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TESOL Greece 41st Annual International Convention

7 March @ 9:00 am - 8 March @ 8:00 pm

The 41st Annual International Convention
“Teaching High: Embracing Versatility”
Deree – Τhe American College of Greece,
6 Gravias st, Agia Paraskevi, Athens
7th - 8th March, 2020

Plenary Speakers

Eowyn Crisfield
Christina Gkonou
Silvana Richardson
Silvana Richardson

Plenary Presentations

Eowyn Crisfield

Translanguaging in foreign language classrooms: do we really need to?

In this talk we will explore current understandings of both research on second language acquisition, and research on translanguaging through the lens of foreign language teaching. We will look at what we know, what we don’t know, and how we as teachers can plan strategically for the best language learning experiences for our students.




 

Eowyn Crisfield is an applied linguist, author and educator who specialises in languages in education. She has worked as an EAL/ESL, curriculum coordinator, language department coordinator, academic development officer, and as a lecturer in ITE English teacher training programs.  She works with schools to improve provisions for language learners, from second language learners, to home/minority languages and modern foreign languages. Her current research interests include language-integrated teaching, translanguaging, and linguistic landscaping in schools. She is also an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, teaching modules in the MA TESOL and PGCert Teaching Multilingual Learners.

Christina Gkonou

Teaching high: Wellbeing in the making

Dr Christina Gkonou is Associate Professor of TESOL and MA TESOL Programme Leader in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex, UK. She is also Deputy Director of Education in the same Department. Her research interests are in the area of teacher education and development, and the psychological aspects surrounding the foreign language learning and teaching experience.

The world of education is increasingly concerned with issues surrounding the emotional wellbeing of students and teachers. However, there is still much that we do not know about how the specific challenges faced by English language teachers affect their wellbeing and how teachers can be supported in practice. This talk will provide an understanding of teacher wellbeing and reflect on how teacher education could best address the topic of wellbeing for both pre-service and in-service teachers. Raising awareness of wellbeing does not only help to prevent stress among teachers, but also to enable teachers of diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to teach high, be versatile and help other members of the school community to flourish and thrive too.

Silvana Richardson

Presentation Title: TBA

Presentation Summary: TBA

 

Silvana Richardson is Head of Teacher Development at Bell Educational Services, Academic Director of Bell Teacher Campus, Cambridge, and Quality Programme Manager at the Bell Foundation. She has worked in English Language Teaching for over 30 years as teacher and academic manager, and has trained EFL, MFL, ESOL, EAL, CLIL and subject teachers and trainers in the state and private sectors both in the UK and abroad. She was Director of the Bell Delta Online and has written online materials for teachers. Silvana is a speaker in international conferences and a Quality Assurance inspector. Her latest white paper, Effective professional development: Principles and best practice was published by CUP in 2018.

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the title, venue and date of the 41st Annual International TESOL Greece Convention, Teaching High; Embracing Versatility, which will be held at  Deree Τhe American College of Greece, 6 Gravias st, 153 42 Athens, on 7th – 8th March, 2020.

The Convention aims to offer a weekend of professional development through presentations and workshops on all aspects of ELT. We are happy to announce our three invited international plenary speakers: Eowyn Crisfield, Christina Gkonou and Silvana Richardson.

We would like to invite you to join us in this new era for TESOL Greece, and explore the ways in which ELT professionals not only aim, but also Teach High and bring the best out of their learners by Embracing Versatility.

Best wishes,

The TESOL Greece Board of Directors, 2019 – 2020

Accommodation

HOTEL OFFERS   TESOL GREECE CONVENTION 2020

AIROTEL GROUP OF HOTELS which include:

STRATOS VASILIKOS HOTEL

ALEXANDROS HOTEL

PARTHENON HOTEL

Note: For all the above hotels, the special code CORPACC has been provided in order the participants of our convention to proceed and confirm their own reservation through the hotel website www.airotel.gr and following the given steps. By using the above code all the participants will have in the dynamic rates a special reduction of –minus 7%.

 

CIVITEL HOTELS & RESORTS which include:

CIVITEL ATTIC HOTEL

CIVITEL  ESPRIT HOTEL

CIVITEL OLYMPIC HOTEL

Note: For all the above hotels, the special code TESOL_T.H.E.V.2020 has been provided in order the participants of our convention to proceed and confirm their own reservation through the hotel link reservations@civitelhotels.com and following the given steps. All booking will be upon request and availability

 

ELECTRA HOTELS & RESORTS which include:

ELECTRA ATHENS HOTEL

 

ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL

 

ELECTRA METROPOLIS HOTEL

 Note: The booking offer is subject to the hotel’s availability at the time

 

ELIA ERMOU ATHENS HOTEL

 

PARK HOTEL

 

PRESIDENT HOTEL

Daily Prices: 

  • On 06/03/2020 it is 113.00 €,
  • on 07/03/2020 it is 122.00 € 
  • on 08/03/2020 it is 104.00 €

 

TITANIA HOTEL

Note: The booking offer is subject to the hotel’s availability at the time

Details

Start:
7 March @ 9:00 am
End:
8 March @ 8:00 pm

Organizer

TESOL Greece
Phone:
2107488411
Email:
info@tesolgreece.org

Venue

Deree – The Amrican College of Greece
6 Gravias St
Athens - Agia Paraskevi, 153 42
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