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Talking with experts in ELT!

Interviews on education and language teaching

Stephen Krashen talks about grammar, language learning and acquisition

Author: Anastasia Spyropoulou
Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, is one of the most cited linguists in the world. He is also a researcher and an activist. Stephen Krashen has contributed enormously to the field of second language acquisition and bilingual education. He is credited with introducing various influential concepts and terms in the...

George Drivas explores the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ and investigates different forms of assessment.

  George Drivas studied English Literature at the University of Athens and Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Reading, UK. He has worked in Foreign Language education since 1981 as a teacher and teacher trainer. He was Director of Studies at the Department of Foreign Languages at Doukas School between 1994 and 2021. He is an inspector for the...

Scott Thornbury talks about commercially produced coursebooks and neoliberalism in education

Scott Thorbury is a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where he lives), and in his native New Zealand. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on...

ROGER HOUSE TALKS TO ELT NEWS: FROM JOURNALISM TO ELT, FROM TEACHER TRAINING TO MATERIALS WRITING

Roger House has been involved in ELT for over thirty years as a teacher, trainer and author. He is a former chairperson of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece and an active member of TESOL Greece. He has presented at national and international conferences, and is the author of a teacher’s book for OUP.   Did you always want to become a...

John H.A.L. de Jong talks about language learning, teaching and testing

    John H.A.L. de Jong is Professor Emeritus of Language Testing at VU University, Amsterdam, and owner/director of a consultancy business “Language Testing Services”. John graduated from Leiden University and obtained a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement from Twente University. He has published articles and books in Dutch, English and French...

George Athanasopoulos, Academic Coordinator, is talking about OUP’s new start in Greece

George Athanasopoulos has been active in the ELT scene for twenty five years teaching English to all age groups. During the last ten years he’s been teaching Business English and ESP. He has also developed the e-learning programmes in Business, Legal and Paralegal English of the University of Athens. He joined OUP in 2018 and he aspires to lead the...

Dr Michael Milanovic talks to ELT NEWS about the new LanguageCert certificates administered online

H IMG 026Michael Milanovic has worked in English Language learning and assessment since 1977. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, and has over 30 years’ academic, practical and managerial experience in the field. He has led major projects in collaboration with government departments around the world, and has also worked closely with the Council of Europe on its...

Dr Thomai Alexiou talks about teaching English to kindergarten children

Dr Thomai Alexiou talks about teaching English to kindergarten children2The introduction of English in pre-primary schools is rapidly increasing worldwide since there is a growing belief that foreign language learning is beneficial for the young child’s intellectual and educational growth; moreover, an additional language in the early years is thought to broaden young children’s geographic and cultural horizons. Although...

Ο Πρόεδρος της PALSO Βασίλης Κροντήρης μιλά στο ELT NEWS

vassilis krontirisΉταν μεσημέρι μιας Παρασκευής του Φλεβάρη όταν η γραμματέας μου, μού πέρασε μια γραμμή λέγοντας «μια κυρία  Σπυροπούλου θέλει να σας μιλήσει».  Προς στιγμή σιωπή μετά Τασούλα! Βασίλη! Θεέ μου τι θύμησες! Δεν χρειάστηκε πολύς χρόνος για να καλύψουμε με τα μπλα-μπλα το κενό τόσωv ετών. ‘Βασίλη, μια συνέντευξη θέλω’. ‘Ο,τι θέλεις Τασούλα.’ ‘Ναι, αλλά θα...

Nick Dellas talks about the Educational Leadership Association

Nick DellasNick Dellas is a teacher of English and a FLS owner who has been running Chronos School, one of the most successful FL schools in the greater Athens area, for more than twenty years. Nick Dellas is also the Chairperson of ELA (Educational Leadership Association), a newly formed FLS owners’ association, which aims to improve the quality of educational...