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QLS’s Second “Christmas Tea with Lucinda Dickens Hawksley”

QLS’s unique literary online event, featuring acclaimed author and descendant of Charles Dickens, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, returned last Christmas for yet another festive afternoon tea. Students of all ages from 42 schools, members of the QLS Pan-Hellenic Network of foreign language schools, attended the unforgettable event under the title "Christmas...

Cambridge Assessment bans watches from January 2022

New regulations for watches. Cambridge Assessment regulations state that from January 2022 smart watches will be banned in exams rooms and treated as electronic items. It is no longer acceptable for candidates to remove and leave them on their desk. Candidates should be advised to remove and leave them at home or they should be collected with mobile...

Fulbright Greece: Building Bridges, Promoting Excellence

  Fulbright Greece successfully administered the 2020–2021 and 2021–2022 Greek and U.S. Fulbright Scholarship Programs, despite the difficulties stemming from the pandemic. We are grateful for the support of the governments of the United States and the Hellenic Republic as well as the generosity and commitment of our donors in supporting the continuity and...

English through Drama: A Holistic Second Language Learning Method

  I always perceived teaching as a happy journey; as an adventure both for the teacher and the students. Having this as my driving force I decided to make each lesson an adventure, a fantasy and a surprise for my students with innumerable benefits for them and for me. I started organizing my lessons through my students’ eyes; their likes, their...

A Short Paper Proposing That We Need to Write Shorter Papers

Author: Stephen Krashen
Our current journals in language education are full of long papers. A typical journal might have, at most, five major papers. Sometimes we have to write long papers, but much of the time, it's unnecessary: the papers often contain long introductions more suitable for doctoral dissertations or review ("state of the art") papers, apparently designed to...

How your personal identity affects your brand identity

Author: Natassa Manitsa
This article could easily have the title “ Advertising the Ogilvy way” or “Teaching the Human way” so to follow the style of my previous articles on Teaching, but I decided to change it a bit since my main idea to write this article came straight from this conclusion. Text by Natassa Manitsa All too often when creating ads most of us are so product and...

The show must go on!

    Let’s admit it! It was a tough year! We had to face and cope with multiple things. At first, we had to deal with the Internet and learning about different applications that would help us deliver quality online lessons. Then, we enjoyed our summer. After that, we started face to face lessons and then, after a month, a stricter lockdown arrived. We had...

DEVELOPING LEARNER AUTONOMY IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES CONTEXTS FOCUSING ON PRESESSIONAL AND INSESSIONAL YEAR 1 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

The development of the skills presented in the introductory article on learner autonomy requires the combined effort of tutors, learners and learner peers. This article will discuss their vital role in this process and ways in which a balance between support provision and autonomy scaffolding can be achieved. TEXT BY MAROUSSA PAVLI, MA APPLIED...