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Speaking Skills: How to motivate adult learners at B2+ level

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...

Why should we teach speaking skills in the classroom?

Read more ... Many students equate being able to speak a language as knowing the language and therefore view learning the language as learning how to speak the language, or as Nunan (1991) wrote, "success is measured in terms of the ability to carry out a conversation in the (target) language." Therefore, if students do not learn how to speak or do not get any...

Teachers in speaking exam classes adopt methods that save time and ensure success to the test. So, there is not enough time and focus on tasks or activities that develop communicative competence. Unfortunately, students know the routine of a speaking class and once they have done the task and know the score they get discouraged to participate in the lesson any longer.

Speaking in Exam Preparation Classes: Students’ difficulties

Read more ...    Greece has a strong testing culture since teaching foreign languages is linked with language exams. Students learn foreign languages mainly to get a foreign language certification. The Greek market offers a large number of English Language exams and certifying bodies. All these exams consist of various sections – some evaluate all language skills...

Spark the Learners’ Interest for Writing

Read more ...Well-verified classroom reality attests that writing and writing-production tasks constitute a multilayered procedure. As such, writing deviates from other aspects of language teaching in requiring holistic and prompt recall of language input. The differentiation of writing instruction is the productive element; irrefutably, writing entails immediate...

EFL Vocabulary: How to teach adjectives with Instagram!

Read more ...  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...

Test Anxiety and how to help our learners tackle it!

Read more ...Although anxiety is considered to be a natural process so that humans are able to function effectively, it can become detrimental when it becomes excessive and uncontrollable leading to distress and interfering with everyday activities such as learning, studying or evaluation situations as in the case of our learners. Anxiety is the anticipation of a...

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