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Read more ...  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE QUICK AND DIRTY • The turkey bird gets its name from the country. • To talk turkey means to speak plainly. • To go cold turkey means to stop a habit abruptly. • To call someone a turkey is an...

Read more ...  Standardized tests are primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or a selection of questions from common bank of questions, in the same way, and that is scored in a “standard” or...

Read more ...  It is truly fascinating how people’s remarkable lives influence the way one may think about almost everything. I had this feeling when I completed Dr Henry Marsh’s book: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014). In the book Dr Marsh confesses that it took him about 20 years to lead a brain surgery and...

Read more ...CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and it normally refers to the knowledge and skills obtained beyond the formal education (i.e. after completing a Bachelor’s Degree). It is also a way to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in your profession and move a step further from your comfort zone. Therefore, both newly qualified teachers and...

Read more ...The teacher-student relationship has always been included in the list of relationships that contribute to the psycho-emotional growth of the child. It is definitely not restricted to the transmission of knowledge since it shapes the child’s personality. The teacher is the one who can boost internal motivation and make a person feel important inside and...

Read more ...There is no doubt that teachers are more effective in their profession when they are aware of the basic principles of language learning. Additionally, a teacher’s individual approach to teaching influences student performance in classrooms where they have the chance to deepen their professional knowledge and eradicate misconceptions about language...

Read more ...Part 3 of this series of articles on story telling will start by suggesting that stories be implemented more frequently in the English classroom since they are powerful tools and involve children in an enjoyable way in the learning process. Story telling is mostly associated with young learners, but I propose a broad use of this tool involving all ages...

Read more ...As teachers who perpetually vie for fulfilling the optimum outcome for a multitude of profoundly different personalities, the practice years that elapse might already have dissolved the fallacious expectation of the perfectly skilled, fully competent image of teacher that could address what the future might withhold.   By Marina...

Read more ...  The globalization of local markets in recent years has created countless opportunities in the professional arena, allowing for unprecedented mobility in the workforce. However, these changes are also creating new challenges and the ability to communicate in an international professional environment is becoming of paramount importance. In response...

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What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

06 December 2019

  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE...

Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

05 December 2019

Dictation is one of the oldest techniques known for both the teaching and testing of foreign languages. Stansfield (1985) dates its origins back to the sixteenth century. It has long...

Εορτασμός 80 χρόνων British Council

05 December 2019

  Τα 80 χρόνια πολιτιστικής παρουσίας του στην Ελλάδα γιόρτασε το British Council Ελλάδας με μια εορταστική εκδήλωση που πραγματοποίησε πριν λίγες μέρες στη Θεσσαλονίκη στην οποία ήταν παρούσα η...

«Κάτω από τη βάση» οι μαθητές στην Ελλάδα σε βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα σύμφωνα με τον ΟΟΣΑ

04 December 2019

Σταθερά χαμηλές παραμένουν οι επιδόσεις των Ελλήνων μαθητών στη διεθνή εκπαιδευτική αξιολόγηση του προγράμματος PISA, το οποίο πραγματοποιείται κάθε τρία χρόνια από τον ΟΟΣΑ. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό μάλιστα ότι οι επιδόσεις των ελλήνων...

Christmas Video Facts

25 November 2019

  This is a great simple activity to practice their reading and writing skills while talking about some unusual facts about Christmas.  Activity Time:  15 mins Level: Teens and Adults Intermediate +...

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