The Foreign Languages Forum
Thessaloniki, 2 September 2018 | Grand Hotel Palace

The Foreign Languages Forum Thessaloniki, 2 September 2018 | Grand Hotel Palace

The Foreign Languages Forum is one of the main events in the Greek English Language Teaching calendar. Attended by approximately 700 ELT professionals, it features a 1-day programme of commercial and professional talks as well as workshops.

This year’s Forum will take place on 2 September at the Grand Hotel Palace and includes a plethora of plenary sessions covering a wide range of topics.

The Forum’s plenary sessions are expected to attract a lot of attention as distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad will share ideas, knowledge and expertise. Amongst the highlights of the event are the sessions by Dr Helen Livaniou, Dr Luke Prodromou and Russell Stannard.

In addition, a large resources and book exhibition will give you the opportunity to see the latest ELT publications and services just before the start of the school year.






Athens
2 September 2018
Grand Hotel Palace

Plenary Sessions

Luke Prodromou:
A Creative Approach to Exam preparation Classes

This talk explores a more creative approach to exam preparation. Testing is important and should be part and parcel of an integrated approach to teaching as education and not something which undermines our attempts to teach effectively. Testing is often used as a short cut to extrinsic motivation – but, I argue, we can make test preparation more a process of intrinsic motivation by making it more creative. I suggest ways of testing which make it consistent with good teaching practice, where motivation addresses the whole person and not just the person-as-exam-candidate – and which gets the best exam results!

Russell Stannard:
Key technologies that can impact on teaching and learning

Russell Stannard has 1000s of teachers visiting his website each year. He surveys them to find out what technologies they are using most and how they are using them. In this talk, Russell will highlight some of the key technologies that teachers around the world are using and demonstrate real practical examples of their use. A talk packed with real examples of good practice covering a range of areas of education including feedback, blended learning, Flipped learning and assessment just to name a few.

Δρ Ελένη Λιβανίου: Ψυχοσυναισθηματικά προβλήματα και προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς μέσα στην τάξη

Στην παρουσίαση θα αναφερθούμε στις συμπεριφορές που αντιμετωπίζει ο εκπαιδευτικός μέσα στην καθημερινότητα της τάξης του. Θα παρουσιάσουμε τα αίτια και τα συμπτώματα και θα προτείνουμε τρόπους αποτελεσματικής διαχείρισης.

♦The full programme will be available in July 2018♦

Plenary Speakers

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com.

He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with screen capture technology. His has produced two highly successful training sites produced using Camtasia videos and is considered to be one of the biggest users of screen capture in Education. He is a recommended Camtasia Traine and was previously a Principal Educational Technologist at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster.
He currently works as an Educational Consultant helping organisations to build online learning/blended learning courses as well as training staff in the use of technology all over the world. He specialises in the use of Camtasia, SnagIT, Google Products and virtual learning environments To date Russell has worked in 31 countries and has the British Council, Oxford University, the INTO group, Macmillan, Express Publishing and the BBC among his many clients. In 2015 Russell was listed as one of the top 23 most influential Educational Technologists in Twitter and also listed on the MIMIO blog as one of the top 20 Educational Technologists.

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου
Η Ελένη Λιβανίου είναι Εκπαιδευτικός Ψυχολόγος με Διδακτορικό στη Γνωστική και Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία από το πανεπιστήμιο του Sussex Αγγλίας. Το ερευνητικό της έργο αφορά στο σύνδρομο Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΕΠΥ), τη Δυσλεξία και τα προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς. Σπούδασε κι εργάστηκε στην Αγγλία μέχρι το 1992 και μέχρι το 2002 δίδασκε σε έκτακτα προγράμματα του Πανεπιστημίου του Sussex στην Αγγλία ενώ τώρα συνεργάζεται με το Nottingham Trent Πανεπιστήμιο της Αγγλίας ως εισηγήτρια/υπεύθυνη του προγράμματος Μάστερ (Master in Inclusive Education).

