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The Speakers

The Schedule

Saturday 20 February 2021

Teaching Young Learners online

Hours: 10:00-14:00

Time
Speaker
Abstract
10:00-10:40

Anna Karanikola

Zoom Zoom Zoom welcome to my classroom

 

Covid 19 had only one advantage. It showed us teachers our ability to adapt, to evolve and to become better educators in these strange times.

But online lessons are demanding, and as the lockdown continues we must find ways to engage our preschoolers, who are a very challenging age group to teach online.

I have been teaching online 3, 4, 5 year olds since November and I would love to share my ideas with you.

10:45-11:25
Burlington Books

Using video in the classroom and online for the YouTube generation.

Speaker: Anne Leventeris, Seminar Department Manager, Burlington Books

11:30-12:10
Chris Roland

Engaging primary learners in socially distanced and hybrid lessons

 

In this session we shall look at a range of techniques to engage our primary learners in classes where they may not be able to move about very much due to Covid related restrictions. We shall look at strategies to make coursebook material more accessible and ways to attach additional language to everyday classroom events. The activities shown will be appropriate for both face to face and hybrid teaching formats. Suitable for new teachers, seasoned veterans and trainers alike.

12:15-12:45
Andrew Betsis

LTE - New International Exam: Αναγνωρισμένο από ΑΣΕΠ και Ελληνικό Δημόσιο μέχρι και επίπεδο Γ2.Similarities and Differences with TOEIC. Reading and Listening the only compulsory papers.

To LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) είναι ένα τεστ στην Αγγλική γλώσσα που μετράει το γνωστικό επίπεδο του υποψήφιου στις δεξιότητες Reading και Listening. Η Πιστοποίηση γλώσσας LTE μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί για την επίδειξη ενός γενικού επιπέδου γνώσης Αγγλικών, αλλά και για πιο συγκεκριμένους σκοπούς όπως στην εργασία ή στην εκπαίδευση (ως προϋπόθεση για εισαγωγή ή αποφοίτηση από εκπαιδευτικό ίδρυμα).

12:50-13:20
Express Publishing
My Edutainment World: A holistic approach to teaching English and life skills to preschoolers

Imagine being a child again, imagine discovering an ideal and magical learning environment. Imagine a learning process that sparks your imagination, takes your creativity to the next level, releases incredibly beautiful emotions and feelings while learning English and life skills in the most exciting, entertaining and playful way. Welcome to my Edutainment World!

Speaker: Myrsini Verdouka, Teacher, FLS Owner

The Flibets: A new learning galaxy for preschoolers! Take your pre-primary learners to an amazing new world of learning through exploration and play!

Speaker: Katerina Mantadaki, Senior Educational Consultant, Express Publishing

13:25-14:05
Dimitris Primalis

Pandemonium in the Pandemic Class: A survival guide

Whether you are teaching online, hybrid, or face-to-face, being an educator is far from easy and predictable these days. Teaching silent “black boxes” online or dealing with learners who chew their masks and are barely audible, are now part of the job description. How can you cope? I will give tips and hints on how to grapple with some everyday hindrances.

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Moderator

Yannis Douros

Speakers
Chris Roland

Engaging primary learners in socially distanced and hybrid lessons

 

In this session we shall look at a range of techniques to engage our primary learners in classes where they may not be able to move about very much due to Covid related restrictions. We shall look at strategies to make coursebook material more accessible and ways to attach additional language to everyday classroom events. The activities shown will be appropriate for both face to face and hybrid teaching formats. Suitable for new teachers, seasoned veterans and trainers alike.




Anna Karanikola

Zoom Zoom Zoom welcome to my classroom

 

Covid 19 had only one advantage. It showed us teachers our ability to adapt, to evolve and to become better educators in these strange times.

But online lessons are demanding, and as the lockdown continues we must find ways to engage our preschoolers, who are a very challenging age group to teach online.

I have been teaching online 3, 4, 5 year olds since November and I would love to share my ideas with you.




