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Plenary Speakers

Ελένη Λιβανίου

Michael Carrier

Luke Prodromou

Michael Carrier

Michael Carrier will be a plenary speaker at the 11th Foreign Languages Forum that will take place in Thessaloniki on 3 September. He will also do a workshop on Sunday, specifically designed for FLS owners and is by invitation only. Please call 210 9767888 for more information.

Michael's Plenary - Sunday 3/9 -11:30 - 12:20 - Ioanna Room

Digital Learning: Current Trends in Language Education Technology 2017-2020 and how we can keep our schools innovative

The world is changing very rapidly and what students and parents expect from language schools and English language teachers is changing rapidly.  Do you have a MOOC or an LMS for your school?  Do your teachers map their competences against the Cambridge Digital Framework?  Are you planning to invest in VR or ASR activities?  What do you think of the Internet of Things?  Does this all sound like gobbley-gook?

Developments in digital technology will become more important over the next few years in ELT as digital takes a bigger role in everyday life and in education generally.  This talk looks at thedigital trends, the new technologies coming down the pipeline, what kind of new activities this may lead to, and how to prepare schools – and their teachers – for this innovative age.  

Michael's Workshop - Sunday 3/9 - 15:30 - 17:30 - Ioanna Room (By invitation only)

Future-Proofing Your School: delighting your customers

This workshop focuses on the benefits of innovation and technology to your school now – and into the future. How can innovative approaches to service delivery and educational technology – IWBs, apps, translators,  tablets - support teachers and make learning more exciting and effective for your learners?

 

How can the latest digital tools improve the customer experience for your students? Not only in the classroom, but in the other ways that they interact with the school.

Technology in schools is not just for the classroom – we can use it to improve all aspects of the school’s work. For example:

  • How can you improve your marketing and get more students?
  • How can you ‘delight’ your customers so they keep coming back and re-enrolling in new courses?
  • How can you improve students’ outcomes and achievements so they feel they have chosen the best school?



We will look at both established and emerging innovations &  technologies and how we can harness them to improve the quality of our teaching and learning and help our students succeed Participants will engage in innovation activities and a Digital Audit of their school.


For more information regarding invitations please contact Burlington Books at 2310 477 150

Sponsored by Burlington Books. For more information regarding invitations please contact Burlington Books at 210 9767888

A few things about Michael

Michael Carrier is Managing Director of Highdale Consulting Ltd, based in London and consulting for ELT organisations, including Cambridge English. He has been involved in ELT for over 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, school director and network director. He has worked in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and the USA, and lectured in many other countries worldwide. He was formerly Executive Director of Eurocentres in Washington D.C., then CEO of the International House World network of schools, and Director of English Language Innovation at the British Council. He has written a number of ELT coursebooks and skills books, including the Front Page series, Business Circles, Intermediate Writing Skills and Spotlight Readers. His special field of interest is in elearning and the application of technology to Language Teaching.

Plenary Speakers

Luke Prodromou

Sunday 3/9

Time: 10:00-10:50
Room: Vergina 1

Dealing with Discipline Problems in the ELT Classroom: Practical Techniques

Discipline problems are a bit of a taboo subject in ELT Methodology. Most of us have got one but few like to admit it. Getting students' attention and getting them to behave in a respectful manner towards their classmates and the teacher remains a major and neglected issue in most language teaching approaches. In this highly interactive-talk, we tackle the problem head-on with an approach that recognizes and makes the most of diversity in the classroom and combines pedagogic principles and practical techniques of classroom management. 

Ελένη Λιβανίου

Sunday 3/9

Time: 13:00-14:10
Room: Ioanna

Οι ειδικές μαθησιακές δυσκολίες στη διδασκαλία της ξένης γλώσσας

Πώς οι Ειδικές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τα προβλήματα λόγου στη μητρική γλώσσα μπορούν να επηρεάσουν αρνητικά την εκμάθηση Ξένης Γλώσσας.  Συζήτηση στους τρόπους αντιμετώπισης.

