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Why do I Blog?


I am a teacher educator from Athens, Greece. I train English language teachers and help them become better teachers in the classroom. I started blogging in late 2009 my first blog,  Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters (in English), was followed by this blog which was originally intended to include topic areas more focused […]

#ELTchat at the ELTons Awards


ELTons Awards Nomination News May 23, 2012 Innovation in Teacher Resources We are very proud, pleased and honoured to be shortlisted in the nominations for an ELTons award, “the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching (ELT).” For a whole week my blogs will be celebrating the ELTons  award nomination and shortlisting of the #ELTchat  website  and #ELTchat, a […]

Too Many Books


Concerned and worried about the huge drop in registrations in a failing/failed Greek economy, reducing the number of compulsory coursebooks, workbooks and the like, is beginning to be a consideration for some foreign language school owners locally. The parents of younger pupils can no longer afford the high cost of […]

Λιγώτερα βιβλία


Η ανησυχία για τίς εγγραφές που όλο και μειώνονται, για τους μαθητές που οι γονείς παύουν να στέλνουν στα συνοικιακά κέντρα ξένων γλωσσών – άλλοτε φροντιστήρια – αλλά και τα παράπονα για τα πολλά και ακριβά βιβλία που αδυνατούν πλέον να τα αγοράσουν οι γονείς, άρχισαν φαίνεται να βάζουν σε […]