ΕΠΑΦΗ was founded in 2004. Here is a brief history of the events and activities organised so far.

  • 2004-2006 One -day events and workshops

“The systemic paradox of resolving problems at school” Prof. Paritsis Nikolaos

“Society and school interaction: Structures-Relationships and Attitudes”

“The creative use of music in the classroom”, workshop

“English through contemporary theatre”, workshop

“Dramatic Art, Foreign language and Games”, workshop

“Voice: Ways to organise your speech, pronunciation, voice training”, workshop

“Psychosomatic relaxation technique-Schults method”, workshop

  • 2007 three one day events and several workshops

(12th March 2007 )”Learning difficulties and Foreign Language”, Speakers: Prof Pavlidis, Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts and Kiki Divini.

(12th May 2007)”Learning Difficulties and EFL.” Speakers: Helena-Fivi Hitiri, Eleni Livaniou, Georgia Barou.

(5th May 2007)” Discursive and expository essays, Teaching through functional grammar-the Halliday Approach” by Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra, Australia

(5th May 2007) “Teaching EFL literacy in Primary school – authentic literature” by Misty Adoniou

(24th November 2007) “Voice: Ways to improve your tone and voice training activities”, Katsakos

(29th November 2007) Chrisohoos, V. Chartzoulakis, D. Mpintaka, Eleni Poula, K. Katsampoxaki – Hodgetts, “Towards upgrading EFL: Perspectives of KPG. Cross-curriculum activities and projects”

  • 2008 EPAFI pita-cutting event and workshop (26th January 2008)

January Workshop: “Drama techniques in the EFL classroom” by Ms. Clio Fanouraki

March Workshop (1): “Vocabulary Teaching practices and techniques”, Dr. Rizomilioti.

March Workshop(2): “Modality and Hedging in English”, Dr. Rizomilioti.

September 12 Conference on Testing and Assessment and Book Exhibition. Invited Speakers Dina Tsaggari and Pavlos Pavlou (Atlantis Hotel)

NOVEMBER 2008 Saturday 22nd, Workshops (10.00-12.15)

Pre-reading activities’ presented by Dimitra Tsolakidou, 10.00-11.00

Activities for Mixed Ability classes’ presented by Michael Tourabelis, 11.15-12.15

DECEMBER 2008 Saturday 13th, ‘Dare To Share’ Workshop (9.00-10.30)

Christmas activities for all classes’ presented by a group of colleagues from Rethymno in cooperation with our School Advisor Angelidaki Despina.Christmas cookies, coffee and nattering included.

JANUARY 2009 Saturday 25th Pita-Cutting Event

Drama Techniques and E.L.T.’ by Maria Protogeraki and Poetry Reading by Natalie Ventura.

FEBRUARY 2009 Saturday 7th-Sunday 8th

Epafi sponsors the International Language for Specific Academic Purposes conference organized by the University of Crete (7/8 February 2009). Reduced Fees for all E.P.A.F.I. members. Download the registration form here.

MARCH 2009 Saturday 7th Applications of New Technologies: U-tube, blogs, Moodle”

‘Using blogs in the EFL class’ presented by Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

U-tube in the Language Classroom’ presented by Michael Tourabelis

“How to set up a Moodle e-course” by Anne mcKay, Technical University of Crete.

APRIL 2009 Saturday 4th One-day Workshop: “Learner motivation –Teacher awareness ‘’

Guest speaker: Dr. Manolopoulou-Sergi Eleni, Supervisor at the Hellenic Open University.

Saturday, 17th September 2009

9.00-3.00         Book Exhibition, Androgeo hall, Heraklion.

Saturday, 6th February 2010

WORKSHOP TITLE: “The applications of NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) in Teaching” on Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 10:00 am – 13:00pm (with a 30min break). Speaker: Kanderaki Maria, certified NLP Trainer.

EPAFI PITA Cutting event. Venue: PEK of Heraklion, Estavromenos.

Saturday, 20th March 2010

DARE TO SHARE WORKSHOP: “New books, new technologies & projects”

10.00- 11.30: “Supplementing the new books with the help of new technology”.

12.00- 13.30: “Carrying out the projects described in the new books”.

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