Dr Dimitris Maroulis

Dr Dimitris Maroulis

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Make the Grade

How can you report or record your students’ successes and failures in listening or writing skills? How can you explain to parents their children’s recent advances in their “interlanguage” (Selinker, 1972)? This talk presents an alternative assessment instrument I have devised that I call: “Excellent”, which uses continuous assessment to record language performance progress (aka edumetrics). This new form of assessment - also referred to as “teacher assessment”, (Leung, 2008) – focuses more on measuring learners’ ability to use language holistically in real-life situations and is typically carried out continuously over a period of time.


Dimitris Maroulis is an EFL teacher and school owner, for the last 25 years, and a strong believer in lifelong learning. He is currently preparing for his second MA in Educational Neuroscience with Birkbeck, University of London. He has attended a number of seminars and short courses from various providers among them: the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and UC San Diego. He has been a frequent presenter at TESOL, Greece (member since 1994) and ELT News Forum.

He is also member of ELA. He is the author of: “Language Learning Strategies in EFL”, Faculty of Education & Language Studies, OU, UK; “Reading Guide for B1 & B2:Strategies for the development of Reading Skills”, “Excellent: language learning assessment tool”, both from Lefki Selida. He has also written two books of poetry (‘Spelling Life” & “The Exodus of Alonso Kihana”) from Gavriilidis books.