2nd FL Forum
Alexandroupolis

24 August 2020
Astir Alexandroupolis Hotel

Κατόπιν επικοινωνίας με το υπουργείο Εμπορίου και τον Γενικό Γραμματέα Εμπορίου & Προστασίας Καταναλωτή, και την αποστολή του υπ' αριθμ. 3429 ΦΕΚ έκδοσης 14/08/20 θα θέλαμε να σας ενημερώσουμε ότι όλες οι κοινωνικές εκδηλώσεις αναστέλλονται έως και 31/08/2020. Αυτό αυτομάτως σημαίνει ότι τα Fora στις ακόλουθες πόλεις και ημερομηνίες δεν θα πραγματοποιηθούν δια ζώσης.

· Πάτρα 22 Αυγούστου 2020 Astir Patra Hotel

· Αλεξανδρούπολη 24 Αυγούστου 2020 Astir Alexandroupolis Hotel

· Ξάνθη 25 Αυγούστου 2020 Le chalet Hotel

· Θεσσαλονίκη 26 Αυγούστου 2020 Capsis Hotel

· Αθήνα Σάββατο & Κυριακή 29&30 Αυγούστου 2020 Royal Olympic Hotel

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Getting ready for the new school year?

Conditions may be different this time. Be prepared to handle teaching and learning situations in an unconventional manner. Be prepared to deliver tuition live, synchronously and asynchronously.

The 2nd Foreign Languages Forum taking place at the Astir Egnatia Hotel in Alexandroupolis on 24 August 2020, a unique event of its kind, will give teachers and FL school owners answers to many questions, will push their thinking and develop their skills.

Combined with the experience of the publishers’ representatives, the Forum guarantees a productive day just before the beginning of the new school year.

Take part in the 2 nd Foreign Languages Forum, attend presentations and talks, inspect the latest published and digital materials at the Book Exhibition area and explore networking opportunities.

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The Forum

Conditions may be different this time. Be prepared to handle teaching and learning situations in an unconventional manner. Be prepared to deliver tuition live, synchronously and asynchronously.

The 2nd Foreign Languages Forum taking place at the Astir Egnatia Hotel in Alexandroupolis on 24 August 2020, a unique event of its kind, will give teachers and FL school owners answers to many questions, will push their thinking and develop their skills.

Combined with the experience of the publishers’ representatives, the Forum guarantees a productive day just before the beginning of the new school year.

Take part in the 2nd Foreign Languages Forum, attend presentations and talks, inspect the latest published and digital materials at the Book Exhibition area and explore networking opportunities.

Who is Speaking?

Maria Davou
Maria Davou is a teacher, teacher trainer, researcher and school owner in Athens, promoting innovation in education.
Maria DavouTeacher, Teacher Trainer, Researcher
Natasha Polysaki-Kallistratou
Natasha Polysaki-KallistratouMarketing Manager, Burlington Books, Northern Greece
Maria Araxi Sachpazian
Maria-Araxi Sachpazian holds a BA in Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a CEELT II and the Royal Society of Arts Diploma for Oversees Teachers of English (3 distinctions) from the University of Cambridge.
Maria Araxi SachpazianTeacher, Teacher Trainer
Kalogiannidis Apostolos
Kalogiannidis ApostolosMarketing Consultant, SUPER COURSE ELT PUBLISHING
Nikolaos Anagnostou
Nick is an ELT Area Manager of Express Publishing S.A in Greece and has been teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes for 20 years at various private institutions focused on Lifelong Learning Programmes.
Nikolaos AnagnostouELT Area Manager of Express Publishing

Who is Speaking?

Who is Speaking?

Maria Davou
Maria Davou is a teacher, teacher trainer, researcher and school owner in Athens, promoting innovation in education.
Maria DavouTeacher, Teacher Trainer, Researcher
Maria Araxi Sachpazian
Maria-Araxi Sachpazian holds a BA in Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a CEELT II and the Royal Society of Arts Diploma for Oversees Teachers of English (3 distinctions) from the University of Cambridge.
Maria Araxi SachpazianTeacher, Teacher Trainer
Kalogiannidis Apostolos
Kalogiannidis ApostolosELT Consultant
Natasha Polysaki-Kallistratou
Natasha Polysaki-KallistratouMarketing Manager, Burlington Books, Northern Greece
Nikolaos Anagnostou
Nick is an ELT Area Manager of Express Publishing S.A in Greece and has been teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes for 20 years at various private institutions focused on Lifelong Learning Programmes.
Nikolaos AnagnostouELT Area Manager of Express Publishing

Featured Presentations

Tests, tests, tests: which one is good for my students?

