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TG 43rd Annual International Convention

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

Welcome to the 43rd TESOL Greece Annual International Convention

"The Future Is Now"

*New & Lapsed Members Registration Deadline: February 28th, 2022*

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Exhibitors

A Message from the Chair of TESOL Greece
Susan Stetson-Tiligadas

On behalf of the TESOL Greece Board,  I’m so happy to share the programme of the 43rd Annual Convention with you. It’s worth taking a moment to think about that number: 43. For forty-three years, volunteers at TESOL Greece have consistently provided members with an amazing, high-quality, two-day professional development experience. Over forty-three years, a multitude of experts in ELT have imparted their knowledge and helped to keep us abreast of the trends and “big ideas” in the field. Countless friends and colleagues have shared their research, classroom techniques, and strategies with the sole purpose of helping us improve our own teaching practice. We should all be proud of belonging to and supporting an organisation that has done so much to further English Language Teaching in Greece and beyond!
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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!

Susan Stetson-Tiligadas

TESOL Greece Chair, 2021-2022

 

Volunteers - Zoom Administrators

TESOL Greece Board Members

Susan Stetson Tiligadas TESOL Greece Chair
Georgia Kourti TESOL Greece Vice-Chair
Evelina Agathopoulou TESOL Greece Secretary General
Voula Moustakidou TESOL Greece Treasurer
Agapi Dendaki TESOL Greece Member at Large
Georgios Chatzis - TESOL Greece Member at Large
Ioanna Georgakopoulou TESOL Greece Member at Large
Stella Senetaki TESOL Greece Member at Large & Webmaster
Jane Mandalios TESOL Greece Alternate Member & Journal Editor
Chrysanthi Roubi TESOL Greece Alternate Member
Lia Kalianos TESOL Greece Alternate Member
Christina Konstantakelis TESOL Greece OC Chair
Leda Lampropoulou TESOL Greece OC Member
Christina Stamati TESOL Greece OC Member

Former TESOL Greece Board Members

Lilika Couri TESOL Greece Chair 2020-2021

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 February 2021 for the 42nd 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 28th, 2022, 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 for one full calendar year.  

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 Colleagues,

On March 12-13, 2022, our 43rd Annual International Convention, The Future Is Now, will once again take place online due to the pandemic. We have a tremendous variety of presentations to learn from as well as four amazing plenary speakers: Dr. Christine Coombe, Cliff Parry, Dr. David Read, and Dr. Brian Tomlinson.

The Virtual Convention aims to offer a weekend of professional development through presentations and workshops on issues related to the convention theme, to the needs we have as classroom teachers, and to the latest research and other current topics in ELT.

We hope you’ll join us for this important annual event that will help us all build resilience and confidence in rising to meet the challenges that the future will bring!

Best wishes,
The TESOL Greece Board, 2021-2022

Grants - Scholarships

The TESOL Greece Board announces the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant

Please read carefully and apply NOW in order to renew your TESOL Greece membership for the 43rd Annual International Virtual TESOL Greece Convention.

Eleftherios Kormpas Annual Membership Grants (March 2022-2023)

This year 15 Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grants will be awarded to 15 attendees of the 43rd TESOL Greece Annual International Virtual Convention “The Future Is Now”. 

The Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant is to attend the TESOL Greece International Convention and to become a full member of the association for one calendar year. Any TESOL Greece Member who resides in Greecerenewal or new member – may apply for the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant.

Membership grant specifics:

  • Up to five ΟΑΕΔ card holders (valid at the time of application) per year will be accepted and supported at the time of the convention with a €30 membership grant.

  • Up to five Student ID holders from public and private Tertiary Educational Entities (valid at the time of application) per year will be accepted and supported at the time of the convention with a €25 membership grant.

  • Up to five regular members per year will be accepted and supported at the time of the convention with a €50 membership grant.

