Developing and supporting English language teaching professionals in Greece
We invite speakers from all over the world in order to provide our delegates with the latest developments in teaching.
2023 marks the birth of another regional FL Forum. On 5 March 2023 the FLF will take place in Heraklion Crete, at the Aquila Atlantis. We have gone to great lengths in order to ensure that our speaker lineup is the best possible for such an occasion. Looking forward to meeting you.
Michael Carrier has worked in language education for over 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, and director in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and USA, and lectured worldwide.
Michael has an MA in Applied Linguistics and an MBA, and is interested in both the academic and management aspects of ELT.
In his long ELT career Alan Maley has seen a lot: blackboards turning white (and now computerized), the emphasis on reading, repeating and memorizing being replaced by the communicative approach, which challenges the notion of grammatical accuracy as the main goal of language teaching, teacher-centered classes, student-centered classes, silent classes, active classes, black-and-white coursebooks becoming colourful and now like glossy magazines, many teaching methods rising and falling like suggestopedia, the invasion of Internet in our life and in education, digital tools being developed and used… to name just a few.
Nick Michelioudakis has been active in ELT for many years as a teacher, examiner, presenter, and teacher trainer. He has worked for a number of publishers and examination boards and he has given seminars and workshops in many countries.
He has written extensively on Methodology, though he is better known for his ‘Psychology and ELT’ articles which have appeared in numerous newsletters and magazines.
His areas of interest include Student Motivation, Learner Independence, Teaching one-to-one, and Humour.
Workshop with Alan Maley
We will start by discussing the unique nature of creative writing and how it differs from the kind of factual, expository writing we usually teach. I will then briefly outline the benefits which creative writing can bring to both teachers and learners – in terms of language, life and learning. We will then spend the rest of the workshop exploring some simple but effective activities for writing poems. If time allows, we may also suggest some ideas for creating stories too. Bring paper. Bring a pen. Bring your whole self along!
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