The Foreign Languages Forum
Thessaloniki, 2 September 2018 | Grand Hotel Palace

The Foreign Languages Forum Thessaloniki, 2 September 2018 | Grand Hotel Palace

The Foreign Languages Forum is one of the main events in the Greek English Language Teaching calendar. Attended by approximately 700 ELT professionals, it features a 1-day programme of commercial and professional talks as well as workshops.

The Forum will take place on 2 September at the Grand Hotel Palace and includes a plethora of plenary sessions covering a wide range of topics.

The Forum’s plenary sessions are expected to attract a lot of attention as distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad will share ideas, knowledge and expertise. Amongst the highlights of the event are the sessions by Dr Helen Livaniou, Dr Luke Prodromou and Russell Stannard.

In addition, a large resources and book exhibition will give you the opportunity to see the latest ELT publications and services just before the start of the school year.

Online registration has closed. Those who haven't had the chance to register can do so at the registration desk on Sunday 2 September. Looking forward to seeing you at Grand Hotel Palace Hotel.






Athens
2 September 2018
Grand Hotel Palace

Plenary Sessions

Luke Prodromou:
A Creative Approach to Exam preparation Classes

This talk explores a more creative approach to exam preparation. Testing is important and should be part and parcel of an integrated approach to teaching as education and not something which undermines our attempts to teach effectively. Testing is often used as a short cut to extrinsic motivation – but, I argue, we can make test preparation more a process of intrinsic motivation by making it more creative. I suggest ways of testing which make it consistent with good teaching practice, where motivation addresses the whole person and not just the person-as-exam-candidate – and which gets the best exam results!

Russell Stannard:
Key technologies that can impact on teaching and learning

Russell Stannard has 1000s of teachers visiting his website each year. He surveys them to find out what technologies they are using most and how they are using them. In this talk, Russell will highlight some of the key technologies that teachers around the world are using and demonstrate real practical examples of their use. A talk packed with real examples of good practice covering a range of areas of education including feedback, blended learning, Flipped learning and assessment just to name a few.

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Δρ Ελένη Λιβανίου: Ψυχοσυναισθηματικά προβλήματα και προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς μέσα στην τάξη

Στην παρουσίαση θα αναφερθούμε στις συμπεριφορές που αντιμετωπίζει ο εκπαιδευτικός μέσα στην καθημερινότητα της τάξης του. Θα παρουσιάσουμε τα αίτια και τα συμπτώματα και θα προτείνουμε τρόπους αποτελεσματικής διαχείρισης.

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Δρ Ελένη Λιβανίου: Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τα δευτερογενή προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς που απορρέουν από αυτές

Η κα Ελένη Λιβανίου θα αναλύσει τις Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τα δευτερογενή προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς που απορρέουν από αυτές. Πιο συγκεκριμένα θα αναλυθούν: 1. Οι Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και οι μηχανισμοί άμυνας που υιοθετούν τα παιδιά για να μπορέσουν να καλύψουν τις δυσκολίες μάθησης. 2. Σταθμισμένα ερωτηματολογια: τι σημαίνουν στην πράξη οι κατηγοριοποιήσεις;

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Plenary Speakers

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com.

He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with screen capture technology. His has produced two highly successful training sites. He is a recommended Camtasia Trainer and was previously a Principal Educational Technologist at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster.
He currently works as an Educational Consultant helping organisations to build online learning/blended learning courses as well as training staff in the use of technology all over the world. To date Russell has worked in 31 countries and has the British Council, Oxford University, the INTO group, Macmillan, Express Publishing and the BBC among his many clients.

He has been awarded:

  • the British Council ELTons 'Technology' award,
  • the Times Higher 'Outstanding Technology' award and
  • the University of Westminster 'Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award' for his work in the use of technology, especially with reference to student feedback and the Flipped Classroom.

Russell is truly an international speaker, having presented in over 30 different countries. 

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου
Η Ελένη Λιβανίου είναι Εκπαιδευτικός Ψυχολόγος με Διδακτορικό στη Γνωστική και Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία από το πανεπιστήμιο του Sussex Αγγλίας. Το ερευνητικό της έργο αφορά στο σύνδρομο Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΕΠΥ), τη Δυσλεξία και τα προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς. Σπούδασε κι εργάστηκε στην Αγγλία μέχρι το 1992 και μέχρι το 2002 δίδασκε σε έκτακτα προγράμματα του Πανεπιστημίου του Sussex στην Αγγλία ενώ τώρα συνεργάζεται με το Nottingham Trent Πανεπιστήμιο της Αγγλίας ως εισηγήτρια/υπεύθυνη του προγράμματος Μάστερ (Master in Inclusive Education).

