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TESOL Greece 42nd Annual International Convention

6 March @ 10:00 am - 7 March @ 8:00 pm

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Welcome to the 42nd TESOL Greece Annual International Convention

Human Rights in Education, Literature and Art

A Message from the Chair of TESOL Greece
Lilika Couri

Dear TESOL Greece Members and Honoured Guests,

On behalf of the TESOL Greece Board, I have the pleasure to welcome you to the FIRST Virtual TESOL Greece Annual International Convention. We are delighted you are with us online to celebrate life, resilience, discovery and innovation throughout a year of unprecedented changes which have shaped our present and our future. Our personal and professional experiences have emphasized the need for collaboration, sharing and inclusion. How fitting then that the theme of the Convention highlights “Human Rights in Education, Literature and Art“.

Our four renowned plenary speakers, Professor. Bessie Dendrinos, Hania Bociek, Judy Boyle and Jo Gakonga, as well as the fifty presenters, are bringing forth the most crucial aspects of the meaning as well as the need for advocacy, equity and inclusion in all forms of education, human expression and the arts.

This weekend, we will not have the opportunity to share each other’s in-person company, to have a stroll round the Exhibit, to dance and laugh and make new friendships as well as renew those that have lasted for 42 years. We WILL have the opportunity, however, to smile at each other through the screen, to listen, to enjoy and to create our special and unique TESOL Greece ‘bonding’ virtually. Let’s create our new TG reality and own it.

As a Board and Organizing Committee, believe me, we will do the impossible, managing five Zoom accounts and making sure everything works perfectly. We are dealing with technology, however, so let’s be prepared to face the unexpected and to be supportive.

We would like to thank our plenary speakers, all of the presenters, our loyal sponsors and the publishers & exhibitors. We are all looking forward to and greatly appreciate the generous offers and performances of “Teacher’s Yoga” with Natasha Mouzakitis, Aggeliki Toubanaki “Crossovers” with the vocalist, Aggeliki Toubanaki, the Zumba Session with ‘our’ vivacious, Evelina Agathopoulou and the original happening of The English Language Voice Theatre in “Lessons in Humanity: a Performance of Poetry on Language, Teaching and Learning” with Dr. Luke Prodromou and fellow colleagues.

As a Chair, I would like to thank all the members of the Board for their support, their trust and willingness to ‘re-invent’ the present and ‘invest in’ the future. I am grateful to the volunteer Zoom Admins: Suzanne Antonaros, Ioanna Georgakopoulou, Valia Gkotsi, Georgios Kormpas, Anna Petala and Anna Zacharatou, to Susan Stetson-Tiligadas, Vice Chair & Journal Editor and her team, to Stella Senetaki, Publicity Officer, to our Executive Secretary, Antigone Konstanti and most especially and deeply grateful to Georgios Chatzis, TG Webmaster, without whose extremely hard work, unending support and expertise this whole year of TESOL Greece’s successful virtual presence would not have been possible.

Best wishes to all our members. We are looking forward to ‘seeing’ you all throughout this extraordinary weekend.

Lilika

Lilika Couri,

TESOL Greece Chair, 2020-2021

 

Volunteers - Zoom Administrators

TESOL Greece Board Members

Lilika Couri TESOL Greece Chair
Susan Stetson Tiligadas TESOL Greece Vice-Chair
Agapi Dendaki TESOL Greece Member at Large
Georgia Kourti TESOL Greece Member at Large
Stella Sanetaki TESOL Greece Member at Large
Chrysanthi Roubi TESOL Greece Alternate Member
Mavra Kokla TESOL Greece Alternate Member
Christina Konstantakelis TESOL Greece OC Member
Christina Stamati TESOL Greece OC Member

Former TESOL Greece Board Members & SIG Coordinators

Suzanne Antonaros TESOL Greece Chair 2015-16
Georgios Chatzis - Webmaster, TESOL Greece Chair 2017-18
Ioanna Georgakopoulou TESOL Greece Vice - Chair 2015-16
Valia Gkotsi TESOL Greece Chair 2016-17
Georgios Kormpas TESOL Greece Vice-Chair 2007-08
Anna Petala TESOL Greece LT SIG Coordinator
Anna Zacharatou TESOL Greece LT SIG Coordinator

MEMBER REGISTRATION

Dear TESOL Greece Members,

This message is addressed to ALL colleagues who became members of TESOL Greece, OR who renewed their membership last March 2020 during the 41st convention. 

