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The question: Is online education good education? The answer is very easy!

  New era, new standards, new challenges, new me, new students, new everything. Or not really? In my country the question of whether online education is the way to go during lockdown has been hot. Burning hot. And there have been two answers. Clear, distinct, vociferous: yes and no. Funny, right? In reality, the question boils down to yes or no to...

What is the future of assessment?

Nick Saville, Director of Research and Thought Leadership, Cambridge Assessment English  Greece has always played an important role in English language assessment and has become a hotbed of research and discussion in our sector. But what does the future of assessment hold for Greece and beyond?  In many ways the restrictions we’ve all faced this year as...

Teacher-Student Compatibility: A Construct or Reality?

Constructs are powerful entities, casually considered self-evident. A set of constructs is bequest and left to drive our decisions, attitude and conduct. They are omnipresent, pervasive and often unrecognized as such; thereby, they are risky because they can hijack our ability for good judgement. Compatibility, the sense of familiarity and increased...

How important is pronunciation for the teacher’s and student’s confidence?

Author: Anthony Antonopoulos
  By Anthony Antonopoulos, BA & MA EFL Teacher specialized in ICT- Vlogger A year or so ago, I met my partner in a conversational class while I was teaching in Scotland. Ever since, we’ve been continuously exchanging languages. She’s learning English and I’m learning Italian. We’ve spent hours talking about English and Italian grammar, vocabulary...

CopyCats (or the use of Copywork in language learning)

Author: Maria Davou
By Maria Davou “You can’t really copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling.” — Billie Holliday It’s been more than 15 years now that I have asked my teaching team to stop assigning Copywork to our students. I found zero resistance from them. I think everyone was relieved to get rid of this...

Grammar in EFL teaching

raptopoulos grammar  By George Raptopoulos, Teacher and Teacher Trainer In this article, we will explore why we must teach grammar, when, how and how much. Why teach grammar? Well, if words are the building blocks of a language, then grammar is the mortar we employ to connect the lexical content into meaningful utterings (phrases, sentences, paragraphs), so eventually we...

Breathing Life in L2 Teaching

siskouUpon learning a second language, learners and teachers alike, imperceptibly, undertake major risks. Originally, both march towards the acquisition of the target language, having no suspicion about the success of the venture, an initiative to be appraised as optimism and trust in practice. By Marina Siskou In second language learning terms, we usually...