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Χιλιάδες εκπαιδευτικοί -που πλήττονται από τις μνημονιακές περικοπές- αναζητούν πλέον τον διορισμό τους μέσω του διαγωνισμού του κυπριακού ΑΣΕΠ, που πρόκειται να πραγματοποιηθεί το φθινόπωρο. Το κόστος των φροντιστηρίων είναι αρκετά τσουχτερό.Το νέο σύστημα διορισμού εκπαιδευτικών στα σχολεία της Κύπρου, μέσω διαγωνισμού ΑΣΕΠ, έχει προσελκύσει και...

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How can you make the classroom engaging and motivating to all students, even the most reluctant learners? When students are engaged, predicting answers, talking with one another and sharing with the class in ways that follow safe routines and practices, they not only achieve more but they also act out less. And everyone, including the teacher, has more...

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As English teachers, we’re almost always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to stimulate our language learners. It was ELT author and researcher Stephen D. Krashen who gave us his Affective Filter hypothesis of Second or Foreign language acquisition. (Krashen – Terrell, 1983) His hypothesis states, that conditions which promote low anxiety levels...

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Speed and extent of learning determined by innate differences in how the various parts of the brain "talk" to one another People who struggle to learn foreign languages may simply have brains that are not wired to retain linguistic skills, a new study suggests.Learning a second language is far easier for some people than others because of innate...

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The British Council announced the finalists for the ELTons 2017. The ELTons are now in their fifteenth year and are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT).The ELTons are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They reward...

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These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact professionals report working more and more these days. Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall...

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