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Read more ...  Τη διδασκαλία τριών διαφορετικών ξένων γλωσσών εντός σχολείων και σε ωράριο εκτός του υποχρεωτικού, δρομολογεί το υπουργείο Παιδείας στο πλαίσιο των μεταρρυθμίσεων που επιχειρούνται συνολικά σε όλες τις εκπαιδευτικές βαθμίδες. Τα δίωρα μαθήματα θα είναι δύο κάθε εβδομάδα για αγγλικά, γαλλικά και γερμανικά, ενώ μάλλον θα γίνονται...

Read more ...ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ Ανακοινώθηκαν οι νικητές των Education Leaders Awards 2018 στο κατάμεστο συνεδριακό κέντρο του Πανεπιστημίου Δυτικής Αττικής     Με ευρεία συμμετοχή και περισσότερους από 400 εκπροσώπους της εκπαιδευτικής κοινότητας από κάθε βαθμίδα της εκπαίδευσης και από κάθε γωνιά της Ελλάδας, ολοκληρώθηκαν την Παρασκευή 18 Μαΐου στο συνεδριακό κέντρο...

Read more ...One of the claims of language tests administered in Greece is that topical knowledge is not tested so that all candidates may stand the same chance of performing well. However, topical knowledge, especially in the form of intercultural knowledge, is one of the constructs that should be tested according to the CEFR by which all language tests are supposed...

Read more ...Do something for me if you will. Google the word “brain”. The first result you get is the link to Wikipedia’s “Human Brain”. Click and start reading. Go on! That’s it… Now somewhere between the words brainstem and skull bones I bet my bookshelf you would start thinking about the last time you cleaned the floor and how you’d look with your hair...

Read more ...What does “test preparation” mean for you? All too often, I suspect, it means working through endless past papers and practice tests. Of course your students need to be familiar with the test format and ready on the day for the kinds of tasks that they will be confronted with, and working through some practice tests under exam conditions is the right way...

Read more ...Back in November we contacted a number of teachers, teacher trainers, oral examiners etc. and asked them to write about this thorny issue. When we received the articles we found out that most of them dealt with the Speaking Part of Tests. “I can understand my teacher’s English, but when I speak to ‘real people’ I can’t understand them”. Have you heard this...

Read more ...    The TOEFL Program at ETS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 TOEFL English Language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program.   The purpose of the grant program is to enable practitioners to become involved in ETS's efforts to promote English language learning, and to support education and professional...

Read more ...  Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. Who Recognises OET? OET is trusted by regulators, hospitals & universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and...

Read more ...  From recent and frequent reports on the difficulties facing teachers: from recruitment, workload and pressure to demonstrate results, it could seem that the teaching profession is in a crisis – but is that really the case? Everyone has their own story to tell and we’d like to hear yours. Tell us what it’s really like to be a teacher in the 21st century...

Read more ...    The IELTS partners (British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English) are pleased to invite applications for funding to undertake research in relation to IELTS. Research projects will be funded to a maximum of £45,000/AUS$70,000 and can last between one and two years, as appropriate to the scope of the research.   Research...

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

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  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...

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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

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  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...

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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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