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The British Council in Cyprus held its annual exams loyalty schemes event on 29 November, awarding also schools and institutes with the highest candidates registered. The event was held at the Residence of the British High Commissioner in a festive atmosphere. The British Council’s two exams loyalty schemes; the Addvantage Member Scheme for Cambridge...

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The majority of teachers have the perception that learning should be serious and solemn in nature that students should sit still all the time and that fun, humour and laughter do not play a role in learning. However, the field of language teaching has seen a drastic change moving from the classic educational model to the most flexible and communicative...

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T he first ELT growth since 2013 was seen last summer, according to new English UK figures. According to EnglishUK, Members of the Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) initiative reported 214,851 student weeks in the third quarter of 2017, compared with 183,203 in a predecessor scheme in 2016. This represents a year-on-year rise of over 17 per...

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  We are very excited to invite you to participate in the teachers’ development workshop “Implementing Socratic Seminars in the classroom”. Distinguished  teacher-trainer John Zola will facilitate the two full-day workshop at the International School of Athens on the 5th and 6th of May 2018. The Socratic Seminar is a text-based, student- led...

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Teachers from Cyprus and abroad shared experience and expertise at the CyTEA Annual Conference which took place on 18 & 19 November at the premises of the European University of Cyprus in Nicosia. The conference focused on Language Teaching Challenges in a Globalized World and gave attendees the chance to explore new approaches in teaching so as to...

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  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 difficulties highly affecting our teaching efforts and what learning problems and restrictions do they cause to our students? by Olga Paparseni / MA in English Language Teaching All...

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Why should you choose a course book carefully

The process of choosing the right course book is a serious task. More often than not the course book has been pre-selected by the Academic Director and we just have to make do with what we have. However, what we...

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EAQUALS International Conference

One of the things I like is attending conferences in different countries and cities. They are a great opportunity to simulate my mind with knowledge, grow my professional network and learn from experts in the ELT field. In April I...

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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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Building Rapport with Students A foolproof way using your own stories

  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...

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