“Keeping it Practical”
18th-19th March 2017
One of the main roles of a language teacher is to implement their theoretical background and differentiated styles of teaching to many different types of learners. TESOL Greece would like to create a forum in which all presenters can share inspiration and discuss specific approaches to language teaching. The 38th TESOL Greece Convention presenters are encouraged to share ideas, that have assisted in implementing specific learning objectives in a variety of ELT environments. What is more, we welcome any ideas for language learning activities supported by research findings, that would be of interest to our membership/ convention attendees.
Please note also that a professional presentation should not be used to promote a book, publisher, author, course or examination. TESOL Greece Members are particularly sensitive to the distinction between commercial and professional presentations.
What topics are encouraged?
TESOL Greece Convention organizers welcome "practical" ideas on topics concerning a variety of areas of language teaching, such as: catering to learners' individual needs, exploring alternative approaches to ELT, increasing learner and teacher motivation, fostering teacher and learner autonomy, creating a supportive learning environment and implementing effective teaching practices. All teaching approaches which can lead to practical examples used in versatile learning environments are encouraged to be submitted as proposals.
Types of proposals
Workshop (45 minutes)
A Practice-Oriented presentation, which shows, rather than tells. The presenter helps participants solve a problem or develop a specific technique through a series of structured hands-on activities.
Talk (45 minutes)
A formal instructive talk given by (a) subject specialist(s).
A self-explanatory exhibit that allows participants to engage in informal discussion with the presenter(s). It is based on the creative combination of text, graphics and visuals.
Responsibilities of presenters
• All presenters will refrain from changing the content of their session once it has been approved.
• Provide handouts for the anticipated number of attendees.
• No presenter can refuse attendance to any TESOL member.
We regret that we cannot accept handwritten or typed summary information which is faxed or mailed to the TESOL Greece office. For your convenience, you can fill in and submit the on-line form, which is available on TESOL Greece website, at the bottom of this page. We invite you to share this information with colleagues, so please feel free to print out this letter and the accompanying application form and post them in your office or staff room. On behalf of TESOL Greece, we thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Convention.
The TESOL Greece Board of Directors 2016-2017