Steps to apply for the grant: 

Interested individuals (members and non-members) must email tesolgreece@gmail.com to express their interest by February 17th, 2022. In the email subject line, please write: Eleftherios Kormpas Grant. 

Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

What to submit: 

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

  • Along with an email expressing interest, Student ID holders 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 should send an email expressing their interest.

The first five valid submissions for each of the three categories (ΟΑΕΔ card holders, Student ID holders, and regular members) will be awarded the Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grant in that category.

The TESOL Greece Executive Secretary keeps track of the interested applicants by the date and time the e-mail was received. All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified about their application status prior to the convention. 

Deadline for applications is February 17th, 2022. Notifications will be on or around February 22nd, 2022.

*Stipulations of the Grant

  1. This is not a cash Membership Grant, and cannot be refunded. 

  2. Accepted recipients need to contact the TESOL Greece Office as soon as they receive notification of being awarded the grant and claim their grant. They need to reply to the email from the Executive Secretary and to scan and send their ID or passport. 

  3. 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. 

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

This grant is awarded in loving memory of Eleftherios Kormpas, who passed away from lung cancer in 1987 at the age of 42. 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 his father was his inspiration for a better education and to become an English Teacher. 

The TESOL Greece Board, 2021-2022

Downloadable Convention Programme

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Christine Coombe
Cliff Parry
David Read
Professor Brian Tomlinson

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

The James E. Alatis Honorary Plenary

“Bringing the Coursebook to Life”

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.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors Video Booth

Presentations

Saturday 12 March, 2022

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

Christine Coombe

“Professionalizing Your English Language Teaching”  

 

12:00 - 12:45
Professional Presentations

Eman El Difrawy

Materials Development & Adaptation

Hind Elyas

Covid Blueprint: Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students

Annie Altamirano
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Annie Altamirano

Lifting Poetry off the Page

Maria Diavati
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Maria Diavati

Sustainable Education: Enhanced ‘CLIL-ing’: A Wake-up Call

Sarah Smith & Claire Steele

Tokenism or Engagement? A New Model for Teacher Development

13:00 - 13:45
Professional Presentations

Tanya Livarda.]

Tanya Livarda

Feedback or Feedforward? How to Build Resilience – Empathy Through Feedback

Heather Woodward
 
Heather Woodward

Practicing Connections to Avoid the Twin Sins of Course Design

Zenovia Efstratios Michael
 
Zenovia Efstratios Michael

Assisting B2 Learners to Enhance Their Collocational Competence

Eliza Raduca

Eliza Raduca

Tech That Binds

Ania Nakonieczna-WIącek

Ania Nakonieczna-WIącek

How to Make Students Love the Language They Learn

13:45 - 14:30
Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:30
Plenary Presentation

Dr. Brian Tomlinson

Bringing the Coursebook to Life

The James E. Alatis Honorary Plenary

15:45 - 16:10
Commercial Presentations

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16:20- 16:45
Commercial Presentations

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17:00 - 17:45
Professional Presentations

Zafi Mandali
 
Zafi Mandali

The Leader in Me as Learner

Dr. Maria Diakou
 
Dr. Maria Diakou

Emergency Remote Language Teaching, a Big Challenge, a Great Opportunity

Zefy Antoniadou

Teaching the Whole Child

Rachel Tsateri

Rachel Tsateri

What I Have Learned About Supportive Trainer Talk

18:00 - 18:45
Professional Presentations

Georgios Kormpas
Georgios Kormpas

TESOL Communities of Practice and the Future

Elena Kladi

Elena Kladi

Teacher Well-Being – Teacher Well-What?

