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Prof. Jan Blommaert lectures on the ‘decline’ of democracy

Read more ...Democracy is one of the main victims of the financial crisis which started in 2008. The crisis has, in particular, revealed the limits of the power of democracy and has aggravated public distrust in it. In a broad sense, it has been the consequence of some serious shortcomings in the functioning of democratic institutions, which were not able to...

The TESOL Greece Pitta cutting event and World Café workshop

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Read more ...On 12th January TESOL Greece held the annual Pitta cutting event at the theatre space kindly provided to us by the Hellenic American Union. The event was celebrated with a unique World Café workshop on ‘Teacher Motivation’ ran by none other than our very own Suzanne Antonaros. The ‘World Café Method’ is designed...

City & Guilds to reduce its IESOL and ISESOL examination fees in Greece

Read more ...City & Guilds, the leading certification body globally, with more than two million learners working towards one of its qualifications on a yearly basis, has been represented in Greece over the past four years through its strategic alliance with PEOPLECERT. In a global context where English language qualifications become increasingly important...

Prof. Bill Grueskin: The Future of the Media is Digital

Read more ...Bill Grueskin is dean of academic affairs and professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He began his career at the Daily American in Italy, and then founded a weekly paper in North Dakota. He later served as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Baltimore, Tampa and Miami. As the Miami...

Christmas event and Dickens’ bicentenary

Read more ...Teachers of English in Emathia had the chance to enjoy a feast for Christmas, combined with an original tribute to the 200th anniversary since Charles Dickens’s birthday (1812) featuring Mr David Gibson and Dr Luke Prodromou. The event was jointly organised by the ELT School Adviser for Emathia Mrs Calliope Kiokpasoglou and the State English...

Language School helps feed needy Greek families

Read more ...This came about through the Salvation Army programmes ‘By Your Side’ and ‘Adopt a Family’ which are designed to enable concerned people to help others badly hit by the economic crisis, and ultimately assist them towards independent living. In our case we evaluated the needs of the families we wished to help (visiting them at...

Macmillan phases out printed dictionaries

Read more ...Macmillan Dictionaries will no longer appear as physical books. From this year, Macmillan Dictionary will be available only online. Since its launch in 2009, Macmillan Dictionary Online has seen explosive growth and will now fully replace the print version in a transition that, according to Editor-in-Chief Michael Rundell, can only be a positive...

The 3rd EALTA-CBLA SIG Symposium - “Test Washback in the Language Classroom”

Read more ...The Department of English Studies of the University of Cyprus hosted the 3rd EALTA-CBLA (Classroom-Based Language Assessment) SIG Symposium on the 2nd and 3rd of November last year. The two-day event focussed on the washback effect language assessment exerts on students. EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment) has many -...

TESOL Greece Big SIG Day

Read more ...The Big SIG Day is one of our oldest and longest-standing event. Every year the four Special Interest Groups, Young Learners, EAP/ ESP, Drama and Literature and MM / CALL, or Learning Technologies, join forces in a mini convention that features presentations for all interests. In recent years it also features a plenary session. This year, we were...

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