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Read more ...  Sometimes, even at Proficiency level, L1 interference - the influence of the Greek way of thinking in the way we express ourselves in another language - is natural and inevitable. A lot of untrained learners tend to naively translate into English word for word more or less, the results of which can be disastrous, if not ridiculous and...

Read more ... The recognition of proficient acquisition of the English as a Foreign Language is officially assessed and distinguished into as set of specific pillars. Proficient acquisition reflects eloquent, confident and multileveled command of English. C2 instruction covers the ground of linguistic and metalinguistic comprehension of the English language. By...

Read more ...Listening, reading, speaking and writing: these, as every language teacher knows, are the “four skills”. I expect that most language teachers, if asked, would say that they are all equally important. For sure, there is a great deal of variation between different learners’ skills profiles – their relative strengths in the respective skills, and the effort...

Read more ...Tests can be powerful instruments of educational policy; thus testing can be seen as a political activity entailing tactics, intrigue and maneuvering within institutions that may not be political, but rather commercial, financial or educational. Test development is a complex project bound up with myriads of agendas and considerations. In language testing...

Read more ...The Fundamentals of A Teacher-Based Functional Behavioral Assessment (Fba) By Evangelia Vassilakou, MA in Applied Linguistics FBA is the process of gathering and analyzing information about a student’s problem behavior in order to determine the purpose of the actions, which is an investigation designed to help educators. FBA has been recommended as an...

Read more ...  “Antigone: And does not Creon treat our brothers twain One with the rites of burial, one with shame? Eteocles, so say they, he interred Fitly, with wonted rites, as one held meet To pass with honour to the gloom below. But for the corpse of Polynices, slain So piteously, they say, he has proclaimed To all the citizens, that none should...

Read more ...By Blerta- Matina Tartari   “What we can do is to ensure that no matter who you are, no matter what your background, no matter your level of income, you can get to a level of accomplishment that will allow you to live a life that matches your goals and aspirations, and I think if we could do that, that would be really great.”  (Professor P. David...

Read more ...  Let's stop using tests and focus on alternative forms of assessment By Irini Renika Papakammenou In the educational context teachers tend to assess students in order to measure what students have learnt and to evaluate their academic achievement at the end of a unit, course, semester or school year. Teachers also assess students to determine whether...

Read more ...By Maroussa Pavli*      Are you teaching adults or thinking of doing so? Those of you who have already worked with adult learners can easily understand the relevance of the title of this article. Those who haven’t done this yet may doubt that classroom management is a topic to consider, but if you do read on, you’ll find out that everyday teaching...

Read more ...By Valia Georgilaki, Teacher of English, Doukas Primary School Are we ‘anaesthetizing’ students? A long term study in the USA, which was published recently and 1500 kindergarten children were tested, showed that 98% scored genius in creative thinking, i.e. their ability to generate ideas spontaneously. These children were tested every 5 years after...

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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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