By Jet Hiensch, Portugal Jet Hiensch, Dutch teacher of English as a foreign language, living in Portugal, develops English language games for in the classroom. All her games are focused on the oral skills. Her slogan is: Let’s get those kids talking in English and... that’s what they do. Website: www.englishlanguagegames.net - Email...

According to the Oxford Dictionary (and anyone who has ever studied English as a second language), spelling is hard. And misspellings are not only common, but also awkward in professional contexts. When you receive an email or document with spelling errors, it's difficult to trust the person sending it. Spelling speaks to attention to detail as well as...

The ELTons Innovation Awards, now in their 16th year, are the international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). The awards recognise innovative educational products, publications, apps and projects meeting high standards of excellence in innovation and supporting English language learners and teachers achieve...

By Areti D. Boukas, English Language Teacher- National & Kapodistrian University of Athens   A foreign language institution should not only aim at certificates. The real purpose of learning a foreign language should be the quality of learning, the cultivation of creativity, the sharpening of critical thinking as well as the development of...

We live in an era where everything (almost) is instant. Social media, the internet and technology in general has made us seek for instant approval, instant satisfaction and instant everything. If you want to buy something you go to Amazon or Skroutz and in a few clicks your order is processed. If you want instant approval you upload a photo on one of the...

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