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Talking with experts in ELT!

Interviews on education and language teaching

Christina Bakopoulou, Managing Director of Burlington Books, talks about women’s leadership

    This is the second interview we publish on women’s leadership. Christina Bakopoulou talks about the obstacles she has faced and is facing in job and in life, how she deals with leadership challenges either coming from people and situations, or stemming from within the leader herself or arising from the nature of the role. Christina Bakopoulou...

Hugh Dellar talks about the focus of language education in the 21st century

Hugh Dellar is a teacher, teacher trainer and coursebook writer based in north London and, along with Andrew Walkley, the co-founder of the online language school and teacher development centre  www.lexicallab.com. He’s co-written the five-level INNOVATIONS series and six-level OUTCOMES series for National Gegraphic and two levels of the Roadmap series...

Elizabeth Veliou, Educator of the Year, talks about her teaching career and her vision of a holistic language education

Elizabeth Veliou was born and raised in Lamia. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Bristol. After finishing her studies, she came back to Lamia, and started teaching English at a Language School. There, she met Argyris Tzimas, the man, who became...

Jenny Dooley, President of Express Publishing, talks about women’s leadership

ELT NEWS has taken the initiative to publish a series of interviews on women’s leadership.  Whenever there are talks on gender and diversity, critics and sceptics often revolve around the big question: “Will we ever reach gender equality in the workplace?” or “is it just a theory that is morally right but can never be realized?” What barriers have business...

George Vassilakis: confessions of a dangerous (ELT) mind

Author: Anastasia Spyropoulou
George Vassilakis (BA Education, Dip. Cantab, Dip. Trans, Dip. RSA, MA TEFL) has trained EFL teachers for over thirty years. As an ELT Author, George has written a number of coursebooks for young learners, adults and young adults (published by Heinemann, Cengage and Macmillan) and designed courses and curricula for a number of different learning contexts...

The CEO of the Diana Award, Tessy Ojo CBE, Talks to Georgia Papas, Chair of QLS

Since 2016, the QLS Schools Network has collaborated with The Diana Award royal charity to organise and host its Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme in Greece. The Diana Award is the only charity set up in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales, and its programmes include the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their humanitarian...

Alan Maley gently unfolds the story of his life which goes side-by-side with the development of ELT

In his long ELT career Alan Maley has seen a lot: blackboards turning white (and now computerized), the emphasis on reading, repeating and memorizing being replaced by the communicative approach, which challenges the notion of grammatical accuracy as the main goal of language teaching, teacher-centered classes, student-centered classes, silent classes...

Zafi Mandali talks about Storytelling in EFL Teaching and Learning

Zafi Mandali holds a BA in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MA in Applied Linguistics, School of Humanities and Comparative Studies, University of Essex. She’s been Head of the English Department at Ellinogermaniki Agogi for twenty six years. She has gained two Gold and one Silver ELT Excellence Awards...