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Why is it important to test all four skills?

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...

Testing for Language Proficiency

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...

Addressing Disruptive Behavior in EFL Classrooms

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...

Homo Ludens - All the world’s a stage...

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...

The Importance of Differentiated Instruction to Different Learners

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...

Classroom Based Assessment in EFL Classrooms

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...
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