Collocations a.k.a how to speak a foreign language more naturally

What is a collocation first of all? A collocation is a combination of words that come together to convey a specific meaning. Collocations show how a language typically and naturally functions, therefore appear very often in it. They ...

The Pygmalion Effect

The initial study  In 1968, a group of researchers wished to conduct a number of tests, which would assess students’ IQ, in a California primary school. The true results of the tests were never presented to the teachers. Instead, the ...

Confessions of a teacher in lockdown.

Today, a year of lockdown is being completed. Nationally and globally, the world has been into turmoil because of the pandemic caused by Covid-19. Overnight, the entire educational system had to be redesigned and conducted online.  ...

How to study with ADHD

All right, then. The student demonstrates signs of behavior, which  may fall into the category of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Overcoming our tendency to place tags and organise behaviours of students in “boxes” ...

Learning a foreign language with dyslexia

“Yes! Of course, they can learn a foreign language!”  I can barely remember the number of times a worried parent has  called me to anxiously ask “ Hello! My daughter has been diagnosed with dyslexia. Will she be able to learn a foreign ...

6 Hacks on how video games actually help you learn a foreign language

The battle of the Video Games.  For years now, there is a secret, unspoken, restless, ongoing battle being fought in every home. On the one side, parents aligned with teachers. Their weapon: Books. On the other side, young learners. ...

6 ways to stay motivated during distance learning

6 Ways to stay motivated during distance learning The second surge of the global Covid-19 pandemic is here, leading all countries, gradually yet steadily, to local or national lock-downs. Social distance, working from home, restriction ...

Challenges of remote learning and how to overcome them – Part 2

3. Unexpected technical Issues. The teaching process has long now embraced technology, even in the most prepared environment though, technical difficulties arise from nowhere. Therefore, during remote learning, which is completely ...

Challenges of remote learning and how to overcome them-Part 1

The global pandemic of Covid-19, which first emerged in the city of Wuhan in China, on the 31st of December 2019, is still marking its unstoppable course throughout the world. The lockdowns which globally took place during spring of ...

Exams in the time of Covid-19

The constant influx of health, social and humanitarian conditions during this pandemic, have rendered 2020 a truly challenging year for students all over the world. No matter the age, object or level of studies, everyone keeps ...