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Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

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...

The Unique Teacher-Student Relationship

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...

A Teacher’s individual research and scientific methods in language classrooms

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...

From Story Reading to Story Telling and Story Devising

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...

Vocational Qualifications: or finding one’s own Voice

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...

Vocational Qualifications you can trust

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...

Vocational Qualifications: What are they? Who are they for?

Read more ...What would you expect from a nurse from Greece who works in a hospital in the UK? To be able to talk about the environment in English or to give an English speaking patient clear and detailed instructions on how to take medication? You’d expect from a Greek hairdresser who runs a beauty salon in Nottingham to be able to explain the latest techniques they...

When testing trumps teaching, the students suffer

Read more ...  Tiffany Moyer-Washington is an eighth-grade English language arts teacher at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy in Hartford and a member of Educators 4 Excellence and the Hartford Federation of Teachers. Her article on courant.com caught our attention as we found her opinion and views worth sharing. Enjoy.   Every teacher...

Academic English skills in General English Courses

Read more ...  In previous articles we’ve briefly presented the history of EAP, examined similarities and differences between Academic and General EFL courses, analysed important features of Academic English and presented EAP teaching contexts in Greece. This article will support how the inclusion of some EAP features in curriculum design, lesson planning and...

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