As some of you might already know, next month I am moving to a new academic home at the University of Graz, where I will join the ELT Research and Methodology (Fachdidaktik) centre of the Institut für Anglistik.
Among other things, I’ll be responsible for teaching two undergraduate courses to future language teachers: an Introduction to Foreign Language Didactics, and an Introduction to Applied Linguistics. I also expect that I will be able to carry on with my writing on the ways in which Complex Systems Theory can usefully inform ELT.
As with every transition, there are inevitably mixed feelings to manage. There is the question of achieving closure about what is left behind; and there are feelings of anger and frustration about the state of the academe in Greece; but most of all, there are feelings of anticipation and excitement about working with the brilliant team of educators and researchers at Graz. These are exciting times ahead!