Friday, February 23, 2024

February Webinar: Mr Eftychis Kantarakis Presenting for TESOL MTH NG


February Webinar & Call for Papers

We are incredibly happy to be welcoming a loyal friend of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece and a TESOL Greece ex-board member, Mr Eftychis Kantarakis. 
Eftychis is an ELT professional who knows the Greek as well as the International EFL Market better than anyone. He is a teacher, teacher trainer EMEA, Sales Manager for NGL Greece and Cyprus and he's also a TESOL Greece advocate.
On Sunday 25th February 2024 at 17:00 we will have the pleasure of listening to Eftychis who will be presenting on 
Social & Emotional Learning towards SDGs in ELT

The link has alreayd been emailed to TESOL MTH NG Members

​The speaker wrote about the event 

Education does not change the world. Education changes people. People change the world (Paulo Freire). The principles of SEL can shape the way we teach in ELT. But can they change the world? In this talk we will ponder how SEL can also be used towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals and making a difference in our world. Exciting existing projects towards that will also be discussed.

​We thank Eftychis for accepting our invitation and we do hope to see you all there. 

Our call for papers for the 29th Annual International Conference of TESOL MTH NG  (digital) to be held on 30th and 31st March  is out and you can find it here: 
You can share a lesson idea, a way you worked out to solve a problem you were facing, or your action research.  
​The deadline for paper submissions is March 5th 2024

​During this month's webinar with Eftychis we will announce our Plenary speakers. 

Monday, February 5, 2024

Call for papers 29th Annual Conference TESOL MTH/NG: 30th and 31st March 2024

Our 29th Annual International Conference of TESOL MTH/NG will be held on Saturday and Sunday 30th and 31st March 2024

  •     Call for papers: 
  •     Deadline for submissions: 5th March 2024 
  •     Programme announcement: 21st March 2024 

Plenary speakers to be announced soon. 

            Events for February - March & April 

Our next webinary is on Sunday 25th February 2024 at 17:00. The topic of the session is Social and Emotional Learning towards SDGs in ELT. Join us on Zoom. The link will be sent to members on Friday 23rd February. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece January 2024 Event


     Adrian Underhill presenting a webinar in January 2024 

  We are delighted to be inviting you to a webinar with the one and only Adrian Underhill. 

The session will be held on Sunday 14th January 2024 at 17:00. 
The link will be sent to only the members of TESOL MTH/NG on Friday 12th January 2024. 

The speaker wrote about his webinar:

In this webinar I  will suggest that our current system of pronunciation teaching is based on several faulty assumptions and as a result our pronunciation teaching methodology is in an evolutionary cul de sac. For example, pronunciation work is (still) a kind of add-on rather than being fully integrated into everything that happens in the classroom. And behavourist assumptions are still alive and well although perhaps in a more colourful and usable form. I will propose some contrasting assumptions that could free us up to see the experience of pronunciation differently and to imagine different learning activities with different outcomes. I will illustrate some of these activities.

 Adrian Underhill needs no introduction. He is the series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an advisor in the development of Macmillan English Dictionary. After working as a teacher and trainer for many years and as director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings, Adrian now works as an ELT consultant and trainer. As past president of IATEFL, Adrian started the first IATEFL interest group which was in Teacher Development. His current interests include not only pronunciation teaching, but applications of complexity theory and holistic thinking to learning and to the way we teach and work. Find out more about our speaker by visiting his website: