Julia Aliverti & Vicky Chionopoulou

Teachers in distress? Keep calm and trust classroom culture

Audience focus: Teachers of adolescent learners, Teachers of adult learners, Teacher trainers, Freelance teachers


The complexities of the status of English as a global phenomenon have been addressed by international and national foreign language associations, establishing the need for ELT pedagogies with an intercultural orientation. Although a very large number of EFL teachers are eager to integrate Intercultural Communicative Competence teaching in their practice, a lot of concern has been expressed as to how this can be interpreted in practical terms and implemented in their classroom context. The workshop aims to demonstrate ways of incorporating the intercultural aspect of ELT in our classrooms, by involving attendees in the co-construction of a class project. Skills integration and cultural awareness will be achieved through hands-on tasks and activities. Both the digital and non-digital worlds will be visited throughout this form of experiential learning.


Julia Aliverti has been an EFL teacher for more than 30 years. She holds a BA in ELT, Greek language and literature, and an M.Ed. in TESOL. She has worked both privately and as a state school teacher/ trainer in Greece and abroad. She is a member of IATEFL and TESOL Greece.

Vicky Chionopoulou has been an English Language Teacher for more than 20 years. She is a CELTA holder and has worked as a Teacher and Director of studies in Greece, England and Scotland. She is a member of TESOL Greece and IATEFL and is currently pursuing a DELTA.