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Password to Vocabulary Retention

Password to Vocabulary RetentionText by: Steve Vassilakopoulos   Most teachers find it frustrating when new vocabulary is presented, learnt and forgotten all in the same lesson. There are different ways to make new vocabulary memorable, however not all are successful and of course all students have their own ‘learning style’ so one size does not fit all.   That being...

Presenting and teaching English vocabulary via Semantic Feature Analysis grids and matrixes (SFA)

Presenting and teaching English vocabulary via Semantic Feature Analysis grids and matrixes SFA  Text by: Evangelia Vassilakou  Traditional vocabulary instruction focuses on pre teaching either difficult or low frequency vocabulary. This can cause students to stop reading a text because of unfamiliar words. On the contrary, Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) departs from a traditional vocabulary approach and effectively develops...

ELT 2021 Influencers: Maria Davou

Maria is a school owner, teacher, teacher trainer and researcher. She has a BA in Philosophy, Cambridge DELTA, an MA in TESOL, St Michael’s College, Vermont, and has studied for a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University, UK. She is now completing her Doctorate degree in Athens. She held an ESRC research award. She has more than twenty-five...

ELT 2021 Influencers: Natassa Manitsa

  Natassa holds a BA in Educational Psychology (University of Athens), a Diploma in Translation and British Studies (Institute of Linguists, London) ,a Diploma in Digital and Social Media Marketing (American College, Greece) and an MSc in School Psychology (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK). She has worked as a teacher, a school owner, a teacher...

ELT 2021 Influencers: Dimitris Primalis

Dimitris Primalis (M.A. in Education) is an EFL teacher and teacher trainer. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow and was recently appointed as “Innovation and Best Practices Days” project manager at Doukas school.  What are the current trends in English language teaching? Elearning, in various forms such as blended, hybrid and online, seems to...

ELT 2021 Influencers: Mike Kenteris

Dr Mike Kenteris is a learner, an educator, and a language school owner. Passionate about integrating learning technologies and gamification through active learning strategies to empower student engagement and build strong learning communities. His academic achievements include an M.Eng, M.Sc, and has a PhD in Mobile learning systems and context-aware...

ELT 2021 Influencers: Elisavet Veliou

Elisavet, has a BA in English Language and Literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MA in Cinema Studies (University of Bristol, UK).  Her areas of expertise are teaching English through films as well as experiential learning and teaching very young learners. Her school got the Silver award for Innovation in Education at the Education...