH “RUSTS”

Can there be a comeback? Psychologists Jeffrey Bowers, Sven L. Mattys, and Suzanne Gage from the University of Bristol performed an interesting survey a few years ago. They selected English...

George Drivas talks about ELT its past, present and future

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
George Drivas talks about ELT its past, present and future

On the occasion of ELT NEWS’s 30th anniversary we are happy to publish a series of interviews from ELT personalities who have left their trace in the Greek and international...

How do you restart, refresh and refine your English?

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
How do you restart, refresh and refine your English?

More and more adults are signing up for English classes either to receive a certificate, refresh their long-forgotten skills or just be able to use English for professional or personal...

Luke Prodromou talks about ELT its past, present and future

Written byELT NEWS
on 18 April 2019
Luke Prodromou  talks about ELT  its past, present and future

On the occasion of ELT NEWS’s 30th anniversary we are happy to publish a series of interviews from ELT personalities who have left their trace in the Greek and international...

ELT News 30 years on

Written byELT NEWS
on 18 April 2019
ELT News  30 years on

30 years is a small lifetime for some, yet that is how long ELT News has been publishing and strongly influencing the path of ELT teaching in Greece. It is...

5+1 valuable tips to consider before choosing a course book

Written byELT NEWS
on 18 April 2019
5+1 valuable tips to consider before choosing a course book

Picking the right course book isn’t always an easy task. What you think may be the best choice, can prove to be a costly mistake for your class. However, no...

The role of a coursebook

Written byELT NEWS
on 18 April 2019
The role of a coursebook

Coursebooks are nowadays main sources of information in teaching; they help in achieving aims and objectives that have already been set in terms of learner needs. They are a useful...

The Real World Problems today

Written byELT NEWS
on 27 March 2019
The Real World Problems today

Over the years, and after having read about all the problems and dangers besetting this world, I have come to the conclusion that the main ones likely to destroy our...

The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that never managed to make their mark

Written byELT NEWS
on 27 March 2019
The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that  never managed to make their mark

In my last article (back in June 2018, before my unplanned but much-needed break of 6 months from ELT NEWS for the first time in 9 years), we explored the...

How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks

Written byELT NEWS
on 27 March 2019
How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks

Illustrated storybooks provide an ideal resource for helping children learn English. This is because children love listening to stories. Storybooks present language in familiar and memorable contexts, and high quality...

Teaching Young Learners: The age of Innocence

Written byELT NEWS
on 27 March 2019
Teaching Young Learners: The age of Innocence

By Nancy Tasiopoulou, English Teacher, Doukas Primary School Teaching young learners is a unique experience, as it brings together the use of art, music, games, storytelling and technology. Not one...

The Consulatancy Corner

The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that never managed to make their mark

on 27 March 2019
The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that  never managed to make their mark

In my last article (back in June 2018, before my unplanned but much-needed break of 6 months from ELT NEWS for the first time in 9 years), we explored the...

Why am I losing client momentum? OR The Empty School Syndrome

on 06 September 2018
Why am I losing client momentum? OR The Empty School Syndrome

The story is familiar because you have seen it before. In fact, it’s played out in the same way so many times that one wonders why those involved in it...

Classrooms or learning rooms: How does space define learning?

on 17 May 2018
Classrooms or learning rooms: How does space define learning?

In the era of self-sustaining learning environments, at a time when learning can happen everywhere, the space where formal learning takes place cannot be overlooked. There are many factors to...

Marketing… Marketing…What on earth is marketing? (Part C)

on 13 April 2018
Marketing… Marketing…What on earth is marketing? (Part C)

For the last two months, we have been exploring the complicated and deeply cultural phenomenon of marketing, with a special focus on its application in our field. Different professional fields...

Education

02-05-2019 Hits:354 Education

WHEN YOUR ENGLISH “RUSTS”

Can there be a comeback? Psychologists Jeffrey Bowers, Sven L. Mattys, and Suzanne Gage from the University of Bristol performed an interesting survey a few years ago. They selected English native...

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18-04-2019 Hits:270 Education

5+1 valuable tips to consider before choosing a course book

Picking the right course book isn’t always an easy task. What you think may be the best choice, can prove to be a costly mistake for your class. However, no...

Read more

18-04-2019 Hits:186 Education

The role of a coursebook

Coursebooks are nowadays main sources of information in teaching; they help in achieving aims and objectives that have already been set in terms of learner needs. They are a useful...

Read more

27-03-2019 Hits:365 Education

How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks

Illustrated storybooks provide an ideal resource for helping children learn English. This is because children love listening to stories. Storybooks present language in familiar and memorable contexts, and high quality...

Read more

27-03-2019 Hits:487 Education

Teaching Young Learners: The age of Innocence

By Nancy Tasiopoulou, English Teacher, Doukas Primary School   Teaching young learners is a unique experience, as it brings together the use of art, music, games, storytelling and technology. Not one day...

Read more

27-03-2019 Hits:65 Education

Teaching Young Learners

It takes a special person to teach English as a foreign language. It takes an even more special person to teach English as a foreign language to young children.  Young learners...

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Teaching Material

Creative language activities for demotivated learners

Ever found yourself in a classroom full of bored teenagers who are sick and tired of lists of adjectives and allergic to passive voice? Learning technology and creativity might save...

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Practical, Creative Techniques for Integrating Language Skills

Traditionally, we refer to the four language skills: reading and listening (receptive) and speaking and writing (productive). The communicative approach to teaching focussed on developing rather than testing the skills...

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Speaking in Exam Preparation Classes: Students’ difficulties

    Greece has a strong testing culture since teaching foreign languages is linked with language exams. Students learn foreign languages mainly to get a foreign language certification. The Greek market offers...

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Writing here, writing there ...

Text is the very stuff of teaching. It is right there at the core of what we do. Written text is something we can move onto a wide range of...

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This month in ELT NEWS

May 2019

Improve Classroom Behaviour   We need a culture where pupils learn from their behaviour mistakes as much as from academic ones. I have no issues with the fact that clear structures need...

Read more
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