Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SUMMER COURSES 2019: A SAMPLE OF OUR CLASSROOM WORK

↝Disney always works miracles when it comes to enhancing younger learners’ receptive skills. Amazing Lilo and Stitch have charmed us once again!


↝Every single day brings new exciting classroom activities with it: IELTS simulation tests, ECPE writing test and wonderful students’ phrasebooks with a playful just-do-it attitude.






↝ Computer room time! Our students’ blogs which are actively updated during the summer:

“Proficiency” group/ C2 level: http://markaki-literature.blogspot.com
“Lower” group/ B2 level: http://markaki-b2.blogspot.com
C class group/ A2 level: http://friends-eng.blogspot.com
IELTS advice: http://studying-for-ielts.blogspot.com



↝ A larger version of our beloved Snakes and Ladders entertains younger learners and helps them consolidate the newly taught material.





↝ ECPE writing notes on board:







↝ A fun speaking game for adult learners:


↝ More IELTS practice on an amazing platform:


↝ Eloquent book presentations followed by our beloved eatable prizes, of course!



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

YORK PRESS GREECE SEMINAR& TIPS FOR EDUCATORS

Congratulations to the representatives of York Press Greece as well as the speakers Michael Brand, Maria Araxi Sachpazian and George Garefalakis on pulling off an incredible event for teachers and school owners on 4th June in Heraklion. There is additional information in the captions of certain photos for those who wish to know more about the classroom activities suggested by Michael Brand.

Kostas and Maria make for an amazing team!

Maria Araxi Sachpazian talking about the elephant in the room
when it comes to foreign language education,
which is the emphasis on exam success solely
rather than the amount of actual learning taking place in schools. 

The link to Michael Brand's slideshow


Fun kinaesthetic activities- find these slides by clicking here:
www.tinyurl.com/eltvideogreece
 

Using word clouds to introduce a reading, listening or video activity.

Michael Brand in action

How to employ video in the classroom
Turn your school into a learning hub!

Using Padlet in the classroom was suggested as a means of easily creating an online wall of learners’ messages, only requiring the use of their mobile devices or the school’s tablets.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

END-OF-YEAR SCHOOL SHOWS ON 23-24 MAY 2019

Songs, presentations and plays were employed as a means to end the winter courses of yet another fruitful school year. Our shows were spiced up by certificates of class completion and personality awards, photos taken throughout the year and constructive discussions with the parents.








Awards for our students’ personality and behaviour, plus some fun summer missions.









Countless delicacies and surprise homemade pizza as a prop for the dialogue in a pizza restaurant.






Older and younger learners' projects were literally everywhere, including 'memories' laundry, summer bucket lists and environmental messages.








Our greatest reward is our students' love and smile.




Have an invigorating summer, everyone, and please do not forget our summer revision missions!

Some more photos can be found here.