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Grammar changes faster than vocabulary

The ‘myth’ of language history: languages do not share a single history but different components evolve along different trajectories and at different rates. A large-scale study reveals that forces driving grammatical change are different to those driving lexical change. Grammar changes more rapidly and is especially influenced by contact with unrelated...

5 Things You Should Do To Become A Better EFL Teacher

Don’t set homework you have not covered in class. This is very common, quite often in an attempt to cover all the material set in a course book. For example, a reading passage may be set as homework which involves reading the text and doing the comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises that follow. Similarly, grammar homework may be given that...

Μόνος στην τάξη…

Είναι μια εικόνα δεκάδων χρόνων ή μάλλον μερικών αιώνων. Είναι μια αρχετυπική εικόνα, ένας ισχυρός συμβολισμός των εκπαιδευτικών συστημάτων όπου γης και όπου χρόνου. Ο δάσκαλος, ο καθηγητής διδάσκει στους μαθητές και στις μαθήτριές του μόνος του, κυρίαρχος και υπεύθυνος, παιδαγωγός και επιστήμονας. Του Νίκου Τσούλια ...

What Authentic Learning is

  Passive learning has been the only way of learning in school for centuries, but experiential and active ways of learning are now at the heart of education. Students often need a motivation to learn when they approach new knowledge and compare it to what they already know.  Authentic Learning is learning by participation, learning by focusing on...

Anxiety at School: What Kids and Teens with Anxiety Need Teachers to Know

All kids have greatness in them, and like any of us, they will all need their own combination of "the right things" to flourish - the right people, the right environment, the right motivation, the right encouragement. The right support will make magic happen. It will light a vibrant, glowing spark that will open the world up to them, and them up to the...

Second foreign language in public schools: 4 hours a week in 2nd class of Lyceum and 6 hours a week in 3rd class of Lyceum

Institute of Educational Policy 2nd foreign language: 4 hours a week in 2nd class of Lyceum and 6 hours a week in 3rd class of Lyceum The Chair Person of the Institute of Educational Policy Mr Gerassimos Kouzelis speaking about the New Lyceum at the Directorate of Secondary Education in Korinthos last month announced the following plans:  The English...

Παιδικό Ιχνογράφηµα: Ανιχνεύοντας πίσω από τα σχέδια

  Ιχνογράφηµα:  Είναι η  αναπαράσταση κάποιου αντικειµένου, πράγµατος, τοπίου ή και ανθρώπου µε απλές γραµµές µολυβιού. Δεν χρησιµοποιούµε καθόλου χρώµατα. Σχέδιο: Πολλές φορές µπορούµε να το ταυτίσουµε µε το ιχνογράφηµα. Η σηµασία των λέξεων µπορεί να µοιάζει αλλά οι λέξεις δεν ταυτίζονται απόλυτα. Στο σχέδιο η αναπαράσταση του αντικειµένου είναι...

Study Skills: Importance & Application

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

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...