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TG 45th Annual International Convention

9 March - 10 March

The 45th Annual TESOL Greece Annual International Convention

"Beyond Language: Towards Global Mindset"

9 - 10 March, 2024

Preliminary Programme

Annual General Assembly


Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του σωματείου “ΕΝΩΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (TESOL Greece) προσκαλεί τα μέλη του στην Ετήσια Τακτική Γενική Συνέλευση του σωματείου, την Κυριακή 3 Μαρτίου 2024 στις 13:45 στην Ελληνογαλλική Σχολή του Πειραιά “St Paul” (Αμφιθέατρο, 1ος όροφος), Χαριλάου Τρικούπη 36, Πειραιάς. Σε περίπτωση που δεν επιτευχθεί απαρτία η συνέλευση θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Κυριακή 10 Μαρτίου 2024 στις 13:45, στην Ελληνογαλλική Σχολή του Πειραιά ”St Paul” ((Αμφιθέατρο, 1ος όροφος),  Χαριλάου Τρικούπη 36, Πειραιάς. 


  • Απολογισμός 2023 (οικονομικός και πεπραγμένων): Προέδρου Δ.Σ., Γεν. Γραμματέα,

          Ταμία, Εξελεγκτικής Επιτροπής, Εκδότη Περιοδικού (Journal)

  • Έγκριση οικονομικού απολογισμού και πεπραγμένων 2023.
  • Αρχαιρεσίες Μελών Δ.Σ.:
  • Τρία (3) Τακτικά Μέλη Δ.Σ. (θητεία 3 ετών)
  • Τέσσερα (4) Αναπληρωματικά Μέλη (θητεία 1 έτους)
  • Τρία (3) Μέλη Εξελεγκτικής Επιτροπής (θητεία 2 ετών)

Όλα τα ταμειακώς εντάξει μέλη μπορούν να ψηφίσουν και να θέσουν υποψηφιότητα για το Δ.Σ. Κατά τις αρχαιρεσίες είναι απαραίτητη η Αστυνομική Ταυτότητα ή το Διαβατήριο και η έγκυρη κάρτα μέλους του σωματείου. Μόνο παρόντα μέλη μπορούν να θέσουν υποψηφιότητα και να ψηφίσουν.



Εάν θέλετε να θέσετε υποψηφιότητα ή να προτείνετε κάποιο άλλο ταμειακώς εντάξει μέλος,  υποβάλετε γραπτώς στην Γραμματεία τα ακόλουθα πριν την έναρξη της Γεν. Συνέλευσης:

Θέλω να προτείνω για το Δ.Σ. της TESOL Greece τον/την __________________________________________________________


Θέλω να υποβάλλω υποψηφιότητα για το Δ.Σ. της  TESOL Greece ________________________________________________________

Υπογραφή (ολογράφως) __________________________

INVITATION TO THE TESOL Greece Annual General Assembly 

The Board of Directors of TESOL Greece invites all the members of the association to the TESOL Greece Annual General Assembly , which will take place on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at 13:45 at St Paul’s Delassalle (Amphitheatre, 1st floor), 36 Charilaou Trikoupi st., Piraeus. If this meeting is not quorate, the Annual General Assembly will take place on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 13:45 at St Paul’s Delassalle (Amphitheatre, 1st floor), 36 Charilaou Trikoupi st., Piraeus. 


  • Approval of all 2023 Business: *Chairperson’s Report, *General Secretary’s Report, *Treasurer’s Report,   *Oversight Committee Report *Journal Editor’s Report  *Any Other


  • Approval of 2023 Financial Report.
  • Nominations and Elections of:
  • Three (3) Board of Directors members (3-year tenure)
  • Four (4) Alternate Board of Directors members (1-year tenure)


  • Three (3) Oversight Committee Members (2-year tenure)

All current members are eligible to vote and to run for election to the Board, provided they are present. A Greek ID or passport and a valid TG ID are required in order to vote. Only members who are present may be nominated to be elected. 


Members may nominate themselves or colleagues who are members. If you wish to nominate yourself, or someone else, please write the following on a piece of paper and submit it to the Registration Desk prior to the AGA:

“I would like to nominate ________________________   for the TESOL Greece Board of Directors”.

               Signature (Full name): ____________________________________


Plenary Speakers

Preliminary Programme

Dr. Ofelia Garcia

Rachel Paling

Aleksandra Popovski

Michael Robbs

Plenary Presentations

Dr. Ofelia Garcia

“Translanguaging: Changing Epistemologies in Applied Linguistics”

What translanguaging would mean for changing understandings of language and the teaching of English.

Dr. Ofelia Garcia: Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center, CUNY, NY, USA

Rachel Paling

“To Coach or not to Coach, that is the question!”

Rachel Paling: BA Hons Law/Spanish distinction in spoken Spanish, MA Human Rights, MA Applied Neuroscience, MA Neuroeducation and Neuropsychology, qualified UK Lawyer, over 35 yrs teaching experience, International Coach Federation credentialed PCC Coach and Coach Mentor. Creator of Neurolanguage Coaching® and Neuroheart Education Foundation.

This talk will unravel the essence of coaching in education, providing a comprehensive exploration of coaching and its potentially multifaceted role in the educational landscape. From personalized teacher development to fostering student resilience, to transforming how we teach and teacher communication patterns, we will look at educational coaching, instructional coaching and the latest trend integrating coaching within teaching environments. In itself, professional coaching can cultivate a positive learning culture, enhance pedagogical approaches, improve teacher-student relationships as well as provide teachers with the necessary tools to address challenges, promote resilience, and ultimately shape a more dynamic and inclusive educational landscape.

Aleksandra Popovski

Reading the World”

Graphic novels are a medium that uses illustrated images and text to tell a story or convey an idea. They are similar to traditional novels in that they have characters, plot, and themes, but they differ in the way they present this information. Instead of just using words, graphic novels use a combination of illustrations and text to convey the story, making them a visual medium as well. Graphic novels can be particularly useful in language learning, as they provide a unique way for students to engage with text and improve their reading comprehension skills. However, their only educational function is not to teach learners a language but to teach them about the world as well.

Aleksandra Popovski is a teacher and teacher trainer with a strong passion for language education. She holds an MA in Professional Development for Language Education from the University of Chichester, where she deepened her knowledge and skills in the field. Her interests include incorporating visual arts into language teaching, exploring effective reading comprehension strategies, and creating original readers for her students. She is particularly interested in reading as a tool for exploring and discussing issues such as social (in)justice, diversity and inclusion with learners of English. Aleksandra is also passionate about ‘no single stories’, i.e. writing and exploiting stories about countries, cultures, and communities that are usually excluded from published ELT materials. Aleksandra is the current President of IATEFL – International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

Michael Robbs

Excellence in Teaching and Learning; It’s Matter of Habit!

Michel Robbs is an English teacher, teacher trainer, and communication coach with the Hellenic American Union.

What are the small habits of excellent teachers and learners? How can we encourage these habits in ourselves and our students? In this talk I will share small habits that have a big impact, as well as some of the tricks and tips for how to make habits stick!

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


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


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.

Gold 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

Silver Sponsor

Deree – The American College of Greece is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece. Deree has been providing quality education for over 140 years. The School of Graduate and Professional Education at Deree, offers graduate programs that demonstrate the critical link between learning and its application to the real world. The hallmark of each program is our commitment to the preparation of knowledgeable and effective practitioners who will manifest leadership, service, and meaningful engagement in their professions and society. 


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.


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