Dimitris Primalis

Pandemonium in the Pandemic Class: A survival guide

 

Whether you are teaching online, hybrid, or face-to-face, being an educator is far from easy and predictable these days. Teaching silent “black boxes” online or dealing with learners who chew their masks and are barely audible, are now part of the job description. How can you cope? I will give tips and hints on how to grapple with some everyday hindrances.

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Sunday 21 February 2021

Coursebook adaptation for online learning

Hours: 10:00-14:00

Time
Speaker
Abstract
10:00-10:40
Panagiota Frytzala

Adapting reading activities for the online classroom

 

The online classroom has entered our lives, whether we aspire to it or not, so it is our duty as teachers to adapt to the new situation as quickly as possible. This, however, definitely involves adapting the printed coursebook we have been using so far to fit the needs and demands of online teaching and learning. Within this framework, this webinar aims at presenting practical ways of how teachers can adapt the coursebook to fit the online classroom. More specifically, this presentation will attempt to assist teachers with adapting reading comprehension activities for online use in a way that they will better serve both learners and teachers. Therefore, it will offer practical tips for every section of a reading comprehension task, starting with fitting the text to screen-use and moving on with the adaptation of pre-reading and post-reading tasks, including vocabulary activities.

10:45-11:25
Rose Platform

Digitize your methodology

Achieve a digital transformation of your teaching methodology and benefit from the power, structure, and flexibility of the Rose Platform

Empower your students

Offer your students a digital path to learning, and help them understand their strengths and weaknesses. Help them improve through existing content, and add yours on top.

Breadcrumbs to knowledge

Provide a robust, continuous, and stable platform for your students. Let them refine your methodology by leveraging Rose Platform’s statistics.

11:30-12:10
Burlington Books

Luke & Myla our exciting new three-part coursebook series for A-C classes is packed with exciting adventure stories with 3D animation, real world information and multimodal learning opportunities. It is accompanied by free interactive web books for use online when the need arises.


Speaker: Sophia Goundi, Senior Teacher Trainer, Burlington Books

12:15-12:45

Tania Livarda

Oh no! Not writing again! How to develop your students' writing skills within a challenging online learning environment.

 

'Oh no! Not writing again' is a common phrase among students and even teachers. Now that we are in the middle of a pandemic and we are teaching online, writing seems to be either neglected or it is perceived to be the most challenging skill to teach online. During this presentation we will get to know writing better. After examining how various coursebooks incorporate writing, practical solutions will be given on how to adapt and adjust it, by taking the students' level and age into account, in order to make it more engaging for them.

12:50-13:30
Cambridge University Press

Using your course book for online teaching

 

It has not been easy moving teaching out of school to online platforms. We miss so much – the camaraderie, the spontaneity, the collaboration as well as activities that allow students to move around and feel comfortable and secure. Sticking to as much as is familiar when teaching online is going to help maintain some of the good routines we have already and reduce preparation and worrying about what materials to use.

This presentation offers a framework for continued use of our course books with strategies that exploit the limited time that is available for lessons and integrates a flipped-classroom approach as well as practical tips for nurturing important connections as a class.

The ability to integrate a flipped classroom approach and to allow for personalisation of learning, can become part of a teacher’s repertoire moving forward when we can return the classroom and not just a short-term solution to the problem of home schooling.

Olha Madylus, International teacher trainer and author

13:30-14:10

Vassiliki Lismani

Get students talking: Breaking the silence in online speaking classes.

 

Online classes obviously differ from face to face instructions for many reasons the most important of which is the absence of physical communication and technical issues. Although this is the common situation in any kind of online lesson, it poses extra challenges in online speaking classes where interaction and engagement are in the core. The aim of this webinar is to discuss the extra difficulties when practicing speaking online and how teachers constantly need to adopt their material and lesson plans and improvise during an online speaking session in order to support the lesson objectives, build rapport, monitor student’s participation and provide feedback.

