1st Online Foreign Languages Forum

30-31 May 2020

Challenges make us better, not bitter. Every obstacle that we face provides us with an opportunity to grow and change our mindset.

Digital infrastructure allows us to connect with people from all over Greece, share experiences and discuss the new post-covid era.


ELT NEWS has taken the initiative to organize the 1st Online Foreign Languages Forum in the midst of a pandemic never experienced before.
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We need to move forward together and united. Join this initiative and show your support for the TFL sector in Greece.

 

The 1st online Foreign Languages Forum will take place on 30-31 May 2020 and will address issues related to teaching, learning and development.

During the 1st Online Foreign Languages Forum there will be plenary sessions, featured presentations as well as presentations and webinars from publishers, examination institutions and educational services providers.

Who's Speaking?

Vassiliki Lismani

Vassiliki Lismani

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Eftychis Kantarakis

Eftychis Kantarakis

Trainer - National Geographic Learning

Elizabeth Mickiewicz

Elizabeth Mickiewicz

Coventry University

Maria Mpaka

Maria Mpaka

Academic Consultant

Cliff Parry

Cliff Parry

Academic Manager, British Council GR

Yiannis Spyropoulos

Yiannis Spyropoulos

ELT Consultant

Georgia Papas

Georgia Papas

QLS Chair

Joanna Scarligou

Joanna Scarligou

QLS General Secretary

Aris Mazarakis

Aris Mazarakis

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Petros Apergis

Petros Apergis

Business Development Head SouthEast Europe, PeopleCert

Paul Bouniol

Paul Bouniol

Academic Consultant, PeopleCert

Jane Mandalios

Jane Mandalios

Assistant Professor, Deree College

Anne Leventeris

Anne Leventeris

Seminar Dpt Manager, Burlington Books

Mark Osborne

Mark Osborne

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Dr Thomai Alexiou

Dr Thomai Alexiou

Associate Professor, Aristotle University

Maria Araxi-Sachpazian

Maria Araxi-Sachpazian

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Michael Carrier

Michael Carrier

Highdale Consulting

Maria Davou

Maria Davou

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr Luke Prodromou

Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Author

George Drivas

George Drivas

DOS at Doukas Schools

Dr Mike Kenteris

Dr Mike Kenteris

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

George Raptopoulos

George Raptopoulos

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Roger House

Roger House

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard

Educational Technologist

Zafi Mandali

Zafi Mandali

Head of English at Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Nick Michelioudakis

Nick Michelioudakis

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Evangelia Vassilakou

Evangelia Vassilakou

Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Event Schedule: Confirmed Speakers

Saturday, 30 May 2020

# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Make The Grade Dr Dimitris Maroulis 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Join room
2 A creative approach to teaching exam classes Dr Luke Prodromou 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Join room
3 Webinar: CGE - EUROLTA Tutor Training - Enabling Internationalisation Elizabeth Mickiewicz 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Join room
4 Burlington Mindset B1, B1+ and B2 Anne Leventeris 10:45 AM - 11:15 PM Join room
5 Online or in class…Wonder is the beginning of wisdom! Yiannis Spyropoulos 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Join room
6 Re-imagining Successful Language Schools: life after COVID Michael Carrier 12:15 PM - 13:00 PM Join room
7 Webinar: LanguageCert ESOL online delivery with live invigilation (B1-C2) + Introduction to LanguageCert Test of English (LTE): a multi-purpose Listening & Reading qualification Petros Apergis 12:15 PM - 13:45 Join room
8 Learning through play: Games in Junior classes. Maria Mpaka 13:15 PM - 13:45 PM Join room
9 The blended MA TESOL at Deree, the American College of Greece Jane Mandalios 14:00 PM - 14:30 PM Join room
10 Neither out of sight nor out of mind. What the realities of the pandemic have taught us. George Drivas 14:45 PM - 15:15 PM Join room
11 Investigating EFL at preschool level in Europe Dr Thomai Alexiou 14:45 PM - 15:15 PM Join room
12 Tips on enhancing speaking and listening skills through storytelling Zafi Mandali 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM Join room
13 Looking at the bright side: the beneficial impact of (a)synchronous online teaching on ADHD students. Vassiliki Lismani 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM Join room
14 Biting the bullet, changing the Greek ELT Eftychis Kantarakis 16:15 PM - 16:45 PM Join room
15 Teaching Young Junior Beginners via Skype Aris Mazarakis 17:00 PM - 17:30 PM Join room
16 To be a teacher or an examiner? Now THAT is the question. George Raptopoulos 17:45 PM - 18:15 PM Join room

Sunday, 31 May 2020

# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Valutazione della produzione scritta: criteri e quantificazione del risultato Dr Anthony Ventouris 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Join room
2 Happiness and ELT: Principles and Activities Nick Michelioudakis 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Join room
3 Τι σημαινει να εισαι μεταφραστης; Αξιζει να επενδυσεις στο CIOL DipTrans; Vasiliki Prestidge 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Join room
4 The Rose Platform - an online tool for teaching and learning english especially designed to accommodate students with special educational needs. Rosemary Babou 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Join room
5 Get Qualified: Obtain internationally recognised TESOL qualifications and develop professionally Maria Davou, Mark Osborne 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Join room
6 LanguageCert Online exams with live invigilation: academic clarifications for Test Centres and Candidates Paul Bouniol 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Join room
7 Assessment and feedback when teaching online Russell Stannard 12:15 PM - 13:00 PM Join room
8 New Age, New Norms, New Tools: Developing a New Classroom Paradigm conducive to learning. Yiannis Spyropoulos 13:15 PM - 13:45 PM Join room
9 Webinar: The new specifications for the Michigan ECCE and ECPE from 2021 Anne Leventeris 13:15 PM - 14:15 PM Join room
10 Beyond the coursebook - Into the educational Cybersphere with National Geographic Learning Eftychis Kantarakis 14:00 PM - 14:30 PM Join room
11 QLS - Level Up for the New Decade: Synergy in Facing New Challenges Georgia Papas, Joanna Scarligou 14:00 PM - 14:30 PM Join room
12 Sustaining Personal & Corporate Motivation while teaching online Maria Araxi-Sachpazian 14:45 PM - 15:15 PM Join room
13 Online but unplugged Roger House 14:45 PM - 15:15 PM Join room
14 Teaching adults: a manageable challenge Peppy Frytzala 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM Join room
15 Teaching Grammar without Teaching Grammar Maria Davou 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM Join room
16 Proctoring your online writing classes Dr Mike Kenteris 16:15 PM - 16:45 PM Join room
17 Do you speak the language of Covid-19? Making the EFL speaking curriculum real and topical Evangelia Vassilakou 16:15 PM - 16:45 PM Join room
18 The good, the bad and the ugly of online teaching Cliff Parry 17:00 PM - 17:30 PM Join room

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