Wednesday, November 23, 2022

10X10 EFL Talks: 10 Speakers, 10 Slides on Fostering Autonomy


                                 10X10 EFL TALKS  on Sunday 27th November 2022

                                                           At 16:00 (Local time)



Tesol Macedonia-Thrace Northern Greece and Rob Howard are happy to present the 10 speakers participating in 10X10 EFL TALKS TESOL MTH/NG 2022. 

Our topic this year is Fostering Autonomy. Our speakers will be covering a white range of topics and will be seeing autonomy from many different angles. We are happy to announce that this event is also going to be open to members of TESOL Greece, who is represented by Ms. Eleni Cartalia and Mr Jake Delatolas-Saveris and ETAL (the English Teacher Association of Larissa) who are represented by Dr. Ifigeneia Kofou. 


The presenters and the titles of their talks are as follows: 

Dr. Vicky Papachristou 
Promoting autonomy, academic achievement and social responsibility in university students’ teaching practice 

Dr. Ifigeneia Kofou, Representing ETAL
Fostering learner autonomy through alternative assessment forms

Mr. Dimitris Primalis 
Spoonfeeding or autonomy building? 

Ms. Maria Polychrou 
Fostering Learner Autonomy through Educational Drama

Ms. Kiki Xynta 
How to create autonomous learners WAKELET, FLIPGRID AND BUNCEE

Ms. Gülbin Özdemir Altıgöz
1-2-3, Encourage Me to See!

 Mr. Jake Delatolas-Saveris,  Representing TESOL Greece 
Learning Technologies and Learner Autonomy

Ms.Eleni Cartalia, Representing TESOL Greece 
Autonomy begins with Socio - emotional skills!

Ms. Antigoni Melidonioti 
Fostering Autonomy through Edpuzzle

Ms. Vasiliki Lismani 
Developing reading autonomy for dyslexic students.

The final order of speakers will be announced by Rob Howard on the day. 
The link will be emailed a day earlier to our members. 
 We are starting at 16:00 Greek time on Sunday 27th November 2022 


See you all online! 









 

 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

10X10 EFL TALKS TESOL MACEDONIA-THRACE., NG on Sunday 27/11/2022 on Zoom

                                           



TESOL MTH/NG to hold 10X10 EFL TALKS on Sunday 27th November 2022 at 16:00 (Greek time)


Thanks to our trusted friend Rob Howard, 10X10 EFL TALKS has become a yearly tradition of TESOL MTH/ NG. But what is 10X10 EFL TALKS? 

                                                 

10 speakers will present sessions of 10 slides in 10 minutes. This means that in 120 minutes we will get to hear presentations by a group of 10 experienced presenters. The topic for this year is ''Fostering autonomy'' and soon we will be able to share the speakers' names and titles. 

The session will be held on ZOOM and it will be open to member of TESOL Greece and ETAL as well. 

To see the format of this presentation, we are sharing a presentation by Dr. Anne-Margaret Smith on Dyslexia done in a past 10X10 EFL Talks. More information can be found on https://www.efltalks.com/

We are looking forward to seeing you all! 

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

INFORMATION FOR THE LARISSA TWO-DAY CONFERENCE

 





Larissa Two-Day Conference

Saturday 22nd  October 2022 

12:00 - 13:15

 

13:15 - 14:00

Registration

Conference Opening 

Opening Plenary KARASIMOS 

Room 1

Room 2

14:15 -15:00

Session 1 Marina Kollatou

Session 1 Malidou

15:15-16:00

Session 2 Sachpazian

Session 2 Gkiouris

16:00-16:45

     COFFEE 

BREAK 

16:45-17:30 

Session 3 Varna

Session 3 Kouniakis

17:45-18:30

Session 4 Cartalia

Session 4 Sotiropoulos

18:45-19:45

OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY 

20:30

Taverna Evening & Social Event 

 

Sunday 23rd October 2022 

9:30 

10:00-10:45

Registration  

Plenary 1 Sifakis 

Room 1

Room 2

11:00-11:45

Session 1 Lalos

Session 1 Livarda

12:00-12:45

Session 2 Mantadaki

Session 2 Voreopoulou

12:45-13:45

     CONFERENCE 

 BRUNCH

13:45-14:30

Session 3 Kokolas

Session 3 Zafi

14:45-15:30

Session 4 Primalis

Session 4 Papapanagiotou

15:45-16:30

CLOSING PLENARY  

Tyna Constantopoulou 

 This is a pending programme so changes might occur.

Transportation can be done either by car or train. There are regular trains to Larissa and the prices for a return ticket are value-for-money. 

 

For our accommodation, the following hotels have been contacted. You need to call and inform them that you are making a booking for the TESOL /ETAL conference so that you can get the prices agreed. Both hotels are close to the venue, so no car use is needed in the city of Larisa. 

HOTEL DIONYSSOS 

https://www.dionissoshotel.gr 

Single with breakfast 51,5€
Single without breakfast 46,5€
Double with breakfast 71,5€
Double without breakfast 61,5€ χωρίς πρωινό.

This hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi.



HOTEL PARK

https://parkhotellarisa.gr/ 

Single room with breakfast 70 €

Single room without breakfast 65 € 

Double room with 82 €

Double room without breakfast 72 €

In these prices tax must be added (3 euro/ per day of stay).

