Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Call for Papers for 28th Annual International Conference of TESOL MACEDONIA-THRACE, NORTHERN GREECE

 Call for papers for the TESOL MACEDONIA-THRACE, Northern Greece 28th Annual International Conference [Online] 

After two years of limbo and silence our Association is back in action with its first ever Digital Conference, which will be held on Saturday 1/4 and Sunday 2/4 on Zoom. 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers (so far) include: 
               Dr Randi Harlev                   Mr André Hedlund                          Dr Angelos Bolla

Topic of the conference 
The full title of our conference is ''To TESOL or not to TESOL: Teachers at the helm of their professional development'' 

 By choosing this topic we aim to put teachers, their development, their career paths, their CPD and their on-going professional transformation in the centre of the topic. How does the growth of teachers affect learners, the materials as well as the field of ELT? How does technology and PLS assist in this effort?  
Join our conference by submitting a call for papers. All presentations last 45 minutes. 

Link to the Google Form:
Deadline: 17th February 
Membership for Speakers: 25 euro 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

January Event: Teaser Video with George Kokolas!

 POSED FOR BEGINNERS: Sunday 29th January 2023 at 10:30-12:00 

It is our great pleasure to invite all our members in our next event with an educator and trainer who needs no introductions, Mr George Kokolas, board member of TESOL Greece and an esteemed colleague who works for Express Publishing. 

George was kind enough to give us ten minutes of his time to shed some light on what he will be presenting on Sunday. Please find the video here: POSED FOR BEGINNERS

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday! The link has already been sent to members but it will also be sent again. 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Asynchronous Christmas Event TESOL MTH/NG 2022


Asynchronous Xmas Event. 


 This year TESOL MTH/NG breaks ground with an Asynchronous Xmas Event. The links have been sent to  members and they feature activities presented by four of the members of the Executive Board of our Teachers' Association. 

The sessions presented are entitled as follows 

''Christmas National and International'' Presented by Maria-Araxi Sachpazian 

''The upside-down Advent Calendar''   Presented by Antigoni Melidonioti

                         ''It's the Xmas Countdown'' Presented by Tanya Livarda

                         ''Hotseating Santa Claus and Santa Escape Room'' 

                                              Presented by Maria Polychrou 

We hope you find these activities useful and applicable for your last week of teaching. Warm wishes to you and yours for a restful festive season and an amazing 2023. 

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

We are looking forward to seeing you all! 


Tuesday, October 11, 2022



Larissa Two-Day Conference

Saturday 22nd  October 2022 

12:00 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:00


Conference Opening 

Opening Plenary KARASIMOS 

Room 1

Room 2

14:15 -15:00

Session 1 Marina Kollatou

Session 1 Malidou


Session 2 Sachpazian

Session 2 Gkiouris





Session 3 Varna

Session 3 Kouniakis


Session 4 Cartalia

Session 4 Sotiropoulos




Taverna Evening & Social Event 


Sunday 23rd October 2022 




Plenary 1 Sifakis 

Room 1

Room 2


Session 1 Lalos

Session 1 Livarda


Session 2 Mantadaki

Session 2 Voreopoulou





Session 3 Kokolas

Session 3 Zafi


Session 4 Primalis

Session 4 Papapanagiotou



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. 


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.


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.