Gen-Z 101: Engaging the generation of truly digital natives

Georgia Papamichailidou


As we get older, our students get younger! So, we often feel that we can't connect with this generation of truly digital natives but why? In this interactive session we will be decoding the profile of our gen Z learners taking into consideration both their attitude towards the world and their relationship with technology. Also, we will be exploring how they have changed the TEFL industry for good and understand how we can design tasks that are more relevant and relatable. At the end of the session, there will be a practice section during which we will be looking at how we can modernize our materials in order to engage with this generation and develop our teaching skills.


Georgia K. Papamichailidou is an award-wining EFL educator and teacher trainer who specializes in teacher training course design and materials writing. Coming from a broad background of teaching English and teacher training, she has an extensive experience in delivering professional development sessions publicly across Europe and online. At present, Georgia is the Assistant Director of Studies at Kaplan International English Bournemouth, where she specializes in exam preparation as well as teacher training courses.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Workshop
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: Teacher Training and Development (TT) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? Yes, Kaplan International Languages

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 17:10 - 17:50
Place: Lecture Hall 4.8