Alexandra Koukoumialou

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10 things you need to know about the Cambridge CELTA course


  And why it’s the best step forward in your TEFL career      “CELTA” originally stood for ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults’ but was recently changed to Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is now a Level 5 Qualification and some Universities even offer credits in their TESOL […]

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My Learning English journey


For the May #ELTchat challenge, I am handing over our blog to one of my Business English students, Adrian, who has managed to develop a host of helpful learning strategies to use outside the classroom, independently of his teacher. Adrian has travelled a long distance from studying in a fairly traditional learning environment to turning […]

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Using Wikis in ELT – #ELTchat Summary 09/11/2011


This is the summary of a very lively discussion held on Twitter. By Alexandra Koukoumialou (@AlexandraKouk) and Dina Dobrou (@DinaDobrou) #ELTchatters gathered on 9th November to discuss wikis. As usual a wealth of ideas and links were shared. But let’s just start by defining what a wiki is: A wiki ( /ˈwɪki/) is a website that […]

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Raising Language Awareness through the Study of Translation – Part I


This post is not about using the Grammar Translation method or a Contrastive Analysis approach to language teaching but some reflections on  our online course preparing candidates for the Diploma in Translation Examination over the past two years. My Trainees My trainees were mostly language teachers from various backgrounds and teaching contexts. Some were very experienced, […]

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How I ended up teaching CLIL without realising it!


I am delighted to be introducing Alexandra Koukoumialou’s first blog post on our school blog. Alexandra’s  first contribution tells the story of a foreign language course which, unexpectedly, turned into a CLIL course ! Marisa Constantinides It all began as a Modern Greek as a Foreign Language Course! This is a story of what started […]

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