Monday, January 18, 2016

Meet our plenary speakers: Agnes Mariakaki

She has a Master’s in Organisational Psychology from the University of Lancaster, is a graduate of the Paul Ekman Emotional Intelligence Academy of London, and of the Institute of Applied Behavioral Technologies at Princeton. She is a certified NLP Trainer, with the International Society of NLP,  and manages MindSearch, a consumer insights and social research company in Athens. 

Meet our plenary speakers: Jamie Keddie

Jamie Keddie is a teacher trainer, writer and the founder of His areas of interest include the use of visual materials, storytelling and video technologies in the classroom. His publications include ‘Images’ (OUP 2009), ‘Bringing online video into the classroom’ (OUP 2014) and Videotelling (2016).

Meet our plenary speakers: Hanna Kryszewska

Hanna Kryszewska is a senior lecturer at the University of GdaƄsk, Poland. She is co-author of resource books: Learner Based Teaching, OUP, Towards Teaching, Heinemann, The Standby Book, CUP, Language Activities for Teenagers, CUP, The Company Words Keep, DELTA Publishing, and a course book series for secondary schools: ForMat, Macmillan. She is also co-author of a video based teacher training course: Observing English Lessons. For well over 25 years she has been involved in pre-service and in-service teacher training in Poland and worldwide, and for many years she has cooperated with Pilgrims Language Courses, Canterbury, UK, and Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. She is a regular presenter at national and international seminars and conferences worldwide. Since February 2006 she has been editor of website magazine Humanising Language Teaching at

Meet our plenary speakers: Penny Ur

Penny Ur has thirty-five years’ experience as an English teacher in elementary, middle and high schools in Israel. She has also taught BA and MA courses at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University. She has presented papers at TESOL, IATEFL and other English teachers’ conferences worldwide, and in 2013 was awarded the OBE for services to English language teaching.  

She has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series.  Her books include Grammar practice activities (2nd Edition) (2009), Vocabulary activities (2012), A course in English language teaching (2012), Discussions and more (2014), all published by Cambridge University Press.