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Vocational Qualifications: What are they? Who are they for?

Read more ...What would you expect from a nurse from Greece who works in a hospital in the UK? To be able to talk about the environment in English or to give an English speaking patient clear and detailed instructions on how to take medication? You’d expect from a Greek hairdresser who runs a beauty salon in Nottingham to be able to explain the latest techniques they...

When testing trumps teaching, the students suffer

Read more ...  Tiffany Moyer-Washington is an eighth-grade English language arts teacher at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy in Hartford and a member of Educators 4 Excellence and the Hartford Federation of Teachers. Her article on courant.com caught our attention as we found her opinion and views worth sharing. Enjoy.   Every teacher...

Academic English skills in General English Courses

Read more ...  In previous articles we’ve briefly presented the history of EAP, examined similarities and differences between Academic and General EFL courses, analysed important features of Academic English and presented EAP teaching contexts in Greece. This article will support how the inclusion of some EAP features in curriculum design, lesson planning and...

The Brain, a Language Learning Stimulant

Read more ...Interest in the function of the brain was already known in ancient Greece. Alcmaeon of Croton was an early Greek medical writer and philosopher-scientist. (Beare, J. I., 1906,). He is possibly to have expressed his ideas sometime between 500 and 450 BCE. The surviving fragments and testimonial focus primarily on issues of physiology, psychology and...

Preventing burnout

Read more ...  Burnout is defined as a negative psychological experience related to work stress. It is an umbrella term for different negative consequences of work such as emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and lack of personal accomplishment. (Maslach & Jackson, 1986). It is evident in people whose jobs require repeated exposure to emotionally charged...

Δυσαριθμησία: Οι Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες στα μαθηματικά

Read more ...  Εισαγωγή   Η Δυσαριθμησία ως ξεχωριστή έννοια εμφανίστηκε από τον Αμερικανό R. Cohn, σε άρθρο του στο περιοδικό Archives of Neurology. Σε αυτό το άρθρο η Δυσαριθμησία περιγραφόταν ως δυσλειτουργία του κεντρικού νευρικού συστήματος που συναντάμε σε άτομα που έχουν δυσκολία στις μαθηματικές δεξιότητες. Ο Τσέχος ερευνητής...
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