In a highly competitive exam-prep environment, school owners and teachers get lost as to which test to choose for their students. In this talk, we will critically ex-plore the role of high-stakes exams in our context and set out criteria for choosing the best-suited for our students.

Maria Davou, Teacher, Teacher Trainer, FLS Owner, Researcher

Teaching Grammar Without Teaching Grammar

In this talk, we will explore ways of subtly integrating grammar tasks in all skills. Grammar is present everywhere and there is no language without it. However, teaching Grammar communicatively is often a riddle for teachers. How can we design grammar tasks that are creative and meaningful? How can we teach grammar "in disguise"? Τhe talk will include hands-on examples from soft-CLIL and values-based approaches.

Maria Davou, Teacher, Teacher Trainer, FLS Owner, Researcher

Why me? Why not me? Consumers and the game of choice

Since after World War II, the choices of the consumers have been taken seriously into consideration and the marketing strategies are being drawn based on the factors that attract or deter consumers from making purchases of services or goods. Right now, in the 21st century, the Era when Marketing never stops, the psychology of the consumer and the factors that determine purchasing choices and decisions play a critical role in devising the marketing strategies. In this session we will analyse the basic mechanisms that determine the way consumers make choices and examine how Foreign Language Schools can design their own marketing to attract the attention of the public in order to maximize their total market addressable.

Maria Araxi Sachpazian, Teacher, Teacher Trainer

From people to a bonded group: first-day tasks to get students to bond

This session aims to explore the importance of creating rapport not only between teachers and students, but also amongst students. After a short mention of some key theoretical concepts, we will examine practical activities to encourage bonding and emotional learning, while at the same time setting actual teaching aims. Some of the practical activities around the introduction of the Course book of the class as well as "recycled" material.

Maria Araxi Sachpazian, Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Timetable of presentations

Αίθουσα Μαρώνεια

09:00-10:00

Registration

Due to COVID restrictions you are kindly requested to have a copy of your registration information, in print or in your mobile phone, available during your visit at the FL Forum. The QR code which is displayed on your ticket will be scanned as you enter and exit the book exhibition.

09:00-10:00

10:00-10:30

Teaching Grammar Without Teaching Grammar

Maria Davou, Teacher, Teacher Trainer, FLS Owner, Researcher

In this talk, we will explore ways of subtly integrating grammar tasks in all skills. Grammar is present everywhere and there is no language without it. However, teaching Grammar communicatively is often a riddle for teachers. How can we design grammar tasks that are creative and meaningful? How can we teach grammar "in disguise"? Τhe talk will include hands-on examples from soft-CLIL and values-based ap-proaches.

10:45-11:10

EXPRESS PUBLISHING

Nikolaos Anagnostou, ELT Area Manager of Express Publishing S.A in Greece

  • The Revised Michigan ECCE & ECPE, May 2021: An overview of the changes & new materials to help prepare students for the new exams.
  • I Wonder Pre-Junior: Online or in class, Wonder is the beginning of wisdom! An amazing, brand new Pre-Junior course with a unique combination of innovative tools to allow full exploitation of course content online, in class, or both!

10:45-11:10

11:30-12:00

From people to a bonded group: first-day tasks to get students to bond.

Maria Araxi Sachpazian, Teacher, Teacher Trainer
This session aims to explore the importance of creating rapport not only between teachers and students, but also amongst students. After a short mention of some key theoretical concepts, we will examine practical activities to encourage bonding and emotional learning, while at the same time setting actual teaching aims. Some of the practical activities around  the introduction of the Course book of the class as well as ‘’recycled’’ material.

