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TESOL Greece 43rd Annual International Convention_”The Future is Now”

12 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 13 March, 2022 @ 8:30 pm

Welcome to the 43rd TESOL Greece Annual International Convention

"The Future Is Now"

Scroll down for the Call for Participation

Plenary Presentations

Dr. Christine Coombe

“Professionalizing Your English Language Teaching”

In this plenary we explore the literature on professionalism from a variety of different stakeholder perspectives as well as present definitions of what it means to be a professional. Other content to be covered include the myths associated with professionalism and the challenges ELT educators face when being professional. General and field-specific strategies both from the literature and from anecdotal perspectives for improving one’s professionalism will also be shared.

Dr Christine Coombe is an Associate Professor of General Studies at Dubai Men’s College, HCT in the UAE. She served as President of the TESOL International Association from 2011 to 2012 and has published in many areas of the profession.

Cliff Parry

“The Future Is in Our Hands”

Some seventy years ago, Keynes warned us democracy was endangered by globalisation. Governments face a dilemma which pits the interests of their citizens against those of the world economy. These fears extend to education yet few question the right of these “invisible hands” to shape our children. What is education? What is your future role? The future is in your hands.

Cliff Parry is Academic Manager at the British Council in Greece where he has been living since 1986. He has a wide range of teaching experience as well as extensive training experience. He has written numerous articles for professional journals and ELT publications, and has authored works on Teaching of Life Skills and Value Acquisition.

David Read

“Is Virtual Reality the future of EFL?”


Virtual Reality (VR) has the potential to transform English language teaching and learning with its ability to transport students and teachers to any situation or location. This presentation will explore and demonstrate what the current developments are in VR and discuss what research tells us about how effective it can be for language learning.

David Read is Director of Technology-Enhanced Learning at the ELTC, University of Sheffield. He has worked in EFL for over twenty-five years as a teacher, teacher trainer and educational technologist, working in countries such as Greece, Morocco, Serbia, Korea and Kyrgyzstan. His research interests include technology education and virtual reality.

Professor Brian Tomlinson

“Offering Principled Learner Choice”

My presentation will discuss and exemplify ways in which learners can be given choices which are driven by principles of second language acquisition and which have the potential to facilitate the acquisition of language and the development of communicative competence. The choices featured will be of pedagogic approach, of medium of delivery, of texts and of activities.

Brian Tomlinson is President of MATSDA (the international Materials Development Association), a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and a TESOL Professor at Anaheim University. He has over one hundred publications and has recently co-authored with Hitomi Masuhara The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning and SLA Applied: Connecting Theory and Practice.

Call for Participation

The 43rd Annual TESOL Greece

Annual International Convention

"The Future Is Now"

12 - 13 March, 2022

Dear Colleague,

For approximately two years we have been ‘living’ in the Future, or what some twenty months ago, we all believed would have been the Future. Well, The Future Is Nowand we will be celebrating it, as well as all the successes, developments AND consequences, at the 43rd TESOL Greece Annual International  Convention on 12 – 13 March, 2022.

Four plenary speakers will be setting the tone, Christine Coombe, Cliff Parry, David Read and Brian Tomlinson.

The Online 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.

We would like to invite you to participate actively in the convention by giving a presentation, a workshop, or a multimedia demonstration/workshop. If you would like to present, please fill in and submit the call for participation form below by November 17th, 2021.

Important information

  • Please note also that a professional presentation should not be used to advance a book, publisher, author, course or examination. TESOL Greece Members are particularly sensitive to the distinction between commercial and professional presentations.
  • All presenters who are not currently members of TESOL Greece are required to register for the convention at a fee of 50 euros which includes a year’s full TESOL Greece membership 

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).

Please note:
All presenters must refrain from changing the content of their session once it has been approved.

Best wishes,
The TESOL Greece Board of Directors, 2020 – 2021


12 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am
13 March, 2022 @ 8:30 pm


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