Young language learners in Greece: Exploring perceptions and possibilities

Q & A with:
Dr. Nayr Ibrahim 

When: Friday, 10 March, 2023 | 14:30-15:30

Where: 6th Level Auditorium

Organized by: The Graduate Master Class Series, School of Graduate and Professional Education

Lecture Description

This informal session will take the form of a Q & A with Dr. Nayr Ibrahim, a renowned figure in the world of English language teaching, who has a specific interest and extensive experience in working with and researching young learners. Participants will be encouraged to engage with Dr. Ibrahim on issues relating to their experiences in teaching their own young learners here in Greece, which could include:

  • how we can prepare our learners for their role in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural Europe and the world
  • going beyond the ‘English’: perceptions of culture and identity in our young language learners
  • how our young Greek learners can engage with literature
  • what we do well for our young Greek learners; what they do well for young language learners in Norway
  • how we can navigate the exams-directed nature of language learning here in Greece

Please contact Jane Mandalios [email protected]  for further information, and to submit your question for Dr. Ibrahim in advance.


Nayr Ibrahim

Dr. Nayr Ibrahim

Dr. Nayr Ibrahim is Associate Professor of English Subject Pedagogy at Nord University, Norway. She holds a MA in TEFL and a PhD in trilingualism, triliteracy and identity. Nayr has participated in various EU projects on multilingualism, including reviewing the EU’s Key Competencies for Lifelong Learning (2018). Nayr is a member of the Research Group For Children’s Literature in ELT (CLELT) and peer reviewer for the CLELE Journal. Her publications include Teaching children how to learn, Delta Publishing, with Gail Ellis, and her research interests are in early language learning, bi/multilingualism, multiliteracies, language and identity, learning to learn, children’s literature and children’s rights.


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