40 years TESOL Greece

Cathy Salonikides & Georgia Psarra

Day: Sunday Time: 12:15-13:00 Room: SOCRATES (10th Floor)

The 5Ts Love the Arts

Cathy Salonikides
Georgia Psarra
TEACHING English can TRAIN students how to TRANSFORM the myth of ESL learning by TRUSTING the teacher. In our workshop, Georgia will present games as part of the Applied Theatre‚ including creative writing,  while Cathy will focus on turning reading into an art book.
 
Keywords: from young learners to young adults

Cathy Salonikides, BA, TESL graduate diploma Concordia University Canada, taught in Canada, Colombia, US, UK, Greece, CaMLA examiner, former Membership Secretary TESOL MTh

Georgia Psarra BA German Language & Literature, MA Descriptive & AppLing, teacher of English and German since 1995, runs her own FL school since 2002.

Cathy Salonikides' Interview

Who is Cathy Salonikides? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?

Innovating art.

How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?

TRANSFORM: Through the media of applying ART.

Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?

Transform because I believe that teaching without metamorphosis would be dull.

What does TESOL Greece mean to you?

Professional development and meeting old friends and making new ones.

What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?

To learn, to share and for all TESOLers to be united.

If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?

Keep the surprises coming…

Georgia Psarra's Interview

Who is Georgia Psarra? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?

That is a difficult question. I think I would like people to know that I am sincere and honest..

How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?

Applied Theater teaches English by training learners to use their skills to express themselves. It transforms them into playwriters, directors, actors. It transcends the stereotypes of ESL teaching by trusting the learners.

Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?

Transform. Because students have the opportunity to express themselves through a role.

What does TESOL Greece mean to you?

A big, warm English Teacher’s Association where I will always see and meet familiar, friendly, smiling and helpful colleagues.

What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?

To get the most out of it. I am sure there will be plenty of interesting workshops and presentations, not to mention the plenaries, of course.

If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?

This is just the beginning. There are more decades to come. Keep shining! Keep inspiring!

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