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Reading: the taboo language skill

Read more ... I think I can read your mind as you are reading the title of the article. "Reading? Why taboo?  Who is it taboo for?" As social media lovers would describe it, the relationship of reading with all three stakeholders is rather complicated and multi-faceted:   Parents  take it for granted that learners should read aloud long texts and translate them word...

Why do we neglect speaking?

Read more ...Language is a tool for communication. We communicate with others, to express our ideas, and to know others’ ideas as well. Communication takes place mostly where there is speech.   The importance of speaking skills is enormous for the learners of any language. Without speech, a language is reduced to a mere script. Any gap in communication results in...

Study Skills: Importance & Application

Read more ...Is there a possibility of linking the teaching of study skills with teaching English in such a way so that the two can be combined and successfully support each other? It has already been acknowledged that study skills have an important cross-curricular value and should therefore be part of the curriculum design and implementation with a view to our...

Setting up an Academic Environment with high expectations

Read more ...Ηave you ever walked into a classroom expecting students to be prepared and begin learning and instead found them looking at you like you are an alien from another planet for even expecting their rapt attention? Unfortunately, low expectations have become the norm for both teachers and students. Many teachers do not want to fight against the expectations...

The art of storytelling

Read more ...Educators have long known that the ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration. Storytelling is accessible to all ages and abilities. No special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to create artistic images. As a learning tool, storytelling can encourage students to explore...

Can we force a student to learn?

Read more ...No, we can’t force a student to learn, however there are many great methods to encourage students to learn. Teachers who encourage learning produce individuals who are better educated and more prepared for the future. Encouraging students to learn requires extra time and effort on the part of the teacher, both in and out of the classroom. How can we...

The Simplicity of 3D in TEFL

Read more ... This short presentation of a Three-Dimensional Model is based on the com-bination of several pieces of information that have come to my knowledge quite recently and led me to repeat, in a new context, some important assertions I had made before. It all started with my conversations with Ms Maria Zaphiropoulou concerning her doctoral dissertation on The...

Teaching Young Children: An overview by Aris Mazarakis

Read more ...The debate of how we should teach Languages to young children has been raging for decades and despite the existing methods, every teacher seems to walk into the language classroom armed with their own personal views and theories of what they should teach and how it should be taught. Eventually, most of those who teach such classes seem to employ rather...

Students from EU face English language tests

Read more ...  Students from the EU face English language tests for the first time as part of the government’s plans for a post-Brexit immigration regime. The crackdown is intended to prevent the student route being used to get around new rules that will be imposed to limit EU nationals coming to Britain to work. Officials said the Home Office may need to introduce...

Metropolitan Lifelong Learning Centre offered ten scholarships (3 full time & 7 part time) to attendees of the 11th Foreign Languages Forum

Read more ...    Metropolitan Lifelong Learning Centre offered ten scholarships (3 full time & 7 part time) to attendees of the 11th Foreign Languages Forum which was organized by ELT NEWS in Athens and Thessaloniki, late last August and beginning of September respectively.  The following names emerged from the lottery. 3 full time scholarships: ΚΑΤΣΑΜΑΤΣΑ...

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Kahoot! & Cambridge English partner

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Cambridge Assessment English has teamed up with game-based learning platform Kahoot! to launch a range of games that help young learners practis...

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The current surge in distance learning will have long-term effects on education worldwide as districts implement and manage more digital transformation in scho...

The Best Thing You Can Do for Reading Fluency

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