Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The NORTH CYPRUS UNIVERSITY FREERICE challenge is on again for 2012.  Last year, Middle East Technical University and Eastern Mediterranean University battled it out, with EMU coming out on top.  You can follow the progress of the challenge in the chart below.

In case you are new to FREERICE, here is a video that explains how playing this online game can help fight the war on hunger.

Bookmark this post, which will include an interactive chart of the competition which we'll update daily.

How to start?

Just go to and create an account if you don't have one.
You need to JOIN the  The group page should look like this:

  • After you login for the first time, go to GROUPS and search for EMU. Join the EMU FREERICE CHALLENGE 2012
  • When viewing the GROUP DASHBOARD click PLAY (button is on the right) to send any rice that you start earning to that group. 
  • MAKE SURE you PLAY for our EMU group each time you log in, so that the grains of rice are allocated to our group.
  • Please encourage your peers to play.  If only 200 EMU students and staff spend 15 minutes playing FREERICE before the 31st, they will each earn 5,000 grains of rice, or 1,000,000 grains in total.  That would put enough to put the pressure on METU to keep up.

  • Thanks to Steve Neufeld for the post - edited by Nevin

    Meghan Beler Engages Learners in Literature

    Meghan Beler held a workshop on Engaging Learners in Literature, on Tuesday, November 27th. Her workshop focused on short, practical exercises teachers can use in class when teaching reading.

    Thanks to Deniz Plaza and Oxford University Press for sponsoring Meghan's visit.

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    Teresa Doguelli - Yes, we can!

    Teresa Doguelli motivated and inspired at the Eastern Mediterranean University on Monday, November 13th with her 2 seminars.

    In the morning, her workshop to teachers of English, in the Law Faculty focused on how to exploit the course book English for Law Enforcement.

    In the afternoon, we were treated to Empowerment and Lifelong Learning-Yes, we can! Teresa gave us many ideas and encouraged us to sharpen the saw  through physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual habits.

    Many thanks to Teresa, Macmillan and Deniz Plaza for this visit!