The Foreign Languages Forum
Patra, 18 March 2018 | Patra Palace
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Plenary Speakers

Dr Irini - Renika Papakammenou

Dr Irini - Renika Papakammenou

Cliff Parry

Cliff Parry

Dr Yannis Kritsotakis

Dr Yannis Kritsotakis

Get to know our speakers

Cliff Parry

Academic Manager, British Council Greece

Cliff Parry (MSc TEYL, RSA DTEFLA, BSc, Dip. Management) is Academic Manager at the British Council Greece and has been living and teaching in Greece since 1986. He has a wide range of teaching experience across all course types and ages, as well as extensive training experience. He has written numerous articles for professional journals and ELT publications, and has co-authored a number of English language teaching titles. He has also worked on social inclusion projects for a number of years.

Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις

Διδάκτωρ των Εμπορικών Επιστημών του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου της Βιέννης

Ο Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις είναι διδάκτωρ των Εμπορικών Επιστημών του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου της Βιέννης με μακροχρόνια εμπειρία στην εκπαίδευση στελεχών επιχειρήσεων. Πρώην ανώτατο στέλεχος του Ελληνικού Οργανισμού Εξαγωγών και Καθηγητής στην Εθνική Σχολή Δημόσιας Διοίκησης.

Διαθέτει μακροχρόνια διδακτική εμπειρία στην εκπαίδευση στελεχών επιχειρήσεων στην Επικοινωνία και ένα πλούσιο συγγραφικό έργο (Το Τηλέφωνο Φέρνει Κέρδη, Εμπορικές Εκθέσεις - Ο Δρόμος για την Επιτυχία, Νικητές οι Πωλήσεις που Αγαπούν οι Πελάτες, Επειδή Ποτέ δεν θα Έχετε μια Δεύτερη Ευκαιρία, Διαπολιτισμική Επικοινωνία).

Dr Irini Papakammenou

PhD Applied Linguistics at the Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus

Irini Papakammenou studied English Literature with English Language at the University of North Wales, Bangor and she has completed an Msc in TESOL at the University of Stirling and a PhD in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus. Her research topic is about the influence of EFL exams on teachers’ teaching practices in Greece. She is the owner of the Centre of Foreign Languages I. Papakammenou (a family business since 1974) for the last 16 years and the owner of C2learn.me site. Throughout her career she has performed various roles and responsibilities including the preparation and delivery of classroom and e-learning programs and managing and training the staff. Meanwhile she works as an oral examiner for foreign language certificates.
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Plenary Sessions

Dealing with exams and exam preparation needs in a multi-exam context.
Dr Irene Papakammenou

Greece has a strong examination culture which has changed significantly since more exams are developed and enter the market. Currently, 23 English language examinations are administered at B2 level and 17 at C2 level in Greece and they are approved by ASEP. This multi-exam context (Papakammenou, 2016) is rather challenging for both teachers and school owners.

Such a context has both a negative and positive influence on teachers, students and school owners as well as on how exam preparation classes are formed and how teachers teach. Teachers struggle to choose an exam for their students, they find difficulties in organizing such classes and they often teach to the test in order to raise their students’ scores and make them succeed in the exams. On the other hand, multi-exam contexts provide more opportunities for language learning and they help teachers and students deal with the stress and insecurities that exams create.

The presentation presents and describes the nature of the multi-exam context and it provides ways to handle such a context and use it in favour of the teachers and students. It refers on research and classroom practice in exam preparation courses in Greek frontistiria. It also considers issues for teacher development and training in order to better handle a multi-exam context. The presentation offers language teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, test constructors and material writers and publishers, insights directly relevant to their needs.


Sponsored by Express Publishing

Writing assessment at C1 and C2 levels
Cliff Parry

An overview of the assessment criteria for CAE and CPE together with an analysis of sample writings and assessment tips.

Teaching life skills
Cliff Parry

Life Skills is a term used to describe a set of skills acquired through learning and/or direct life experience that are used to help individuals and groups effectively handle problems and questions commonly encountered in their daily life. In practice, many skills are used simultaneously.

Find out all about what life skills are, why they're important and how we can teach them as part of English language education.