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Moderator

George Raptopoulos

Speakers

Panagiota Frytzala

Adapting reading activities for the online classroom

 

The online classroom has entered our lives, whether we aspire to it or not, so it is our duty as teachers to adapt to the new situation as quickly as possible. This, however, definitely involves adapting the printed coursebook we have been using so far to fit the needs and demands of online teaching and learning. Within this framework, this webinar aims at presenting practical ways of how teachers can adapt the coursebook to fit the online classroom. More specifically, this presentation will attempt to assist teachers with adapting reading comprehension activities for online use in a way that they will better serve both learners and teachers. Therefore, it will offer practical tips for every section of a reading comprehension task, starting with fitting the text to screen-use and moving on with the adaptation of pre-reading and post-reading tasks, including vocabulary activities.

 

Tania Livarda

Oh no! Not writing again! How to develop your students' writing skills within a challenging online learning environment.

 

'Oh no! Not writing again' is a common phrase among students and even teachers. Now that we are in the middle of a pandemic and we are teaching online, writing seems to be either neglected or it is perceived to be the most challenging skill to teach online. During this presentation we will get to know writing better. After examining how various coursebooks incorporate writing, practical solutions will be given on how to adapt and adjust it, by taking the students' level and age into account, in order to make it more engaging for them.


Vassiliki Lismani

Get students talking: Breaking the silence in online speaking classes.

 

Online classes obviously differ from face to face instructions for many reasons the most important of which is the absence of physical communication and technical issues. Although this is the common situation in any kind of online lesson, it poses extra challenges in online speaking classes where interaction and engagement are in the core. The aim of this webinar is to discuss the extra difficulties when practicing speaking online and how teachers constantly need to adopt their material and lesson plans and improvise during an online speaking session in order to support the lesson objectives, build rapport, monitor student’s participation and provide feedback.

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Please note that you need to register for each day separately by clicking on the "register now" button !

Saturday 27 February 2021

Teaching Grammar in a non-conventional way

Hours: 10:00-14:00

Time
Speaker
Abstract
10:00-10:40
Maria Davou

Teaching Grammar without teaching Grammar

 

In this webinar, we will explore the TGWTG approach. In other words, we will see how we can integrate grammar tasks in all skills.

Grammar is present everywhere and there is no language without it.

However, teaching Grammar communicatively is often a riddle for teachers. How can we design grammar tasks that are creative and meaningful? How can we teach grammar "in disguise"?

10:45-11:25
Andrew Betsis

LTE - New International Exam: Αναγνωρισμένο από ΑΣΕΠ και Ελληνικό Δημόσιο μέχρι και επίπεδο Γ2. Similarities and Differences with TOEIC. Reading and Listening the only compulsory papers.

 

To LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) είναι ένα τεστ στην Αγγλική γλώσσα που μετράει το γνωστικό επίπεδο του υποψήφιου στις δεξιότητες Reading και Listening. Η Πιστοποίηση γλώσσας LTE μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί για την επίδειξη ενός γενικού επιπέδου γνώσης Αγγλικών, αλλά και για πιο συγκεκριμένους σκοπούς όπως στην εργασία ή στην εκπαίδευση (ως προϋπόθεση για εισαγωγή ή αποφοίτηση από εκπαιδευτικό ίδρυμα).

11:30-12:10

Rachel Paling and George Kokolas

Neurolanguage Coaching® Brain-friendly Grammar Delivery


Through Neurolanguage Coaching, a brain friendly way of delivering grammar is explored through stimulating, curiosity arousing conversations without books. The conversation uses the coaching model PACT PQC to ensure a flowing brain friendly roadmap through the conversation, provoking brain
connections and insights for the learner. Coaching principles greatly influence how we communicate as educators.

12:15-12:55
Burlington Books

Burlington Mindset B1, B1+ and B2 is the ideal exam preparation coursebook series for mixed ability classes. It contains engaging tasks and topics which challenge students to stretch their cognitive abilities. The series is fully up-to-date with the ECCE 2021 changes! Interactive students' components are now available for online lessons!


Speaker: Anne Leventeris, Seminar Department Manager, Burlington Books

13:00-13:30
Oxford University Press
Discover your Future in English with OUP and Maria Davou
 
In this presentation Maria Davou will discuss how critical thinking and curiosity can help us motivate our learners at intermediate and advanced levels through engaging content and innovative approaches.
13:30-14:10
Andrew Walkley

Teaching Grammar through Lexis

 

Students sometimes say their ‘grammar’ is terrible and teachers often worry about how to teach grammar better.

