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IATEFL15Thank you for dropping by. I’m Sophia Mavridi and have been involved in ELT since 1998. Over this time, I have worked as a primary and secondary school EFL teacher, Director of Studies, teacher trainer, writer, EAP tutor, and more recently EdTech lecturer on the TESOL MA at the University of Salford.

I am the Coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and part of a team of educators who are passionate about the potential of learning technology to enhance students’ language learning. But technology is not a silver bullet. It won’t transform education or help in any way if our approaches are not principled and supported by proper training – students’, teachers’ and administrators’ training.

As a teacher trainer, I deliver in-service and pre-service training to support teachers and institutions to integrate technology in a pedagogically sound way.  Take a look at my work here. My major research interests include the increasingly important role of digital citizenship and digital ethics in educational contexts and I’m currently working on digital literacy research projects around Europe.

My favourite quote about teaching?

“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” (Nikos Kazantzakis)

Feel free to leave a comment with your views, questions or feedback.

I am looking forward to connecting and sharing with you,

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