Life Skills: Lessons taught; lessons learnt

Watch a recording of this talk by Konstantina Ntomprou at the World Teachers' Day web conference 2019.

On Saturday 5 October 2019, the British Council and IATEFL co-hosted a one-day web conference to celebrate World Teachers Day.

About the talk

21st Century Skills, Life Skills, Soft Skills are all popular concepts, but how far are we from fully implementing them in our teaching? Are these enough to equip learners for success in their future endeavours? We will explore how concepts like motivation, positive thinking, stress management and personal values fit in a language learning environment. I will be sharing my experience from delivering a series of skills workshops to young graduates and entrepreneurs for the British Council in Athens. We will discuss how ideas can be adapted for various contexts, for teachers and learners.

About the speaker

Konstantina Ntomprou is a teacher, Adult Course Coordinator and teacher mentor at the British Council, Greece, specialising in Digital Learning and teaching Business English. She has over 20 years’ experience working as a teacher and DoS in language institutes in Greece and has also worked in the UK teaching multicultural classes for Cambridge Education Group and also EAP at De Montfort University and the University of Birmingham. She is a frequent presenter at local, international and online conferences and her current interests are in Learner and Teacher Motivation.

Watch a recording of the talk below


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