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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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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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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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Integrating Multilingual and Multicultural Awareness in the EFL Classroom

The teacher’s role in the EFL or ESL classroom has seen a great many changes over the past century as different theories and methods - often contradictory- have evolved. Traditional approaches to learning viewed teachers as authorities whose main role...

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