Dr. Maria Stathopoulou,
Dr. Phyllisienne Vassallo Gauci
& Silvia Melo-Pfeifer

Cross-Linguistic Mediation and (Within) The METLA Project

Eftychia Peponi

Auction: A Consciousness Raising Activity to Assist Grammar Teaching

19:00 - 19:45
Professional Presentations

Vicky Margari
Vicky Margari

The Case Method – A Flexible Tool in Online Blended Contexts

George Kokolas

George Kokolas

The Zest Vaccine

Tiziana Lorenzet

‘A World of Emotions’ Learning by Feeling While Doing Together

Chryssanthe Sotiriou

Chryssanthe Sotiriou

ACCESS CODE: Cyber Classroom/Pass-word: Wellbeing

20:00 - 20:30

The English Language Voice Theatre presents:

Suzanne Antonaros, Lilika Couri, Anna Papadaki, Cliff Parry, Luke Prodromou, and Vicky Saran in:

The Show Must Go On: Odd Couples

Sunday 13 March, 2022

10:00 Opening Remarks
10:10 - 11:10
Plenary Presentation

Cliff Parry

The Future Is in Our Hands

11:15 - 12:00
Professional Presentations

Vasiliki Lismani
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Vasiliki Lismani

Translanguaging: Reconciling L1 and L2 in EFL Reading Classes

Dr. Dimitris Maroulis
Dr. Dimitris Maroulis

Cognitive vs Non-cognitive Factors: The Case of Grit

Maria-Araxi Sachpazian
Maria-Araxi Sachpazian
Is This a Forgotten Hand?: Cognitive Engagement and Online Teaching
Iris-Lea Khoury Tsoukarakis
 
No Need to Fear Essay Writing Here!

Fatmah A Ali

 

Innovative Leadership for Teacher Effectiveness in Teaching & Learning in ELT

12:10 - 13:40
Annual General Assembly

13:45 - 14:15
Lunch Break
(new TESOL Greece Board meeting)

14:30 - 15:15
Professional Presentations

Evita Alexopoulou & Fay Samata

Critical Thinking: How Can Visual Literacy Intervention Enhance It?
Katerina Mantadaki
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Katerina Mantadaki

Flipped Learning: Flipping the EFL Classroom

Suzanne Antonaros

Today’s Creators Need Their Muses: Looking Back to Prepare for the Future
David Bradshaw & Sarah Ellis

Motivation and Effective Learning

15:30 - 16:00
Commercial Presentations

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16:15 - 17:00
Professional Presentations

Fani Miniadou

Fani Miniadou

Enchanting Literature and Language Learning – Compiling a Portfolio in Hogwarts

Aphrodite Gkiouri
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Aphrodite Gkiouri

Teaching Grammar, While Virtually Travelling the World

Liana Kyriakea
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Liana Kyriakea

Well Begun Is Half Done

Panagiota Tzanni
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Panagiota Tzanni

Shaping Learner Autonomy With Technology- Mediated Peer Feedback

17:10 - 17:55
Professional Presentations

Markos Korvesis

Markos Korvesis

Boost Your Career Through LinkedIn!

Dimitris Primalis
Dimitris Primalis

Lit on Cloud 9: (A)Synchronous Literature for Primary School Pupils

Maria Tetradi

The Natural Synergy of Technology and Tasks in Language Teaching

Valia Gkotsi

Valia Gkotsi

Adapting in the Future Neverland

18:00 - 19:00
Plenary Presentation

David Read

Is Virtual Reality the Future of EFL?

19:10
Closing Remarks
&
Meet the new TESOL Greece Board

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

EUROPALSO

Panhellenic Association of Language School Owners – Teachers 

Gold Sponsor

BURLINGTON Books 

For more than 30 years, Burlington Books has been committed to creating quality materials for students learning English in Greece and to providing schools and teachers with support and first-class service. With offices in Athens. Thessaloniki, Patra and Crete we are uniquely placed to identify the needs of teachers and school owners across the country and to make sure that our books and digital materials truly address the practical realities of ELT classrooms today.

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 3,300 titles, with sales in over 100 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

Details

Start:
12 March @ 10:30 am
End:
13 March @ 8:30 pm

Venue

TESOL Greece
Greece

Organizer

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