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Read more ...The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with coherence, an appropiate grammar structure and an acceptable spelling. One of the effective ways to do this is to motivate the students and make them aware of the steps involved in...

Read more ...Paragraphing: It is important to avoid too much eye strain. A piece of writing has to be interesting to attract the reader to new pieces of information. A good paragraph is achieved when a topic sentence is intelligently chosen; the knowledge of choosing a good topic sentence for each paragraph helps students arrange the sequence of their information in...

Read more ...Text is the very stuff of teaching. It is right there at the core of what we do. Written text is something we can move onto a wide range of surfaces and objects to increase entertainment and engagement for our young learner – and even teenage – students. I refer to this as text shift. Here, I would like to show you some examples.   By Chris...

Read more ...The big day has come and your heart palpitates with stress and fear. The only thought that crosses your mind is “Will my candidates open their mouth and speak or will they just gasp without uttering a single word in front of the examiner?” Challenging by nature, the speaking test can become the nightmare of test takers and exam prep teachers. What can you...

Read more ...Students often think that the ability to speak a language is the product of language learning, but speaking is also a crucial part of the language learning process. Effective instructors teach students speaking strategies -- using minimal responses, recognizing scripts, and using language to talk about language -- that they can use to help themselves...

Read more ...“A good teacher is hard to find,                           difficult to leave            and impossible to forget”.   If you keep that in mind you will be a successful teacher when facing an adult audience willing to better their speaking skills for their career. Always remember that you should have to:   Make them feel at home and make...

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

06 December 2019

  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

05 December 2019

  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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