In the past, we all used to renew our membership during the in-person registration at the annual convention. This year, due to the pandemic, the annual TG convention is online.

Due to our registration system, we all need to renew our membership the latest by February 24th, 2021, so we can be registered and access and attend the convention.

You can renew your membership by clicking on the link below.

Our renewed membership will still count from March Convention, 2021 to March Convention, 2022.  

These are extraordinary times and we all need to rise up to the challenge. TESOL Greece has been able to do so from the start, offering to and supporting our members since April 2020, just a month after the first lockdown, organizing world wide creative and inspiring events.  

We are looking forward to your supporting our association to the fullest. 

The TESOL Greece Board

Aims of the Convention

Dear Colleague,

The unprecedented pandemic has emphasized the issue of human rights, in addition to a number of various crucial issues. The TESOL Greece Board has decided to make human rights our association’s major concern and point of discussion at the 42nd TESOL Greece annual international convention on 6-7 March, 2021. “Human Rights in Education, Literature and Art”, is the theme of our convention and it will be discussed by four plenary speakers, Bessie Dendrinos, Hania Bociek, Judy Boyle and Jo Gakonga. No matter what takes place in the world, as educators, we need to understand that there are always repercussions which affect the rights of our learners and of our colleagues.

The Virtual Convention aims to offer a weekend of professional development through presentations and workshops, discussing the convention’s theme, as well as other aspects of ELT. 

Best wishes,

The TESOL Greece Board of Directors, 2020 – 2021

Grants - Scholarships

The TESOL Greece Board announces the El.Kormpas Membership Grant.

Please read carefully and apply NOW in order to renew your TG membership for the 42nd Annual International Virtual TESOL Greece Convention.

 

Eleftherios Kormpas Annual Membership Grants (March 2021-2022)

This year 15 Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grants are going to be given to 15 attendees of the 42nd TESOL Greece Annual International Virtual Convention “Human Rights in Education, Literature and Art”.   The Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant is to attend the TESOL Greece International Convention and become a full member of the association for one calendar year.
Any TESOL Greece Member (
who resides in Greece), lapsed, non-member or potential member may apply for the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant.

The Membership Grant is twofold:

  1. Supports (valid, at the time of application) ΟΑΕΔ card holders.  Up to five applicants will be accepted per year at the time of the convention (30€ fees).
  2. Supports (valid, at the time of application) Student ID holders from public and private Tertiary Educational Entities.  Up to five applicants will be accepted per year at the time of the convention (25€ fees).
  3. Supports regular members. Up to five applicants will be accepted per year at the time of the convention (50€ fees).

Steps for the Membership Grant:

Interested individuals (members and non-members) must email TG at tesolgreece@gmail.com to express their interest by February 10th, 2021, subject: Eleftherios Kormpas Grant.  Any applications after that date will not be considered. 

●       ΟΑΕΔ holders, along with their email of interest, need to attach a scanned copy of their valid ΟΑΕΔ card.  If the ΟΑΕΔ card is invalid or not attached, the application is invalid.

●       Student ID holders, along with their email of interest, need to attach a scanned copy of their valid Student ID.  If the Student Card is invalid or not attached, the application is invalid.

●       Regular members: they send their email of interest.

●       TG Executive Secretary keeps track of the interested applicants by date and time the e-mail has been sent. All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified about their status prior to the convention.  Deadline for applications is February 10th, 2021.  Notifications, February 17th, 2021

●       The first 5 (valid) ΟΑΕΔ card holders are awarded the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant.

●       The first 5 (valid) Student ID holders are awarded the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant.

●       The first 5 regular members are awarded the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant.

* Stipulations of the Grant *

  1. This is not a cash Membership Grant, and cannot be refunded, the recipients need to contact the TG Office as soon as they receive notification and claim their grant. They need to reply to the email from the Executive Secretary and to scan and send their ID or passport.  If the recipient of the Grant fails to attend the convention online, they will not be given the Grant.  The applicant may apply for the Grant the next year.

A person who has been awarded the Grant cannot apply for this Grant again. 

This grant is awarded in loving memory of Eleftherios Kormpas, that passed away from lung cancer at the age of 42 in 1987.  He came from a small village in Pelio, Agios Vlassios.  His family, and especially his youngest son, Georgios, decided to dedicate this grant to his memory as he was his inspiration for a better education and to become an English Teacher.

