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TESOL Greece Symposium

10 November, 2019

TESOL Greece Symposium

“Teaching Children: Engaging Techniques & Inclusive Practices”


Agnes Mariakaki

Anastasia Metallinou

Michael Robbs

Event Programme

Manolis Karellis Hall & Foyer
2 Androgeo St. Iraklio 712 02


The attendance fee is 30 € and you can register onsite from 10:00 a.m. Attendance is free for all current TESOL Greece Members.


Agnes Mariakaki

Agnes Mariakaki is a Qualitative researcher since 1990, has worked for over 300 brands and has conducted more than 4,000 focus groups. Has a background in Organizational Psychology (University of Lancaster, UK), Behavioral Economics and Non Verbal Communication Certified NLP Trainer and Coach Certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator. Google Awardee 2017 Member of the Board of Women in Business, 2019.

Using Art to Motivate and Encourage Learning Confidence

Summary: No preaching and talking will ever do what art can accomplish with ease and grace: Create an inclusive classroom community, engage the heart in the learning process, ease the mind, and allow students to express and vent their turmoil. We will go through the principles of using art restoratively in the classroom, and will explore processes,  and applications.

Inclusive Learning through Project-Based Learning and New Technologies

Summary: Over the last decade, using corpora in language classrooms has proven to be an effective tool in teaching vocabulary, grammar and language use to learners of English as a second/foreign language. However, many EFL teachers find integrating corpus-based activities in their classrooms a challenging teaching practice, while others still avoid using corpora because they think that designing corpus-based activities is a challenging task. In this presentation, we will go through a range of easy to implement corpus-based activities suitable for different language levels of FL learners. Activities will aim at developing students’ lexicogrammatical competence while boosting them into acting as “language detectives” discovering facts about the language they are learning by themselves.

Anastasia Metallinou

Anastasia Metallinou (BA Honours in English & History, Oxford Brookes University, M.Ed. in Special Education, University of Bristol) is an English language teacher, dyslexia (SpLDs) specialist, educational. materials writer and teacher trainer.  She is an active member of international organisations such as TESOL Greece and IATEFL and she is the coordinator of the TESOL Greece SpLDs (Specific Learning Differences) SIG.

Michael Robbs

Michael Robbs has been teaching English in Greece for 27 years. He has an MA in TESL/TEFL and has co-authored 7 teaching books. He was the TESOL Greece Chair 2007 – 2008.

Escaping the classroom

Summary: Have you ever been to an escape room? Solving puzzles, cracking codes and unlocking secrets can be entertaining and educational. But how can you bring that into the classroom without wasting valuable teaching time? In this interactive workshop we’ll show you how to successfully design and implement an escape room in your schools.


10 November, 2019


TESOL Greece


Manolis Karellis Conference Hall & Foyer
2 Androgeo (Ανδρόγεω 2)
Heraklion, Crete, 71202 Greece
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