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Scaffolding your Writing Class

Read more ... Composition writing has always been a very demanding task for both students and teachers. Our professional experience comes to agree with what has already been reported that poor writers and students with Learning Disabilities (LDs) exhibit weakness in sequencing their ideas (Hess, Wheldall, 1999).   These students lack the ability of organizing their...

Preparing learners for exams: the problem with listening

Read more ...Fear of listening Listening appears to be the most feared component of language exams: learners invariably complain that “the listening was difficult,” teachers seem to worry about the listening subtest more than anything else, examination bodies are often asked to explain themselves and justify the format and level of their listening tests...

Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Read more ...Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not as popular as restaurants, or we would all be ‘Going for an English’ a lot more often. But why should all this matter for an EL teacher? Well, the way I see it, it all has to do with student engagement. For me the...

Using TV Commercials in the EFL classroom

Read more ...     In their quest for motivating and diverse resources for their specific teaching situation, most EFL/ESL language teachers resort to the use of authentic materials- whether in written or spoken form - as a means of providing learners with rich and original input to supplement their coursebook. It will be argued that whatever the age or level of learners...

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Read more ...In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category. It’s part of the movement to “meet students where they are” that’s being embraced by teachers who believe in a non-standardized approach to education. Students all have them and they love using them, but...

How to start a writing assignment

Read more ...Writing takes time Find out when the assignment is due and devise a plan of action. This may seem obvious and irrelevant to the writing process, but it’s not. Writing is a process, not merely a product. Even the best professional writers don’t just sit down at a computer, write, and call it a day. The quality of your writing will reflect the time and...

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I have this new hobby. I torture myself by visiting teachers’ fb groups, I read terrible things they write and I collect gems for my next workshop, “Don’t be t...

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Nick Dellas is a teacher of English and a FLS owner who has been running Chronos School, one of the most successful FL schools in the greater Athens area, for...

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The only way to be truly successful in any skill is to be passionate about it.  When people throw themselves into –say- sports, music or computer games an...

April 2020

01 May 2020

  Some of the topics featured in this month's ELT NEWS   The CiELL project team is developing open educational resources based on comics that are hig...

LanguageCert offers Online exams for candidates under the age of 16!

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Teaching and learning are rapidly moving online, catering to students of all ages across the globe. Exam delivery methods have been quick to follow. LanguageCe...

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