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L2 Learning: Help them do it alone

Read more ...    Teaching junior, pre-junior and nursery L2 classes can surface specific challenges, oxymorously fabricated by the mindset, the approaches and the methodology professed and employed by the dominant TEFL pedagogy. Nursery, preschool, early school L2 learners constitute formative learning stages that entail teaching the young child...

How young is too young to learn a Foreign Language?

Read more ...  Quite often in a monolingual family we are confronted with the dilemma of what is the appropriate age for our kids to start learning a foreign language. Should they first be exposed to a new language as early as kindergarten or should we wait until the first years of primary school, when our little ones try to master the written form of their...

Dealing with exam stress

Read more ...  Exams are a crucial part of education and the source of stress for many students. In order to avoid crippling anxiety from these pesky evaluations, it is important to approach them with a clear mind and an understanding of how to deal with stressful situations more broadly. In many cases, exam stress is all in the mind, and mental discipline is a...

Πώς να διδάξετε διαδικτυακά. Χρήσιμες και εύκολες συμβουλές

Read more ...  Τώρα που όλοι μιλάνε για τη μετατροπή των συμβατικών μορφών εργασίας σε τηλεργασία, τώρα που οι παραδοσιακές τάξεις επιδιώκεται να μετατραπούν σε τάξεις σε eLearning, ο κόσμος τελικά κατάλαβε ότι η εργασία από το σπίτι είναι στην πραγματικότητα μια υπαρκτή μορφή εργασίας! Οι άνθρωποι οι οποίοι εργάζονται εξ αποστάσεως, εργάζονται τόσο σκληρά όσο...

Teaching online for the first time

Read more ...  7 Tips for those about to sail into uncharted waters   Whether you regarded learning technology a blessing or anathema makes little or no difference now. Your students are at home and your mission is to help them keep learning at a turning point of the academic year. The following tips come from my experience using electronic platforms to...

Learners carry around dictionaries not grammar books

Read more ...In the current issue of ELT NEWS we focus on vocabulary learning. Vocabulary is central to any language because without sufficient vocabulary students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. A favourite quote of mine comes from linguist David Arthur Wilkins who said: “While without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary...

Πρώιμη Παρέμβαση: Προλαμβάνοντας τις πιθανές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και μια επακόλουθη σχολική αποτυχία

Read more ...  Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχει γίνει πολλή συζήτηση για τον έγκαιρο εντοπισμό των μαθησιακών δυσκολιών. Ο γενικός στόχος μιας τέτοιας συζήτησης είναι να καταφέρουμε να σχεδιάσουμε την παρέμβασή μας την κατάλληλη στιγμή. Έτσι θα προλάβουμε τη διόγκωση των δυσκολιών στο παιδί, αλλά και τη συσσώρευση αρνητικών εμπειριών στο σχολείο. Τα τελευταία χρόνια...

How To Handle Students Who Make Classmates Laugh

Read more ...So you have this student, or maybe several, who during instructional time try to make their classmates laugh. Sometimes it’s just a look or whispered comment, but it can be a major disruption. It can also be hard to know how to handle.   Should you hold all students who laugh accountable or just the student who started it? Also, if...

How to select the right exams for your students

Read more ...    It is the usual headache at the beginning of every academic year. Parents and students alike keep bombarding us with questions about which certificate (not diploma as they tend to call it) is the best and which exams are the most suitable. All this persistence reveals is their agony for their future and the pursuit of a qualification that...

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  Cornell University has created a series of webinars to help you make the transition from face-to-face to online teaching as effectively as possible. Visi...

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Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and stu...

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  With such a rapid shift to online school, there are bound to be some mishaps … and lessons learned. We turned to our community of teachers to ask what t...

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  Teaching English to young learners Early learning of English in the school context is becoming more common in our days. However, for a class of youngste...

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