Dear TESOL Greece members,
Welcome back! We hope that you’ve had an excellent and relaxing break, and we’re happy to be sharing journal issue #155 with you. As ever, the current journal issue (along with all past issues) is also available for viewing through the members’ area of our website.
This issue features a variety of excellent news and information about the field of ELT. You’ll find highlights from the inaugural — and tremendously successful — 1st Mediterranean Symposium in ELT, sponsored by TESOL Greece and with the participation and collaboration of six other regional ELT associations, which took place in Chania, Crete in early July 2022.
You’ll also find useful information about feedback — an issue that concerns all of us — and ways to make the feedback we give more effective for our learners. Next, you’ll read about the benefits of interdisciplinary learning and how valuable it can be to integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) education into language classes. Building on the interdisciplinary theme, you’ll read about a project to teach non-cognitive skills through a CLIL (content and language integrated learning) program of Educational Robotics. The issue rounds out with an overview of how the critical applied linguistics paradigm helps us reappraise the evolution and importance of values in the ELT profession
The journal is distributed freely as a part of your TESOL Greece membership and is a vital way to keep up to date on trends, issues, projects, and helpful ideas from colleagues near and far. Your ideas and experiences are also welcome! For more information about sending an article, please see the article submission guidelines in the journal, and send your ideas and articles for review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the TESOL Greece Board,
Jane Mandalios TESOL Greece Journal Co-Editor
Susan Stetson-Tiligadas, TESOL Greece Vice Chair & Journal Co-Editor