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11-12 September 2021

A unique experience

Join the 3rd Online Foreign Languages Forum and keep yourself informed about what the future holds for language education.

The 3rd Online Foreign Languages Forum features plenary sessions, panel discussions, presentations, and sessions from publishers, examination institutions and educational services providers.

Virtual Expo & Book Exhibition

In addition a virtual Book and Resource exhibition will give attendees the chance to inspect the latest published and digital materials, talk live or arrange meetings with the consultants and place orders.

The Platform

The platform gives also plenty of networking opportunities. Find your colleagues and talk to them through the chatroom, attend a presentation together and/or visit the Book Exhibition together. The options are endless.

Do not miss this event! Stay tuned! More information will follow.

Participation is free for all teachers and Language School Owners.
Registration is not open yet.
In the meanwhile be patient and go for a swim!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Stephen Krashen
Stephen KrashenLinguist, Emeritus professor at the University of Southern California
Tyna Constantopoulou
Tyna ConstantopoulouEFL Special Education Teacher
Hugh Dellar
Hugh DellarTeacher
Teacher Trainer and Author
Katherine Reilly
Katherine ReillyAuthor & Educator
John H.A.L de Jong
John H.A.L de JongLinguist, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Art History and Cultural Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

KEYNOTE PLENARIES

Saturday 11/9

Stephen Krashen
Fundamentals of language acquisition: What we have learned in the last 45 years.

A review of the fundamental hypotheses that summarize the research, and the implications for practice. My view is that these hypotheses are not only well supported with evidence, but they also make teaching and acquiring languages more pleasant and consistently produce better results.

Hugh Dellar
SPACE IS THE PLACE: Making magic in the EFL classroom

The real joy of teaching lies in the unexpected turns that lessons suddenly take, the stories, jokes and banter that suddenly burst forth from our students. Learning how to create the space in which this kind of magic can occur takes time and requires a keen focus on language. In this talk, I’ll be unpicking the process.

John de Jong
English Language Examinations Dupery and Myths

Parents in Greece are made to believe that in order to ensure the future of their kids they need an international certificate of their English language skills and because the testing agencies claim their test is better than those provided by other agencies and also because it is easier to obtain a B2 or even a C1 level with some tests than with others, parents – if they have the money – tend to err on the safe side and require their kids to sit for at least two or three international certificates.

Unfortunately, the claims and promises provided by the test publishers are seldom true.
In this presentation will talk about false claims and misleading promises, even from the KPG exams run by the Hellenic Ministry of Education.

Sunday 12/9

Tyna Constantopoulou
Removing Barriers for Special Educational Needs Students

This presentation explores the challenges special educational needs students face during learning foreign languages and discusses possible ways to eliminate barriers. Specific accommodations for both online and face-to-face lessons are examined through explicit examples, while guidance on how to implement differentiated instruction and how to adapt materials and lessons is emphasized.

Katherine Reilly
Writing for Young Learners

Teaching young learners how to write is a meticulous task which requires our unwavering devotion to detail, as it is considered by many to be the culmination of a multitude of well-developed language skills. Writing at a young age not only influences the learner to develop and express his critical thought, but will also inspire him to practice and embed the key elements of the target language.

Stephen Krashen
Secrets of writing

More writing will not result in better writing form: Writing form is the result of reading.  But writing can help us solve problems and can make us smarter. “Meaning is what you end up with, not what you start out with” (Peter Elbow). The key to making this happen is REVISION.
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Saturday's Panel: The ELT 2021 INFLUENCERS discuss the new school year

Elisavet Veliou
Elisavet Veliou
Natassa Manitsa
Natassa Manitsa
Mike Kenteris
Mike Kenteris
Evangelia Vassilakou
Evangelia Vassilakou
Maria Davou
Maria Davou
Dimitris Primalis
Dimitris Primalis
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Sunday's Panel: Back to School with Hybrid and Blended Learning

Dimitris Primalis
Dimitris Primalis
Christos Sotiropoulos
Christos Sotiropoulos
Ron Morrain
Ron Morrain

The Speakers

Eftychis Kantarakis
Eftychis KantarakisTrainer - National Geographic Learning
Dr Sylvia Karastathi
Dr Sylvia KarastathiHead of the English Department, New York College
John Karydis
John KarydisSchool Owner, Founder of EDFlix
Έφη Κυρικάκη
Έφη ΚυρικάκηΠιστοποιημένη εκπαιδεύτρια ενηλίκων, educational coach/mentor και διεθνής εκπαιδεύτρια NLP
Jenny Dooley
Jenny DooleyAuthor, Express Publishing
David Coniam
David ConiamHead of Research & Validation – LanguageCert
Maria Davou
Maria DavouTeacher, Author, Researcher
George Vassilakis
George VassilakisTeacher, Teacher Trainer, Author & Founder of AceTEFL
Sophia Goundi
Sophia GoundiSenior Teacher Trainer, Burlington Books
Katerina Mantadaki
Katerina MantadakiSenior ELT Educational Consultant for Express Publishing
Diane Flanel Piniaris
Diane Flanel PiniarisAuthor, Cengage Learning
Anne Leventeris
Anne LeventerisSeminar Dpt Manager, Burlington Books
Sarah Ellis
Sarah EllisSenior Assessment Services Manager at Cambridge Assessment English
Mpaka Maria
Mpaka MariaTeacher Trainer, Academic Consultant

The Moderators

Chrysanthi Sotiriou
Chrysanthi SotiriouDirector of Studies in the Foreign Languages Department at Doukas School
Dimitris Maroulis
Dimitris MaroulisFLS Owner
Tyna Constantinopoulou
Tyna ConstantinopoulouEFL Special Education Teacher
Yiannis Douros
Yiannis DourosFLS Owner

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