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TG 44th Annual International Convention

11 March - 12 March

The 44th Annual TESOL Greece Annual International Convention

"Reflective Practitioners, Empowered Learners"

11 - 12 March, 2023


New TESOL Greece Members

If you haven’t registered with TESOL Greece before, please pick up a registration card from a volunteer at the entrance, fill it in, and present it to the registration desk.

Please make sure you have your ID or Passport number in hand and ΑΦΜ (for Greek Citizens)

  • Students are required to present a valid Student Card.
  • Unemployed are required to present a valid ΟΑΕΔ Card

Current or Renewing Members

If you are a current or renewing member, please proceed straight to the registration desk.


All TESOL Greece members in good standing can attend the 44th Convention,
and any other TESOL Greece event, free of charge.

Attendance fee 

  • New members is 50 euros, 
  • Students 25 euros (with a valid student ID)
  • Unemployed 30 euros (with a valid ΟΑΕΔ ID)

Attendance fee for non members is 50 euros, which includes:
Membership for one year.
Subscription to the e-edition of the TESOL Greece Journal.  
Free attendance of all TESOL Greece events.  

Free attendance of the TESOL Greece Annual International Convention in Athens.

Free attendance of the TESOL Macedonia Thrace – Northern Greece Convention in Thessaloniki.
Reduced basic membership to IATEFL. (limited number, available on a first come – first served basis)

You can register and pay onsite or you can register online here.

New TESOL Greece members should produce their ID or Passport number
so that the registration desk can issue a receipt.
Greek citizens are also required to produce their ΑΦΜ.

The TESOL Greece Board

Grants - Scholarships

Dear members of TESOL Greece,

This year 15 Eleftherios Kormpas Membership Grants will be awarded to 15 attendees of the 44th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention “Reflective Practitioners, Empowered Learners” 

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 20th, 2023. 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 20th, 2023. Notifications will be on or around February 24th, 2023.

*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, 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. 

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Nayr Correia Ibrahim

Dr. Jenny Liontou

Dr. Herbert Puchta

Russell Stannard

Plenary Presentations

Dr. Nayr Correia Ibrahim

Sunday 10:10-11:00

Room TBA

“The Power of Voice and Visual: Listening to the Linguistic Child”

Children are curious creative linguistic geniuses, yet it is often thought that children are too young and not cognitively mature enough to reflect on and talk about their experiences with language and language learning. This plenary will highlight the power of multimodal approaches (verbal, visual, artefactual) to encourage children and their teachers to reflect on and engage with English language learning and multilingualism in ELT classrooms. Giving children voice(s) foregrounds their personal language experiences as valid, important and relevant, validates their diverse identities, develops their metalinguistic skills and acknowledges their abilities to comment insightfully and spontaneously on their learning.


Dr. Nayr Ibrahim is Associate Professor of English Subject Pedagogy at Nord University, Norway. She holds a MA in TEFL and a PhD in trilingualism, triliteracy and identity. Nayr has participated in various EU projects on multilingualism, including reviewing the EU’s Key Competencies for Lifelong Learning (2018). Nayr is a member of the Research Group For Children’s Literature in ELT (CLELT) and peer reviewer for the CLELE Journal. Her publications include Teaching children how to learn, Delta Publishing, with Gail Ellis, and her research interests are in early language learning, bi/multilingualism, multiliteracies, language and identity, learning to learn, children’s literature and children’s rights.

Dr. Jenny Liontou

Saturday 16:00-17:00

Room TBA

“What EFL Teachers Need to Know About Language Assessment? New Challenges, New Opportunities…”

Dr. Jenny Liontou is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Specialising in the area of EFL Testing & Assessment, she has worked as a research assistant, item writer and expert item consultant for various national and international examination boards. She has made a number of presentations in national and international conferences and has published a series of papers in the aforementioned field. Her current research interests include theoretical and practical issues of EFL pedagogy, testing and assessing foreign language competence and corpus-based teaching and assessment practices.

With EFL teachers spending a considerable amount of valuable teaching time on assessing their students’ language competence, formative and summative forms of assessment constitute an important aspect of teachers’ daily practice in educational programmes worldwide. At the same time, it has been well proven both empirically and experientially that assessment and feedback are crucial factors in student learning. Professional competence in the field of language testing and assessment, commonly referred to as Language Assessment Literacy (LAL), is therefore an essential requisite for all language teachers. In this context, this presentation aims at discussing some of the assessment challenges faced by teachers in language education in an attempt to re-evaluate existing understanding and research in formative and summative forms of assessment and share various resources that can create new opportunities for EFL teachers to improve their LAL competency while promoting their students’ learning.

Dr. Herbert Puchta

Saturday 10:10-11:00

Room TBA

“Social Emotional Learning with Primary Children: More than just Another Bandwagon?”

Today’s children are growing up in a world of social divide, aggression and a lot of insecurity. They get swamped by information – and then they find it’s up to them to try and differentiate the truth from the fake – and even to realise that there is fake news out there. They are constantly connected, even at a very young age, yet they can so easily feel isolated.
It is often said that the solutions to these problems lie in education – but how can educators cope where society seems to be wanting?
In this session we will be looking at the concept of SEL (social-emotional learning), discuss what it could contribute to the wellbeing of your young learners, and look at ways of applying key concepts from SEL to the primary ELT classroom with the aim of helping children build resilience, self-esteem and value-based behaviour as a basis for lifelong learning.

Where does this Multilingual Turn leave the traditional English-only lessons, and the four-skills coursebook and assessments? How fit for purpose is the largely monocultural focus, and the English-only methodology still used in many English language teaching organisations and classrooms? What new skills do teachers need to learn and apply to their practice to support the language learning of students from diverse cultural, educational and linguistic backgrounds, many of whom are competent users of more than one language? This talk will explore these questions, and leave you with many more!

