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In search of digital professionalism

The impact of social media on our field cannot be denied. The internet, even before social media, opened new paths for teachers to create their PLNs, to see samples of teaching and ideas applied in classrooms the world over and enabled educator to participate in conferences which facilitate international exchange. Unfortunately, there is always a downside...

Dealing with uncooperative exam candidates

By M.A.Sachpazian  The last article of 2020, a year as unexpected as no other before, is going to be a rather unusual one which touches on issues related with both teaching and management. In the history of every Foreign Language School there must be at least one case (usually more) of uncooperative exam candidates. This particular subgroup of demanding...

Directing your school

  The dictionary (www.oxforddictionaries.com) defines director as a person who is in charge of an activity, department or organisation. A second definition adds the aspect of the manager of business affairs, while the third one turns to arts, but diminishes the main person behind the staging of a play to a ‘’person who supervises actors’’. I really do...

The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that never managed to make their mark

  In my last article (back in June 2018, before my unplanned but much-needed break of 6 months from ELT NEWS for the first time in 9 years), we explored the causes and the symptoms of once successful FLS whose volume of sales decreases gradually. In this article, we are going to pick up the thread to discuss the phenomenon of FLS that never manage to...