Evangelia Triantafyllou is from Kozani and is currently working as an English language teacher in the 2nd Vocational Lyceum of Kozani. She is married and has two children, aged 6 and 7.
Evangelia holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a M.Ed. in TEFL/TESOL from the Hellenic Open University. She has taught English as a foreign language to children, teenagers and adults in private and public schools (frontistiria, primary and secondary schools, Institutes of Vocational Training). Since 2001, when she was appointed by the Ministry of Education, she has been working as a secondary school teacher teaching English, history and project.
She is very committed to her job and hard-working always engaging her students in motivating projects which promote cooperation and interaction with students from other schools and countries. Being a fervent supporter of life-long learning, she keeps up with the latest developments and trends in her profession, and uses information technology (computer applications and website tools) in her teaching. Being a member of the “Teachers4Europe” Secondary educators’ group and the Etwinnning community for teachers in Europe, she organizes projects related to the European Union, teenage interests, and cultural aspects as well as topics related to her students’ specialties in the vocational lyceum she is currently teaching.
As a Fulbright scholar 2016, Evangelia had the unique opportunity to both become familiar with the American history, contemporary life and politics, and develop international partnerships which cultivate mutual understanding between nations and the communication of ideas and practices. She aims to integrate this knowledge into her lessons in order to help her students develop their language skills, critical thinking and citizenship qualities. She intends to share her knowledge and experience with her colleagues at school and other EFL through presentations and articles in the magazine published by the English Teachers Union of Western Macedonia, as she has extensively done so far.