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Read more ...            «Δεν υπάρχει μεγαλύτερη ανισότητα από την ίση μεταχείριση άνισων ανθρώπων»   Το σχολείο, το γνωρίζουμε βέβαια όλοι μας, είναι μια τεράστια πρόκληση για όλους τους μαθητές, όλων των επιπέδων. Μια πρόκληση, που ο κάθε μαθητής θα πρέπει να αντιμετωπίσει με την αναμενόμενη επιτυχία. Κάποιοι μαθητές όμως...

Read more ...  The identification of  Learning Difficulties and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) causes is largely elusive, as the educative reforms in the 20th century have been so many, that it becomes precarious to end up to a limited enumeration of the potential culprits. The incremental percentage of the population literacy...

Read more ...  Η παραδοσιακή διδασκαλία παραμένει στο κύριο μέρος  της μια προσπάθεια μεταφοράς και μεταβίβασης γνώσεων σε τάξεις όπου οι μαθητές θεωρούνται αδιαφοροποίητος ομοιογενής πληθυσμός (Koutselini & Persianis, 2001). Όμως, όλες οι τάξεις ήταν ανέκαθεν μεικτές ως προς το μαθησιακό στυλ και πολύ περισσότερο σήμερα είναι μεικτές ως προς την επίδοση  των...

Read more ...From needs analysis to curriculum development.   For the last four decades, in order for somebody to be considered employable in Greece, all they needed to present was a certification to prove English acquisition of some level from B2 to C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to score qualification points for the...

Read more ...      Features of EAP Courses   Language skills   As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students for the very specific purpose of university study and life at an English-speaking context through specific environments and...

Read more ...  The aim of this article is to examine storytelling as an educational tool, to delve into its powers, the skills it requires and the activities it can lend itself to. The article consists of 4 parts and in this first part we will be looking very briefly at the history of storytelling, the reason why stories are powerful, how story telling relates to...

Read more ...Undoubtedly, change is inevitable in today’s life. Since development means change and growth, can outside change become the motive to personal development? Defining the term teacher development, it is “the process whereby teachers’ professionality and/or professionalism may be considered to be enhanced (Evans, 2010, p. 131) and professionality in turn...

Read more ...When Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) sits on the bench offering chocolates to the listeners of his life story while this story is unfolded before viewers’ eyes, Forest breaks the so-called fourth wall convention.   By Dimitris Maroulis, AdvDipEd – MEd – EdDoctorate   Fourth wall is a convention that best describes the relationship between the stage action...

Read more ...Supposing you hold the currently released ELT News issue, the present feature section must be of fervent interest to the readership.   Reasons for Prioritizing Lifelong Education and Skills Development   Through educating oneself, the ESL/EFL teacher accomplishes an influential multi- faceted effect:   They essentially nurture their professional...

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How To Handle Students Who Make Classmates Laugh

15 January 2020

So you have this student, or maybe several, who during instructional time try to make their classmates laugh. Sometimes it’s just a look or whispered comment, but it can be a...

Ο πρώτος πρακτικός οδηγός για τις Ειδικές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τη Δυσλεξία

13 January 2020

  Οι εκδόσεις Σπυρόπουλου σε συνεργασία με τον ειδικό παιδαγωγό Ιωάννη Α. Κοσμόπουλο κυκλοφορούν τον πρώτο, σε πανελλαδικό επίπεδο, πρακτικό οδηγό για τις Ειδικές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τη Δυσλεξία.  ...

Goodbye Erasmus: Brits express anger after UK votes against much-loved EU student scheme

13 January 2020

  Britons who have studied around Europe have expressed anger and incredulity after the UK parliament voted not to seek to negotiate to continue the Erasmus student exchange programme after...

BULATS discontinued from end 2019

10 January 2020

BULATS retired at the end of 2019. It will be replaced with Linguaskill Business.   Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English levels of...

Recognition of the ABLE B2 certificate by ASEP

09 January 2020

The Hellenic American Union is pleased to announce that the ABLE B2 certificate has been recognized by the Greek state (Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a B2 level...

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