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Talking with experts in ELT!

Interviews on education and language teaching

George Vassilakis: confessions of a dangerous (ELT) mind

Author: Anastasia Spyropoulou
George Vassilakis (BA Education, Dip. Cantab, Dip. Trans, Dip. RSA, MA TEFL) has trained EFL teachers for over thirty years. As an ELT Author, George has written a number of coursebooks for young learners, adults and young adults (published by Heinemann, Cengage and Macmillan) and designed courses and curricula for a number of different learning contexts...

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...

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...

Zafi Mandali talks about Storytelling in EFL Teaching and Learning

Zafi Mandali holds a BA in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MA in Applied Linguistics, School of Humanities and Comparative Studies, University of Essex. She’s been Head of the English Department at Ellinogermaniki Agogi for twenty six years. She has gained two Gold and one Silver ELT Excellence Awards...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...