This year, we’re holding our second virtual convention. Ideally, we’d be together in person, and we hope to be back to that soon. In the meantime, the virtual aspect of the convention exemplifies this year’s theme The Future Is Now. Global circumstances have quickly projected us into the virtual sphere, and we made radical changes to our teaching methods and schedules to accommodate those circumstances. Now, going forward, we need to know which things to keep and which to discard. We need information about how new tools and platforms can be effective and information on how to improve upon tried and true elements. And these are exactly what this year’s line-up of speakers and presenters has in store for us. Our four plenary speakers, Christine Coombe, Cliff Parry, David Read, and Brian Tomlinson will share knowledge to help our learners and to help us professionally. You are sure to find lots of great sessions to attend from the dozens available, presented by colleagues from all over the world.
And though we may not be able to browse through the Exhibitor’s Hall this year leafing through new books as we usually do, we’ll still get to hear about the very latest products and programmes for our students’ learning and for our own in commercial presentations on both days.
We want to extend enormous thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Europalso, our Gold Sponsor, Burlington Books, and our Silver Sponsor, Express Publishing for their vital ongoing support of our organisation.
And none of this would be possible without the energy and dedication of the TESOL Greece Board: Evelina Agathopoulou, George Chatzis, Agapi Dendaki, Pepy Frytzala, Ioanna Georgakopoulou, Leda Lambropoulou, Lia Kalianos, Christina Konstantakelis, Antigoni Konstanti, Georgia Kourti, Jane Mandalios, Voula Moustakidou, Maroussa Pavli, Chrysanthi Roubi, Stella Senetaki, and Christina Stamati. My deep thanks to you all!!
All that we do, we do for you, so we hope you enjoy it! See you online!
TESOL Greece Chair, 2021-2022