Süreyya Çetin – Düziçi ÇEAŞ Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey)
Hi Everyone ,
I’m Süreyya Çetin. I was born in Adana in 1978.I’m married and I’ve 3 daughters. I ‘ve been working at Osmaniye – Düziçi ÇEAŞ Anatolian High School as an English Teacher. I’m very happy to be a part of this project. I hope this project provides us to learn our culture better. And the last one; I’m very excited to meet one day in the future.
(You know Turkish people are very hospitable….)
Hope to be met…..
Nadia Kontogianni- Private Educational School of Panou (Greece)
Hello, My name is Konstantina Kontogianni. I teach English and Italian Literature in both primary and secondary school. The school I work is located in Nafpaktos(Lepanto). I studied Foreign Languages and Literature in Italy (Bari). Reading is my passion,but I also love painting and music,I play the piano as well. What is more I love travelling and I believe knowning foreign languages can help you widen your horizons by communicating with people from other countries!
I believe that the project for the Battleship of Lepanto is very interesting. It is an opportunity for all students to broaden their knowledge on the historical event, while they will develop their skills in using the English language, which will not only be used as language of communication but also as language of research and wording of complex concepts. Because all work is done in English.
Moreover, participation in the project will give children the opportunity to meet with students from other countries to work together, to develop friendly relations and finally get prepared for their future course as “citizens of the world.”
Linda Alexopoulou – Private Educational School of Panou (Greece)
My name is Linda Alexopoulou and I teach ancient Greek, history, and literature in both junior and senior high school. I particularly like history because it helps us realize what bonds us with other nations, also to understand the influences that we went through over the centuries, but also the ones we exerted in other nations. In this way, we understand better our position in the world; we eliminate nationalism and adopt tolerance as a way of life. This awareness is valuable in this era, which is characterized by globalization. My wish is the contact of students with history, beyond the knowledge that they will receive, to be the reason for reflection on the modern era.
In this project we will study the Battle of Lepanto. 443 years later, students from the countries that participated in the battle will cooperate in an attempt to approach the event from every possible perspective. However, the historical fact is just the excuse. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the influence that the event had on modern history of Europe and draw to valuable conclusions about the future course as European citizens.