Jolly phonics actions

Greek teachers in England

Πως διδάσκονται οι ήχοι στα Αγγλικά στην Αγγλία; Δείτε το παρακάτω και χρησιμοποιήστε το ως οδηγό σας όλοι εσείς που διδάσκετε Αγγλικά ακόμα και στην Ελλάδα!

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Classroom Language

Y3-Classroom

a typical classroom in a Primary school in England

If you are interested in teaching in Foundation Stage (Reception) or Key Stage 1 (Year 1 or 2) in England you need to know certain expressions the teacher uses during the lesson. You can have a look below and feel free to leave your comment. Continue reading

Safe n’ sound, by lefkiselida

1426592526070741674158A growing number of EFL young students in Greece strive to learn how to read in English. Spending time with your young students working on the activities of this book will reward you. My 7-year-old student who was “stuck” somewhere between the alphabet and all these new English words got to read in an excellent manner today. The secret? Following the activities of this amazing book especially written for such children! Here is the book description in the webpage of its publishing house. So much useful is the link to the Teacher’s notes!

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iDiscover 2, by Express Publishing

I have already had my first lesson with my 40-year-old student who got really excited with this book. Its features and the fact that costs only 10€ make it an excellent choice for your adult students. It ‘s easily taught. Everything is explained analytically in the Teacher’s Guide. It’s really the first time I ‘m not getting tired during the lesson. It’s so exciting! Continue reading

Nursery Teaching Sessions

Get some ideas on how to design and implement nursery teaching sessions by reading this assignment and also listening to the recorded teaching sessions carried out a month ago in a Private Nursery School in Nea Smyrni (Athens). Teaching English to Very Young Learners is an area worth exploring!! I am grateful to the Lord for the excellent comments of my professor in the Open University.

Teaching Reading

A textbook reading lesson analysis and its adaptation to suit the needs of the students according to principles serving the respective teaching aims.

You can view the Assignment regarding the reading skill in module “AGG52 Language Learning Skills and Materials – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking” (1st year of Master in TESOL in the Hellenic Open University) here.

The verb “have got”


…While trying to make grammar theory and rules short and enjoyable as the young students are required to have something written in their notebooks. The tradition in the Greek reality is still so strong – the use of L1 required by the Greek educational system and the time for grammar explanation and application being so short. Course plans are to be strictly followed; the textbooks have to be completed by May. The teacher’s skills: to combine knowledge, comprehension, practice and production in almost no time at all, as grammar structures appear in every lesson. At least technology makes the whole thing a bit more appealing to students through the use of IWB (Interactive Whiteboard), PPT (Power Point) presentations and online games.