Teaching assignments (University of Thessaly)
In my teaching role at the Department of Primary Education at the University of Thessaly, I contribute to various linguistics courses in the undergraduate programme. These are presented below:
Linguistics and the Greek Language
This is an introductory general linguistics course in general linguistics. In the course, students are introduced to fundamental concepts of structural linguistics, which they are then invited to apply to the analysis of Modern Greek. In addition, students learn the evolution of Greek from Proto-IndoEuropean onwards, and about aspects of Modern Greek phonology, morphology and syntax, with emphasis on the ways in which modern linguistic description differs from pre-scientific analyses found in traditional descriptions of the language.
Greek for Academic Skills
This is an introductory course with a dual aim: On one level, students are expected to develop skills in locating, extracting, summarising and synthesising information that is encoded in scholarly publications. On another level, participants in the course are familiarsied with key concepts in linguistics and language education, through engagement with selected readings.
I also contribute to three language didactics and practicum courses (Modern Language Didactics, Practicum II & III), which aim to provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for designing effective language education lessons.
Teaching assignments (Hellenic Open University)
In my post as Associate Faculty at the Hellenic Open University, I contribute to the postgraduate programme “Language Education for Refugees and Migrants”. In this role, I help Greek and international students pose and answer key questions in applied linguistics, and we work together with course participants to develop teaching skills that are relevant to teaching students of refugee and migratory backgrounds.
My main role involves coordinating and teaching the LRM63 module, or ‘practicum’. This is a compulsory course bearing 20 ECTS credits, which is offered at the end of the postgraduate programme. In this course, participants are placed in a formal education context (e.g., a state school) or an informal teaching setting (e.g., language courses run by NGOs), where they design and implement a sequence of lessons for learners with a refugee or migratory background. Additional information about the practicum can be found here.
LRM64 MA Dissertation
In addition to my teaching role, I supervise postgraduate dissertations that focus on topics including bilingualism, multilingualism and translanguaging, language policy, and language teaching and learning.
A list of the dissertations I have suppervised to date can be accessed by clicking on the button below:
Teaching assignments (University of Graz)
While I was employed at the University of Graz (2015-2018), I taught the following courses in TESOL and Applied Linguistics:
Introduction to Communicative Language Teaching
This is an introductory course for future language educators, enrolled in the ongoing teacher preparation BA programme. The course, which is officially designated a ‘pre-seminar’ (Proseminar), consists of 13 weekly two-hour sessions, and aims to provide students with an overview of current teaching methods. Individual sessions focus on topics such as teacher roles, learner characteristics, the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and assessment. Further information can be found in the course syllabus.
Introduction to Foreign Language Didactics
This (currently discontinued) course was the first of several didactics modules that trainee teachers were expected to take in their studies at the University of Graz. It consisted of 13 lectures with a practical component (Vorlesung mit Übung), which aimed to acquaint participants with aspects of language pedagogy, and to help them reflect on them using structured tasks. Some of the themes that were discussed include communicative language teaching, learning autonomy, the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and testing.
Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers
This course consists of 13 lectures with a practical component (Vorlesung mit Übung), which introduce participants to salient themes in Applied Linguistics which are relevant to their teaching practice. Topics include the relevance of theory to practice, the role of English as a product of and vehicle for globalisation, second language acquisition, aspects of language learning psychology (e.g., motivation) and more. (more… )
Teaching assignments (The University of Manchester)
In the summer semester of 2014, I undertook the supervision of MA dissertations in TESOL at the University of Manchester (UK).
Teaching assignments (Epirus Institute of Technology)
Some information about the courses I taught at the Epirus Institute of Technology (2011-2012) is listed below:
- AFL 7020 Language Teacher Education: an Initial Teacher Education course on teaching foreign languages, delivered to senior undergraduates at the Epirus Institute of Technology (more…)
Other courses taught
- AFL 1010 English as a Primary Foreign Language (I): an introductory Business English tutorial, delivered to first-year undergraduates at the Epirus Institute of Technology (more…)
- AFL 5010 English as a Primary Foreign Language (V): a tutorial focusing on English as an institutional and administrative language in the European Union, delivered to third-year undergraduates at the Epirus Institute of Technology (more…)
- Undergraduate theses at the Epirus Institute of Technology (focus on Language Teaching)