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Published on: 24-09-2012

Good Teaching: The top ten requirements

One: GOOD TEACHING is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 18-09-2013

Motivating Adult Learners

The expansion of life-long learning along with ever-shifting workplace demands has brought into our schools and classrooms a growing number of adult learners.  Their learning needs, learner identity and learner characteristics...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 14-12-2016

Adult Learning: How do adults learn best?

Part of being an effective instructor involves understanding how adults learn best. Compared to children and teens, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. Despite the apparent truth, adult...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 14-12-2016

“Literature strikes back! Teaching Literature with Technology”

Two TESOL Greece members awarded the 2013 IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG scholarship If you thought that Greece is far behind in learning technologies compared to other countries, maybe you should reconsider. Chryssanthe...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-04-2017

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category. It’s part of the movement to “meet students where they are” that’s being embraced...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 06-07-2016

Integrating Multilingual and Multicultural Awareness in the EFL Classroom

The teacher’s role in the EFL or ESL classroom has seen a great many changes over the past century as different theories and methods - often contradictory- have evolved. Traditional...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 25-04-2013

Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Six)

The main characteristic of human interaction, and presentations for that matter, is verbal communication. It covers just about all aspects of human activity: it is used to inform, to intimidate...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 06-07-2016

Integrating Multilingual and Multicultural Awareness in the EFL Classroom

The teacher’s role in the EFL or ESL classroom has seen a great many changes over the past century as different theories and methods - often contradictory- have evolved. Traditional...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 18-09-2013

Motivating Adult Learners

The expansion of life-long learning along with ever-shifting workplace demands has brought into our schools and classrooms a growing number of adult learners.  Their learning needs, learner identity and learner characteristics...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 27-03-2017

Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 10-06-2013

Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Eight)

"This One's for the Children" Telling a story has been used almost since the beginning of time as a means for sharing and interpreting experiences, as a means of instruction, as...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 24-09-2012

Good Teaching: The top ten requirements

One: GOOD TEACHING is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so...

Education

This month in ELT NEWS

July 2017

The July/August issue of ELT NEWS features a back to school section full of ideas and tips to start the new academic year in the best possible way. We also...

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Education

31-05-2017 Hits:1308 Education

Designing a course for adult learners: An analysis of the process and some practical tips

In my previous article I looked at the basic concepts in designing a course for adults. This article analyses the steps followed during this process and offers suggestions for each...

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12-04-2017 Hits:1212 Education

How to help your students develop Reading & Listening skills

The following article refers to the theory, and the practice needed, for developing the Reading and Listening skills effectively. However, before getting into details concerning the two skills it would...

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11-04-2017 Hits:843 Education

Why games are elemental in a language classroom

Traditional teachers hold a common perception that all learning should be serious and solemn in nature and that if one is having fun and there is hilarity and laughter, it...

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11-04-2017 Hits:1378 Education

Preparing candidates for the Cambridge English Proficiency exam

  There is a wide range of official free and paid for Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press, including the coursebook and practice tests...

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04-04-2017 Hits:565 Education

Inspiring Ideas to help you get the most out of the IWB in Your Classroom

Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so...

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03-04-2017 Hits:1801 Education

Introducing and implementing radical changes in your teaching

The world is changing fast around you, your colleagues have been tooting their own horns about the innovative practices they have introduced in their teaching while your students keep yawning...

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Teaching Material

Preparing learners for exams: the problem with listening

Fear of listening Listening appears to be the most feared component of language exams: learners invariably complain that “the listening was difficult,” teachers seem to worry about the listening subtest more...

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New to the classroom? Here are some tips that will help you evolve as a teacher

As a novice teacher you are full of dreams. You have the knowledge and command of the language and you know that you can disseminate information. But theory is often...

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Coursebooks: Jack of all trades, master of none

Tool 1: A good teacher cannot be fixed in a routine…During teaching, each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting… (Bruce Lee, kung fu practitioner...

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Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Eight)

"This One's for the Children" Telling a story has been used almost since the beginning of time as a means for sharing and interpreting experiences, as a means of instruction, as...

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