My name is Vicky Loras and I am an English Teacher, born in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada – my parents are of Greek origin and emigrated to Canada when they were very young.
I have been teaching English (as a foreign language and literature) to students of all ages, since 1997. For ten years, my sisters (Eugenia and Christine) and I owned an English School in Greece, The Loras English Academy, but I have now moved with my eldest sister to Switzerland, where I continue to work as an English teacher. We founded The Loras English Network in 2012 – our school, where we teach English, train teachers and hold children’s events.
I believe in teaching as an ongoing learning process, both for the benefit of the students and the teacher. For that reason I love attending workshops and conferences! I feel so motivated and inspired by them.
I also present at conferences. You will find the transcripts and slideshows of my talks in Switzerland and abroad on my Presentations page.
One of my primary educational interests is celebrating diversity and culture in the classroom. I love what Barry Tomalin has said about culture being the fifth skill in the classroom!