Plenary Speakers: Jamie Keddie

Jamie Keddie:
FL Forum Athens

Jamie's Bio

Jamie Keddie is a Barcelona-based Scot with a love for storytelling, a passion for teaching, and an obsession for YouTube. He is the author of three books: Videotelling (Lessonstream Books, 2017), Online Video(Oxford University Press, 2014), and Images (Oxford University Press, 2009). Jammie is also the founder of Lessonstream, the popular resource site for teachers. He is well known in the world of English Language Teaching. Since 2008, he has shared his insight, ideas, and expertise with teachers and educators in over 40 different countries.

Jamie's Plenary

The teacher as a storyteller
It is often teachers of young learners who are the quickest to embrace teacher-led storytelling as a way of engaging students and structuring lessons. But we are considering a classroom craft which is far too valuable and versatile to be associated exclusively with one group alone. In this practical talk, I would like to share a number of teacher-led storytelling skills, activities and devices which will be suitable for all types of language teachers and learners.

Plenary Speakers: Michael Carrier

Michael Carrier:
FL Forum Athens & Thessaloniki

Michael's Bio

Michael Carrier is Managing Director of Highdale Consulting Ltd, based in London and consulting for ELT organisations, including Cambridge English. He has been involved in ELT for over 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, school director and network director. He has worked in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and the USA, and lectured in many other countries worldwide. He was formerly Executive Director of Eurocentres in Washington D.C., then CEO of the International House World network of schools, and Director of English Language Innovation at the British Council. He has written a number of ELT coursebooks and skills books, including the Front Page series, Business Circles, Intermediate Writing Skills and Spotlight Readers. His special field of interest is in elearning and the application of technology to Language Teaching.

Michael's Plenary (Best for FL School Owners)

Digital Learning: Current Trends in Language Education Technology 2017-2020 and how we can keep our schools innovative

The world is changing very rapidly and what students and parents expect from language schools and English language teachers is changing rapidly.  Do you have a MOOC or an LMS for your school?  Do your teachers map their competences against the Cambridge Digital Framework?  Are you planning to invest in VR or ASR activities?  What do you think of the Internet of Things?  Does this all sound like gobbley-gook?

Developments in digital technology will become more important over the next few years in ELT as digital takes a bigger role in everyday life and in education generally.  This talk looks at thedigital trends, the new technologies coming down the pipeline, what kind of new activities this may lead to, and how to prepare schools – and their teachers – for this innovative age.  

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Dr Luke Prodromou
FL Forum Athens & Thessaloniki

Agapi Dendaki
FL Forum Xanthi

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FL Forum Athens (Μόνο για ΚΞΓ)

Efi Glymi
FL Forum Athens

Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις
FL Forum Thessaloniki & Xanthi


Jamie's Workshop (Day & Time to be confirmed)

Online video and critical thinking
We are living in an age when virtually anyone can publish content online. Unfortunately, the result can be a fight for clicks, shares and views. And in the absence of codes of conduct or standards of practice, dubious online activities have become commonplace. In this practical talk, I would like to share a story that has come out of online video culture. Teachers of screenagers can make use of this story in their own classrooms to encourage discussion and to raise students' critical awareness of online video content.

Michael's Workshop (Day & Time to be confirmed)

Future-Proofing Your School: delighting your customers

This workshop focuses on the benefits of innovation and technology to your school now – and into the future. How can innovative approaches to service delivery and educational technology – IWBs, apps, translators,  tablets - support teachers and make learning more exciting and effective for your learners?


How can the latest digital tools improve the customer experience for your students? Not only in the classroom, but in the other ways that they interact with the school.

Technology in schools is not just for the classroom – we can use it to improve all aspects of the school’s work. For example:

  • How can you improve your marketing and get more students?
  • How can you ‘delight’ your customers so they keep coming back and re-enrolling in new courses?
  • How can you improve students’ outcomes and achievements so they feel they have chosen the best school?

We will look at both established and emerging innovations &  technologies and how we can harness them to improve the quality of our teaching and learning and help our students succeed Participants will engage in innovation activities and a Digital Audit of their school.

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Late June

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30 June 2017

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11th FL Forum in Athens

11th FL Forum in Athens at the Royal Olympic Hotel

26 August 2017

30 August 2107

11th FL Forum in Xanthi

11th FL Forum in Xanthi at Le Chalet Hotel

11th FL Forum in Thessaloniki at the Capsis Hotel

11th FL Forum in Thessaloniki at the Capsis Hotel

3 September 2017


Athens - 26&27 August 2017

Xanthi - 30 August 2017

Thessaloniki - 3 September 2017


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