An interview with Roger House


Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your teaching background?

I started out as a secondary school teacher in the UK and then moved into ELT around 25 years ago. I’ve taught in Germany, Hungary, Spain and Sudan and have been here in Greece for some time now. Over the last 15 years I have been involved in teacher training and development but I’m still very much a classroom teacher!

Tell us a bit about your session. What was your inspiration source?

The session is really about creating activities that motivate our learners. The inspiration was Lewis Carroll –‘Through the Looking Glass’

Why are you interested in the area you’ll be presenting on?

It’s partly about my own motivation in teaching and creating materials. In terms of teaching experience what kind of audience do you think your presentation would appeal more to? I hope it will appeal to all kinds of teachers; from those just starting out to those who have a great deal of experience.

What should your audience expect from your session?

I’ve always thought that if teachers go away with a few useful ideas to use in their lessons then the session has been a success.

What are three words that sum up your presentation?

Six impossible things!

What other aspects of the conference are you looking forward to?

Meeting some old friends.

Interview by Natassa Papakonstantinou and Julia Alivertis, Roving Reporters for the 35th Annual International Convention.


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