Dr. Herbert Puchta is a full time writer and teacher trainer. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international conferences, and has conducted workshops and given seminars in more than 50 countries. For almost three decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology to the field of ELT. Herbert is a past president of IATEFL. He has co-authored a number of bestselling course books for children, teens and adults, and written numerous articles and resource books. His latest coursebook is Marbles, co-written with Gavin Biggs, published by Helbling.

Russell Stannard

Sunday 15:30-16:30

Room TBA

“Blended Learning-Taking a Step Back to Move Forward”

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He has more than 70,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. He received awards from the British Council ELTONS, the Times Higher and the University of Westminster for his work in the use of ICT in education. He is especially known for his work in using technology to enhance feedback, teaching online and blended/flipped learning. He currently works as a consultant on at Kings College University London and Kwazulu-Natal University in South Africa. He is also an associate trainer at NILE. where he teaches on the MA programme and runs courses in blended/flipped learning

Over the past 3 years teachers have taken huge steps in integrating technology into their teaching and learning. The pressure of the Covid pandemic meant this was often rushed and uncoordinated. Russell will take a step back, look at what we understand about blended/flipped learning and provide a path forward. He will focus on the key tools that teachers need to understand. He will provide a set of guidelines that all teachers need to consider. This is not a theoretical talk; it will be based on real practice and real examples and is relevant to teachers in all contexts.

Professional Presentations

Please click on the presenters’ photos for more information about their presentation.


Saturday 11:15-12:00

Room 1

Room 2

Anna Varna

Room 3

Room 4

Konstantinos Papamitrou

Room 5

Anna Tsigkouli

Saturday 12:15-13:00

Room 1

Georgia Papamichailidou

Room 2

Laura McWilliams

Room 4

Effie Kyrikakis

Room 5

Georgios Kormpas

Saturday 15:05-15:50

Room 2

Zafi Mandali

Room 3

Room 4

Tanya Livarda

Room 5

Dr Nur Yigitoglu Aptoula

Saturday 17:15-18:00

Room 1

Ioulianos Dimitrokalis

Room 2

Eliza Raduca

Room 3

Sophia Iliopoulou

Room 4

Maria - Araxi Sachpazian

Room 5

Ms Roula Mizeraki

Saturday 18:15-19:00

Room 1

Christos Sotiropoulos

Room 2

Room 4

Daniel Andrzejewski

Room 5

Katerina Mantadaki


Sunday 11:15-12:00

Room 1

Natassa Manitsa

Room 2

Vasiliki Lismani

Room 3

Dimitra Stamatopoulou

Room 4

Despina Mallidou

Room 5

Melpomeni Dodoura

Sunday 12:15-13:00

Room 1

Suzanne Antonaros

Room 2

Dr Elvira Sanatullova-Allison

Room 3

Aphrodite Gkiouri

Room 4

Tracy Huntingford

Room 5

Dr Dimitris Maroulis

Sunday 16:45-17:30

Room 1

Room 2

Dimitra Karala

Room 3

Matthew Guiffré

Room 4

Room 5

Dr Lucilla Lopriore

Sunday 17:45-18:30

Room 1

Harissia Bikiropoulou

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

Lilika Couri

Sunday 18:45-19:30

Room 1

Michael Dirhalidis

Room 2

Cliff Parry

Room 3

Angeliki Panousi

Room 5

Dr Stella Giorgou Tzampazi

Saturday 14:00 - 14:55
Commercial Presentations


Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

EUROPALSO The Panhellenic Association of Language School Owners – Teachers (EUROPALSO), EST. 1956, is the largest organization representing language schools and boasting over 2.800 members and collaborating schools, 20.000 teachers and 300.000 students.
Our association, since it was formed, has been on the front line of ELT in Greece organising conferences, educational events, exhibitions and cutting-edge seminars. Our range of activities also include the publishing of a magazine aimed at teachers, parents and students as well as conducting accredited examinations such as the Europalso evaluation tests, ESB and the Cambridge English exams, in close collaboration with the Hellenic American Union, L’Institut Français de Grèce and Goethe Institut.

Silver Sponsor


Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri are professional teacher educators with extensive experience in teaching and EFL school management both in Greece and abroad. They are especially known for their practical seminars/webinars which are specifically designed for the foreign language professional in Greece. They are both founding members of TESOL Greece and have served on the Board as chairs and members.


Our Host

Getting to the Venue

Arriving from Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”

There is a metro station at the airport. 
Use Metro Line 3 “Athens, International Airport – Dimotiko Theatro” (Blue line)  
It leaves every 36 minutes.
The last one leaves at 23:34.
Your destination is Dimotiko Theatro station.

There are several different ticket types to choose from:
Single airport metro ticket (single journey): € 10

For further information, visit the following site:

Public Transport & Bus Services
There are also a number of public transport bus services to the venue: shorturl.at/dflS1
Metro & Public Transport Bus Service Ticket Prices
Integrated metro & bus tickets cost €1.20 (one euro twenty cents) and are valid for 90 min once validated* (see: https://www.oasa.gr/en/tickets/prices-of-products).
* Not including airport journeys
Taxis to the venue will cost around €7 (seven euros) from the Port of Piraeus
(1.5 km, around 4 min) and can be hailed from the street.
For those who like exercising, walking takes about 20 min from the Port of Piraeus. Click here for more information.

Arriving by Car

Please check the map below for directions.


11 March
12 March


TESOL Greece


Saint-Paul Delasalle, Piraeus
Chr.Trikoupi 36
Athens, Piraeus 18536 Greece
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