About me

Achilleas Kostoulas
Hello, and welcome to my site!

I am a researcher and teacher educator working in the field of English language learning and teaching. My research focusses on different aspects of language education, often seen through the lens of Complex Systems Theory. My latest book, A Language School as a Complex System (2018), is an example of how this might be done. My research also often looks at the psychological processes associated with teaching and learning. This interest has led to the recent publication of Language Teacher Psychology (2018), a volume that I co-edited with Sarah Mercer. A more extensive list of my published work can be found here.

I have worked in Higher Education as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of English Studies at the University of Graz, in Austria. This appointment also involved the delivery of courses on ELT and Applied Linguistics, as well as ad hoc modules and workshops on research methods. Previously held appointments have taken me to the University of Manchester, where I was entrusted with MA supervision, and the Epirus Institute of Technology (currently merged with the University of Ioannina), where I was responsible for the delivery of courses in English Language and Language Teacher Education. I have also worked in various teaching and managerial capacities in primary and secondary schools in Greece, of which the most recent post was at the University of Ioannina 2nd Model/Experimental Primary School.

In terms of academic background, I was awarded my PhD in Education from The University of Manchester in 2015. I also hold an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, from The University of Manchester, and a BA in English Studies from the University of Athens.

In this site, I have put together some information about myself and my academic work, which I hope you find of interest. This site also hosts my blog, where I record information that I find interesting, as well as comments on English language pedagogy and research methods.

Do take a look around, and feel free to contact me for comments or questions.