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Ms Maria-Araxi Sachpazian

Part-time Lecturer

Academic Position

Part-time Lecturer

Email msachpazian@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Twitter @Sachpazian
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-araxi-sachpazian-bab3682b
Facebook sachpazian.maria
Personal Website http://www.input.edu.gr


Maria-Araxi Sachpazian holds a BA in Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a CEELT II and the Royal Society of Arts  Diploma for Oversees Teachers of English (3 distinctions) from the University of Cambridge. 
 
Maria has been a practising English Language Teacher since 1992. She has worked in a variety of Foreign Language Schools. In 2005 she actively started training teachers for the QLS schools and went on to work for Publishing houses and later on for her own company. Since 2013 Maria is the owner and managing director of Input on Education (IoE)  a company which specializes in educational management and academic support for foreign language schools. In 2016 Maria started Input for Teachers a branch of Input on Education which helps teachers build a strong portfolio and CV via training and provides teacher placement services. 
 
 In her career, Maria Sachpazian has led many seminars and presentations for TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, PALSO NORTHERN GREECE (as well as many other PALSO organizations all over Greece), EUROPALSO, IATEFL, IATEFL Poland, IATEFL-BETA Bulgaria. She was the winner of the IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group scholarship for 2017 for her session entitled Cognitive distortions and the LTO Manager, which was presented in Glasgow in April 2017. 
 
Maria has been a member of TESOL MACEDONIA – THRACE, NORHTERN GREECE, since before she started teaching actively. She is the current chairperson of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece and before that she had server on three different boards of TESOL MACEDONIA – THRACE, NORTHERN GREECE as Secretary General (1997-99, 1999-2001) and as Vice Chair (2005-2007).  
 
Maria has published teaching materials with McMillan, Burlington Books and Pearson Longman. She is currently an external teacher trainer for Oxford University Press. 
 

Teaching

Introduction to the methodology of language teaching 
Evaluation and design of Teaching Materials 

Research Interests

The construction of the ''teacher-self'' (the process of identity formation in teachers.
Aspects of educational marketing & management
Teacher education & development
Mentoring Teachers 
Teaching reading (first reading/writing and reading comprehension)  
Brain-friendly teaching. 

Publications

Sachpazian, M.A., (2011-to the present day), Regular Columnist,The consultancy corner, ELT News Athens & Online www.eltnews.gr 
Sachpazian, M.A., (2004), Big Heart A Companion,McMillan.
Sachpazian, M.A., (2004), Big Heart B Companion, McMillan.
Sachpazian, M.A.,(2005), Big Heart Bumper Companion, McMillan.
Sachpazian, M.A.,(2006), Here we go 2, Burlington Books.
Sachpazian, M.A., (2008), Rocky and the Rollers, Junior A, Activity Book, Pearson Longman.
Jevcovic M. & Papageorgiou V., (eds) (2017), ‘’The Ethics of observing teachers.’’
ELTA Serbia Newsletter, March-April 2017, ISSN 1820-9851, Volume II
Loras, V., (ed) (2014), ‘’Interacting with interaction patterns’’, The BELTA Bulletin, Issue 1, 

Sachpazian, M. (2014) Assessing the unassed or the unassessible: issues of school evaluation: IATEFL 2013 Conference Selections, held at Liverpool Conference Centre, April 2013, pp. 191-192

 

 

Samples of Conference Presentations

Sachpazian, M.A., Theologidou, M., (September 2017), Moving Up, Moving On, Moving Foreword: Teachers in the driver’s Seat. The International Publishers Exhibition

Sachpazian, M.A., (August 2017), I teach…They Learn.. Or not?  The 30th PALSO Northern Greece Exhibition,  Thessaloniki

Sachpazian, M.A., (June 2017), The Riddle of Reading and Tips for Understanding,  IATEFL-BETA Bulgaria, Varna

Sachpazian,  M.A.,(April 2017), Cognitive Distortions and the LTO Manager, 51st IATEFL Conference, Glasgow 2017, The Leadership and Management SIG Special Strand

Sachpazian, M. A.,(March 2017), Teacher-developed teaching materials: challenges & opportunities, TESOL Greece, Athens, 

Sachpazian, M. A.,(March 2017), Lesson Planning for creative teaching: The What and the How, City College, An International Faculty of the University of Sheffield

Sachpazian, M.A., (February 2017), Sales during registrations, PALSO Lamia 23rd Annual Conference, Lamia

Sachpazian, M. A.,(January 2017), School owners or school OwErs?, Agrinio, PALSO Aitoloakarnanias 

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