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We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Foreign Languages Forum, set to take place on 10 March 2024 at Aquila Atlantis Hotel in Heraklion, Crete.

This forum promises to be a landmark event for language educators, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore the future of language learning and teaching.

A centerpiece of the forum will be an engaging panel discussion featuring esteemed examiners and interlocutors from various language exam bodies.

It offers a unique chance for educators to gain insights into exam expectations and how to better prepare their students for success.

Plenary Sessions: Innovations in Language Teaching

The forum will also host a series of plenary sessions designed to inspire and inform. Topics include:

Gamifying Grammar Lessons: Discover innovative strategies to make grammar lessons more engaging and effective through gamification. This session will provide practical tips and creative ideas to bring the fun back into language learning.

Accommodating Students with Autism: This important session will focus on best practices and strategies for accommodating students with Autism in the language classroom. Learn from experts about creating inclusive learning environments that support the needs of all students.

Commercial Presentations: Stay at the forefront of language teaching with presentations on the latest in ELT Exams and the transformative power of Adaptive Learning with Artificial Intelligence. These sessions will showcase cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that are shaping the future of language education.

The Foreign Languages Forum in Heraklion is more than just a conference. Whether you’re an educator, an examiner, or simply a language enthusiast, this forum offers something of value for everyone.

Join us for a day of insightful discussions, innovative ideas, and networking opportunities. Together, we can shape the future of language learning and teaching.

Register now! 

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Professional Presentations

Κανταρτζόγλου Φώτης
Κανταρτζόγλου ΦώτηςΕιδικός Παιδαγωγός και Σύμβουλος Γονέων

Διαχείριση των παιδιών στο φάσμα του Αυτισμού, στο πλαίσιο της σχολικής τάξης

Η ομιλία πραγματεύεται τις προκλήσεις και τις δυσκολίες που αντιμετωπίζουν οι μαθητές που βρίσκονται στο φάσμα του αυτισμού, μέσα στο πλαίσιο της σχολικής τάξης. Δεδομένου όμως του ότι η εκπαίδευση δεν είναι και δεν πρέπει να είναι μονοδιάστατη, είναι απαραίτητο να κατανοήσει και να γνωρίσει ο εκπαιδευτικός τον τρόπο με τον οποίο λειτουργούν και μαθαίνουν τα παιδιά στο φάσμα του αυτισμού. Οι διαφορετικοί τρόποι αλλά και προσεγγίσεις που χρειάζονται τα παιδιά αυτά, αποτελούν ενίοτε μεγάλη πρόκληση για τον εκπαιδευτικό. Είναι όμως απαραίτητο τα ίδια τα παιδιά να νιώθουν αποδεκτά και να υπάρχει συμπερίληψη και ενσωμάτωση μαζί με τον υπόλοιπο μαθητικό πληθυσμό. Όλα τα παραπάνω θα παρουσιαστούν και θα αναλυθούν μ ε τρόπο ώστε να είναι άμεσα εφαρμόσιμος, εντός του πλαισίου της τάξης, με σκοπό την βελτίωση των συνθηκών για το μαθητικό πληθυσμό, αλλά και τη δουλειά του εκάστοτε εκπαιδευτικού.

Katherine Reilly
Katherine ReillyAuthor & Academic Lecturer

Gamification in Grammar, Make Learning Fun for Everyone

Grammar has been associated throughout the years with blunt memorization of set rules that must be followed to the letter. Such a tedious labor will always act as a deterrent to both learners and educators alike, hindering them from consolidating the focal educational points of the lesson. Gamification is an innovative pedagogical approach that has become an integral aspect to learning as it ignites students’ interest in the lesson. Find out how to make your class more engaging by infusing it with techniques that will not only make your students more susceptible to learning, but have an entertaining time doing so.

Panel Discussion

The most common mistakes made by Greek learners in language exams

Katherine Reilly
Katherine ReillyAuthor & Academic Lecturer
Sonia Paraskevaidou
Sonia ParaskevaidouNOCN Chief Oral Examiner
Maria Alafogianni
Maria AlafogianniBA, MA, MIL, Dip Trans, MSc Counseling and Positive Psychology, CEO B.E.S.A.

Commercial Presentations

Pella Pervolaraki
Pella Pervolaraki Senior ELT Consultant, Express Publishing
Happy Toons for Junior Classes: Learning has just become carTOONishingly FUN-tastic!

Happy Toons, our brand-new Junior Course, turns learning into a FUN-tastic experience, featuring creative storytelling that instils essential values in young learners! Rooted on STEAM Education, our series integrates authentic documentary-style videos and captivating 3D illustrations and video animations to bring lessons to life and make every concept memorable. Join an inspiring learning adventure fostering empathy, teamwork and creativity, integrated into our Express Digibooks platform.

Anne Leventeris
Anne LeventerisAnne Leventeris, Seminar Department Manager, Burlington Books
Burlington VTest for Schools

Redefine success for your young learners! This powerful educational tool uses state-of-the-art adaptive testing technology to assess the four language skills in a fun, student-friendly and motivating way. Students receive personalized feedback to enable teachers to identify strengths, measure progress and set goals.

Anne Leventeris
Anne LeventerisAnne Leventeris, Seminar Department Manager, Burlington Books
How can we keep today’s students engaged in the classroom?

Inspire B1 uses an innovative combination of print and digital material to bring learning to life and life to learning. It includes up-to-date topics that teens can relate to and develops key 21st century competencies, while laying the groundwork for all B2 exams. Join In 1 for A Class. Enter Jake and Jodi’s online world and encourage students to learn, think and create together. Join In combines adventure stories with real-world information and is packed with engaging and challenging activities that will develop critical and creative thinking as well as enhance all four major language skills.

Andrew Betsis
Andrew BetsisAuthor & Publisher
ELT exams Update 2024 {Betsis ELT & Macmillan Greece)

- Virtual Online Classroom through Gateway.
- The latest trends in assessment locally and internationally.
- Online testing & proctoring: pros and cons.
- How many exams at levels B2 & C2 are now available and ‘equal’ in Greece.
-How long do they last? Do any of them really ‘expire’? re effectively.

Pella Pervolaraki
Pella Pervolaraki Senior ELT Consultant, Express Publishing
Express DigiPlus: Adaptive Learning with the Power of Artificial Intelligence!

Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence, Express DigiPlus ensures an adaptive learning journey, creating tailor-made lessons, unique for each individual learner’s needs and goals. Through a dynamic learning experience enriched with gamification elements, it offers structured tasks, targeted feedback and a chance to use in-class time more effectively.

Sonia Paraskevaidou
Sonia ParaskevaidouChief Academic Consultant, GlobalCert
Learning for Life or learning to Pass Exams?
These two concepts may seem contradictory at first sight. In fact, by using the appropriate methodology, we can teach our students the skills to pursue their personal and professional development, raise their level of language and at the same time pass NOCN ESOL exams.

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Aquila Atlantis Hotel
2, Ygias Street - Heraklion – Crete