The ENRICH Multiplier Event entitled “Developing ELF-aware teacher competences through the ENRICH
Teacher Development Project” was successfully carried out on Saturday, 12 September,
at the campus of the Hellenic Open University in Athens, taking all necessary safety measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Special emphasis was placed on the aims and objectives of ENRICH as regards Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in relation to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), as well as on the content and structure of the ENRICH CPD Course. Furthermore, selected data from participants belonging to the Hellenic Open University local group were discussed, aiming at providing a brief, yet comprehensive, picture of the impact of the Course.
We have been proud and honoured to have as guest speakers two internationally renowned scholars, Professor Henry Widdowson (University of Vienna) and Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna), who shared their enthusiasm about the CPD Course and their invaluable insights about raising ELF-aware teacher competences in today’s multilingual world.
The event was also broadcast live on YouTube, inspiring a lively discussion among the speakers and the online and in-person participants. Click here to watch the YouTube video.