Από το Φροντιστήριο του χθες στην επιχείρηση του αύριο (Για ιδιοκτήτες ΚΞΓ)
Δρ Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις

Μέσα από την 90λεπτη παρουσιάσή του ο κος Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις θα καλύψει 4 βασικές θεματικές ενότητες που απασχολούν τον επιχειρηματία του σήμερα.
  1. Κρίση και επιχειρηματικότητα:
    Από την απειλή στην ευκαρία
  2. Κερδοφορία: Το ταγκό χορεύεται με τρεις.
    Εκπαιδευτικό προϊόν, στοχευμένος πελάτης, πωλητής
  3. Εκπαιδευτικό προσωπικό: Η ψυχή της διαφήμισης
    Επιλογή, παρακίνηση, απόδοση
  4. Επικοινωνία: Είμαι ό,τι φαίνομαι
    Από την εικόνα στην ταυτότητα του κέντρου
    Από το ρόλο του πελάτη στο ρόλο του συμβούλου

 

Programme

Room: Afrodite

10:00 - 10:50 Teaching life skills - Plenary Session

Cliff Pary
Life Skills is a term used to describe a set of skills acquired through learning and/or direct life experience that are used to help individuals and groups effectively handle problems and questions commonly encountered in their daily life. In practice, many skills are used simultaneously.

11:00 - 11:50 - TECH IT EASY! - Η ΝΕΑ ΠΡΩΤΟΠΟΡΙΑΚΗ ΣΕΙΡΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ SENIOR ΤΑΞΕΙΣ!

SUPER COURSE ELT
TECH IT EASY! - Η ΝΕΑ ΠΡΩΤΟΠΟΡΙΑΚΗ ΣΕΙΡΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ SENIOR ΤΑΞΕΙΣ!
• Με πλούσιο τεχνολογικό υλικό (3D Animation, Video και Video Clip με τραγούδι σε κάθε μάθημα)
• Διδάσκει τη γραμματική με τραγούδια
• Βοηθάει ιδιαίτερα τους μαθητές με μαθησιακές δυσκολίες
• Είναι ευέλικτη, με δυνατότητα διδασκαλίας 2 ή 3 φορές την εβδομάδα
• Δίνει ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην προφορική επικοινωνία
Η σειρά που θα ξετρελάνει τους μαθητές σας!

RESTART - ΜΙΑ ΝΕΑ ΣΕΙΡΑ ΓΙΑ ΕΝΗΛΙΚΕΣ ΠΟΥ ΘΕΛΟΥΝ ΝΑ ΚΑΝΟΥΝ ‘RESTART’ ΣΤΑ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ ΤΟΥΣ
• Ειδικά σχεδιασμένη για ενήλικες που έχουν χάσει την επαφή τους με τα Αγγλικά
• Καλύπτει τα επίπεδα CEFR A1-A2 σε 15 θεματικές ενότητες (Education & Work, Technology, Travel & Tourism, etc.)
• Δίνει ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην προφορική επικοινωνία μέσα από καθημερινές καταστάσεις
• Καλύπτει τις βασικές γλωσσικές ανάγκες ενός ενήλικα (filling in an application form, sending an email, ordering a meal, making a reservation, etc.)
Θα διανεμηθούν ΔΩΡΕΑΝ ΔΕΙΓΜΑΤΑ.

12:00 - 12:50 - Dealing with exams and exam preparation needs in a multi-exam context - Plenary Session

Dr Irene Papakammenou

Greece has a strong examination culture which has changed significantly since more exams are developed and enter the market. Currently, 23 English language examinations are administered at B2 level and 17 at C2 level in Greece and they are approved by ASEP. This multi-exam context (Papakammenou, 2016) is rather challenging for both teachers and school owners.

Such a context has both a negative and positive influence on teachers, students and school owners as well as on how exam preparation classes are formed and how teachers teach. Teachers struggle to choose an exam for their students, they find difficulties in organizing such classes and they often teach to the test in order to raise their students’ scores and make them succeed in the exams. On the other hand, multi-exam contexts provide more opportunities for language learning and they help teachers and students deal with the stress and insecurities that exams create.

The presentation presents and describes the nature of the multi-exam context and it provides ways to handle such a context and use it in favour of the teachers and students. It refers on research and classroom practice in exam preparation courses in Greek frontistiria. It also considers issues for teacher development and training in order to better handle a multi-exam context. The presentation offers language teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, test constructors and material writers and publishers, insights directly relevant to their needs.

Sponsored by Express Publishing

13:00 - 13:50 - Discover PeopleCert English Language Exams Portfolio

Tina KaraliAcademic ConsultantPeopleCert
  • Exploring LanguageCert: A communicative approach to Testing
A presentation aiming at familiarising teachers with the next generation of tests offered by PeopleCert.
  • Getting to know IELTS 
A presentation focusing on IELTS format and content.It is mainly intended for teachers who have never prepared students for this test or who have little IELTS experience and need some guidance and extra support.

15:00 - 15:50 - ELT exams Update

Andrew Betsis
  • Teaching English to Very Young Learners (ages 4 or 5): pre-K and Kindergarten. Opportunities and Challenges. The importance of Phonics (not Phonetics)
  • The Non-Native English Teacher. Work opportunities abroad. Basic requirements and main challenges.
  • ELT exams Update

15:30 - 16:50 - Writing assessment at C1 and C2 levels - Featured Presentation

Cliff Parry

An overview of the assessment criteria for CAE and CPE together with an analysis of sample writings and assessment tips.

