Monday, 23 December 2013

Winter 2014 EFL Courses and Seminars in Athens, Greece

Dear Colleagues,

Below are the announcements of the ETC  Winter 2014 Schedule.

We start the New Year with the introductory/refresher Course for ELT professionals who desire to extend their teaching expertise:

The "EFL METHODOLOGY UPDATE COURSE", taking place on alternate Sundays, 10am - 2:30pm. The first session is on Sunday, January 12th.
See the various options for attending.

In addition,  there will be two 4-hour seminars:
1. "From Word to Text:  Interacting With Texts To Improve Vocabulary and Grammar", February 9th, and 
2. "Challenging Teenagers", March 30th.

Wishing you a happy holiday season,

Suzanne and Lilika


Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri
Educational and Training Consultants
12 Polytehniou Street
GR  104 33 Athens



Friday, 22 November 2013

"Selfie" beats "Twerk"

LONDON (Reuters) - "Selfie" - a self portrait usually on a smartphone or webcam - was selected word of the year on Tuesday by the Oxford Dictionaries, based on a 17,000 percent rise in its usage from a year ago.
It evolved from a social media buzzword to mainstream shorthand for a self-portrait photograph and its popularity is based on research done by Oxford Dictionaries editors. From "Selfie" other news words appeared:"helfie" for a picture taken of someone's own hair "belfie" for taking a picture of your own posterior "drelfie" for a self portrait while in a drunken state. A new infographic will soon be produced for the new 2013 most popular words. Till then, here's the one for 2012: Grammar.net [Infographic provided by Grammar.net]





“Find more grammar tips and infographics at Grammar.net.” - See more at: http://www.grammar.net/embed-grammar-net-infographics#sthash.J89bGCEG.dpuf

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Tips for Presenting an Argument

Thursday, 16 May 2013

EFL Methodology for new professionals & Preparation for ASEP exam candidates

 


Dear Colleagues,

We had the pleasure of seeing many of you during professional Spring events in Athens, Thessaloniki and Bucharest.
Attached is our ETC Summer Program. 


From July 4-19weofferourEFL METHODOLOGY UPDATE COURSE,with options of attending the first 4, 6 or all 10 sessions. 

From September 2-7  we offer the first part of our  EFL METHODOLOGY  UPDATED and from September 9-12, the second part: A CHILD'S WORLD - Young Learners 6-11, for those who wish to specialize in teaching foreign language to children.

Wishing you a pleasant Summer of relaxation, reflection and renewal,
Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri



"EFL METHODOLOGY UPDATE COURSE"

A 40-hour highly practical  intensive Course specifically designed for

new professionals, as well as for teachers

who have  not  received any prior training.
An excellent preparation for ASEP exam candidates.

with
Suzanne Antonaros and  Lilika Couri,
EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING  CONSULTANTS

The Course is held, 10: 00 - 14: 30
MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
DATES:  JULY 4 - 19, 2013

PLACE: The ETC  Seminar Room (6th floor),
12 Polytehniou Street, ATHENS

COURSE TOPICS:
Class Management, Lesson Planning, Using & Preparing Visuals, Creative, Grammar Practice & Drilling, The Four-Stages Workshop, Teaching Reading, Developing Listening Skills, Vocabulary Building, Teaching Writing and  Coursebook Adaptation.

**CERTIFICATE  OF  ATTENDANCE

COURSE  FEES:
*Full Course (40 hours): 200 
*Half Course: the first 6 Sessions (24 hours): 120 €
*First 4 Sessions (16 hrs): 80 €

REGISTRATION  DEADLINE: June 28, 2013.
N.B.: Participants required to pay half fees by June 28, 2013.

FOR  INFORMATION,  Call: 210/52 32 598,


COURSE  PROGRAM:  10:00 - 14:30
 

July 4, Thursday: "CLASS MANAGEMENT  &  FIRST DAYS OF CLASS"
The teacher as manager within the classroom. Activities and techniques to use the first days of class.

July 5, Friday: "LESSON PLANNING"
Efficient lesson planning makes teaching much more effective and stimulating to both teacher and student

July 8, Monday: ."USING  &  PREPARING  VISUALS"
What are they? How to find and/or make visuals and how to use them to teach creatively and effectively.

July 9, Tuesday: "CREATIVE GRAMMAR  PRACTICE &  DRILLING"
Demonstrations and workshops on ways of presenting new structures in class and a discussion of various drills.

July 11, Thursday: "THE FOUR-STAGES WORKSHOP"
A step-by-step demonstration, lesson planning, evaluation and feedback
workshop. (Active participation by all attending.)

July 12,  Friday:  "COURSEBOOK ADAPTATION"
Guidelines for evaluating coursebooks and assessing students' needs,
adapting coursebook material and creating supplementary exercises.

