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Andragogy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Read more ...Education embodies ongoing commitment, whether practiced consciously or not. Lifelong education is influential for teachers irrespective of the sector or...

Reflections of an active teacher of EFL

Read more ...The reasons, the means, the times, the venues and more Almost as soon as I entered the teaching profession, back in 1981, I realized that that my teaching qualifications simply were not enough to face the vocation I opted for. Fine, I had studied my literature, British and American, modern   and   classic, I had studied Linguistics...

Teaching Speaking at B2 Level

Read more ...It has been argued – with good reason one might add – that of all four skills involved in foreign language learning, the hardest to achieve yet the most rewarding is speaking the language in question. Being an FL student myself this year, taking my B2 exams in Spanish shortly, I’ve put my self in my students’ shoes and gained some empathy as to why the...

Register transfer: Sadly, a skill no longer required by exam boards

Read more ...  One of the criteria used by examiners when marking the writing paper in examinations is the so called “register transfer” i.e. whether a candidate’s answer is written in the appropriate style, if it has the right degree of formality or informality or even whether it is too personal, or not personal enough. The fact that most, if not all, C2-level...

The Best Thing You Can Do for Reading Fluency

Read more ...Choppy, hesitant reading got you down? Does your child’s lack of fluency affect her comprehension? There is a simple trick that you can apply to your child’s reading practice to accelerate his reading fluency. It’s called “rereading”, or sometimes “repeated reading”.  Academic studies and anecdotal evidence from reading professionals and parents...

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

Read more ...While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. What are the pros and cons of remote teaching technology?   Education is one of the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 lockdown with social distancing measures meaning schools could be closed for the foreseeable future.  However, thanks to...

The Science of Reading

Read more ...Does reading really matter that much now that we’re in the digital age? Yes! In fact, in the digital age, when we encounter so many different texts and messages every day, our critical and analytical abilities may even matter more than ever. Without a rich vocabulary and background knowledge that we can apply and utilize, we will get tripped up in the...

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