Aπό το 1995 είναι υπεύθυνη του τμήματος Μαθησιακών Δυσκολιών της Ειδικής Διαγνωστικής, Θεραπευτικής και Ερευνητικής Μονάδας "Σπύρος Δοξιάδης - Έρευνα για το Παιδί". Είναι πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Εταιρίας Δυσλεξίας και μέλος της European Dyslexia Association.

 

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr Luke Prodromou

Luke Prodromou graduated in English with Greek from Bristol University; he has an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Birmingham University;  a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (Leeds University, with distinction) and a Ph.D (Nottingham University), published as English as a Lingua Franca: a Corpus-based analysis (Continuum, 2010).  He is also the co-author of over 20 Coursebooks and several teachers’ handbooks: Mixed Ability Classes, and the award-winning Dealing with Difficulties(with Lindsay Clandfield) – and, for students, Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge First (Longman).

Luke is a founder member of Disabled Access Friendly Campaign for whom he wrote and performed the Wheelchair Sketch. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international ELT conferences, including IATEFL.  He was for many years a teacher and teacher-trainer with the British Council. He has also worked for ESADE, Barcelona, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Thessaloniki, Pilgrims Canterbury, NILE, Bell Schools et al.  

He currently teaches literature to Spanish teachers in Madrid, and Language Teaching Methodology as a Part-time Lecturer on the MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL, at The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Thessaloniki. (Email: lukepeight@gmail.com)

Plenary Speakers

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com.

He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with screen capture technology. His has produced two highly successful training sites produced using Camtasia videos and is considered to be one of the biggest users of screen capture in Education. He is a recommended Camtasia Traine and was previously a Principal Educational Technologist at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster.

He currently works as an Educational Consultant helping organisations to build online learning/blended learning courses as well as training staff in the use of technology all over the world. He specialises in the use of Camtasia, SnagIT, Google Products and virtual learning environments To date Russell has worked in 31 countries and has the British Council, Oxford University, the INTO group, Macmillan, Express Publishing and the BBC among his many clients. In 2015 Russell was listed as one of the top 23 most influential Educational Technologists in Twitter and also listed on the MIMIO blog as one of the top 20 Educational Technologists.

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου
Η Ελένη Λιβανίου είναι Εκπαιδευτικός Ψυχολόγος με Διδακτορικό στη Γνωστική και Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία από το πανεπιστήμιο του Sussex Αγγλίας. Το ερευνητικό της έργο αφορά στο σύνδρομο Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΕΠΥ), τη Δυσλεξία και τα προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς. Σπούδασε κι εργάστηκε στην Αγγλία μέχρι το 1992 και μέχρι το 2002 δίδασκε σε έκτακτα προγράμματα του Πανεπιστημίου του Sussex στην Αγγλία ενώ τώρα συνεργάζεται με το Nottingham Trent Πανεπιστήμιο της Αγγλίας ως εισηγήτρια/υπεύθυνη του προγράμματος Μάστερ (Master in Inclusive Education). Aπό το 1995 είναι υπεύθυνη του τμήματος Μαθησιακών Δυσκολιών της Ειδικής Διαγνωστικής, Θεραπευτικής και Ερευνητικής Μονάδας "Σπύρος Δοξιάδης - Έρευνα για το Παιδί". Είναι πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Εταιρίας Δυσλεξίας και μέλος της European Dyslexia Association.
 

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr. Luke Prodromou graduated from Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham Universities. He was for many years a teacher and teacher-trainer with the British Council. He has also worked for ESADE, Barcelona, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Thessaloniki, Pilgrims Canterbury, NILE, Bell Schools et al. He currently teaches, part-time, ELT Methodology on the MA TESOL University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki. He gives talks on English literature and he also runs an international teachers’ and students’ English Language Theatre: Luke’n’Friends, which has performed at conferences in Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Argentina, Mexico, Georgia, and the UK.