July 15, Monday: "VOCABULARY BUILDING"
Creative activities on how to present new vocabulary items. Practical
suggestions to get learners to use and to remember new lexis.

July 16, Tuesday: "TEACHING  READING"
Techniques and activities to help learners read a passage with interest and to help improve comprehension.

July 18, Thursday: "TEACHING WRITING"
Practical activities and suggestions to develop learners' writing skills from the sentence level to the paragraph.

July 19, Friday: "DEVELOPING LISTENING SKILLS"
Practical tasks and exercises to ensure improvement of learners'  listeningskills.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
REGISTRATION  FORM--   July EFL UPDATE
Please call to book a place, then fill out and  mail. Send postal money order to: 
S. Antonaros,  12 Polytehniou, 104 33 ATHENS
CALL: 210/52 32 598 OR   e-mail: etc@ath.forthnet.gr
NAME:___________________________________________________________
ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________
TELEPHONE (Hours to be contacted): ____________________________
1. Full Course□ 2. Half: first 6 sessions3. First 4 sessions

Suzanne Antonaros - Lilika Couri
EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS


"Η σύνδεση με τον χαρισματικό εαυτό μας στη διδασκαλία και
πρακτικοί τρόποι αντιμετώπισης του άγχους των εξετάσεων στους μαθητές μας"

. . .ένα 8ωρο βιωματικό εργαστήρι, που στοχεύει να είναι μια εργαλειοθήκη αριστείας στη διδασκαλία και την ενδυνάμωση των μαθητών, για καθηγητές ξένων γλωσσών και εκπαιδευτικούς του Ιδιωτικού & Δημόσιου Τομέα. . .

Συντονίστρια: Αγνή Μαριακάκη 
ΗΜΕΡΟΜΗΝΙΑ: 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013
10:00 - 14:30 & 15:30 - 20:00,
    Ξενοδοχείο ΤΙΤΑΝΙΑ, Πανεπιστημίου 52, ΑΘΗΝΑ
ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ:
Τα τρία βασικά συστατικά της χαρισματικότητας στη διδασκαλία:
-  Η ικανότητα να οδηγείς τον κάθε μαθητή να δώσει τον καλύτερο εαυτό του στο
μάθημά σου, καθώς κάνεις κι εσύ το ίδιο. Δηλαδή, πώς, εμπνεόμενη, εμπνέεις κι
εσύ, την αγάπη στη μάθηση.
    - Τεχνικές δημιουργικής διδασκαλίας, βασισμένης στην ανταποκρισιμότητα σε
διαφορετικούς τύπους και χαρακτήρες παιδιών.
    - Η ικανότητα να οδηγείς μια τάξη μαθητών στο να γίνει μια δεμένη ομάδα που
αλληλοϋποστηρίζεται και μαθαίνει, όχι μόνο από την δασκάλα, αλλά κι ο ένας
από τον άλλο.
Βοηθώντας τους μαθητές να αντιμετωπίσουν το  άγχος των εξετάσεων:
- Η σημασία και η αξια της σωστής στάσης στην αποτυχία, ως θεμέλιο της
ικανότητας διαχείρισης του άγχους των εξετάσεων.
      - Τεχνικές στην τάξη που θα διδάξουν τους μαθητές να διαχειρίζονται το άγχος
των εξετάσεων.

ΠΡΟΘΕΣΜΙΑ ΕΓΓΡΑΦΗΣ: 30 ΙΟΥΝΙΟΥ 2013
**BΕΒΑΙΩΣΗ ΠΑΡΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΗΣΗΣ




Αγνή Μαριακάκη, M.A., Univeristy of Lancaster,
Applied Behavioral Technologies, Princeton
Πιστοποιημένη Trainer ΝLP, International Society of NLP,
Ψυχολόγος, Διευθύνουσα Εταιρίας Μελετώ



                                                      
                                                   ΔΙΔΑΚΤΡΑ: 70
       ΠΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΕΣ:
Suzanne Antonaros -  Λιλίκα Κουρή, +30 210 52 32 598

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ΔEΛTIO  ΣYMMETOXHΣ                     
Παρακαλούμε, τηλεφωνήστε στο 210/52 32 598 για να δηλώσετε συμμετοχή, μετά στείλτε Tαχυδρομική Eπιταγή στην διεύθυνση: Σ. Aντωνάρου, Πολυτεχνείου 12, 104 33 Aθήνα, ή χρησιμοποιήστε e-mail: etc@ath.forthnet.gr
ONOMATEΠΩNYMO: _______________________________________________________
ΔIEYΘYNΣH:________________________________________ΤΗΛΕΦ.: ______________