Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty,
CITY College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
21 September 2017

Dr Patsala's interview features in the Autumn issue of ELTeaser!

Dr Paschalia Patsala, Head of our English Studies Dept., discusses the response of Higher Education to emergent social issues in her interview in ELTeaser, the newsletter of TESOL Macedonica-Thrace, Northern Greece. Focusing on bridging the gap between University and the needs and expectations of Society, Dr Patsala highlights the significance of 'Engaged Learning' in the service of the local community.

In the words of Dr Patsala:

​"Adopting a Public Engagement strategy can make a difference and provide a creative response to social issues. ‘​Engaged learning’ attracts a lot of attention nowadays in Higher Education as it serves a great number of purposes, including challenging the students to apply what they have been taught in the classroom, broadening the horizons of both students and outside ‘partners,’ sharing ​knowledge, and building strong relationships between the University and its surrounding communities.

After all, teaching a foreign language to a vulnerable population can have a massive impact by drawing our attention to significant contemporary or social topics, finding new approaches to foreign language teaching, or simply brightening people’s lives..."

Read Dr Patsala's full interview to Ms. Theologidou, Editor-in-chief (download PDF):

Dr Patsala's interview features in the Autumn issue of ELTeaser!

 

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