TESOL Greece (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an affiliate of TESOL Inc., USA, a global educators association with 98 affiliates which operate as independent organizations worldwide (41 in the United States and 57 residing throughout Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa) with a total membership of more than 50,000 professionals worldwide.
The theme of the convention was “Teaching to New Heights” gathering presenters from many countries and continents and the professional presentations covered a wide range of topics from applied linguistics, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at primary, secondary and tertiary level, MMCALL, teaching learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties and teaching English through literature (for more information visit www.tesolgreece.com).
IST College was represented by the teaching staff of the English Language Programme who are members of TESOL Greece: Dr. Penny Masoura (former TG Chair), Maria Marka (TG Chair), Ioanna Georgakopoulou (TG Treasurer), Maroussa Pavli (former TG Board member), and Vicky Asiki.
It is worth noting that IST College supported financially the work of TESOL Greece by sponsoring the volunteers’ T-shirts. The volunteers were University of Athens students and students from various IB programmes from private schools.
Last but not least, we are all very proud as our members of staff, Ms. Ioanna Georgakopoulou was elected Vice-Chair of TG and Ms. Maroussa Pavli continues to serve as the co-ordinator of SIG for Teaching Adults.