Room: Erato

11:00 - 11:25 - Here comes Jet for Junior A and Junior B!

Irene Rachioti, Marketing Manager, Burlington Books
Jet, the new superhero from Burlington Books, will bring joy, action and motivation to your junior classes and provide creative opportunities to teach values and develop children’s 21st-century life skills.

13:00 - 13:50 - Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation and Excellence!

Express Publishing
Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation and Excellence!
  • I Wonder: The amazing new course for Primary learners!
  • Right On! 1-4: The Right course for the 21ST Century Learners!
  • On Screen C2: The ideal choice for all C2 level exams

14:00 - 14:50 Enter a new world. ENTER PORTAL!

MM Publications
As educators, we must strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’; as English teachers, we aim to help our students communicate successfully in English. Portal to English can enable us to do both in our classroom successfully. 

This brand-new series engages learners and equips them with the necessary skills to excel in the modern, ever-changing world. Based on contemporary ELT methodology, this inspiring course focuses on the systematic development of language skills and comprises motivating and contemporary topics.

15:00 - 15:50 - Teach in the 21st century! Exploit an emerging market and increase your profit!

George Knoring, BA, MBA, TESOL cert, TBE LCCI & INTESOL cert, Teacher Trainer
Teach with technology easily and enjoyably students from all corners of the world to boost your revenues. Teaching Business or General English online takes away the geographical restrictions. You can access any English learning market in the world, which gives you more leverage. Become easily, quickly and cheaply certified to teach Business & General English either online or in a classroom setting. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Sponsored by: PACE ahead

16:00 - 18:00 - Από το Φροντιστήριο του χθες στην επιχείρηση του αύριο (Για ιδιοκτήτες ΚΞΓ) - Featured Presentation - Για ιδιοκτήτες ΚΞΓ

Δρ Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις

Μέσα από την 90λεπτη παρουσιάσή του ο κος Γιάννης Κριτσωτάκις θα καλύψει 4 βασικές θεματικές ενότητες που απασχολούν τον επιχειρηματία του σήμερα.
  1. Κρίση και επιχειρηματικότητα: 
    Από την απειλή στην ευκαρία
  2. Κερδοφορία: Το ταγκό χορεύεται με τρεις.
    Εκπαιδευτικό προϊόν, στοχευμένος πελάτης, πωλητής
  3. Εκπαιδευτικό προσωπικό: Η ψυχή της διαφήμισης
    Επιλογή, παρακίνηση, απόδοση
  4. Επικοινωνία: Είμαι ό,τι φαίνομαι
    Από την εικόνα στην ταυτότητα του κέντρου
    Από το ρόλο του πελάτη στο ρόλο του συμβούλου

 

Exhibitors

Andrew BetsisCollins ELT
Πύργου 31, 185 42 Πειραιάς – 2104118894 – www.andrewbetsiselt.gr

Binary Logic
Λακωνίας 20, 174 56 Άλιμος -2109955604 – www.binarylogic.net

British Council
Πλατεία Κολωνακίου 17, 106 73 Αθήνα - 2103692333 - www.britishcouncil.gr

Burlington Books

Παπαστράτου 12, 185 45 Πειραιάς – 2109767888 – www.burlingtonbooks.com

PEOPLECERT – LanguageCert – IELTS Official Test Centre

Κοραή 3 - 105 64 Αθήνα - 2103729150 - www.languagecert.org & www.ieltseurope.org

ELT NEWS

Αγ.Γεωργίου 74, 154 51 Νέο Ψυχικό – 2106712991 – www.eltnews.gr

Express Publishing

Μακμίλλαν 3, 111 44 Αθήνα – 2102120800 – www.expresspublishing.co.uk

LRN & Awards International
Καρπάθου 14 - 185 39 Πειραιάς - 2114115397 - www.esolnethellas.gr

MM Publications
Δεληγιώργη 58 - 174 56 Άλιμος - 2109953680 - www.mmpublications.gr

Oxford University Press
Βαρδουμιώτη 20Α - 115 22 Αθήνα - 2108055330 - www.oup.com/elt

Supercourse Publishing
Λαοδικίας 1 - 591 00 Βέροια - 2331073777 - www.supercourse.gr

TESOL Greece
Καποδιστρίου 17 - 106 77 Αθήνα - 2107488411 - www.tesolgreece.org

Pace
Σταδίου 48 & Σανταρόζα 1, 105 64 Αθήνα - 6955193828 - www.pace.edu.gr