The TESOL Greece Board, 2020-2021

Downloadable Convention Programme

Plenary Speakers

Hania Bociek
Judy Boyle
Bessie Dendrinos
Jo Gakonga

Plenary Presentations

Hania Bociek

Reconciling Global Communication and National Cultures: Putting Art at the Heart of International Empathy

We shall consider how English, the 21st century global communicator, can embrace both national artistic cultures and global human issues to become truly meaningful and inclusive to those that use it primarily as a pragmatic tool. 

Please visit the two video links below from Hania’s Presentation.

https://www.phillipscollection.org/event/2019-06-22-warmth-other-suns-stories-global-displacement

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-55085305

Hania Bociek, a Londoner of Polish descent, is a teacher trainer and secondary school teacher of English in Zürich, Switzerland. Her primary area of interest and research is culture – especially art and literature – as an empowerer of communication, empathy and critical thought. Co-author of English through Art (Helbling 2011), she continues to develop her work in this area

Judy Boyle

Let Go and Soar

Human rights matter regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, faith or any other status. Addressing human rights in education calls for courage, authenticity and support. The impact of such actions can be powerful, unpredictable and inspirational, reaching far beyond the classroom. This talk honours educators who strive to make their lessons a learning space of kindness, creativity and sustainable change.

Originally from New Zealand, Judy Boyle has worked in numerous diverse settings as a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT author. She is the founder of The NO Project, a global campaign against human trafficking and modern slavery, and a finalist nominee for the British Council ELTONS Award, 2020 for Innovation in Teaching Resources. Judy’s background also includes professional theatre.

Professor. Bessie Dendrinos

The James E. Alatis Honorary Plenary

“Linguistic Human Rights and Language Pedagogy”  

A TESOL-Greece keynote in honour of Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson. 

Bessie Dendrinos, Emerita Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment (RCeL), of the Faculty of English, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), and Head of the scientific committee of the Centre of Excellence for Multilingualism and Language Policy of the same university. She is also President of the Board of the KPG (the Greek multilingual examination suite for the State certificate of proficiency) and President of the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism (ECSPM).

Inspired by a new book the two scholars to whom I am dedicating my talk are preparing – a book which views “language rights as linguistic human rights to achieve linguistic justice for all” – I will be focusing on the relationship between linguistic human rights and language pedagogy. In my talk, I will start out with an introduction to the concept of “linguistic human rights”, continue with a brief review of policies and practices linked to linguistic justice and injustice, in society at large and in its institutions – particularly education. Continuing with how foreign language learning and English Medium Instruction in different parts of the world  fits into the discussion. Finally concentrate on multilingual classrooms and the use of the students’ home languages to facilitate learning of those languages included in the school curriculum.

Jo Gakonga

It’s Not What You Do, It’s the Way That You Do It… That’s What Gets Results!

Human Rights shouldn’t only be viewed in a global context but also in our everyday interactions with people, especially when we have authority- be that as a teacher, a trainer or a manager. In this interactive plenary we’ll examine talk in these situations and how an awareness of what we say can increase mutual respect and make a big difference.

Jo Gakonga works at Warwick University on MA, BA and CELTA courses. She is a CELTA trainer, assessor, and Cambridge Joint Chief Assessor. She also co-authored IELTS Foundation, is studying for a PhD in teacher education and produces support material for English language teachers at ELT-Training.com. She likes baking.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors Video Booth

Presentations

Saturday 6 March, 2021

10:30 Opening Remarks
10:45 - 11:45
Plenary Presentation

Professor. Bessie Dendrinos

The James E. Alatis Honorary Plenary

“Linguistic Human Rights and Language Pedagogy”  

A TESOL-Greece keynote in honour of Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson. 

12:00 - 12:45
Professional Presentations

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Heather Woodward & Laura Padfield

Helping Students Discuss Human Rights Issues

Valia Gkotsi & Ioanna Georgakopoulou

Being a Tru(E)-Man in the Post-COVID Era
Afroditi Gkiouri
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Education Cannot Wait
Foni Korbi
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Try-tomorrow Strategies for Starting a Human Rights Club

Liana Kyriakea & Dafni Kefala

English Language Teachers as Agents of Social Change

13:00 - 13:45
Professional Presentations

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Katerina Mantadaki
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Rejecting or Respecting? A Teacher’s Call!

