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Read more ...  Andrew Walkley is the co-founder with Hugh Dellar of Lexical Lab, a company to promote teaching lexically and provide excellence in lexical materials and training. He has taught English for over twenty years, mainly in Spain and the UK, and as a teacher trainer has given workshops to teachers in many different countries and teaching...

Read more ...Michael Carrier is managing director of Highdale Consulting and consults for a number of educational organisations. He has worked in language education for 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, and director in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and USA, and lectured worldwide. Michael has an MA in Applied Linguistics and an MBA, and is engaged in both the...

Read more ...  Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with the Flipped Classroom.  He was previously a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and the University of...

Read more ...English as a lingua franca(ELF) is the use of the English language ‘as a common means of communication for speakers of different first languages’. ELF is also ‘defined functionally by its use in intercultural communication rather than formally by its reference to native-speaker norms’ whereas English as a foreign language aims at meeting native speaker...

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Developments in Glocal Language Testing: The Case of the Greek National Foreign Language Exam System

16 December 2019

  In contrast to most publications in language testing and assessment, which address research and developments of international, monolingual exam batteries, this volume aims to present research studies focusing on...

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...

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