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  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 University of Athens and the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. The programme will be dedicated to the study of the country’s greatest...

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Cyprus Teachers of English Association Two-day event: Monday, 25th June 2018, 9:00-12:30 and Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 9:00-12:30 European University Cyprus, Nicosia   This two-day seminar, will cater to the needs of English or foreign language teachers who are facing the challenge of accommodating students with dyslexia. The seminar will cover the...

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  Opening up to Students Creating rapport with students is essential to keeping students happy and learning. An excellent way to build rapport with students is to create an image of you for them. All Ages  Simplify ypur presentations by bringing the same characters up over and over. Framing for Target Language presentations Establishing a strong...

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A question germane to our discussion is, how can we incorporate culture into the foreign language curriculum, with a view to fostering cultural awareness and communicating insight into the target civilisation? In the past, this has been attempted by dint of discoursing upon the geographical environment and historical or political development of the...

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    The TOEFL Program at ETS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 TOEFL English Language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program.   The purpose of the grant program is to enable practitioners to become involved in ETS's efforts to promote English language learning, and to support education and professional...

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Project Work-More suitable than ever!!

In the two following articles project work will be the main focus. In the first part we will examine what project work is all about, its main characteristics and the teacher’s-learners’ roles. A. What is ‘project work’? In the context of language...

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English Language Games for the Classroom

By Jet Hiensch, Portugal Jet Hiensch, Dutch teacher of English as a foreign language, living in Portugal, develops English language games for in the classroom. All her games are focused on the oral skills. Her slogan is: Let’s get those kids...

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Coursebooks: Jack of all trades, master of none

Tool 1: A good teacher cannot be fixed in a routine…During teaching, each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting… (Bruce Lee, kung fu practitioner and film star) Teaching is an art as Stenhouse (1988) in...

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Grammar changes faster than vocabulary

The ‘myth’ of language history: languages do not share a single history but different components evolve along different trajectories and at different rates. A large-scale study reveals that forces driving grammatical change are different from those driving lexical change. Grammar...

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