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Coursebook selection: What to look for

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...

Coursebooks: Why Should I Change or Replace Parts of It?

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...

Do we need coursebooks?

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...

Unleashing the potential of limericks: Humorous poetry for the EFL young learners

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...

English for Kids: The Many Benefits of Bilingualism

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...

Reading Comprehension

Read more ...  Unlike listening comprehension, reading comprehension is not something for which our brains have evolved. Whereas oral comprehension seems to develop “naturally” with minimal deliberate intervention, reading comprehension is more challenging and requires deliberate instruction. Humans have been accomplished in oral comprehension for 100,000 years or...

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