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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...

Do we only learn from coursebooks?

For most educators the textbook represents the main source of ideas for teaching. Therefore little attention is paid to other resources such as videos, interviews, popular TV series adapted for teaching, songs suitable for teaching on Youtube, virtual tours and visits to places of interest –museums, galleries, libraries, archaeological sites...

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...

Edutainment-ing your course book!

  I am pretty sure you are all using a high quality and well-designed course book which offers both teachers and students a wide variety of activities to make your lessons fun and engaging. However, is there a way to adapt some activities in our course book to spice up our lessons even more? Text By Myrsini Verdoukas - FLS owner, Author Yes, there is! It...

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 of this approach to developing reading is that the books themselves are of a static nature in many aspects. No matter how many times the readers go over the book they always...

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...

So you think you can teach?

I got a message from a friend asking me whether it is OK that her 5-year-old daughter was asked by her kindergarten teacher to sit on the ‘punishment chair’ (or the ‘naughty chair’ or the ‘time-out chair’ or the ‘you name-it-how-you-like-to-hide-the-word-punishment’). Her daughter was sad and did not know why she had to go to this (pretty scary, if you...

I play, you play... the power of playing in the EFL classroom.

Have you ever thought about why we were so happy as kids? Have you also considered the differences between being an adult and being a child? Well, the main difference is that we (at least most of us) have stopped playing. Text by Tanya Livarda(BA/ MA in TESOL, CELTA), EFL teacher, Oral Examiner The importance of play As it has been acknowledged and...