Programme & Book Exhibition Participants

10:00 - 10:50 - Dealing with Discipline Problems: ten practical tips (Featured Presentation)

Luke Prodromou
We can’t spark a desire in our students to learn English unless we first get them to concentrate, to have self-discipline - in short, to behave themselves. This highly practical and interactive session demonstrates at least ten tried and tested techniques for managing disruptive behaviour in the ELT classroom. We focus particularly on the very first lesson with a new class at the start of the school year because it is then that expectations are raised - or lowered- positive routines are established and boundaries are drawn. We will go on to the secrets of controlling restless adolescents and creating an authoritative teaching style.


12:00 - 12:25 - Supercourse Publishing: TECH IT EASY!

Θωμάς Παρισόπουλος, Marketing Consultant
TECH IT EASY! - Η νέα πρωτοποριακή σειρά για τις Senior τάξεις!
• Με πλούσιο τεχνολογικό υλικό (3D Animation, Video, Grammar Song και Video Clip σε κάθε μάθημα)
• Βοηθάει ιδιαίτερα τους μαθητές με μαθησιακές δυσκολίες

Θα διανεμηθούν ΔΩΡΕΑΝ ΔΕΙΓΜΑΤΑ.


12:30 - 12:55 - Supercourse Publishing: RESTART

Θωμάς Παρισόπουλος, Marketing Consultant
RESTART - Μία νέα σειρά για ενήλικες που θέλουν να κάνουν ‘RESTART’ στα Αγγλικά τους.

• Ειδικά σχεδιασμένη για ενήλικες που έχουν χάσει την επαφή τους με τα Αγγλικά
• 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 - 13:25 -  MM Publications: Enter Portal and open your mind to a new world

MM Publications
Teaching English can be a daunting task, but it can also be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. How? Well, use Portal to open your mind to your students’ world; to enable you to better understand their needs, interests and abilities; and to help you make your lessons more engaging!


15:30 - 16:20 - PEOPLECERT opens a new era in English language
certification

  • New LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications available in Greece and internationally. Presentation of the full array of exams, levels A1-C2, and official recognition of the certificates.
  • Introduction of LanguageCert Young Learners exams.
  • Update on PEOPLECERT’s news as an IELTS Official Test Centre.
12:00 - 12:50 - Burlington Books: Perspectives on Proficiency

Anne Leventeris, Seminar Department Manager, Burlington Books
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.


14:30 - 14:55 - Burlington Books: Burlington Webkids

Natasha Polysaki-Kallistratou, Marketing Manager, Northern Greece, Burlington Books
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.


15:00 - 15:25 - Burlington Books: Stay Connected B1+ and B2

Katerina Yacoumatou, ELT Consultant, Burlington Books
Stay Connected B1+ and B2 Updated by popular demand with brand-new content and design, Stay Connected comes with a state-of-the-art digital platform and whiteboard software with fascinating documentary videos especially created for the series. 


15:30 - 16:20 - Deportivo Publishing: The pedagogical contribution of Deportivo Publishing books mirrored in the implementation of CLIL methodology.

Evangelia Vassilakou, MA in Applied Linguistics - Hellenic American University
Conceptualizing the transcendental potential of synthesizing critical thinking (Bloom’sTaxonomy), Multiple Intelligences Theory and 4 Cs Framework.
11:20 - 12:20 - Digital Learning: Current Trends in Language Education Technology 2017-2020 and how we can keep our schools innovative

Michael Carrier, Teacher, trainer, author, school director and network director.
The world is changing very rapidly and what students and parents expect from language schools and English language teachers is changing rapidly. Do you have a MOOC or an LMS for your school? Do your teachers map their competences against the Cambridge Digital Framework? Are you planning to invest in VR or ASR activities? What do you think of the Internet of Things? Does this all sound like gobbley-gook?
Developments in digital technology will become more important over the next few years in ELT as digital takes a bigger role in everyday life and in education generally. This talk looks at the digital trends, the new technologies coming down the pipeline, what kind of new activities this may lead to, and how to prepare schools – and their teachers – for this innovative age.


