George Kokolas

George Kokolas

George Kokolas

Express Publishing, EGIS

BIOS

BIOS

George Kokolas has been working as a teacher trainer and academic consultant for Express Publishing for the last 20 years. Right after his graduation he branched out from his major in English Literature and devoted himself fully to ELL. He likes to be considered as a frontline teacher spending many hours inside the classroom teaching and learning at the same time. His vast experience has been of considerable help in developing helpful and practical views about different topics of ELL Methodology, like motivation, effective learning, technology in the classroom, critical thinking, differentiated instruction and much more. He has delivered several successful seminars in conferences throughout the world, including TESOL Spain, APAC Barcelona, TESOL GREECE, Conferencia de Instituto Dominico-Americano, ELTA Albania.

ABSTRACT

Small steps towards a giant leap: A new learning galaxy for preschoolers

Fostering essential 21st century themes, such as values, CLIL, creativity and collaboration at pre-primary level is of great importance. Although this may be a challenge to implement at lower levels, a variety of cumulative learning strategies and scaffolding techniques, together with creating familiarity through imagination, can help ensure that our young learners’ first steps in discovering the English language involve engagement and excitement, while catering for their social and emotional development.