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Language testing: A changing landscape

LanguageCert Online Proctored Exams A changing landscape Due to the mounting popularity of online education programmes, the increasing internationalisation of education and the growing demand for certification, online proctored testing is forecast to develop more than ever before. Currently, thousands of online-proctored tests are regularly administered by...

Teaching English ‘the Greek way’

Learning a foreign language like English, which is based on the alphabetic system, is easy for students whose mother tongue is also an alphabetic one like Greek. Since words of Greek origin are widely used in English, things are even better for Greek students.Moreover, both English and Greek are considered SVO (Subject-Verb-Object) languages, which, in...

Good Grief! Yet Another Article on Grammar & Vocabulary?

Grammar and Vocabulary are deemed by many as the cornerstones of language learning. Although this claim does have merit, as these two elements will establish a sound foundation to build upon, both educators and students alike must also acknowledge the fact that there is a broader picture to examine. What about productive skills like writing or speaking...

Grammar nonsense

Welcome to this teaser of grammar nonsense. It contains three new chapters that are a taste of what we cover in our more extended collection of rants and reflections on how the ELT industry views grammar and how it should be learnt and taught. Grammar nonsense is a collective, industry-wide problem where each individual part of the ‘family’ -education...