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Talking with experts in ELT!

Interviews on education and language teaching

Tom Reynolds: Grades are a destination, let’s break down the language journey into steps

Tom Reynolds is an experienced classroom practitioner, school senior leader, consultant-adviser, teacher-trainer, and national Specialist Leader of Education with expertise in raising standards of English language teaching, learning, and assessment. As an assistant head teacher, curriculum leader, and consultant/advisor, he has played a pivotal role in...

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...

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...