There is a parking area, but it comes at a cost: 7 euro/day

 

Please remember to contact the hotel directly, preferably via the phone to explain your connection to our conference. Do not make your reservation via other booking sites. 


Friday, September 30, 2022

Professor Sifakis interviewed by Dr. Vicky Papachristou, TESOL MTH/NG Vice-Chair.

 

Professor Nicos Sifakis has honoured us once again by accepting our invitation to be our plenary speaker in the Two-Day Conference ''Sustainability and Innovation''  organised by TESOL Greece, ETAL (The Larissa Teachers' Association) and TESOL MTH/NG. Dr Sifakis is a long-time friend and supporter of our TA who needs no introduction as he has educated generations of EFL teachers through his lectures and his research papers. He is Professor of English for specific purposes at University of Athens. Dr. Sifakis gave us some of his precious time to be interviewed by TESOL MHT/NG Vice Chair Dr. Vicky Papachristou.




Monday, September 19, 2022

Welcome Back Day Conference 2022: Neurolearning in ELT with Effie Kyrikakis and Dr. Dimitris Maroulis



Welcome Back Day Conference 2022: 

Neurolearning in ELT

 with Effie Kyrikakis and Dr. Dimitris Maroulis 


Our Welcome Back Day Conference is going to take place on Sunday 25th September 2022 at 10:30 on Zoom. The link will be sent to active members of TESOL MTH on Friday 23rd September 2022. 
Our event is entitled Neurolearning in ELT. We are very happy to be welcoming  our two well-known and distinguished speakers: Ms Effie Kyrikakis and Dr Dimitris Maroulis. 

Effie Kyrikakis1.jpeg Ms Effie Kyrikakis is the creator of NeuroLearningPower® the only evidence-based, structured mentoring method for women educators, supported by Effie's research on resilience and well-being for her MSc in Applied Psychology.
A global educator, certified coach, international NLP trainer, and mentor of women educators for over 35 years, she is a trainer in the Coaching/Mentoring sector of the University of the Aegean Lifelong Learning Programs. Effie loves sharing her passion for personal and educational leadership and has certified hundreds of teachers through her NeuroLearningPower® method training in Greece, Cyprus and worldwide. Her vision is the transformation of education paradigms from success at all costs to happiness at all levels.


In her session entitled Brains singing together - neuroscience lessons for captivating your students Ms Kyrikakis is going to discuss how having engaged, motivated, gritty students is a teacher’s dream. How can you become the educator that captivates your student’s attention and promotes their flourishing in learning and life -along with your own? Neuroscience points the way. In this one-hour webinar we will embark on a journey of experiential discovery of brain synchrony and the reason it is so vital for education. We will also share tested, effective NeuroLearningPower® tools for optimal engagement and learning.

Maroulis-1024x765.jpg Dr Dimitris Maroulis holds a Doctorate in Education, and his thesis was entitled "Language Learning Strategies in EFL". He holds a Masters of Arts in Education and his thesis was entitled "Language learning Assessment Instrument: the case of "Excellent". He also holds a Masters of Science in Applied Neuroscience from King's College London and his thesis was entitled: "Mindfulness & Meditation therapies in EFL". He is a Unicert College Module leader, a Staffordshire University lecturer, a teacher of English and a lifelong learner.


The title of Dr. Maroulis session is Alice in...Neuroland= Established ELT pedagogical practices and how neuroscience findings dispel these myths.
Dr Maroulis is planning to discuss the following: Much of what happens in an ELT classroom, pedagogically speaking, looks like teachers' meme. These unquestioned, hold-back practices are simply myths which hinder learning and cause the "jukebox effect". This presentation explains how neuroscience findings can dispel these myths and through a "transition pedagogy" may lead to a more effective and brain-friendly pedagogy.

We will be very happy to see a large audience greet these two renowned speakers. 



 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Winners of the two sets of Lucky Draw at the PALSO 33rd Conference and Exhibition and at IP (AUGUST 2022)

 


Congratulations, winners! 
         
The members of the TESOL MTH Board at the stand at both Exhibitions. 

The exhibitions in Thessaloniki were both highly successful events for our association. We have had the chance to present our work, showcase our new events (planned in detail until June 2023) and were happy to see that our members old and new were eager to renew their membership or join our association, which is now turning fully digital to ensure that you can all join in our events no matter where you live. 

During the Palso two-day Conference and Exhibition at Porto Palace Hotel, we had the chance to put in Lucky Draw e-books donated by Rob Howard. The e-book was entitled ''10x10 EFL Talks: the companion volume''. 
The winners were: 
1 Ms Xenia Maglousidou 
2 Ms Kiki Xynta 
3 Ms Eftychia Massoura 
4 Ms Olympia Andreadou
5 Ms Natasa Sarafidou  
Congratulations to all and many thanks to Rob Howard who never gets tired of supporting us. Many thanks to the Board of PALSO Northern Greece for their warm hospitality. 


At the IP Exhibition we gave away TWO free memberships open to our new members. 
The winners were 


1  Ms Christine Sariyanni 

2 Ms Theodosia Karathanasiou 


We wish them both best of luck in our association and hope TESOL MTH becomes their CPD Family! Our thanks go to all of you who stopped at our stand, shared your thoughts, and got information. Many thanks to Philip Dietschi for his warm hospitality and support. 

More gifts and lucky draws will follow in almost all our events! 













Tuesday, August 23, 2022