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Workshops

Sunday 2 September 2018 - 16:00 - 18:00 (Room: Olympia D)

Using mobile tools in and out of the classroom: A workshop with multi award-winning educational technologist Russell Stannard

This 2 hour practical workshop will give participants a chance to work with a number of simple mobile technologies that they can use with their students both in the class and out. Lots of hands on practice as well as a chance to discuss how they might use these tools with their students. The session will work best if the participants have a laptop or tablet but if not then you will be able to follow most of the session with your telephone too.

Limited Availablity | Participation Fee: €40 (early bird €30)

Sign up here

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Programme

Room: OLYMPIA A

11:00 - 11:25 Super Course Publishing ELT: Tech it Easy 2 - Η συνέχεια της πρωτοποριακής σειράς για τη Β Senior έφτασε!

Καλογιαννίδης Αποστόλης, Marketing Consultant
  • 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!

Θα διανεμηθούν ΔΩΡΕΑΝ ΔΕΙΓΜΑΤΑ.

11:30 - 11:55 Super Course Publishing ELT: Restart - Μία νέα σειρά για ενήλικες που θέλουν να κάνουν ‘RESTART’ στα Αγγλικά τους

Καλογιαννίδης Αποστόλης, Marketing Consultant
  • 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.

13:00 - 13:50 MM Publications: 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 PeopleCert: Update on PeopleCert new language qualifications
• An introduction to LanguageCert assessment arrangements
• PeopleCert support for IELTS preparation & testing

Paul BouniolAcademic Consultant, PeopleCert
During this presentation we will be looking at the benefits of LanguageCert International English Qualifications. The assessment arrangements employed by LanguageCert will be discussed and samples of writing scripts will be analysed with the aim to not only get familiarised with the marking criteria, grading scale, scaled score, etc., but to also increase your confidence in preparing learners for LanguageCert exams.

Also find out more about IELTS and the benefits for you and your students by registering with PeopleCert.

16:00 - 16:50 A Creative Approach to Exam preparation Classes

Luke Prodromou
This talk explores a more creative approach to exam preparation. Testing is important and should be part and parcel of an integrated approach to teaching as education and not something which undermines our attempts to teach effectively. Testing is often used as a short cut to extrinsic motivation – but, I argue, we can make test preparation more a process of intrinsic motivation by making it more creative. I suggest ways of testing which make it consistent with good teaching practice, where motivation addresses the whole person and not just the person-as-exam-candidate – and which gets the best exam results!
Plenary Session

Room: OLYMPIA D

13:00 - 13:50 Andrew Betsis ELT: Brexit: the impact on ELT in Greece

Andrew Betsis
English remains the Lingua Franca of the EU after the UK leaves, but standardised British English with RP pronunciation, (currently the more esteemed form of the English language across the globe) is gradually replaced by ‘European English’. American spelling, new ‘Eurospeak’ words and much more!!
How all this affects Teaching of English and Exam Preparation in Greece.

15:00 - 15:50 InPut on Education: O.P.E.N Learning Avenues

Maria-Araxi Sachpazian, Managing Director
Is school becoming irrelevant to our fast-paced era? Are learners discovering meaning elsewhere? Have the four walls of our classroom started feeling tighter and tighter, restricting our creativity and limiting our learners’ performance? Let us OPEN new avenues to learning by examining how we can maximize opportunities for learning in class and how we can make learning meaningful by making it OPEN. Mention will be made of how the school as an organization ‘’learns’’ and what it gains through OPENness. A session for teachers and managers. 

16:00 - 18:00 Using mobile tools in and out of the classroom: A workshop with multi award-winning educational technologist Russell Stannard

This 2 hour practical workshop will give participants a chance to work with a number of simple mobile technologies that they can use with their students both in the class and out. Lots of hands on practice as well as a chance to discuss how they might use these tools with their students. The session will work best if the participants have a laptop or tablet but if not then you will be able to follow most of the session with your telephone too.


Workshop Leader: Russell Stannard
Duration: 2 hours
Audience: New and experienced teachers
Price: €40

sign up here

Room: OLYMPIA C

10:00 - 10:50 Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τα δευτερογενή προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς που απορρέουν από αυτές

Δρ Ελένη Λιβανίου, Ειδική Παιδαγωγός
Η κα Ελένη Λιβανίου θα αναλύσει τις Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τα δευτερογενή προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς που απορρέουν από αυτές.
Πιο συγκεκριμένα θα αναλυθούν:
1. Οι Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και οι μηχανισμοί άμυνας που υιοθετούν τα παιδιά για να μπορέσουν να καλύψουν τις δυσκολίες μάθησης.
2. Σταθμισμένα ερωτηματολογια: τι σημαίνουν στην πράξη οι κατηγοριοποιήσεις;

Plenary Session / Sponsored by Burlington Books

11:00 - 11:50 Burlington Books: Here comes Jet for Junior A and Junior B!

