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Read more ...  The course book constitutes the compass for the completion of the syllabus (mid-term) and the curriculum (long-term) development of the E SL/ EFL school year. It serves as the foundation for the development of cognitive and linguistic skills of second language learners. Course books are necessary for the successful outcome of language instruction and the...

Read more ...    There are a number of factors to take into consideration when deciding on a coursebook, the first one being whether one is necessary or not. This, in turn, is dependent on the students’ needs. For example, if a student needs a certain IELTS score by a certain date, using a coursebook may mean that a large part of it may remain unused. However, if the...

Read more ...Many times, usually in the beginning of each year, I find myself, immersed in thoughts regarding the right course books I should choose for my students. Other times, (most of the times), this is a decision made by the school owners and as teachers we have to make do with what we have. However, there are many cases where I do not know how useful they are...

Read more ...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...

Read more ...By Evangelia Vassilakou   Definition and general characteristics of limericks   Limericks are one of the most favourite poetic forms among children, and were popularized by Edward Lear. They originated in England the 18th or early 19th century. The fun of the limericks lies in their rollicking rhythm and broad humour. They are also easy to remember...

Read more ...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...

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What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

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  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE...

Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

05 December 2019

Dictation is one of the oldest techniques known for both the teaching and testing of foreign languages. Stansfield (1985) dates its origins back to the sixteenth century. It has long...

Εορτασμός 80 χρόνων British Council

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  Τα 80 χρόνια πολιτιστικής παρουσίας του στην Ελλάδα γιόρτασε το British Council Ελλάδας με μια εορταστική εκδήλωση που πραγματοποίησε πριν λίγες μέρες στη Θεσσαλονίκη στην οποία ήταν παρούσα η...

«Κάτω από τη βάση» οι μαθητές στην Ελλάδα σε βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα σύμφωνα με τον ΟΟΣΑ

04 December 2019

Σταθερά χαμηλές παραμένουν οι επιδόσεις των Ελλήνων μαθητών στη διεθνή εκπαιδευτική αξιολόγηση του προγράμματος PISA, το οποίο πραγματοποιείται κάθε τρία χρόνια από τον ΟΟΣΑ. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό μάλιστα ότι οι επιδόσεις των ελλήνων...

Christmas Video Facts

25 November 2019

  This is a great simple activity to practice their reading and writing skills while talking about some unusual facts about Christmas.  Activity Time:  15 mins Level: Teens and Adults Intermediate +...

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