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The online world can be a fantastic and informative place; however it can also be a setting for bullying. Bullying does not just happen on the playground at school etc. It also occurs very frequently on the Internet. It is imperative that you talk with your students about this issue, regardless of their age. Understanding how to recognize cyberbullying...

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The British Council has announced the procedure for the 2018 Assessment Research Awards and Grants for those who are involved or work in research into assessment. These awards recognise achievement and innovation within the field of language assessment and support British Council’s activities across the world. The awards and grants are aimed at both...

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James Martin, is the current Director of British Council Cyprus and has extensive experience in the field of exams. Before coming to Cyprus, he was based in Prague and held the position of Business Development Manager Europe for the Cambridge English exams. When was the British Council established in Cyprus? (year, location, mission) We’ve been based in...

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As of 21 September 2017 Cambridge English Language Assessment changed its name to Cambridge Assessment English.    The new name makes it clearer that Cambridge Assessment English is part of Cambridge Assessment, with English at the heart of activity.   Cambridge Assessment is a non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge and carries out...

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Currently there are 24 official languages recognised within the European Union (EU), in addition to which there are regional, minority languages, and languages spoken by migrant populations. In 1958, legislation specified German, French, Italian and Dutch as the official and working languages of the European Union’s (EU) predecessor, the European...

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World Teachers’ Day celebrates the efforts teachers make to education and development of people around the globe. The day is celebrated every year on October 5 to pay tribute and highlight the importance of teachers in a society.   Considered as spiritual father a teacher plays an important part in nourishing a child’s brain. Where parents are...

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“Literature strikes back! Teaching Literature with Technology”

Two TESOL Greece members awarded the 2013 IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG scholarship If you thought that Greece is far behind in learning technologies compared to other countries, maybe you should reconsider. Chryssanthe Sotiriou and Dimitris Primalis won the “Diane Eastment scholarship” and...

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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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The Language Acquisition Process (in terms of teaching grammar)

The whole second language acquisition process is cyclical and it involves six stages. They are: input, noticing, intake, structuring, proceduralization, and output. First of all, in the input stage, it is learners’ new exposure to the second language and therefore, the...

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The Role of Seasonal Activities in the ELT Classroom –Reflecting on one’s Teaching Practices.

     As the summer holidays are approaching, students seem to be overworked or plain fed up with their school workload. Teachers, on the other hand, are confronted with the never-ending struggle to cover yet another unit, whether the course is...

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