Dr Thomaï Alexiou is a Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (expertise: ‘Learning of English as a foreign/second language in preschool and school age’). She holds an MA in TEFL from Canterbury Christ Church University and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wales Swansea, UK (full scholarship). She has taught English as a foreign language for about 10 years in Greece and Britain. She currently teaches courses in methodology of language teaching, pedagogical foundations in learning a foreign language and materials design for preschoolers. Since her employment she has been involved in research projects specialising on young learners such as PEAP (English for young learners educational project) and other areas such as DysTEFL2, CLIL-Prime etc. She is also the coordinator of the Modules ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’ (at the postgraduate level) at the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests concern cognitive development and individual differences in foreign language learning for very young learners while her expertise is in early foreign language learning, methodology of teaching languages to young learners (preschool and primary education), and material development for young learners. She has been invited as a speaker and teacher trainer in Greece, Europe, Australia, Russia and the UAE and she has published widely in the field of second language pedagogy. She has also written and edited textbooks for students learning English as a foreign language. She is the co-author of Magic Book 1&2, Teaching packages for the teaching of English at Grade 3 in Greek state schools. Magic Book 2 has been shortlisted for the MacMillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing (ELTons 2014). She is the Academic leader and coordinator of the EAN project (Introduction of EFL at Greek state pre-primary schools, https://ean.auth.gr/) and the Chair of the Greek Applied Linguistics Association.
Dr Thomi Dalpanagioti is a member of the Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds an MA in Lexicography (Theory and Practice) and a PhD in Linguistics-Lexicography from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has taught English as a Foreign Language at all levels of education and worked as an adjunct researcher at the Centre for the Greek Language and as an adjunct lecturer at the Hellenic Open University, Greece, and the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Her research interests are in the areas of lexicology, (monolingual/ bilingual) lexicography and vocabulary acquisition. In particular, her research focuses on the application of Cognitive Linguistics (CMT, Frame Semantics) and Corpus Linguistics in the study of polysemy and phraseology. Her work has been presented in international conferences and published in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals. Her current research with the title “Integrating frame semantic resources into EFL instruction: Developing and piloting materials for enhancing learners’ metaphoric competence in EFL” is conducted with the support of A.S. Hornby Educational Trust (A.S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards 2022).
Maria Dimitrakopoulou is a member of the Lab Teaching Staff at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She holds an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She has taught English as a Foreign Language at all levels of education and worked as an adjunct researcher for the Centre for the Greek Language. Since 2012 she has been involved in the teaching of the module “Bilingualism: Language and thought in the bilingual mind” in the distance teacher training programme “Routes for the teaching of Greek as an L2” run by the Centre for the Greek Language. Her main research interests are in the areas of generative syntax, (first and second) language acquisition and bilingualism.
Lia Efstathiadi is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). She holds an M.A. in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, AUTH. Since 2010 she has taught the Language Mastery I & II courses (1st year), the Introduction to the Linguistic Research Paper (3rd year) and the Special elective: Variables affecting Second Language Learning (4th year). She takes a particular interest in Second Language Acquisition (Early FL Learning, The role of cognition in FLL), Bilingualism, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Modality.
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Athanasios Karasimos is an Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English. He is a graduate of the Department of Philology, University of Patras. He holds two European Masters in Speech and Language Processing (one of them at the University of Edinburgh) and his doctoral dissertation is in Computational Morphology. He participated in several research projects on Modern Greek dialects, corpora, aphasic speech, Digital Humanities, and training of English language teachers. He was a postdoctoral research fellow funded by IKY. He worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at HOU, AUTh, and NKUA teaching Educational Technology, Research Methodology, Computational Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics. He is a researcher in the national infrastructure for Digital Humanities DARIAH-GR / DYAS (Academy of Athens). His research interests focus on Computational Linguistics and machine learning, the use of corpora, education technology, and integrating video and board games into language teaching and learning.
Dr Marina Mattheoudakis is a Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the director of the Lab on Foreign Language Teaching and Assessment in the same department. In 2005 she proposed and designed the launch of the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos, which has participated in several pioneer educational projects in Greece and abroad. Between 2017 and 2020 she worked in Delaware, USA where she designed and implemented an innovative dual language immersion program (English and Greek), for which she was nominated by the Department of Education in Delaware (Innovation Awards 2018 and Innovation Awards 2019). In 2019 she received a Scholarship and attended the Data Wise Leadership Institute at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, U.S. Her research interests lie in the fields of instructed second language acquisition, bilingual education and learner corpora. She has published widely in journals, books and conference proceedings.
Eleni Peristeri is an Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a PhD in Psycholinguistics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research mainly focuses on the language and cognitive abilities of monolingual and bilingual children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and developmental language disorder, and individuals with Broca’s aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics for the last 7 years. She has participated as a researcher in 14 funded research projects and has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, collective volumes, and conference proceedings.
Areti-Maria Sougari is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an M.A. in Linguistics and English Language Teaching from the University of Leeds, UK, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Essex, UK. Upon completion of her studies, she was appointed as an assistant professor at American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) and then she taught ESP in the Department of Physics and the Department of Computer Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has participated in a number of teacher training courses organised in the private and the state sector. She has coordinated a regional in-service teacher training course (‘Teaching English in the Primary Classroom: New Challenges – New Approaches’). As part of her teaching duties at the School of English, she has taught a number of courses both theoretical and practical in nature. Practical courses touch upon the issues of teaching practice in primary schools (offering guided and reflective teaching experience for a period of 8 weeks, micro-teaching, and observing language classrooms). She is the author of a resource book Teaching English in the Primary Classroom: A Guide to Teaching Practice (University Studio Press); some of her work appears in Language and Education, TESOL Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Linguistics and other journals. Her research interests include teaching English to young learners, teacher education and development, teaching English as an International Language, and second language acquisition (mainly in the field of classroom discourse and corrective feedback).
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Dora Chostelidou holds a BA from the School of English of the Aristotle University, a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign/ Second Language from the Hellenic Open University, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the School of English of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include: Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, Approaches and Methods of EFL/ ESL Teaching, Skills and Strategies in EFL/ ESL, Needs Analysis, Course design and Evaluations, Assessment, English for Specific Purposes and Academic Purposes, CLIL, Teacher Education. She has participated in international scientific conferences in Greece and abroad and has published articles in conference proceedings, scientific journals and collective volumes.