Luke Prodromou & Vicky Sarantidou

From the Classroom to the ‘Glassroom’
Alexandra Velle
 
Teaching Children’s Rights the “CLIL WAY”
Eftychia Peponi
 
Recasts: An Effective Feedback Practice in Class & CALL
Panagiota Frytzala
 
Translation and Language Teaching

13:45 - 14:10
Lunch Break

14:10 - 14:25
Teachers’ Yoga
Natasha Mouzakitis

14:30 - 15:30
Plenary Presentation

Jo Gakonga

It’s Not What You Do, It’s the Way That You Do It… That’s What Gets Results!

15:45 - 16:10
Commercial Presentations

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Luke & Myla 

Anne Leventeris

How to succeed in ESB & EUROPALSO Exams. Every Student Benefits.

New Norms & Tools: A Unique Platform for Flexible Teaching

Katerina Mantadaki

Learning through Play: Games in Junior Classes

16:20 - 16:45
Commercial Presentations

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Revised ECPE Honors

Tracy Huntingford

Reinventing FL Teaching Online

Suzanne AntonarosLilika Couri,

EUROLTA Tutor Training-Enabling Internationalization

Mrs Paraskevi Komninou

17:00 - 17:45
Professional Presentations

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Lia Kalianos
 
The Phoenix Rises: Enhancing Employability with English Language Training
Panos Paraskevopoulos
 
Using Literature in ELT: The Whys and Hows

Agapi Liapaki & Maria Peristeri

Kindergarten & English Language Teacher: The Meeting Point
George Kokolas
 
Mastering Motivation Mechanisms
Evmorfia Passa
 
From the Eclectic Approach to the Post Method Condition

18:00 - 18:45
Professional Presentations

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Georgios Kormpas
Up-skilling and Reskilling for English Teachers

Maria Makra & Penny  Masoura

Promoting Young Adults’ Rights via Literature
Dina Dobrou
Little Humans’ Rights and the Quest for Identity
Paul Bouniol
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Helping Learners Develop their Listening Skills Outside the EFL Classroom
Chris Richards
Diversifying Your Syllabus: Being More Inclusive

19:00 - 19:45
Professional Presentations

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George Drivas
 
The ICT Argument in Favour of the Lexical Approach
Eliza Raduca
Humanity through the Eyes of the Storyteller
Monica Baker
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Family Engagement in a Virtual World
Christina J. Rocha
Inspiring Curiosity and Global Citizenship

Trisevgeni Liontou, Christina Giannikas, Dina Tsagari

ELT in the COVID-19 Era: Examining the Case of Greece

20:00 - 20:30

Aggeliki Toubanaki "Crossovers"

A performance beyond musical boundaries

Aggeliki Toubanaki promotes music bonds and creates musical collectives. Her artistic vision is based on experimentation and aims for the free communication of people, beyond musical boundaries. On Saturday, March 6th, we will have the opportunity to travel online to her unique musical universe.

Aggeliki Toubanaki, PhD, vocalist, performer, vocal educator, producer, sound experimentalist

Official Site: aggelikitoubanaki.com

Aggeliki Toubanaki YouTube Channel

Facebook Page: ToubanakiMusicProjects

Sunday 7 March, 2021

10:30 Opening Remarks
10:45 - 11:45
Plenary Presentation

Judy Boyle

Let Go and Soar

12:00 - 12:45
Professional Presentations

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Helena Galani
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To My (Avatar) Heart’s Content
Maria Polychrou
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Human Rights through Drama and Theatre Techniques
Maria-Araxi Sachpazian
Learners’ Assessment in ELT: Art or Human Right?
Katerina  Gerantoni
 
Linguistic Human Rights in a Post Brexit EU
Tyna Constantopoulou
 
Student Success Agency: Self-Advocacy Skills for SpLDs

13:00 - 13:45
Professional Presentations

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Gabriella Kovács
How to Support an Ideal Learning Environment
Stefania Ballotto
Fantastically GREAT WOMEN who Made a Difference
Zafi Mandali
The Town of Words
Natassa Manitsa
Experiences and Emotions: the Metadata of Communication
Stella Floras
WTF? The Question to Change any Student Behaviour

13:45 - 14:10
Lunch Break

14:10 - 14:25
Teachers’ Zumba Dance
Evelina Agathopoulou

14:30 - 15:15
Professional Presentations

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Jasmina Sazdovska
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Using Videos as Springboards for Pair and Group work
Asclipias Roumbou
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Reinforcing the Right to Be Heard

