A bit about me……..

I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to Greece when I was 13.  I love teaching and learning and do not really have that much free time. When I do have time off I like to read, watch movies and go out with my friends. I also love travelling but then again, who doesn’t?

You can find me on Facebook : Joanna Malefaki

or follow me on Twitter: @joannacre

My work experience

09/13 to present    Online Business English tutor (Wefit solutions)
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Teaching experience in the UK-EAP courses

07/15-09/15     6 week Pre-sessional EAP tutor  Sheffield University

07/14-09/14     6 week Pre-sessional EAP tutor  Sheffield University

06/13-09/13    10 week Pre-sessional EAP tutor University of Bristol

06/12-09/12    10 week Pre-sessional EAP Tutor Newcastle University

06/11-09/11    10 week Pre-sessional English tutor Newcastle University

2007-2014    Co-owner and Director of English Studies Malefaki Language School

2005-2007            Assessor and Examiner of the speaking part of the EDEXCEL language exam Edexcel Hellas (now known as Pearson Test English exams)

2001-2007    Substitute EFL Teacher in various Greek public schools Primary and Secondary Department of Education

My Presentations and interviews

35fth Tesol Greece International Convention    14-15 March 2014     Athens, Greece

Principles and practices of teaching Business English online: The do’s and don’ts of teaching business English online.


Video interview:


2nd Annual Belta Day            22nd March 2014                      Brussels, Belgium

Principles and practices of teaching Business English online: The do’s and don’ts of teaching business English online.


Interview to Martina Beliate Bednarikova for the Eltforum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

1st TOBELTA Online Reading and Writing Conference 9th August 2014

Academic writing: plagiarism

16th November 2014 TESOL France

Teaching Business English online

Cultures of EAP (Sheffield University and Oxford University Press) January 2015

EAP conference


The impact of assessment criteria on syllabus design.

You can watch the presentation here

My articles

  • Teaching Online: Business English (Tesol France Newsletter February 2015).
  • Confessions of a blogger (Iatefl Hungary). The melting pot magazine.
  • ELTA Serbia ( March- April 2015) online newsletter.  Presenting at an online conference.Available here:
  • IATEFL BESIG newsletter Summer 2015: Challenges of teaching Business English Online.


IATEFL BESIG Maria Keller Scholarship/Award for the first time speaker.

Event: BESIG annual convention Barcelona, Spain ( November 2015)


2012-2014  Cambridge Delta

2004-2009    M.Ed in TESOL Hellenic Open University (Greece) 

1995-2000   B.A. in the English language   National Kodistrian University (Athens, Greece)

Major in Literature/Minor in Linguistics.

Summer 1998  EFL Teachers’ Workshop Certificate Lancaster University

Thanks for reading 🙂


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4 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Excellent blog, Joanna, really well constructed. I love the photos of flowers in the meadow etc., I’ve visited due to the fact I’ve got an interview for a summer EAP job in the UK, in two days. Your tips and shared experience have been most helpful. I even took the liberty of downloading your Presentation Skills Needs Analysis Questionnaire. I hope all is well with you in Greece. Regards Merlin


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