Evi Karydi is a teacher and teacher trainer. She holds a BA hons in English Literature from Deree, the American College of Greece and an MA in ELT/TESOL Studies from the University of Southampton, UK. She has completed many PD courses including “English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development” at the British Council, UK, “Learning How to Learn” at McMaster University, Canada and “Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty” at Yale Centre of Emotional Intelligence, USA.
She specializes in Storytelling and Drama using embodiment techniques and is certified in the Creative and Engaging storytelling Method, the Kids English Theatre Academy Method, the Embodiment in ESL/EFL Method, the English Through Drama and Movement Method and the ESL Language Play Method
She is interested in neuroscience as well as neuro and cognitive linguistics. She has attended a plethora of seminars on SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and has completed the first 2 Levels of NLP in teaching. She also has a keen interest in Inclusive Practices in Education, Digital Literacies and Gamification and Multiple Intelligences.
Evi has more than twenty-five years experience in teaching, teacher training and syllabus design in Greece, Europe and South America and is the Founder and Academic Director of iLearn School of Languages, a private language school in Athens, Greece. She strongly believes that there are no boundaries in learning and she is an ardent supporter and practitioner of life-long learning. Her motto is: Teaching is a Work of Heart.
Evi met Shavy through a global teacher’s network. After their first online encounter she immediatelly realised that Shavy’s teaching philosophy places a lot of value on empowering students, on diverse education and on letting students unravel their full potential. She admires Shavy’s teaching ethics and avant-garde methodology. Evi says: “I would love to become part of such a committed team and add my own skills and experience to further strengthen the high-quality experience that Shavy’s school offers its students”.