TESOL Greece Journal #151

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Dear TESOL Greece Members and Friends,

Here we are at the start of another school year. Hopefully, you have had some time to relax and breathe before the momentum of the year picks up steam.

I feel that we are ready for anything as this new academic year approaches. After the tragic events of the summer and the ongoing global pandemic, we all hope that things calm down this year, but as the pandemic throws us some unpredictable curves, we will use our resilience to adapt and adjust as the need arises. 

No matter what the new school year brings though, you can count on TESOL Greece’s professional development opportunities to help you rediscover perennially good teaching strategies and build new skills to guide your learners as they work toward their goal of learning English. As a professional association run by teachers for teachers, we all benefit from sharing experiences and discovering new ideas to implement in our own practice.

The articles in this 151st journal issue do just that. You’ll read about some parallels between Method Acting, a well-known acting approach, and English language teaching. You’ll get advice on the importance of bringing discussions on human rights into the classroom and practical guidelines on how to do this successfully. And lastly, you’ll read about classroom-ready ways to bring fine art into the lesson to improve language skills and boost creative thinking.

As you enjoy these articles, do consider sending in one of your own. There may be an idea you’ve tried out that others would benefit from hearing about. Or perhaps there’s a favorite or timely topic you’d like to explore further and share. You can send articles or article ideas to to journaleditor@tesolgreece.org.

Happy journal reading, and I do hope to see you online for the Big SIG Day event on Sunday September 26th.  Of the six special interest groups (SIGs), you’re sure to find one or more to interest you. 

Wishing you health, safety, and a productive and smooth school year!

Susan Stetson-Tiligadas 

TESOL Greece Vice Chair & Journal Editor

p.s. Please note that if you experience difficulty logging into the Members’ Area, go to Member Login https://tesolgreece.org/membership-login/ and click on ‘Forgot Password’ so you can receive a new password or call the TESOL Greece office (210-748-8411 Monday to Friday. 09:00-13:00) for more information.