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Read more ...    The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with coherence, an appropiate grammar structure and an acceptable spelling. One of the effective ways to do this is to motivate the students and make them aware of the steps involved...

Read more ...  Ιχνογράφηµα:  Είναι η  αναπαράσταση κάποιου αντικειµένου, πράγµατος, τοπίου ή και ανθρώπου µε απλές γραµµές µολυβιού. Δεν χρησιµοποιούµε καθόλου χρώµατα. Σχέδιο: Πολλές φορές µπορούµε να το ταυτίσουµε µε το ιχνογράφηµα. Η σηµασία των λέξεων µπορεί να µοιάζει αλλά οι λέξεις δεν ταυτίζονται απόλυτα. Στο σχέδιο η αναπαράσταση του αντικειµένου είναι...

Read more ... I think I can read your mind as you are reading the title of the article. "Reading? Why taboo?  Who is it taboo for?" As social media lovers would describe it, the relationship of reading with all three stakeholders is rather complicated and multi-faceted:   Parents  take it for granted that learners should read aloud long texts and translate them word...

Read more ...Language is a tool for communication. We communicate with others, to express our ideas, and to know others’ ideas as well. Communication takes place mostly where there is speech.   The importance of speaking skills is enormous for the learners of any language. Without speech, a language is reduced to a mere script. Any gap in communication results in...

Read more ...Is there a possibility of linking the teaching of study skills with teaching English in such a way so that the two can be combined and successfully support each other? It has already been acknowledged that study skills have an important cross-curricular value and should therefore be part of the curriculum design and implementation with a view to our...

Read more ...Ηave you ever walked into a classroom expecting students to be prepared and begin learning and instead found them looking at you like you are an alien from another planet for even expecting their rapt attention? Unfortunately, low expectations have become the norm for both teachers and students. Many teachers do not want to fight against the expectations...

Read more ...Educators have long known that the ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration. Storytelling is accessible to all ages and abilities. No special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to create artistic images. As a learning tool, storytelling can encourage students to explore...

Read more ...No, we can’t force a student to learn, however there are many great methods to encourage students to learn. Teachers who encourage learning produce individuals who are better educated and more prepared for the future. Encouraging students to learn requires extra time and effort on the part of the teacher, both in and out of the classroom. How can we...

Read more ... This short presentation of a Three-Dimensional Model is based on the com-bination of several pieces of information that have come to my knowledge quite recently and led me to repeat, in a new context, some important assertions I had made before. It all started with my conversations with Ms Maria Zaphiropoulou concerning her doctoral dissertation on The...

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