fbpx

Learning a second language early might have ripple effects throughout your life

    Does being bilingual affect how your brain works? Proponents of language education proudly trumpet the benefits—but for many researchers, it’s an open question. Evidence suggests that there is, at the very least, some cognitive benefit. For example, children who grew up in a bilingual household may be able to pay attention to and process more of the...

How Foreign Speakers of English Can Boost Their Employability (for Free!)

erasmuseurospeakLet’s face it. EU citizens have it rough. Unemployment has been compounded over the last twelve months with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst some jobs have remained unaffected and continued as normal, others have had to change. Many employees have to work from home or have been furloughed. Worse still, many thousands of people in the European workforce have...

Never mind a ‘To-do’ list, here’s a ‘Ta-da’ list!

I have always loved making “to-do lists”, and I rely on them to be productive, but I’ve recently started a new list that I like even more – my “ta-da list”. Ta-da is an imitation of the sound of trumpets making a great announcement, and my ta-da list is made up of all the things I accomplished that day. By Michael Robbs, Business English Teacher...

ELT 2021 Excellence Awards

image home intro 900 500 v1 optimizedWhether you are a Foreign Language School owner or a individual teacher in the private or state sector, do not miss the opportunity to showcase the work you have done during this school year. Showcase that you have been running a Foreign Languages School that values  language learning and that you view education as a holistic approach to student...

Moodle adds Poodll tools for language learning to its suite of Certified Integrations for Moodle LMS

Poodll’s collection of add-ons for language teachers includes activities and tools that extend the functionality of Moodle LMS to teach and learn languages online. Designed specifically to build dynamic language courses, the Poodll suite of plugins for Moodle includes tools to evaluate student’s speaking and listening, audio/video recording, or vocabulary...

ACE TEFL: a new EFL teacher development centre in the heart of Athens

George Vassilakis and Alexander Makarios are both well known in the ELT community: between themselves they have trained literally thousands of English teachers in Greece and abroad and have given more than 200 presentations at ELT events and conferences. After working together for many years, they have decided to start their own teacher development...

PeopleCert signs 4-year contract with the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation

peoplecert 12 20Starting in year 2020-2021, PeopleCert will provide English language exams to all French students in Metropolitan France and Overseas departments and territories at the end of the first cycle of higher education. Paris, France: PeopleCert, a global leader in the development and delivery of examinations, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive...

Tips to keep your classroom secure with Microsoft Teams

The past year has been unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean remote and hybrid learning have to be. With reliable and secure technology, students can connect with teachers and classmates, work on assignments, and access important educational resources from anywhere. To help you set up secure classrooms for your school, Microsoft has published an...