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