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The 37th Annual Convention of TESOL Greece will take place on the 19th and 20th March 2016, in the Goethe Institut in Athens (Omirou 14-16). This year’s convention is titled Join the Education R-Evolution and it aims to provide a venue for discussing what techniques, methods and practices could be considered ‘revolutionary’ in ELT, and “how to merge teaching techniques and methods with practices which have “evolved” with the advent of educational technology”.
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
- Misty Adoniou (Senior Lecturer, University of Canberra)
- Jeremy Harmer (author, among other things, of The Practice of English Language Teaching)
- Alan Maley, (series editor for the OUP series Resource Books for Teachers)
- Carol Read (Acting Vice President of IATEFL)
Call for papers
Submissions are invited for what are described as ‘r-evolutionary’ ideas on topics including sourcing course content, catering to learners’ individual needs, increasing learner and teacher motivation, fostering teacher and learner autonomy, creating a supportive learning environment and implementing effective teaching practices.
Proposals can be submitted online (update: link no longer active), by 4 December 2015.
I think this is a wonderful opportunity for ELT professionals in Greece to connect and discuss new ideas in the field. It is noteworthy to see that such practitioner-driven initiatives, which go a long way towards counterbalancing the inertia of Greek academics who pretend to work in the field.