About me

Achilleas Kostoulas
Hello and welcome to my site!

I am a researcher and teacher educator working in the field of English language education. My research focusses on different aspects of language teaching and learning, often 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 involves 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 currently work as a post-doctoral research associate in the ELT Methodology and Research unit (Fachdidaktik Anglistik) at the University of Graz, in Austria. This appointment also involves the delivery of courses on ELT and Applied Linguistics, as well as ad hoc modules and workshops on research methods. In the past, I worked at the Epirus Institute of Technology, 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 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 methodology.

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