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11pm on 14th April 2012 saw small family groups, all clutching candles, strolling down the port road to St Nicholas Church. Some were already chatting outside while others, more devout, were following the service within. The chanting of the priest, though low, was still audible on the other side of the road where it made a musical backdrop to the...

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It was one of those cold, blustery January days in Ano Ftocheia, when the wind blew eerily down the empty streets with a pervasive low whistle and the cold went straight through the skin and into the bones, however many layers of clothing you wore. Although a Saturday, there were few people on the street. What was the point? Even if they wanted to...

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A few weeks ago I had to take my wife for a battery of tests at a local Athens hospital. As usual the main difficulty was finding parking space so, after dropping her off at the outpatients unit, I cruised around searching for a free spot. Soon enough, I found a place with very few cars parked around it - the hospital morgue...

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Now, at this time of severe economic crisis, when both near and middle future looks extremely bleak for most working and middle class families, one hope, one lifeline, still exists for those with the mind, ability and foresight to use it. This is the ticket provided by graduation in a foreign language at a reputable Greek language school. A ticket...

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Gamified Activities for Young Learners

Educators are aware that one of the main aims of teaching should be to involve all students in a classroom all the time and make them active learners who follow the lesson and the teacher, build on what they learn...

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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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Classroom Routines

Classroom routines are important for effective classroom management for many reasons. Teachers with well established and clearly defined classroom management strategies can make fantastic positive effects on their student's behaviour. How do you successfully implement classroom routines? Incorporating effective routines into...

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Effectively Taking Language Exams

Sooner or later, most students are confronted with the necessity of taking some form of English examination. Some students are more successful than others when taking an examination. Often the more successful students are better prepared. However, sometimes students who do...

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