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Read more ...The ‘myth’ of language history: languages do not share a single history but different components evolve along different trajectories and at different rates. A large-scale study reveals that forces driving grammatical change are different to those driving lexical change. Grammar changes more rapidly and is especially influenced by contact with unrelated...

Read more ...Don’t set homework you have not covered in class. This is very common, quite often in an attempt to cover all the material set in a course book. For example, a reading passage may be set as homework which involves reading the text and doing the comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises that follow. Similarly, grammar homework may be given that...

Read more ...  Are the Dutch now native speakers of English, and is Dutch-English a distinctive thing? Deborah Nicholls-Lee meets linguistics expert Alison Edwards to find some answers. English is no longer a foreign language in the Netherlands, asserts Leiden University’s Alison Edwards, who has published widely on the subject. ‘If you can assume that you can walk...

Read more ...Είναι μια εικόνα δεκάδων χρόνων ή μάλλον μερικών αιώνων. Είναι μια αρχετυπική εικόνα, ένας ισχυρός συμβολισμός των εκπαιδευτικών συστημάτων όπου γης και όπου χρόνου. Ο δάσκαλος, ο καθηγητής διδάσκει στους μαθητές και στις μαθήτριές του μόνος του, κυρίαρχος και υπεύθυνος, παιδαγωγός και επιστήμονας. Του Νίκου Τσούλια ...

Read more ... Dyslexia is a different way of thinking and doing. People with dyslexia can be successful if they work their tasks in their own way. They can learn if they have really understood the information they get and feel more in control if they have choices. By Efi Glymi They usually have difficulties in reading long documents- as they have eye problems (they...

Read more ...  Passive learning has been the only way of learning in school for centuries, but experiential and active ways of learning are now at the heart of education. Students often need a motivation to learn when they approach new knowledge and compare it to what they already know.  Authentic Learning is learning by participation, learning by focusing on...

Read more ...All kids have greatness in them, and like any of us, they will all need their own combination of "the right things" to flourish - the right people, the right environment, the right motivation, the right encouragement. The right support will make magic happen. It will light a vibrant, glowing spark that will open the world up to them, and them up to the...

Read more ...    The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with coherence, an appropiate grammar structure and an acceptable spelling. One of the effective ways to do this is to motivate the students and make them aware of the steps involved...
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