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How to Support our B2-level Students while Preparing them for their LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken Exam

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on 29 May 2019
How to Support our B2-level Students while Preparing them for their LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken Exam

Oral exams can be a stressful part of the certification process. With this in mind, we are here to answer some of the following questions: how do LanguageCert markers assess...

How to teach adult restarters

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on 20 May 2019
How to teach adult restarters

Are you considering working with adults? Have you been approached by adults who would like to brush up their English or restart from where they’d stopped some years ago? In...

WHEN YOUR ENGLISH “RUSTS”

Written byELT NEWS
on 02 May 2019
WHEN YOUR  ENGLISH “RUSTS”

Can there be a comeback? Psychologists Jeffrey Bowers, Sven L. Mattys, and Suzanne Gage from the University of Bristol performed an interesting survey a few years ago. They selected English...

How do you restart, refresh and refine your English?

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on 02 May 2019
How do you restart, refresh and refine your English?

More and more adults are signing up for English classes either to receive a certificate, refresh their long-forgotten skills or just be able to use English for professional or personal...

5+1 valuable tips to consider before choosing a course book

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on 18 April 2019
5+1 valuable tips to consider before choosing a course book

Picking the right course book isn’t always an easy task. What you think may be the best choice, can prove to be a costly mistake for your class. However, no...

The role of a coursebook

Written byELT NEWS
on 18 April 2019
The role of a coursebook

Coursebooks are nowadays main sources of information in teaching; they help in achieving aims and objectives that have already been set in terms of learner needs. They are a useful...

How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks

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on 27 March 2019
How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks

Illustrated storybooks provide an ideal resource for helping children learn English. This is because children love listening to stories. Storybooks present language in familiar and memorable contexts, and high quality...

Teaching Young Learners: The age of Innocence

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on 27 March 2019
Teaching Young Learners: The age of Innocence

By Nancy Tasiopoulou, English Teacher, Doukas Primary School Teaching young learners is a unique experience, as it brings together the use of art, music, games, storytelling and technology. Not one...

Teaching Young Learners

Written byELT NEWS
on 27 March 2019
Teaching Young Learners

It takes a special person to teach English as a foreign language. It takes an even more special person to teach English as a foreign language to young children. Young...

Providing Corrective Feedback in EFL Writing

Written byELT NEWS
on 17 December 2018
Providing Corrective Feedback in EFL Writing

Error treatment is one of the key issues in EFL writing faced by both teachers and researchers. When reviewing their learners’ texts, EFL teachers tend to provide feedback on several...

L1 interference in Writing

Written byELT NEWS
on 17 December 2018
L1 interference in Writing

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....

Proficiency holders and proficient learners

Written byELT NEWS
on 17 December 2018
Proficiency holders and proficient learners

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...

Why is it important to test all four skills?

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on 17 December 2018
Why is it important to test all four skills?

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...

Testing for Language Proficiency

Written byELT NEWS
on 17 December 2018
Testing for Language Proficiency

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...

Addressing Disruptive Behavior in EFL Classrooms

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on 24 October 2018
Addressing  Disruptive Behavior in EFL Classrooms

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...

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

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on 24 October 2018
Homo Ludens - All the world’s a stage...

“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...

The Importance of Differentiated Instruction to Different Learners

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on 24 October 2018
The Importance of Differentiated Instruction to Different Learners

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...

Classroom Based Assessment in EFL Classrooms

Written byELT NEWS
on 24 October 2018
Classroom Based Assessment in EFL Classrooms

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...

Teaching Adults and Classroom Management Issues

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on 24 October 2018
Teaching Adults and Classroom Management  Issues

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...

What makes a lesson challenging and practical teaching hints

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on 24 October 2018
What makes a lesson challenging and practical teaching hints

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,...

Do we Create a Culture of Excellence?

Written byELT NEWS
on 24 October 2018
Do we Create a Culture of  Excellence?

In the past two decades there has been a temptation to simply try to get through formal and foreign language education unscathed, to focus on the language exams success data...

Developing Reading and Listening skills

Written byELT NEWS
on 24 October 2018
Developing Reading and Listening skills

Listening is receiving language through the ears. It involves identifying the sounds of speech and processing them into words and sentences. When we listen, we use our ears to receive...

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June 2019

What is teaching and its future?   Where does the word ‘teach’ derive from?   Origin   According to Oxford Dictionary ‘teach’ derives from old English tǣcan which means ‘show, present, point out’, and is of...

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