12:15-13:05

SUPER COURSE ELT PUBLISHING

Απόστολος Καλογιαννίδης, Marketing Consultant, SUPER COURSE ELT PUBLISHING

Τεχνολογία στην εκπαίδευση – Πώς η τεχνολογία έγινε ένα βασικό εργαλείο στην εκμάθηση των αγγλικών

  • Ιστορική αναδρομή
    Η τεχνολογία στην εκμάθηση των αγγλικών στην πορεία του χρόνου.
  • Interactive whiteboard
    Πλούσιο τεχνολογικό υλικό (3D Animation, Reading & Grammar Videos, games), που εντυπωσιάζει τους μαθητές!
  • i-book / Smartphone & Τablet Applications

Παίζουμε μαθαίνοντας ή μαθαίνουμε παίζοντας;

  • Talking Pen
    Τώρα με το Talking Pen η ανάγνωση και η μάθηση γίνονται παιχνίδι!
  • AR
    Και τα βιβλία … ζωντανεύουν!
  • VR
    Ταξιδέψτε χωρίς να κουνηθείτε από τη θέση σας!

Θα διανεμηθούν ΔΩΡΕΑΝ ΔΕΙΓΜΑΤΑ ΒΙΒΛΙΩΝ

 

12:15-13:05

13:20-13:45

EXPRESS PUBLISHING

Nikolaos Anagnostou, ELT Area Manager of Express Publishing S.A in Greece
  • New Age, New Norms, New Tools: A unique LMS Platform for the digital classroom! Express Digibooks is the only gamified platform that can be used online and offline, at all levels! Track students’ progress, communicate effectively with parents, motivate your learners and bring your classes into the future!
  • The Flibets: A new learning galaxy for preschoolers! The Flibets take your students to an amazing new world of learning through exploration and play!

14:00-14:50

BURLINGTON BOOKS

Natasha Polysaki-Kallistratou, Marketing Manager, Northern Greece.
Burlington Mindset B1, B1+ and B2 is the ideal exam preparation coursebook series for mixed ability classes. It contains engaging tasks and topics which challenge students to stretch their cognitive abilities. The series is fully up-to-date with the ECCE 2021 changes!  Interactive students' components are now available for online lessons!

14:00-14:50

15:05-15:35

Why me? Why not me? Consumers and the game of choice

Maria Araxi Sachpazian, Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Since after World War II, the choices of the consumers have been taken seriously into consideration and the marketing strategies are being drawn based on the factors that attract or deter consumers from making purchases of services or goods. Right now, in the 21st century, the Era when Marketing never stops, the psychology of the consumer and the factors that determine purchasing choices and decisions play a critical role in devising the marketing strategies. In this session we will analyse the basic mechanisms that determine the way consumers make choices and examine how Foreign Language Schools can design their own marketing to attract the attention of the public in order to maximize their total market addressable.

15:50-16:20

Tests, tests, tests: which one is good for my students?

Maria Davou, Teacher, Teacher Trainer, FLS Owner, Researcher
In a highly competitive exam-prep environment, school owners and teachers get lost as to which test to choose for their students. In this talk, we will critically explore the role of high-stakes exams in our context and set out criteria for choosing the best-suited for our students.

15:50-16:20

Participating Companies

Aheadbooks
Σεβρών 3, 121 33 Περιστέρι – 2105740892 – www.aheadbooks.com

Andrew Betsis – Collins ELT
Πύργου 31, 185 42 Πειραιάς – 2104118894 – www.andrewbetsiselt.gr

Archer Editions
Αγίου Δημητρίου 19, 173 43 Αγ.Δημήτριος – 2109803293 – www.archereditions.com

Burlington Books
Παπαστράτου 12, 185 45 Πειραιάς – 2109767888 – www.burlingtonbooks.com

ELT NEWS
Αγ.Γεωργίου 74, 154 51 Νέο Ψυχικό – 2106712991 – www.eltnews.gr

Express Publishing
Μακμίλλαν 3-5, 111 44 Αθήνα – 2102120800 – www.expresspublishing.gr

Supercourse Publishing
Λαοδικίας 1, 591 00 Βέροια - 2331073777 - www.supercourse.gr

Webooks
Αγ.Γεωργίου 74, 154 51 Νέο Ψυχικό – 2106722647 – www.webooks.gr