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Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

By Ioanna Charalambous and Nick Michelioudakis It is never too late to learn: There is this old man who lives in Poland. He lives alone with only his dog as...

English for Academic Purposes:  EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

English for Academic Purposes: EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

Features of EAP Courses Language skills As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students...

Storytelling and learning go hand in hand

Storytelling and learning go hand in hand

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

The aim of this article is to examine storytelling as an educational tool, to delve into its powers, the skills it requires and the activities it can lend itself to....

Human Rights: Children dream of their rights

Human Rights: Children dream of their rights

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

Raising awareness through a multi-cultural based project By Nancy Tasiopoulou and Dimitris Primalis Finding it hard to engage your learners into the lesson? Projects can engage learners; stimulate free language...

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

17 September 2019

By Ioanna Charalambous and Nick Michelioudakis It is never too late to learn: There is this old man who lives in Poland. He lives alone with only his dog as...

Human Rights: Children dream of their rights

Human Rights: Children dream of their rights

17 September 2019

Raising awareness through a multi-cultural based project By Nancy Tasiopoulou and Dimitris Primalis Finding it hard to engage your learners into the lesson? Projects can engage learners; stimulate free language...

CLEVERLANDS: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers

CLEVERLANDS: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers

17 September 2019

By Dimitris Maroulis There is a castle in Cork, Ireland, the Blarney Castle which hosts the Stone of Eloquence, kissing it you get the gift of the gab. Legend has...

Updates in the ECCE and ECPE as of May 2021

Updates in the ECCE and ECPE as of May 2021

25 June 2019

Michigan Language Assessment is pleased to announce the update of two trusted exams: the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) and the Examination for the Certificate of...

PERSPECTIVES

Transforming Last Year’s Experience into New Year’s Wisdom

Transforming Last Year’s Experience into New Year’s Wisdom

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 06 September 2019

The ability for assessing and decision making attested reality of all human-centered professions is their subjectivity to perpetual change. Therefore it is hard to attain perfection in all aspects. The...

Summer All Year Long: Back to school as smoothly as possible

Summer All Year Long: Back to school as smoothly as possible

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 06 September 2019

So, it’s goodbye to August and hello to autumn! September blues! And yet there are no rules or regulations stating is has to be this way, so why do a...

Teaching Junior Beginners via Skype

Teaching Junior Beginners via Skype

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 06 September 2019

Teaching On Line is gaining popularity at lightning speed, mainly due to the advancement of technology and applications such as Skype, Google Hangouts and FaceTime, which work miracles for people...

Young Learners: Having fun with Grammar

Young Learners: Having fun with Grammar

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 18 August 2019

Young learners have a long time ahead of them with the language. There is no need to rush into technical rules and labels that will confuse. It seems likely to...

TEACHING MATERIAL & EDUCATION

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

By Ioanna Charalambous and Nick Michelioudakis It is never too late to learn: There is this old man who lives in Poland. He lives alone with only his dog as...

English for Academic Purposes:  EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

English for Academic Purposes: EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

Features of EAP Courses Language skills As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students...

Storytelling and learning go hand in hand

Storytelling and learning go hand in hand

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

The aim of this article is to examine storytelling as an educational tool, to delve into its powers, the skills it requires and the activities it can lend itself to....

7+1 tips to make CLIL  work with your class

7+1 tips to make CLIL work with your class

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 15 July 2019

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has been adopted by a growing number of schools and language schools for a number of reasons, including more opportunities for language practice, motivation...

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Mike Riley on Teaching, Managing and Leading

Mike Riley on Teaching, Managing and Leading

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 18 August 2019

“Making decisions is a crucial part of being a leader” Now settled in the UK where he works as Global Teacher Training Manager at Macmillan Education, Mike spent over a...

Δελτίο Τύπου από το  Cambridge Assessment English σχετικά με την υπόθεση των πλαστών πιστοποιητικών στη Λέσβο

Δελτίο Τύπου από το Cambridge Assessment English σχετικά με την υπόθεση των πλαστών πιστοποιητικών στη Λέσβο

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 23 July 2019

Με αφορμή την εν εξελίξει υπόθεση περί πιθανά πλαστών πιστοποιητικών ή παραποιημένων αποτελεσμάτων της εξέτασης BULATS, στο νησί της Λέσβου, από άγνωστο σε εμάς πρόσωπο, το Cambridge Assessment English ενημερώνει ...

Τα πλαστά πιστοποιητικά γλωσσομάθειας στη Μυτιλήνη (upd)

Τα πλαστά πιστοποιητικά γλωσσομάθειας στη Μυτιλήνη (upd)

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 21 July 2019

Μπαλάκι οι ευθύνες ανάμεσα σε Μυτιλήνη και Θεσσαλονίκη Το θέμα με τα πλαστά πιστοποιητικά Αγγλικών έχει προκαλέσει αίσθηση και αναστάτωση σε πολλούς εργαζόμενους ή ανέργους που θέλουν να συμμετάσχουν σε...

Κομπίνα με πλαστά πιστοποιητικά Αγγλικών στη Μυτιλήνη

Κομπίνα με πλαστά πιστοποιητικά Αγγλικών στη Μυτιλήνη

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 18 July 2019

Βιομηχανία πλαστών πιστοποιητικών Αγγλικής Γλώσσας αποκαλύφθηκε στη Μυτιλήνη όταν έγινε έλεγχος σε τίτλο σπουδών Αγγλικής Γλώσσας υπαλλήλου του Δήμου Λέσβου. Σύμφωνα με το Lesvosnews.net τα πλαστά πιστοποιητικά βρέθηκαν όταν ο...

TEACHING MATERIAL & EDUCATION

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Learning Strategies: The Pleasures of DIY’

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

By Ioanna Charalambous and Nick Michelioudakis It is never too late to learn: There is this old man who lives in Poland. He lives alone with only his dog as...

English for Academic Purposes:  EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

English for Academic Purposes: EAP study skills and the EAP scene in Greece

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

Features of EAP Courses Language skills As described in previous articles, the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught and developed throughout EAP courses. These courses prepare students...

Storytelling and learning go hand in hand

Storytelling and learning go hand in hand

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 17 September 2019

The aim of this article is to examine storytelling as an educational tool, to delve into its powers, the skills it requires and the activities it can lend itself to....

7+1 tips to make CLIL  work with your class

7+1 tips to make CLIL work with your class

Written byΔημήτρης Σπυρόπουλος
on 15 July 2019

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has been adopted by a growing number of schools and language schools for a number of reasons, including more opportunities for language practice, motivation...

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The Consulatancy Corner

Directing your school

Directing your school

on 17 September 2019

The dictionary (www.oxforddictionaries.com) defines director as a person who is in charge of an activity, department or organisation. A second definition adds the aspect of the manager of business affairs,...

The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that  never managed to make their mark

The plane that never managed to take off: FLS that never managed to make their mark

on 27 March 2019

In my last article (back in June 2018, before my unplanned but much-needed break of 6 months from ELT NEWS for the first time in 9 years), we explored the...

Why am I losing client momentum? OR The Empty School Syndrome

Why am I losing client momentum? OR The Empty School Syndrome

on 06 September 2018

The story is familiar because you have seen it before. In fact, it’s played out in the same way so many times that one wonders why those involved in it...

Classrooms or learning rooms: How does space define learning?

Classrooms or learning rooms: How does space define learning?

on 17 May 2018

In the era of self-sustaining learning environments, at a time when learning can happen everywhere, the space where formal learning takes place cannot be overlooked. There are many factors to...

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