Aπό το 1995 είναι υπεύθυνη του τμήματος Μαθησιακών Δυσκολιών της Ειδικής Διαγνωστικής, Θεραπευτικής και Ερευνητικής Μονάδας "Σπύρος Δοξιάδης - Έρευνα για το Παιδί". Είναι πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Εταιρίας Δυσλεξίας και μέλος της European Dyslexia Association.

 

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr. Luke Prodromou graduated from Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham Universities. He was for many years a teacher and teacher-trainer with the British Council. He has also worked for ESADE, Barcelona, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Thessaloniki, Pilgrims Canterbury, NILE, Bell Schools et al. He currently teaches, part-time, ELT Methodology on the MA TESOL University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki. He gives talks on English literature and he also runs an international teachers’ and students’ English Language Theatre: Luke’n’Friends, which has performed at conferences in Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Argentina, Mexico, Georgia, and the UK.

Plenary Speakers

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com.

He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with screen capture technology. His has produced two highly successful training sites produced using Camtasia videos and is considered to be one of the biggest users of screen capture in Education. He is a recommended Camtasia Traine and was previously a Principal Educational Technologist at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster.

He currently works as an Educational Consultant helping organisations to build online learning/blended learning courses as well as training staff in the use of technology all over the world. He specialises in the use of Camtasia, SnagIT, Google Products and virtual learning environments To date Russell has worked in 31 countries and has the British Council, Oxford University, the INTO group, Macmillan, Express Publishing and the BBC among his many clients. In 2015 Russell was listed as one of the top 23 most influential Educational Technologists in Twitter and also listed on the MIMIO blog as one of the top 20 Educational Technologists.

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου

Dr Ελένη Λιβανίου
Η Ελένη Λιβανίου είναι Εκπαιδευτικός Ψυχολόγος με Διδακτορικό στη Γνωστική και Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία από το πανεπιστήμιο του Sussex Αγγλίας. Το ερευνητικό της έργο αφορά στο σύνδρομο Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΕΠΥ), τη Δυσλεξία και τα προβλήματα συμπεριφοράς. Σπούδασε κι εργάστηκε στην Αγγλία μέχρι το 1992 και μέχρι το 2002 δίδασκε σε έκτακτα προγράμματα του Πανεπιστημίου του Sussex στην Αγγλία ενώ τώρα συνεργάζεται με το Nottingham Trent Πανεπιστήμιο της Αγγλίας ως εισηγήτρια/υπεύθυνη του προγράμματος Μάστερ (Master in Inclusive Education). Aπό το 1995 είναι υπεύθυνη του τμήματος Μαθησιακών Δυσκολιών της Ειδικής Διαγνωστικής, Θεραπευτικής και Ερευνητικής Μονάδας "Σπύρος Δοξιάδης - Έρευνα για το Παιδί". Είναι πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Εταιρίας Δυσλεξίας και μέλος της European Dyslexia Association.
 

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr. Luke Prodromou graduated from Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham Universities. He was for many years a teacher and teacher-trainer with the British Council. He has also worked for ESADE, Barcelona, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Thessaloniki, Pilgrims Canterbury, NILE, Bell Schools et al. He currently teaches, part-time, ELT Methodology on the MA TESOL University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki. He gives talks on English literature and he also runs an international teachers’ and students’ English Language Theatre: Luke’n’Friends, which has performed at conferences in Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Argentina, Mexico, Georgia, and the UK.

Workshops

Sunday 2 September 2018 - 16:00 - 18:00 (Room: Olympia D)

Using mobile tools in and out of the classroom: A workshop with multi award-winning educational technologist Russell Stannard

This 2 hour practical workshop will give participants a chance to work with a number of simple mobile technologies that they can use with their students both in the class and out. Lots of hands on practice as well as a chance to discuss how they might use these tools with their students. The session will work best if the participants have a laptop or tablet but if not then you will be able to follow most of the session with your telephone too.

Limited Availablity | Participation Fee: €40 (early bird €30)