Natasha Polysaki-Kallistratou, Marketing Manager, Northern Greece
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.

12:00 - 12:50 Ψυχοσυναισθηματικά προβλήματα και προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς μέσα στην τάξη

Δρ Ελένη Λιβανίου, Ειδική Παιδαγωγός
Στην παρουσίαση θα αναφερθούμε στις συμπεριφορές που αντιμετωπίζει ο εκπαιδευτικός μέσα στην καθημερινότητα της τάξης του. Θα παρουσιάσουμε τα αίτια και τα συμπτώματα και θα προτείνουμε τρόπους αποτελεσματικής διαχείρισης.


Plenary Session / Sponsored by Burlington Books

13:00 - 13:50 Express Publishing: “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom!” - i Wonder, the bright new Express Publishing course for Primary learners will bring wonder to your Junior classes!

Express Publishing
Do not miss the chance to meet ROLO, the first Augmented Reality app for EFL learners!
In this presentation you will also have the chance to see our available new, amazing Right On! series for A-B-C-D classes and On Screen for C2 level students.

14:00 - 14:50 Key technologies that can impact on teaching and learning

Russell Stannard
Russell Stannard has 1000s of teachers visiting his website each year. He surveys them to find out what technologies they are using most and how they are using them. In this talk, Russell will highlight some of the key technologies that teachers around the world are using and demonstrate real practical examples of their use. A talk packed with real examples of good practice covering a range of areas of education including feedback, blended learning, Flipped learning and assessment just to name a few.
Plenary Session / Sponsored by ELT NEWS & Express Publishing

15:00 - 15:25 Burlington Books: Burlington Webkids

Katerina Yacoumatou, ELT Consultant
Burlington Webkids, the exciting coursebook series for A-D classes, prepares your students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It is accompanied by a state-of-the-art interactive digital feature with extra vocabulary and grammar practice.

15:30 - 15:55 Burlington Books: Perspectives on Proficiency

Katerina Yacoumatou, ELT Consultant
Perspectives on Proficiency provides solid exam preparation for a variety of C1 and C2 level exams. This brand-new coursebook teaches transferable skills through up-to-date topics viewed from different perspectives.

Exhibitors

Andrew Betsis – Collins 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
ELT NEWS
Αγ.Γεωργίου 74, 154 51 Νέο Ψυχικό – 2106712991 – www.eltnews.gr
Europalso – ESB
Ακαδημίας 98-100 – 106 77 Αθήνα – 2103830752 – www.europalso.gr
Express Publishing
Μακμίλλαν 3, 111 44 Αθήνα – 2102120800 – www.expresspublishing.co.uk
Gecon Consulting
Κοφίδου 8 - 552 36 Θεσσαλονίκη - 2310344046 - www.gecon.gr

Hillside Press
Δοϊράνης 13 - 113 62 Αθήνα - 2108829041 - www.elthillside.com
Input on Education
Ριζούντος 72 – 551 33 Καλαμαριά – 2311207329 – www.input.edu.gr
Lord Byron School of Languages
Τσιμισκή 104 - 546 22 Θεσσαλονίκη - 2310278804 - www.lordbyron.gr
MM Publications
Δεληγιώργη 58 - 174 56 Άλιμος - 2109953680 - www.mmpublications.com
My Way - Κέντρο ειδικής αγωγής Αγγλικών
Τσιμισκή 88 - 546 22 Θεσσαλονίκη - 2310226967
PeopleCert – LanguageCert – IELTS Official Test Centre
Κοραή 3 - 105 64 Αθήνα - 2103729050 - www.languagecert.gr | www.ieltseurope.org
Supercourse Publishing
Λαοδικίας 1 - 591 00 Βέροια - 2331073777 - www.supercourse.gr
Tesol Macedonia Thrace
Β.Όλγας 4 -546 40 Θεσσαλονίκη 6987699649 – www.tesolmacedoniathrace.org
Unicert
Ακαδημίας 100 – 106 77 Αθήνα – 2103801129 – www.unicert.gr
Yummy Software
Λώρη Μαργαρίτη 9 - 556 22 Θεσσαλονίκη - 2316009103 - www.yummywallet.com