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Substitution: two sides of the same coin

Read more ...Substitution is such a common phenomenon in the teaching profession, that you are bound to be involved in it one way or another. Under the term ‘substitution’ lie many different types; teaching a new class for a single lesson in too short notice, or initially doing it for a short period of time, only to be informed that you are to go on for several...

Formative Assessment in Distance Learning

Read more ...Schools are closed but schooling goes on, and it remains crucial that teachers find ways to see what students are learning. Whether we use synchronous or asynchronous online sessions, whether we call it distance or virtual learning, we’re all challenged to provide meaningful education experiences at a distance as the education world grapples with the...

A Teacher’s Springtime Quarantine

Read more ...It is March again. Spring has officially arrived and the equinox is promising more sunlight and longer warmer days. After a gloomy winter this is the time to open the windows and let the fresh air in. It is the time to step outside and enjoy the birds singing sweetly, the wildflowers coming into bloom, the trees displaying vibrant colors. It is the time...

How to teach reading skills to non-readers

Read more ...  The time has come for you to teach the so called certificate classes and you’re thrilled and can’t wait to put into practice all those elaborate strategies you have acquired from your university years on how to do everything. This is your moment! You can shine your light on the highway of star teachers. Ha! Wrong approach. Think again! Teaching...

Teaching Reading to students with dyslexia

Read more ...  Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. The person diagnosed with dyslexia face difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition. What is more, poor spelling is a very common result of the deficit in the phonological development. Finally, reading comprehension as well as reading ability in general can be...

What’s in a listening lesson?

Read more ...Theoretical evidence in decision making and lesson planning in B2 listening classes By Vassiliki Lismani Listening, along with reading, is categorized as a receptive language skill. Sharing their common fate, listening and reading are also considered secondary skills giving prominence to writing and speaking.  Nunan (1997) describes listening in...

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