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Read more ...  Η παραδοσιακή διδασκαλία παραμένει στο κύριο μέρος  της μια προσπάθεια μεταφοράς και μεταβίβασης γνώσεων σε τάξεις όπου οι μαθητές θεωρούνται αδιαφοροποίητος ομοιογενής πληθυσμός (Koutselini & Persianis, 2001). Όμως, όλες οι τάξεις ήταν ανέκαθεν μεικτές ως προς το μαθησιακό στυλ και πολύ περισσότερο σήμερα είναι μεικτές ως προς την επίδοση  των...

Read more ...From needs analysis to curriculum development.   For the last four decades, in order for somebody to be considered employable in Greece, all they needed to present was a certification to prove English acquisition of some level from B2 to C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to score qualification points for the...

Read more ...      Features of EAP Courses   Language skills   As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students for the very specific purpose of university study and life at an English-speaking context through specific environments and...

Read more ...  The aim of this article is to examine storytelling as an educational tool, to delve into its powers, the skills it requires and the activities it can lend itself to. The article consists of 4 parts and in this first part we will be looking very briefly at the history of storytelling, the reason why stories are powerful, how story telling relates to...

Read more ...Undoubtedly, change is inevitable in today’s life. Since development means change and growth, can outside change become the motive to personal development? Defining the term teacher development, it is “the process whereby teachers’ professionality and/or professionalism may be considered to be enhanced (Evans, 2010, p. 131) and professionality in turn...

Read more ...When Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) sits on the bench offering chocolates to the listeners of his life story while this story is unfolded before viewers’ eyes, Forest breaks the so-called fourth wall convention.   By Dimitris Maroulis, AdvDipEd – MEd – EdDoctorate   Fourth wall is a convention that best describes the relationship between the stage action...

Read more ...Supposing you hold the currently released ELT News issue, the present feature section must be of fervent interest to the readership.   Reasons for Prioritizing Lifelong Education and Skills Development   Through educating oneself, the ESL/EFL teacher accomplishes an influential multi- faceted effect:   They essentially nurture their professional...

Read more ...Are you considering working with adults? Have you been approached by adults who would like to brush up their English or restart from where they’d stopped some years ago? In these cases you may not know exactly what they need and/or you maybe unsure of where to start with them.   By Maroussa Pavli Those learners sometimes say ‘‘I’d like to start my...

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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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