"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." John Dewey
I have been an active member of the English Language Teaching community since 1987.
I am an English Language educator with expertise in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and English for Academic Purposes to children and adults, face to face or online, synchronously and asynchronously, at Foreign Language Schools, Adult Education & Life-long Learning Centres with the use of Educational Technologies especially in Virtual Worlds, privately in Greece and at British Summer Language Schools and University in UK.
In addition to teaching and training (f-2-f and online by blending and flipping classes), I have also moderated on a number of TESOL EVO (Electronic Village Online) workshops including ViLLAGE (Virtual Language Learning And Gaming Environment), vLanguages, Immersive Storytelling, and have presented at Conferences around Greece and online (e.g. Virtual Round Table, SLanguages, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education).
Both as teacher trainer and certified language educator, my main focus is learners' and trainees' educational expectations, background, interests, styles and future needs.
Language Education is not only about acquiring formal qualifications. It is a unique immersive opportunity for self expression, exploration, and self development. I strongly believe that language acquisition comes through creativity and innovation.
(Online) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (Online, in Virtual Worlds) Teacher Education, Adult Education, Formal Oral/Written Assessment, ELT/EAP in Virtual Worlds,
Course Design, Educational Technology, English for Academic Purposes, Translation/Subtitling
(Διαδικτυακά και σε Εικονικούς Κόσμους) Διδασκαλία Αγγλικής Γλώσσας - Εκπαίδευση Ενηλίκων, Επίσημη Αξιολόγηση Γραπτού & Προφορικού Λόγου, ELT/EAP σε Εικονικούς κόσμους, Εκπαίδευση Διδασκόντων, Σχεδιασμός Εκπαιδευτικών Προγραμμάτων, Τεχνολογία στην Ξενόγλωσση Εκπαίδευση, Αγγλικά για Ακαδημαϊκούς Σκοπούς, Μετάφραση/Υποτιτλισμός
- MA ELT (Applied Linguistics), University of Nottingham,
- R.S.A. Diploma for Teachers of English, University of Cambridge - UCLES
- TESOL GREECE
- New York State TESOL
- JALT CALL
- Euroversity Association,
- IATEFL LTSIG
- Hellenic Scientific Association for the Promotion of Educational Innovation
- Hellenic Adult Education Association,
- European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
- European Association of Language Testing and Assessment
-CAMELOT Network Partner
English Language Teaching with the use of Technology in Immersive Worlds for adults, for children, for schools, for business, for TESOL examinations, for academic studies, for Teacher Training, for pleasure, for travel!