11:20 - 12:20 - Express Publishing

  • Gamify your School and Motivate your Learners!
  • The Express DigiBooks award–winning digital platform will unleash students’ desire for learning through captivating challenges, encouragement, and rewards!
  • Right On!: An Innovative New Course for Senior Classes!
  • Fully supported by digital material (IWB software, ieBook & DigiBook), Right On! will encourage students’ passion to learn, while keeping their interests stimulated!
  • New On Screen B1 & On Screen C1 take learning to a whole new level! Help your students develop new skills and effectively prepare for exams!

13:00 - 14:20 - Προβλήματα Λόγου στην διδασκαλία της Ξένης Γλώσσας (Plenary Session)

Ελένη Λιβανίου
Προβλήματα Λόγου στη μητρική γλώσσα προϋποθέτουν Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες τόσο στη μητρική γλώσσα όσο και στην κατάκτηση των Ξένων Γλωσσών.


14:30 - 15:20 - Andrew Betsis ELT

Andrew Betsis
  • The Non-Native English Teacher.
  • Work opportunities abroad. Even in English-speaking countries. Basic requirements and main challenges.
  • ELT exams Update
  • Learning English at the ages of 4 or 5. The importance of Phonics (not Phonetics)  

15:30 - 17:30 - Future-Proofing Your School: delighting your customers

Michael Carrier
This workshop focuses on the benefits of innovation and technology to your school now – and into the future. How can innovative approaches to service delivery and educational technology – IWBs, apps, translators, tablets - support teachers and make learning more exciting and effective for your learners?

How can the latest digital tools improve the customer experience for your students? Not only in the classroom, but in the other ways that they interact with the school.
Technology in schools is not just for the classroom – we can use it to improve all aspects of the school’s work. For example:
How can you improve your marketing and get more students?
How can you ‘delight’ your customers so they keep coming back and re-enrolling in new courses?
How can you improve students’ outcomes and achievements so they feel they have chosen the best school?

We will look at both established and emerging innovations & technologies and how we can harness them to improve the quality of our teaching and learning and help our students succeed. Participants will engage in innovation activities and a Digital Audit of their school.

Workshop Sponsored by Burlington Books. For more information regarding invitations please contact Burlington Books at 210 9767888
Andrew Betsis - Collins ELT
Πύργου 31 - 185 42 Πειραιάς - 2104118894 - www.andrewbetsiselt.gr
Archer Editions
Κονδύλη 4 - 174 55 Άλιμος - 2105561920 - www.archereditions.com
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
Deportivo Publishing (Ιταλικές, Ισπανικές, Γαλλικές και Γερμανικές Εκδόσεις)
31 Evagora Str - 1066 Nicosia, ​Cyprus - 2112135782 - www.deportivopublishing.com
ELT NEWS
Αγ.Γεωργίου 74 - 154 51 Ν.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.gr
Editions Georges Georgantas (Γαλλικές Εκδόσεις)
Χρήστου Τσούντα 9 - 691 00 Κομοτηνή - 253102287 - www.ggeorgantas.gr
Gecon Consulting
Κοφίδου 8 - 552 36 Θεσσαλονίκη - 2310344046 - www.gecon.gr
Hellenic American Union
Μασσαλίας 22 - 106 80 Αθήνα - 2109626166 - www.hau.gr
MM Publications
Δεληγιώργη 58 - 174 56 Άλιμος - 2109953680 - www.mmpi.net
Lord Byron School of Languages
Τσιμισκή 104 - 546 22 Θεσσαλονίκη - 2310278804 - www.lordbyron.gr
PEOPLECERT- LanguageCert-IELTS Official Test Centre
Κοραή 3 - 105 64 Αθήνα - 2103729150 - www.languagecert.org-www.ieltseurope.org
Super Course Publishing
Λαοδικίας 1 - 591 00 Βέροια - 2331073777 - www.supercourse.gr
Tesol Macedonia Thrace
B. Όλγας 4 - 546 40 Θεσσαλονίκη - 6987699649 - www.tesolmacedoniathrace.org
York Press
Αετιδέων 2 & Μεσογείων 224 - 155 61 Χολαργός - 2109373170 - www.yorkpress.gr

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Michael Carrier - Plenary Talk: Digital Learning: Current Trends in Language Education Technology 2017-2020 and how we can keep our schools innovative
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Michael Carrier - Workshop: Future-Proofing Your School: delighting your customers

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