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Teachers in speaking exam classes adopt methods that save time and ensure success to the test. So, there is not enough time and focus on tasks or activities that develop communicative competence. Unfortunately, students know the routine of a speaking class and once they have done the task and know the score they get discouraged to participate in the lesson any longer.

Speaking in Exam Preparation Classes: Students’ difficulties

Read more ...    Greece has a strong testing culture since teaching foreign languages is linked with language exams. Students learn foreign languages mainly to get a foreign language certification. The Greek market offers a large number of English Language exams and certifying bodies. All these exams consist of various sections – some evaluate all language skills...

Spark the Learners’ Interest for Writing

Read more ...Well-verified classroom reality attests that writing and writing-production tasks constitute a multilayered procedure. As such, writing deviates from other aspects of language teaching in requiring holistic and prompt recall of language input. The differentiation of writing instruction is the productive element; irrefutably, writing entails immediate...

EFL Vocabulary: How to teach adjectives with Instagram!

Read more ...  Learning new vocabulary can be challenging.  But is teaching English vocabulary easy-peasy?  If you want to witness some serious results in your classroom you’ll be most delighted to explore this new strategy! Teaching adjectives with Instagram works wonders with teenagers and adults  and here’s how: by Melpomeni Ioannidou - Blog: Αγγλικά Στο πρώτο...

Test Anxiety and how to help our learners tackle it!

Read more ...Although anxiety is considered to be a natural process so that humans are able to function effectively, it can become detrimental when it becomes excessive and uncontrollable leading to distress and interfering with everyday activities such as learning, studying or evaluation situations as in the case of our learners. Anxiety is the anticipation of a...

Music and songs can boost language learning

Read more ...Language learners find it overwhelming to absorb all that new vocabulary, pronounce things right and correctly use the grammar. Singing a language can make it easier to learn, according to research that found people who sang words or short phrases from a foreign language instead of speaking them were twice as good at remembering them later. The study...

Building Writing Skills

Read more ...    Writing is often overlooked in EFL teaching and learning. At a beginning level, it may be seen as a task for the intermediate and advanced stages. Students will also shy away from writing due to its many complicated rules, structures and idiosyncrasies.   However, placing importance on English writing skills is essential and has long-term...

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