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The ENRICH Project is coordinated by the Hellenic Open University (HOU), based in Greece. Its prime mission is to offer university level education using distance learning methodology and to develop the appropriate educational material, methods and practices. The HOU is the only Greek University that offers formal education using the distance and blended learning methodology combined with the principles of adult education. About 80% of its students are working professionals who seek further education in order to improve or change their career, thus HOU has established a permanent connection with the market, professional networks and professional development agencies.

Nicos C. Sifakis
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Nicos C. Sifakis, Chief Coordinator of the ENRICH Project, is a full Professor in the School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and the Director of the Master’s in Education in TESOL programme of the HOU. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal “Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning” (http://rpltl.eap.gr). He has published more than 70 research papers, which appear in various international refereed journals, edited collections and conference proceedings. He is the author of the volume “The English Language and Globalisation: Facets of present-day reality in Greece, Europe and the rest of the world” (in Greek, 2012) and the co-editor of “ELF for EFL Contexts” (Multilingual Matters, 2019), “Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe” (de Gruyter, 2018) and “English Language Education Policies and Practices in the Mediterranean Countries” (Peter Lang, 2017).
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Stefania Kordia
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Stefania Kordia, ENRICH Researcher, is a PhD candidate at the School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University, investigating the transformative potential of ELF-aware teacher education. She has developed and delivered the ELF-aware professional development programme called ‘ELF-GATE’ (‘Growing Awareness through ELF’), which was offered by HOU (Period 1) and the Panhellenic Adult Education Association (Period 2). She has published various research papers, which appear in international refereed journals, edited collections and conference proceedings. Her research interests include the pedagogy of English as an international lingua franca, adult and teacher education, transformative learning and critical reflection.
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Natasha Tsantila
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Natasha Tsantila, ENRICH Researcher, holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (University of Reading, UK). She teaches Linguistics at Deree-the American College of Greece and is a PhD candidate at the Hellenic
Open University. She has been involved in EFL syllabus design, ELF and ELT pedagogy. Her main research interests are: ELF and EFL and ELT materials evaluation and adaptation. She has co-edited the volume “English as a Lingua Franca for EFL contexts” (with Nicos C. Sifakis) and has published in edited volumes and journals.
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