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PhD in Education

The title of my thesis is A complex systems perspective on English Language Teaching: a case study of a language school in Greece. My research was supervised by Juup Stelma, Julian Edge (to September 2011) and Susan Brown (from October 2011 onwards).
My studies included assessed coursework in research methods, as follows:
  • Data Generation; Qualitative Methods (Grade A)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods (Grade A)
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis (Grade A)
  • Qualitative Data Analysis (Grade A)
  • Critical Reading and Writing (Grade A)
  • Planning of Research (Grade A)

My thesis was successfully defended on 18 November 2014, and is available online through EThOS and eScholar.


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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Taught modules:
  • Psychology of Language Learning (Grade A)
  • Approaches, Methods and Techniques in Language Teaching (Grade A)
  • Course Design for Language Teachers (Grade A)
  • Assessment in Language Learning (Grade A)
  • The Education of Language Teachers (Grade B)
  • Developing Researcher Competence (Grade A)
Dissertation:
Dynamics impacting ELT learning materials in the Greek context: A complexity perspective (Grade A)

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Ptychion in English Language & Literature

ptychion is four-year academic qualification roughly equivalent to a BA, which also doubles as a teaching qualification. During my studies in Athens I majored in Language and Linguistics, attaining a grade of 7.64 out of 10 (roughly 2:1 by British standards).


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