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Fulbright Greece: Building Bridges, Promoting Excellence

  Fulbright Greece successfully administered the 2020–2021 and 2021–2022 Greek and U.S. Fulbright Scholarship Programs, despite the difficulties stemming from the pandemic. We are grateful for the support of the governments of the United States and the Hellenic Republic as well as the generosity and commitment of our donors in supporting the continuity and...

English through Drama: A Holistic Second Language Learning Method

  I always perceived teaching as a happy journey; as an adventure both for the teacher and the students. Having this as my driving force I decided to make each lesson an adventure, a fantasy and a surprise for my students with innumerable benefits for them and for me. I started organizing my lessons through my students’ eyes; their likes, their...

A Short Paper Proposing That We Need to Write Shorter Papers

Author: Stephen Krashen
Our current journals in language education are full of long papers. A typical journal might have, at most, five major papers. Sometimes we have to write long papers, but much of the time, it's unnecessary: the papers often contain long introductions more suitable for doctoral dissertations or review ("state of the art") papers, apparently designed to...

How your personal identity affects your brand identity

Author: Natassa Manitsa
This article could easily have the title “ Advertising the Ogilvy way” or “Teaching the Human way” so to follow the style of my previous articles on Teaching, but I decided to change it a bit since my main idea to write this article came straight from this conclusion. Text by Natassa Manitsa All too often when creating ads most of us are so product and...

The show must go on!

    Let’s admit it! It was a tough year! We had to face and cope with multiple things. At first, we had to deal with the Internet and learning about different applications that would help us deliver quality online lessons. Then, we enjoyed our summer. After that, we started face to face lessons and then, after a month, a stricter lockdown arrived. We had...

DEVELOPING LEARNER AUTONOMY IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES CONTEXTS FOCUSING ON PRESESSIONAL AND INSESSIONAL YEAR 1 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

The development of the skills presented in the introductory article on learner autonomy requires the combined effort of tutors, learners and learner peers. This article will discuss their vital role in this process and ways in which a balance between support provision and autonomy scaffolding can be achieved. TEXT BY MAROUSSA PAVLI, MA APPLIED...

Let’s talk about burning…. ourselves out!

    According to longitudinal studies conducted by Arvidsson et al. (2019), Skaalivik and Skaalvik (2010), Jacobson (2016) and Brouwers and Tomic (1999) teachers are more likely to experience burnout and other stress-related issues. Have you ever thought about why? Why are we susceptible to burning ourselves out? text by Tanya Livarda(BA/ MA in...

Scholarships for Greek Citizens

Recruitment for all educational exchange programs is based on open, and fair national competition, and on individual merit and academic excellence. Transparency in the selection process is assured through clearly defined eligibility criteria and requirements. Fulbright Greece is fully committed to recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every...

Goodbye to a very special person

What a painful duty it is to have to find the words to say goodbye to an acclaimed colleague, a brother in arms, a bosom friend! How can one start to list all those things that made him so good a teacher and an author, and so special a person! There is so much that I want to say about Kostas Termentzoglou, yet I feel that there could be no eulogy worthy...

The Child and the Screen: What now?

  A year ago I wrote a series of articles called ‘The Child and the Box’. They were about the use of technology in education and my educational decision to stop working with any ed tools that require tablet or smartphone use on the part of the child (especially for very young learners, i.e. children up to the age of 6). So I said back then, zero small...