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Games: A strong teaching tool

There has been a great effort to develop teaching techniques especially when young learners are involved, unfortunately their attention span is quite short. So Teachers should be creative and capable of arising the learners’ energy, enthusiasm, curiosity. One way to...

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Hellenic American Union introduces a new B2 Level Exam

    Hellenic American Union introduces a new B2 Level Exam Assessment Board for Language Examinations: Level B2 (ABLE B2) The ABLE B2 is a standardized examination designed for candidates who wish to obtain certification of their competency in English as a second or...

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Integrating Multilingual and Multicultural Awareness in the EFL Classroom

The teacher’s role in the EFL or ESL classroom has seen a great many changes over the past century as different theories and methods - often contradictory- have evolved. Traditional approaches to learning viewed teachers as authorities whose main role...

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Feedback to English learners: Why, when and how

We learn by doing. More specifically, we learn by being taught, then practicing a skill or concept, receiving feedback on our progress to correct errors and reinforce what we are doing well, and finally continuing on our own once we...

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Published on: 04-07-2018

The Cognitive Aspects of Writing

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...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-07-2018

Developing Writing Skills

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...

This month in ELT NEWS

Summer 2018

In this issue ELT NEWS focuses on Reading and Writing. Writing is a key component of language and it remains a real-world skill. Writing well is really a big challenge for...

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Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-07-2018

The Cognitive Aspects of Writing

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...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-07-2018

Developing Writing Skills

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...

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06-09-2018 Hits:501 Education

Dyslexia in the English classroom: What are the most striking signs and what useful tips can teachers use?

Learning difficulties is a term that has invaded our lives and our L2 classrooms to a great extent since over the last years we encounter such cases daily. Are learning...

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05-07-2018 Hits:78 Education

UK government guarantees EU students’ tuition fees after Brexit

  Key stakeholders and education groups have welcomed the UK government’s announcement that EU students attending universities in England will continue to pay the same fees as home students in the first...

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04-07-2018 Hits:96 Education

I Stopped Writing on My Students’ Essays

For 25 years, I have diligently, thoughtfully, and fastidiously written comments on my students’ essays. In my neatest hand, I’ve inscribed a running commentary down the margin of page after...

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04-07-2018 Hits:61 Education

Implementing Differentiated Instruction: READING - ‘COMICS’ & ‘FISHBOWL’

Everything started with four short reading passages in a B2 level Student’s book which I am working on this year. The topic of the short texts was ‘Globalisation’ and my 13-year-old...

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04-07-2018 Hits:98 Education

A Tribute to a Great Leader

The importance of spotting: Some people are good at generating ideas. Others collect them. I am a collector myself. I walk around with a ‘mental notepad’ and I make notes...

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23-05-2018 Hits:107 Education

Athens University to Offer First Undergraduate Degree Taught In English

  Higher education in Greece is entering a new era with the introduction of the country’s first English-taught four-year undergraduate programme at a state university, which will be organized by the...

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Teaching Material

Teaching Materials and Young Learners

The enormous amount of existing materials for the teaching of English to young learners might lead us to think that everything has been invented and nothing is left to be discovered...

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How to motivate your students

How can you make the classroom engaging and motivating to all students, even the most reluctant learners? When students are engaged, predicting answers, talking with one another and sharing with...

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Teaching in culturally diverse classrooms

It is a truth that Greece has been an immigrant receiving country for more than two decades. Thus, there is a growing number of people with different cultural and linguistic...

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Designing a course for adult learners: An analysis of the process and some tips

In my previous article I looked at the basic concepts in designing a course for adults. This article analyses the steps followed during this process and offers suggestions for...

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