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Teaching online for the first time

Read more ...  7 Tips for those about to sail into uncharted waters   Whether you regarded learning technology a blessing or anathema makes little or no difference now. Your students are at home and your mission is to help them keep learning at a turning point of the academic year. The following tips come from my experience using electronic platforms to...

Learners carry around dictionaries not grammar books

Read more ...In the current issue of ELT NEWS we focus on vocabulary learning. Vocabulary is central to any language because without sufficient vocabulary students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. A favourite quote of mine comes from linguist David Arthur Wilkins who said: “While without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary...

Πρώιμη Παρέμβαση: Προλαμβάνοντας τις πιθανές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και μια επακόλουθη σχολική αποτυχία

Read more ...  Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχει γίνει πολλή συζήτηση για τον έγκαιρο εντοπισμό των μαθησιακών δυσκολιών. Ο γενικός στόχος μιας τέτοιας συζήτησης είναι να καταφέρουμε να σχεδιάσουμε την παρέμβασή μας την κατάλληλη στιγμή. Έτσι θα προλάβουμε τη διόγκωση των δυσκολιών στο παιδί, αλλά και τη συσσώρευση αρνητικών εμπειριών στο σχολείο. Τα τελευταία χρόνια...

How To Handle Students Who Make Classmates Laugh

Read more ...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 major disruption. It can also be hard to know how to handle.   Should you hold all students who laugh accountable or just the student who started it? Also, if...

How to select the right exams for your students

Read more ...    It is the usual headache at the beginning of every academic year. Parents and students alike keep bombarding us with questions about which certificate (not diploma as they tend to call it) is the best and which exams are the most suitable. All this persistence reveals is their agony for their future and the pursuit of a qualification that...

What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

Read more ...  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE QUICK AND DIRTY • The turkey bird gets its name from the country. • To talk turkey means to speak plainly. • To go cold turkey means to stop a habit abruptly. • To call someone a turkey is an...

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