Mr. Georgios Kormpas
Director of the Center for Executive Education
Georgios is an instructor at the Humanities Department, under the College of Law in Al Yamamah University. He is currently teaching Critical Thinking, Introduction to Social Science, and Introduction to Psychology. Georgios has had experience teaching English at the INTERLINK International Institute located at Al Yamamah University for the last 7 years. He is also involved with the Executive Education Department where he assists with curriculum development of different topics as the Senior Academic Specialist. Georgios holds a Diploma in Teaching from Saint Michael’s University in Colchester Vermont, as well as, an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the same College. Georgios is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, at the university of Lancaster in the UK at the School of Education. He focuses on teacher motivation on tertiary education in Saudi Arabia.
Georgios also directs the Teaching, Learning, and Development Center, at Al Yamamah University where along with the cooperation of academic leaders, plans and prepares professional development for all disciplines in the university. The center caters for students as well, with sessions that are related to their needs along with counseling them for their academic career.
Georgios has been very active in teachers associations of English, where he has served in different positions, vice-president, chair, member and other. He has also contributed in the development of a very crucial publication for English Languages Learners, through TESOL International, he has been a contributor for the publication of the 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners for EAP/ESP Programs to be published in 2020 an presented in Denver, Colorado.
Blok, S., Brinks Lockwood, R., Frendo, E., & Short, D. J. (). The 6 principles for exemplary teaching of English learners: EAP/ESP Purposes.(Kormpas Collab.) Unpublished manuscript.
Coombe, C., Hiasat, L., Johnston, D. & Dastakeer, W. (2019). An A to Z of Research Literacy. (Kormpas Collab.) Abu Dhabi, UAE: TESOL Arabia Publications.
Coombe, C. (2018). An A to Z of Second Language Assessment: How Language Teachers Understand Assessment Concepts (Kormpas Collab.). London, UK: British Council.
Kormpas, G. (2018) Teaching Games for vocabulary practice. TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (accepted for publication: expected online publication date Fall, 2020)
Kormpas, G. & Mitchell, C. (2015). Technophobe teachers and technophile students in today's classroom. TESOL Greece Newsletter.
Ali, F., Coombe, C., Elias H., Kormpas, G., Mitchell C. (2018). Panel: The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners. KSAALT 11th Conference, Jeddah, KSA.
Kormpas, G. (2017). MC, Summit on the future of the TESOL Profession, TESOL International, Athens, Greece.
Coombe, C., Quirke, P., Ali N., Mitchell, C., Mouhana, M., Azaza, M., Abu-Rmaileh, S. (2017). How do successful TESOLers fit it all in, TESOL International, Seattle, USA.
Kormpas, G. (2017). Feeding the Beast: Online Assessment, TESOL Arabia 23rdConference, Dubai, UAE. 7
Kormpas, G. (2017). Feeding the Beast: Online Assessment, TESOL Greece 38thConference, Athens, Greece.
Kormpas, G. & Mitchell, C (2016) Faculty Perspectives on Academic Integrity, Inaugural Mediterranean Conference: Integrity as a Way Forward held in Athens, Greece.
Sabieh, C., Shewell, J., Gitsaki, C., Kormpas, G., Hitchcog, J, Wachman, R., Watson, J., Schwartz, A. (2016). Online Assessment Panel:, TESOL International Electronic Village, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Coombe, C., Cedro, K., Mitchell, C., & Kormpas, G. (2016). Globetrotters’ Session: Seminar at Sea and in the Sand, TESOL International. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Coombe, C., Mitchell, C., & Kormpas, G. (2016). Mentorship, Seminar at SEA for the TESOL Arabia Leadership & Management SIG, Dibba, Oman.
Mitchell, C. & Kormpas, G. (2015). Technophobe Teachers and Technophile Students in Today's Classroom, TESOL Greece in Athens, Greece.
English for General Purposes
English for Academic Purposes
Exam Preparation Classes
INTERLINK Appeals Committee Coordinator
INTERLINK Assessment Instructional Coordinator
INTERLINK Student Relations Instructional Coordinator
YU University Ranking Committee
YU Law College Council Member
2019 – 2020 TESOL ANPC Chair
2018 – present TESOL ANPC member
2017 – present TESOL International Award & Doctoral Forum Reviewer
2016 – 2018 TESOL Arabia Conference Ambassador
2017 – 2018 TESOL Arabia Mentee for the Mentorship Program
2017 MC at the Summit of the future of the TESOL Profession for TESOL International
2015 – present TESOL International Convention Proposals Reviewer
2015 – present TESOL International Liaison Officer for TESOL Greece
2015 TESOL Arabia TEA SIG Co-Chair for KSA
2014 – 2015 KSAALT Riyadh Chapter Representative
2014 7th Annual KSAALT Conference Co-Chair
2014 1st Conference on Motivation organizing committee member
2013 3rd International Symposium organizing committee member
2013 – 2014 KSAALT Riyadh Chapter Secretary
2009 – 2011 TESOL Greece Oversight Committee member
2009 – present TESOL France, TESOL Italy member
2007 – 2008 TESOL Greece Vice-chairperson, webmaster
2006 – present TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece member
2005 – present TESOL International Member
2005 – 2007 Assistant Newsletter Editor for TESOL Greece Newsletter
2005 – present IATEFL member
2003 – present TESOL Greece member
2006 – present OLPC4 Translation Team member (English to Greek)