Monday, September 26, 2016

STUDENTS' BLOG POSTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR


New kids on the blog! C' Class students have just started blogging, but have already presented themselves to their readers: http://friends-eng.blogspot.gr/search/label/Agents

The Gadget Gang of D' Class describe their favourite gadgets: http://bitsandpieces-english.blogspot.gr/search/label/About%20myself

The new Proficiency group reflects on some thought-provoking proverbs/ quotes/ sayings they encountered during their first lessons: http://markaki-literature.blogspot.gr/search/label/Proverb

Thursday, September 22, 2016

VOCABULARY LISTS

All Cambridge exams at CEFR Level B1 and below have vocabulary lists. They are organised alphabetically and by topic to help teachers plan their lessons. Download the vocabulary lists for these exams:

Starters (YLE Starters) | Movers (YLE Movers) | Flyers (YLE Flyers) | Key (KET) and Key (KET) for Schools | Preliminary (PET) and Preliminary (PET) for Schools | Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary)


Sunday, September 18, 2016

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN EDUCATION

Videos, written comments and funny pictures some students made themselves to send a message to Mrs Markaki, who celebrates 40 years of quality teaching this month:


  • Email we received written by 16-year-old Marina Konstantinou, ECPE holder who achieved top marks at all Michigan exams

40 successful years of teaching! Congratulations! It is an undisputed fact that parents look out for the optimal education for their children. My parents were lucky enough, because they found it 8 years ago; that is when I commenced apprentecing English in Maria Markaki Language School. Trust is very hard thing to be earned, but in my case it was the easiest! All those 8 years were full of creativity, hard work, success and have left me with endless memories...

I could not be more greatful to Mrs Maria Markaki, on the grounds that she taught me the grammar of English in the best way possible, so that I can fluently talk in a language I have loved for so many a reason. Apart from that, she gave birth and professionally trained her daughter, Christina Markoulaki, an amazing woman that I had the chance to meet and be taught by. Because in this particular language school, English is not the only subject offered. The enhancement of critical thinking skills, optimism, love for work and many other virtues are being taught in an exquisite way, and that is priceless.

 Had Mrs. Maria Markaki not aspired to become a teacher, I would not be the same person I am today. They have played an important role in shaping my character and that is why I love this school sooo much and it feels like home no matter the place. Because home is not a place, but people and experiences. Thus, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!



  • Video recording thoughts, wishes and memories of some former and current students:






  • Mrs Markaki among this year's FCE/ ECCE/ ECPE successful candidates whom we congratulated with some homemade pizza!





WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FREE YLE CLASSROOM MATERIAL AND MORE

  • New classroom posters are now available to download for Cambridge English: Young Learners StartersMovers and Flyers.
  • Accompanying classroom activities for StartersMovers and Flyers are also available to download from the official website.
  • You can also motivate your students with free progress charts, which you can download for StartersMovers and Flyers.
  • For more advanced students, there is a new free football-based English learning game app, Cambridge English FC.

Starters listening practice on the iPad!



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

LISTENING PRACTICE WITH A TED VIDEO: THE PASSING OF TIME CAUGHT IN A SINGLE PHOTO




Photographer Stephen Wilkes crafts stunning compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night, exploring the space-time continuum within a two-dimensional still photograph. Journey with him to iconic locations like the Tournelle Bridge in Paris, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and a life-giving watering hole in heart of the Serengeti in this tour of his art and process

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