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Social dimension of language

learning
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Nelly Zafeiriadou, MA, Ed D

EFL State School Advisor
Greece

Zafeiriadou, 2012
Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace
ELT State School Advisors tasks involve
among others:


organising INSET teachers seminars of
assigned area
Observing teaching sessions /classes
visiting schools and offering advice concerning
teaching and pedagogical issues
Collaborating with teachers local organisations/
and University Schools for pedagogical issues
promoting and disseminating educational policies set
by Ministry of Education & Lifelong Learning
Innovative learning language policies
promoting

Literacy ( developing Ss linguistic system-
communication-culture)

Multilingualism/ plurilingualism
( learning of foreign languages through pedagogy of
genres/ multiliteracies)

Multiculturalism/ pluriculturalism
(recognition and appreciation of other cultures)



Foreign languages learning at the state sector


Primary Education: (7-12)
English as 1
st
FL/ French as 2
nd
FL in 5
th
and 6
th
Grades
Secondary Education
Junior High School: ( 12-15)
English as 1
st
FL/, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Russian and Turkish ( in Thrace only) as 2
nd
or 3
rd
FL.
Senior High School (15-18 )
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Russian and Turkish ( in Thrace only)



the latest Innovative language programme promoting
plurilingualism and inclusion is PEAP-
Learning English in Early Young Age
( 1
st
and 2
nd
Grades of Primary Schols)
http://rcel.enl.uoa.gr/englishinschool/




PEAP- collaboration of team of academics/
language educators from Universities of Athens and
Thessaloniki and ELT School Advisors
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English language oracy skills development
( listening and speaking ONLY) through
experiential learning strategies ( tales and
childrens stories, drama activities, songs, games, artwork)
Using of ICT ( teaching portfolios through the
PEAP webpage )
http://rcel.enl.uoa.gr/englishinschool/