Zefi Antoniadou & Cliff Parry

Lessons from Olympism for the Language Classroom
Sophia Christina Andrioti
Integrating Students with Dyslexia into the Classroom
Chryssanthe Sotiriou
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Speak Truth To Power

15:30 - 16:15
Professional Presentations

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Fotini Apostolopoulou
 
Students’ Multicultural  Identity in the EAP Discourse
Maria Theologidou
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From Rhymes to Rights
Maria Stefanidou
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Human Rights through Picture Books in the ELT Classroom
Mike Kenteris
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Building Digital Learning Communities and Keeping them Engaged
Danny Singh
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Bordering on Contempt

16:30 - 17:15
Professional Presentations

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Ilá Coimbra

Raise Up! Project: Diversity and Representation in ELT
Vasiliki Mandalou
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The Poetic Philosophy of Loneliness in Teaching
Matina Katseli
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Lessons Learnt During the Lockdowns
Caterina Skiniotou
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Dynamic Assessment – A Framework for Student Engagement
Suzanne Antonaros
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Value of Volunteerism for FL Teaching Professionals

17:30 - 18:30
Plenary Presentation

Hania Bociek

Reconciling Global Communication and National Cultures: Putting Art at the Heart of International Empathy

18:30 - 19:15

The English Language Voice Theatre
in
"Lessons in Humanity"

A Performance of Poetry on Language, Teaching and Learning.

Performed by:

Suzanne Antonaros, Hania Bociek, Lilika Couri, Agapi Dendaki, Claudia Ferradas, Aspa Georgopoulou, Roger House, Eftychis Kantarakis, Manolis Kontovas, Nick Michelioudakis, Anna Papadaki, Cliff Parry, Luke Prodromou, Penelope Prodromou, María Sachpazian, Vicky Saran, María Theologidou

19:15
Closing Remarks

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

EUROPALSO The Panhellenic Association of Language School Owners – Teachers (EUROPALSO), EST. 1956, is the largest organization representing language schools and boasting over 2.800 members and collaborating schools, 20.000 teachers and 300.000 students. Our association, since it was formed, has been on the front line of ELT in Greece

organising conferences, educational events, exhibitions and cutting-edge seminars. Our range of activities also include the publishing of a magazine aimed at teachers, parents and students as well as conducting accredited examinations such as the Europalso evaluation tests, ESB and the Cambridge English exams, in close collaboration with the Hellenic American Union, L’Institut Français de Grèce and Goethe Institut.

Gold Sponsor

BURLINGTON Books Top quality ELT books for learners of all levels. Burlington Books also provides seminars and excellent support and service to EFL teachers and school owners.
Papastratou 12 & Asklipiou, 185 45 Piraeus
Tel.: 0030-210-9767888
Fax: 0030-210-9767889,
Email: greece@burlingtonbooks.com

Silver Sponsor

EXPRESS PUBLISHING is an independent publishing house dedicated to producing quality ELT materials. Founded in 1988, the company has enjoyed steady, rapid growth and currently has a list of over 3,000 titles, with sales in over 90 countries worldwide. Through constant innovation and implementation of new technologies and approaches, 

Express Publishing aims to raise the intellectual standards, to educate, inspire and excite learners of the English language. Uniquely among leading publishers, we view ELT not as one department of a larger concern, but as the single focus of our operations.
3-5 Mac Millan St., 11144 Athens
Tel : +30210 2120800
Fax +30210 2015444 
Email: elt@expresspublishing.gr  
Web: www.expresspublishing.co.uk

TG Zoom Account Sponsor

Suzanne Antonaros and LilikCouri, EDUCATIONAL&TRAINING  CONCEPTS AMKE (ETC), offer a wide variety of seminars, courses and in-service teacher training programs and EFL School Management Courses and consultancies designed for the foreign language professional. ETC teacher training offers teachers the opportunity to develop a sense of professionalism: pride in their profession, confidence in their creativity and commitment to ongoing language and professional development. ETC seminar participants develop an overall awareness of what it really means to be a teacher, the most important aspect of which is a global awareness of teaching as well as of self-development.

e-mail: lcsa@gmail.com
www.etc-seminars.gr

Details

Start:
6 March @ 10:00 am
End:
7 March @ 8:00 pm

Organizer

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