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Do we need coursebooks?

Coursebook selection and evaluation is a complex and multifaceted task. Especially at a time when the market is inundated with a host of coursebooks for the teaching of English as a foreign language, selecting a suitable coursebook becomes a critical process, since it can have an enormous impact on students’ engagement, motivation to learn, and ultimately...

Creating an Emotionally Safe Classroom for Your Students

It doesn’t really matter how long you have been in teaching. You need to always look forward to doing something good and fruitful for your students. It doesn’t matter whether your students know you or not. You still need to create the safe classroom ambience which will both challenge and nurture your students. Every teacher can purposely and...

Common Sentence Mistakes in English

Some mistakes are common when writing sentences in English. Each of these 10 common sentence mistakes provides correction information as well as links to more detailed information.  By Kenneth Beare* Incomplete Sentence - Sentence Fragment One common mistake many students make is the use of incomplete sentences. Each sentence in English must contain at...

English for Kids: The Many Benefits of Bilingualism

Being bilingual means having total control of two languages. The benefits of bilingualism extend to social, as well as professional life.   There are a number of languages spoken throughout the world. Every person knows at least one language which is naturally learnt in childhood. However, children have an inborn talent for new languages. In hundreds of...

How to Create a Climate for Learning

The most important action an effective teacher takes at the beginning of the year is creating a climate for learning. The most widespread management technique at home and in the classroom is nag, nag, nag. It’s also probably the least effective. How can you avoid making that technique your own and create a climate for learning? Education World looks to...

EFL Vocabulary: How to teach adjectives with Instagram!

  Learning new vocabulary can be challenging.  But is teaching English vocabulary easy-peasy?  If you want to witness some serious results in your classroom you’ll be most delighted to explore this new strategy! Teaching adjectives with Instagram works wonders with teenagers and adults  and here’s how: by Melpomeni Ioannidou - Blog: Αγγλικά Στο πρώτο...

What are the Key Features of an Effective Teacher Evaluation System?

Which are the Basic Criteria for Evaluating Teachers' Work? When engaging in teacher evaluation, educational authorities should establish a set of transparent criteria in order to arrive at sound judgments concerning teachers’ performance. The evaluation criteria can take the form of performance standards or exemplar quality statements. These assessment...

Creative language activities for demotivated learners

Ever found yourself in a classroom full of bored teenagers who are sick and tired of lists of adjectives and allergic to passive voice? Learning technology and creativity might save the day… This article features two activities that you can use with B1-C2 level classes to help them use productively adjectives, passive voice and summarize texts with a...