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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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Pearson 2017 Research Call is now open and available at https://pearsonpte.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Research-Call-2017-Dean-Craig.pdf. The purpose of the call is to contribute to the validation of the Global Scale of English (GSE) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). The deadline for submitting proposals is 30th January...

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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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Υπόθεση επίθεσης μαθητή εναντίον δύο καθηγητών εξετάζει μετά από καταγγελία η Αστυνομία Λάρνακας. Το επεισόδιο συνέβη χθες το μεσημέρι σε λύκειο της Επαρχίας Λάρνακας. Σύμφωνα με την καταγγελία, ενώ ο μαθητής  βρισκόταν έξω από την τάξη, δέχθηκε παρατήρηση από δύο καθηγητές γεγονός που φαίνεται να τον εξαγρίωσε με αποτέλεσμα να  αντιδράσει βίαια  εναντίον...

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