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A teacher's body language can be just as important as what they say, argues Amy Cuddy

Harvard academic Amy Cuddy, famous for her work on 'power poses', talks to Jon Severs about the impact of body language in the classroom. According to a feature on TES (tes.com), those teachers who plan their classroom speeches to the syllable, Amy Cuddy has some disappointing news. “Some researchers did a study looking at a rating students gave a professor...
A teacher's body language can be just as important as what they say, argues Amy Cuddy

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...

101 EFL Activities for Teaching University Students is a new book by Hall Houston, published by iTDi Publishing.

  It’s a book for teachers of EFL classes at universities, containing a variety of language learning activities that can be used throughout the semester. However, teachers of other subjects (not to mention high school and language school teachers) could also use most of the activities in their classrooms. The activities in this book relate to three...

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...

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...

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...

Tell your Story: this IS your lesson

“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.” ― Hans Christian Andersen I’ve been teaching for more than 30 years. I’ve done everything I now reject in terms of methodology. I started with Grammar-Translation because this is what I was told to do by my first employer. I taught exam-prep the exam-prep...