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Tips to keep your classroom secure with Microsoft Teams

The past year has been unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean remote and hybrid learning have to be. With reliable and secure technology, students can connect with teachers and classmates, work on assignments, and access important educational resources from anywhere. To help you set up secure classrooms for your school, Microsoft has published an...

Learning a second language early might have ripple effects throughout your life

    Does being bilingual affect how your brain works? Proponents of language education proudly trumpet the benefits—but for many researchers, it’s an open question. Evidence suggests that there is, at the very least, some cognitive benefit. For example, children who grew up in a bilingual household may be able to pay attention to and process more of the...

Fluent: Learn a New Language by Browsing the Web

Learning a new language can be tough. This is especially true as we age. For those who pursue the goal to converse in a foreign tongue, there are a plethora of courses, apps, classes, and other ways to learn. However, most of those choices can only get you to a level of casual understanding instead of complete mastery. Fortunately, there are tools such...

ACE TEFL: a new EFL teacher development centre in the heart of Athens

George Vassilakis and Alexander Makarios are both well known in the ELT community: between themselves they have trained literally thousands of English teachers in Greece and abroad and have given more than 200 presentations at ELT events and conferences. After working together for many years, they have decided to start their own teacher development...

How Foreign Speakers of English Can Boost Their Employability (for Free!)

erasmuseurospeakLet’s face it. EU citizens have it rough. Unemployment has been compounded over the last twelve months with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst some jobs have remained unaffected and continued as normal, others have had to change. Many employees have to work from home or have been furloughed. Worse still, many thousands of people in the European workforce have...

ELT 2021 Excellence Awards

image home intro 900 500 v1 optimizedWhether you are a Foreign Language School owner or a individual teacher in the private or state sector, do not miss the opportunity to showcase the work you have done during this school year. Showcase that you have been running a Foreign Languages School that values  language learning and that you view education as a holistic approach to student...

PeopleCert signs 4-year contract with the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation

peoplecert 12 20Starting in year 2020-2021, PeopleCert will provide English language exams to all French students in Metropolitan France and Overseas departments and territories at the end of the first cycle of higher education. Paris, France: PeopleCert, a global leader in the development and delivery of examinations, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive...

Charles Dickens's descendant, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, visits QLS network online!

qls christmas    Christmas came early this year for 3000 students of the QLS network who attended a unique festive online event featuring acclaimed author and descendant of Charles Dickens, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. In 2020 the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens's passing was honoured worldwide. To mark this occasion and to bring some much-needed festive cheer to...

To ‘Grammar or not to Grammar?’

word.classesNo one seriously questions the need for language students to develop a good control of grammar. Those who study English as a second or foreign language in order to use it in work or study will find themselves at a serious disadvantage if their grammar is so weak that they cannot express themselves clearly and effectively, or if their underdeveloped...

Shakespeare's Globe: ''All the world's a stage''

ELA SHAKESPEARESELA stands for Educational Leadership and Innovation and one of ELA’s innovative and pioneering actions is to bring Shakespeare alive for ELA schools and teachers. For the first time in Greece teachers had the opportunity to have interactive versions of well-known plays with Shakespeare’s Globe practitioners. The lively action workshops and lively action...