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Εορτασμός 80 χρόνων British Council

Εορτασμός 80 χρόνων British Council

on 05 December 2019

  Τα 80 χρόνια πολιτιστικής παρουσίας του στην Ελλάδα γιόρτασε το British Council Ελλάδας με μια εορταστική εκδήλωση που πραγματοποίησε πριν λίγες μέρες στη Θεσσαλονίκη στην οποία ήταν παρούσα η...

Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

on 05 December 2019

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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«Κάτω από τη βάση» οι μαθητές στην Ελλάδα σε βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα σύμφωνα με τον ΟΟΣΑ

«Κάτω από τη βάση» οι μαθητές στην Ελλάδα σε βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα σύμφωνα με τον ΟΟΣΑ

Σταθερά χαμηλές παραμένουν οι επιδόσεις των Ελλήνων μαθητών στη διεθνή εκπαιδευτική αξιολόγηση του προγράμματος PISA, το οποίο πραγματοποιείται κάθε τρία χρόνια από τον ΟΟΣΑ. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό μάλιστα ότι οι επιδόσεις των ελλήνων...

Μ. Γιαννάκου και Γ. Κατρούγκαλος για συνταγματική αναθεώρηση και παιδεία

Μ. Γιαννάκου και Γ. Κατρούγκαλος για συνταγματική αναθεώρηση και παιδεία

«Το ελληνικό πανεπιστήμιο είναι βασικό εργαλείο κοινωνικής κινητικότητας» τονίζει ο κ. Κατρούγκαλος. «Είναι σημαντική κατάκτηση της δημόσιας εκπαίδευσης» λέει, κάνοντας λόγο, πως θα ενταθεί η ήδη υπάρχουσα υποχρηματοδότηση των δημοσίων...

Unicef: Η κλιματική αλλαγή απειλεί τα παιδιά

Unicef: Η κλιματική αλλαγή απειλεί τα παιδιά

Τα παιδιά ζουν περισσότερο από ότι πριν 30 χρόνια, απειλούνται ωστόσο σήμερα από την κλιματική αλλαγή, αναφέρει έκθεση της Unicef με αφορμή τα 30 χρόνια από τη υπογραφή Διεθνούς Σύμβασης...

Meeting the needs of the healthcare sector

Meeting the needs of the healthcare sector

OET is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector. Established in the late 1980s under contract to the Australian Federal Government, OET continues to remain relevant through...

Maria Araxi-Sachpazian talks about ELT –its past, present and future

Maria Araxi-Sachpazian 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...

Ρύθμιση για τους διορισμούς στην Ειδική Αγωγή

Ρύθμιση για τους διορισμούς στην Ειδική Αγωγή

Ψηφίστηκε η τροπολογία του υπουργείου Παιδείας για την Ειδική Αγωγή, σύμφωνα με την οποία καθορίζεται ο αριθμός των εκπαιδευτικών ανά ειδικότητα, που θα διδάσκουν στα τμήματα ένταξης (ΤΕ), καθώς και ο...

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Washback effect: from assessment theory to teaching and learning practice

Washback effect: from assessment theory to teaching and learning practice

on 19 November 2019

The idea that testing holds a major role in language teaching and learning practices is nothing but knew. It can be traced back to the 1990s (Beikmahdavi, 2016) and since...

Learning Challenges

Learning Challenges

on 23 October 2019

     by Dimitris Maroulis Paul Dirac was born in 1902, in Bristol. He is considered as one of the most important physicists of the 20th century. He was the...

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

on 17 September 2019

By Ioanna Charalambous and Nick Michelioudakis It is never too late to learn: There is this old man who lives in Poland. He lives alone with only his dog as...

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What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

on 06 December 2019

  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE...

Teaching to the test

Teaching to the test

on 19 November 2019

  Standardized tests are primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or...

To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

on 19 November 2019

  It is truly fascinating how people’s remarkable lives influence the way one may think about almost everything. I had this feeling when I completed Dr Henry Marsh’s book: Do...

Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

on 19 November 2019

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and it normally refers to the knowledge and skills obtained beyond the formal education (i.e. after completing a Bachelor’s Degree). It is also a...

The Unique Teacher-Student Relationship

The Unique Teacher-Student Relationship

on 19 November 2019

The teacher-student relationship has always been included in the list of relationships that contribute to the psycho-emotional growth of the child. It is definitely not restricted to the transmission of...

A Teacher’s individual research and scientific methods in language classrooms

A Teacher’s individual research and scientific methods in language classrooms

on 19 November 2019

There is no doubt that teachers are more effective in their profession when they are aware of the basic principles of language learning. Additionally, a teacher’s individual approach to teaching...

From Story Reading to Story Telling and Story Devising

From Story Reading to Story Telling and Story Devising

on 19 November 2019

Part 3 of this series of articles on story telling will start by suggesting that stories be implemented more frequently in the English classroom since they are powerful tools and...

Vocational Qualifications: or finding one’s own Voice

Vocational Qualifications: or finding one’s own Voice

on 19 November 2019

As teachers who perpetually vie for fulfilling the optimum outcome for a multitude of profoundly different personalities, the practice years that elapse might already have dissolved the fallacious expectation of...

What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

on 06 December 2019
What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE...

Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

on 05 December 2019
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...

Εορτασμός 80 χρόνων British Council

on 05 December 2019
Εορτασμός 80 χρόνων British Council

  Τα 80 χρόνια πολιτιστικής παρουσίας του στην Ελλάδα γιόρτασε το British Council Ελλάδας με μια εορταστική εκδήλωση που πραγματοποίησε πριν λίγες μέρες στη Θεσσαλονίκη στην οποία ήταν παρούσα η...

«Κάτω από τη βάση» οι μαθητές στην Ελλάδα σε βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα σύμφωνα με τον ΟΟΣΑ

on 04 December 2019
«Κάτω από τη βάση» οι μαθητές στην Ελλάδα σε βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα σύμφωνα με τον ΟΟΣΑ

Σταθερά χαμηλές παραμένουν οι επιδόσεις των Ελλήνων μαθητών στη διεθνή εκπαιδευτική αξιολόγηση του προγράμματος PISA, το οποίο πραγματοποιείται κάθε τρία χρόνια από τον ΟΟΣΑ. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό μάλιστα ότι οι επιδόσεις των ελλήνων...

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What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

on 06 December 2019
What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE...

Teaching to the test

on 19 November 2019
Teaching to the test

  Standardized tests are primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or...

To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

on 19 November 2019
To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

  It is truly fascinating how people’s remarkable lives influence the way one may think about almost everything. I had this feeling when I completed Dr Henry Marsh’s book: Do...

Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

on 19 November 2019
Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and it normally refers to the knowledge and skills obtained beyond the formal education (i.e. after completing a Bachelor’s Degree). It is also a...

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TEACHING MATERIAL & EDUCATION

What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

on 06 December 2019
What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE...

Teaching to the test

on 19 November 2019
Teaching to the test

  Standardized tests are primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or...

To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

on 19 November 2019
To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

  It is truly fascinating how people’s remarkable lives influence the way one may think about almost everything. I had this feeling when I completed Dr Henry Marsh’s book: Do...

Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

on 19 November 2019
Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and it normally refers to the knowledge and skills obtained beyond the formal education (i.e. after completing a Bachelor’s Degree). It is also a...

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BUSINESS & SCHOOLS

Supporting those who teach learners with special educational needs: the role of the Academic Manager

on 24 October 2019
Supporting those who teach learners with special educational needs:  the role of the Academic Manager

  In the last few years, emphasis on honing our teaching skills so that we can be effective teachers of all learners, regardless of their special abilities or weakenesses, has...

Directing your school

on 17 September 2019
Directing your school

The dictionary (www.oxforddictionaries.com) defines director as a person who is in charge of an activity, department or organisation. A second definition adds the aspect of the manager of business affairs,...

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...

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