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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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Using TV Commercials in the EFL classroom

     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...

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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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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 is no longer a foreign language in NL

  Are the Dutch now native speakers of English, and is Dutch-English a distinctive thing? Deborah Nicholls-Lee meets linguistics expert Alison Edwards to find some answers. English is no longer a foreign language in the Netherlands, asserts Leiden University’s Alison Edwards...

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