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TESOL Greece Start-of-the-Year Big SIG DAY 2020 Event “Reshaping the Future of Education”

20 September @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Reshaping the Future of Education"

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Suzanne Antonaros Nicos Sifakis

Suzanne holds a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in TEFL from  San Francisco State University. She has had extensive teaching and teacher training, f2f and online, and materials development experience in the USA, the UK, the Balkans, the Middle East and in Greece.    She is co-director of  EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONCEPTS and has co-authored books for EFL professionals. A founding member of TESOL Greece and of Living Values, she has served on the Board of both volunteer associations.

Suzanne Antonaros

A Rose by Any Other Name Is as Sweet: Are We What We Call Ourselves?​

Reflecting on the ever-changing world of work and the possible need for a re-vamping of the image of the foreign language teacher, let’s discuss essential elements of what our work requires. ROSE:  R‘ for re-educating our public, ‘O‘ for overcoming prejudices, ‘S‘ for self-esteem and its building and repairs and ‘E‘ for elevating our professional status. 

Nicos Sifakis​

Raising ESOL Teachers’ Global English Critical Literacy: what, why, and how

In this presentation I propose that raising ESOL teachers’ informed awareness of the global dimension of English and preparing them for the necessity of integrating it, in some ways and to some extent, in their classrooms is rapidly emerging to become a key component of their professional toolbox. I introduce the concept “Global English Critical Literacy” (GECL), which orientates a set of principles that refer to the knowledge, attitudes and skillset of ESOL stakeholders and ESOL products with regard to issues and concerns raised in the relevant research literatures, and the extent to which they have relevance for local ESOL contexts.

Nicos Sifakis is professor of English for specific purposes in the Department of English Language and Linguistics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and director of the M.Ed. in TESOL Programme of the Hellenic Open University.

Call for Participation

 TESOL Greece Start-of-the-Year–Big SIG DAY Event

 “Reshaping the Future of Education”

 Sunday, 20 September, 2020

TESOL Greece SIGs:

  • Adult Learners
  • Drama & Literature
  • Learning Technologies
  • Specific Learning Differences
  • Teacher Development and Research
  • Young Learners

 TESOL Greece SIG members you are invited to submit your proposals and to share your ideas with your colleagues on September 20th, 2020.

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).

Responsibilities of presenters
• All presenters will refrain from changing the content of their session once it has been approved.
• Provide handouts for the anticipated number of attendees.
• No presenter can refuse attendance to any TESOL member.

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.

Additional Information
If you would like to present, please fill in the application form by July 10th, 2020.


20 September
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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