Friday, March 31, 2023



Join us on April 1st and 2nd for a thought-provoking online conference. 

Access to the conference is restricted to those members who have renewed their membership after June 2022. If you want to renew your membership, email TESOL MTH/NG at 
You can find our Programme PDF and the Overview of the two days

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

28th Annual International Conference of TESOL MTH / NG [ONLINE] Plenaries and Summaries with times

In this talk, I draw on critical incident narratives produced by tertiary-level English language teachers to show how responding to these incidents enabled teachers to develop personally and professionally. These critical incidents were classified as such on the basis of four structural characteristics: they 1) recount past events, 2) signify significant change in professional knowledge, 3) are treated as formative thus informing current and future teaching practice, and 4) contain emotionally charged discourse. In describing past emotional turmoil and ethical dilemmas, the teachers reflected on how the critical incidents helped them to understand themselves, regulate their emotions and develop resilience.

What are Transferrable Skills? What are Transferrable Skills? What is Task-based Language Assessment? (TBLA) How are Backward Design and Instructional Design related to TBLA? What do learners need to know to be successful? How can we make TBLA meaningful to our learners? How do teachers turn learners into creators of content? What role do graphic organizers play in TBLA? What does the Assessment Center Approach have to do with TBLA? How do these concepts, frameworks, and approaches influence the way we teach? How do teachers develop themselves to become Business Communication Trainers who concentrate on teaching Transversal Skills? Is TBLA for everyone? 

Actually, there is no direct connection between continuous professional development (CPD) and ChatGPT. But did the title make your curious? Why? It may be because hot topics like this create motivation, particularly intrinsic motivation. In this plenary, we will examine how aspects of motivation and principles of andragogy (teaching adult learners) affect CPD. We will consider the impact of the process of change as a factor. Participants will come away with a better understanding of ways to excite and motivate teachers to participate in CPD, and suggestions of how AI tools such as ChatGPT can be harnessed to enhance it. 

The Owl Factor assumes that the teaching and learning process is built around exchange and resources. This process can be narrowed down to what I call the KNOW-SHOW-GROW approach. Teacher and students know different things. Each one needs to show the other what they know so that they can grow in the process. This session explores it!


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece at the Spring 2023 International Publishers Exhibition

 Sunday 19th March 2023 from 10:00-18:00 

           International Publishers' Exhibition 

              Thessaloniki, The MET Hotel 

This Sunday 19/3 we are getting together at the IP Exhibition at the MET Hotel in Thessaloniki. We are planning to be terribly busy, and we want that for you as well! The IP Is an excellent opportunity to visit the TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece stand to get an update on our upcoming conference, renew your membership (if it was not renewed in August-September 2022) and attend our great programme of sessions featuring Dr. Vicky Papachristou, Vice Chair of TESOL MTh/NG and Ms Antigone Melidonioti, Secretary General. 

Here is some information on the TESOL MTH/NG strand of events from 15:30 to 18:30 at the Ostria Room. 

Between the two sessions there will be a coffee break. Non-members of TESOL MTH/NG are more than welcome to attend. 

If you are not a member of our Teachers' Association yet, you can enter our lucky draw for 2 free annual memberships! The winners will be announced at our AGM. 

Sunday, March 5, 2023

EdPuzzle Event Hosted by TESOL MTH/NG Video from the session

On Sunday 5th March 2023 TESOL MTH/ NG hosted an EdPuzzle Event with speakers Antigoni Medidonioti and Alisa Linarejos. The event was a public one and we are extremely happy with the turnout and your comments. 

You can find the link to recording here 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Edpuzzle and TESOL Macedonia-Thrace Northern Greece co-organising an event

 Tesol Macedonia-Thrace hosting Edpuzzle webinar 

This Sunday 5th March at 10:30 on Zoom we are starting a new cooperation with Edpuzzle and hope to see this event becoming an annual one. Our session is open to all so we will share the link publicly and we are happy to present our two speakers: our very own Antigoni Melidonioti and Alisa Linarejos. Antigoni has been a teacher and teacher trainer for years and runs her own foreign language school in which she likes to experiment with different methodologies, inclusive teaching and the use of technology. She is also the Secretary General of our association. Alisa Linarejos is an Edpuzzle coach and experienced MFL teacher in different countries and grade levels. She loves learning and sharing ideas with teachers about technology integration to enhance teaching and learning. At the end of the event some free gifts will be given, so don't miss our event on Sunday 5th March at 10:30 am to 12:00 (Greek time).

The link to access the webinar is 

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Rachel Paling to run February Webinar for Tesol Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece.

 February Webinar to be led by 

                          Ms. Rachel Paling 

On Sunday 12th February 2023 at 10:30 on Zoom TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece welcomes Ms Rachel Paling who will be discussing a topic that cannot fail to engage us all. 

Let's get to know our speaker

Rachel founded Efficient Language Coaching in 2008. She has a BA Honours in Law/Spanish, Masters in Human Rights/Democratization (EMA) and ia a qualified UK Lawyer since 2003. She combined teaching, business English and legal knowledge to coach top executives across Europe and has created the new method and approach called Neurolanguage Coaching®, training nearly 1200 language teachers worldwide certifying them with her course, one of the only language coaching certification courses in the world accredited by International Coach Federation USA. She is an ICF PCC Coach and has an MA in Applied Neuroscience and a Master in Neuroeducation and Neuropsychology.

About the session

When educators use metacognition, neuroscience and emotional intelligence in their teaching processes, they can greatly impact the way that learners learn. But, the great question is “what is metacognition/neuroscience and how we can implement these in practical terms?” In this talk, we will explore the different perspectives and more importantly, how to harness this knowledge to change mindset, transform learning, provoke leaner autonomy, and arouse curiosity. 21st century learning becomes more impregnated with neuroscientific research, but the real question is how to “live” the research in our everyday teaching and learning.

The link to the event will be emailed to registered members on the Friday prior to the event.

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 AndrĂ© 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.