But before we leap into doing more grammar exercises or introducing fun games, perhaps we should take a step back and question exactly what we mean by grammar - and for that matter what we mean by teaching and learning.

Different notions of these things will lead to different ways of ‘becoming better’. I will present how we might teach grammar better if we see language as lexically driven and see teaching and learning as an open spiralling process.

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Moderator

Stamatis Papademetriou

Speakers

Maria Davou

Teaching Grammar without teaching Grammar

 

In this webinar, we will explore the TGWTG approach. In other words, we will see how we can integrate grammar tasks in all skills.

Grammar is present everywhere and there is no language without it.

However, teaching Grammar communicatively is often a riddle for teachers. How can we design grammar tasks that are creative and meaningful? How can we teach grammar "in disguise"?


 


Andrew Walkley

Teaching Grammar through Lexis

 

Students sometimes say their ‘grammar’ is terrible and teachers often worry about how to teach grammar better.

But before we leap into doing more grammar exercises or introducing fun games, perhaps we should take a step back and question exactly what we mean by grammar - and for that matter what we mean by teaching and learning.

Different notions of these things will lead to different ways of ‘becoming better’. I will present how we might teach grammar better if we see language as lexically driven and see teaching and learning as an open spiralling process.


Rachel Paling and George Kokolas

 

Neurolanguage Coaching® Brain-friendly Grammar Delivery


Through Neurolanguage Coaching, a brain friendly way of delivering grammar is explored through stimulating, curiosity arousing conversations without books. The conversation uses the coaching model PACT PQC to ensure a flowing brain friendly roadmap through the conversation, provoking brain
connections and insights for the learner. Coaching principles greatly influence how we communicate as educators.


 

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Sunday 28 February

Preparing candidates for language exams online

Hours: 10:00-14:50

Time
Speaker
Abstract
10:00-10:40
George Vassilakis

Speaking and showing off: preparing learners for speaking tests

 

Preparing for the speaking subtest of a public exam is more complicated than simply improving your spoken performance: examiners typically reward accuracy and expect that students demonstrate the full range of linguistic resources they have at their disposal.

In this presentation, I will review the criteria used in exams to assess learner performance and demonstrate techniques and activities that can help learners improve their speaking as well as show off their communication skills in an exam context.

10:45-11:25
British Council

IELTS - Your advantage with the British Council


Speaker: Cliff
 Parry, Academic Manager at the British Council

11:30-12:00

Alexander Makarios

Writing for nobody to read? Making exam-prep writing engaging.

 

Can writing be fun? Can it be fun even if it’s part of an exam prep course? Can it be fun and at the same time offer effective preparation for the exam the students wish to sit? In this webinar, we will be exploring different types of exam-prep writing tasks and demonstrating ways of adapting coursebook writing activities to make them more enjoyable for the learners while also providing invaluable insight into the requirements of the exam they have opted for.  

12:05-12:45
Burlington Books

Revised ECPE Honors, the best preparation course for the Michigan ECPE, is now fully up-to-date with the new specifications. Great new features include a brand new writing syllabus and documentary videos for each unit. It is accompanied by free interactive webbooks to support online and autonomous learning.


Speaker: Tracy Huntingford, Deputy Editorial Manager, Burlington Books

12:50-13:30
Cambridge English Language Assessment

#makecambridgeyours : Supporting exam preparation online & off

Are you looking for solutions? This session will show you resources and ideas to develop student confidence and independent study skills in readiness for their exams. We will look at ideas and activities as well as some useful digital tools and resources to support exam preparation for Cambridge English Qualifications online & off.


Speaker: Sarah Ellis, Senior Assessment Services Manager at Cambridge Assessment English

13:35-14:05
Express Publishing
The Revised Michigan ECCE & ECPE, May 2021: Aim for Success!

The new exam specifications, the new tasks and assessment criteria and the brand new Express Publishing Coursebooks & Practice Tests to help prepare students for exam success, online or in class!



