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The FL Forum is coming to Crete

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Developing and supporting
English language teaching professionals in Greece

For a decade the Foreign Languages Forum has been a knowledge and ideas platform for English language teaching professionals. It is not just a book exhibition. It is an event where teachers come to develop professionally and network with their peers. 

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 occassion.

Looking forward to meeting you.
Regards,
Dimitris Spyropoulos

Michael Carrier

Michael Carrier has been involved in English language teaching for over 25 years as a teacher, trainer, author, school director, and network director. He has worked in Germany, Italy, Poland, the UK, and the USA, and has lectured in many other countries.

He was formerly Executive Director of Eurocentres in Washington DC, heading up the US subsidiary of the Swiss group of schools. He then worked as CEO of the International House World network of schools. Most recently he was Director of English Language Innovation & Partnerships at the British Council in London.

He is currently serving on the Board of the EAQUALS organization (the pan-European quality management association of language schools), in the role of Special Advisor, and on the Board of ICC, the European Language Network. He is also a board member of The English Language Teaching Journal and The Language Teaching Journal.

Alan Maley

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. 

He has travelled a lot, lived and taught in many countries, met, worked, inspired (and was inspired) and cooperated with many great ELT teachers and innovators, who established what we now call ‘the ELT field’.

What has ignited him, in the last decade, is creativity, one of the most exciting concepts that currently inform ELT. Creative language teaching is generated, in some way, in every classroom in every country. Each time a language teacher enters a class, a silent experiment in hope and creativity is taking place: hope that the lesson will make a difference to at least one of their learners; creativity in that teachers strive to give the lesson something of their own that goes beyond imitation or compliance.

Sponsored by Burlington Books

Nick Michelioudakis

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.

Sponsored by GlobalCert

Panel Discussion
Language Schools:
The way Forward

The Chair persons of the local PALSO associations, under the moderation of Chris Sotiropoulos will discuss the obstacles they faced in the last 2 years and highlight the oppportunites for future development and growth.

Book
Exhibition

Visit the book exhibition and talk to publishers, ELT Associations, examination boards and online service providers.
The list of exhibitors will be available in February 2023