Speaker: Katerina Mantadaki, Senior Educational Consultant, Express Publishing

14:10-14:50
Dr Luke Prodromou

Testing Times for Teachers, in the classroom and the ‘glassroom’.

 The imposition of online pedagogy on teachers and students raises important questions regarding the rights of students and educators to conduct lessons in a manner appropriate to the educational needs of learners and teachers alike.

 

More specifically, what is the role of testing and assessment in these education-starved times?

 

This webinar gives examples of how a state school teacher has tried to reconcile the obsession with testing emanating from the ‘Minister for Exams’ and the palpable need to fulfill our primary role as educators, whose core aim is to awaken in the child the love of learning.

 

 

Now the masks are on - for better or worse. But what is being masked exactly?

 

Sadly, it’s not only the face that’s been muzzled: it’s potentially the children’s  feeling of youthful freedom and fun as the magical adventure of school begins once again.But instead of the adventure of learning the students are offered fear, threats and punishments. And how will teachers continue to provide the quintessential oxygen of learning when the face is hidden behind the fear of infecting and being infected or behind a glass wall? The responsibility of teachers, parents and governments to maintain and sustain the child’s love of learning is clearly enormous.

 

Teachers need all the solidarity and support they can get....no educator has ever been trained to deal with the demands that are inherent in the abnormal circumstances of a pandemic, where normal social behaviour are suspended or circumscribed.

 

We propose a range of techniques for motivating restless adolescents on both the level of needs and wants, teaching and testing. These techniques  will involve making the most of interaction, positive rapport and, above all, using learner-input techniques which can transform both the nature of learning and testing by placing the student centre-stage. 

 

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Moderator

Dimitris Maroulis

Speakers
George Vassilakis

Speaking and showing off: preparing learners for speaking tests

 

Preparing for the speaking subtest of a public exam is more complicated than simply improving your spoken performance: examiners typically reward accuracy and expect that students demonstrate the full range of linguistic resources they have at their disposal.

In this presentation, I will review the criteria used in exams to assess learner performance and demonstrate techniques and activities that can help learners improve their speaking as well as show off their communication skills in an exam context.

 

Alexander Makarios

Writing for nobody to read? Making exam-prep writing engaging.

 

Can writing be fun? Can it be fun even if it’s part of an exam prep course? Can it be fun and at the same time offer effective preparation for the exam the students wish to sit? In this webinar, we will be exploring different types of exam-prep writing tasks and demonstrating ways of adapting coursebook writing activities to make them more enjoyable for the learners while also providing invaluable insight into the requirements of the exam they have opted for.  

 

Dr Luke Prodromou

Testing Times for Teachers, in the classroom and the ‘glassroom’.

 

The imposition of online pedagogy on teachers and students raises important questions regarding the rights of students and educators to conduct lessons in a manner appropriate to the educational needs of learners and teachers alike.

 

More specifically, what is the role of testing and assessment in these education-starved times?

 

This webinar gives examples of how a state school teacher has tried to reconcile the obsession with testing emanating from the ‘Minister for Exams’ and the palpable need to fulfill our primary role as educators, whose core aim is to awaken in the child the love of learning.

 

 

Now the masks are on - for better or worse. But what is being masked exactly?

 

Sadly, it’s not only the face that’s been muzzled: it’s potentially the children’s  feeling of youthful freedom and fun as the magical adventure of school begins once again.But instead of the adventure of learning the students are offered fear, threats and punishments. And how will teachers continue to provide the quintessential oxygen of learning when the face is hidden behind the fear of infecting and being infected or behind a glass wall? The responsibility of teachers, parents and governments to maintain and sustain the child’s love of learning is clearly enormous.

 

Teachers need all the solidarity and support they can get....no educator has ever been trained to deal with the demands that are inherent in the abnormal circumstances of a pandemic, where normal social behaviour are suspended or circumscribed.

 

We propose a range of techniques for motivating restless adolescents on both the level of needs and wants, teaching and testing. These techniques  will involve making the most of interaction, positive rapport and, above all, using learner-input techniques which can transform both the nature of learning and testing by placing the student centre-stage. 

 

 

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