Androulla Athanasiou

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Contact-new.svg Androulla Athanasiou
Employer:European University Cyprus
Occupation:Lecturer in ELT
Nationality:Greece, Cypriot
Languages:Greek and English
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Personal Information

My name is Androulla Athanasiou and I teach General English and ELT Methodology on a BA in English Language and Literature course at the European University Cyprus, in Nicosia. I am really interested in learning how to use wikis in my teaching. I believe that the use of technology in English Language Teaching is very important. My aim is to use wikis for sharing experiences and materials with other instructors, and at the same time to use them in the classroom with my students.

I may be contacted at

Professional Background

  1. 2005 to present: Lecturer in ELT at the European University Cyprus (formerly Cyprus College), Nicosia, Cyprus
  2. February 2005 to July 2005:EFL instructor at Cyprus College Nicosia, Cyprus
  3. February 2005 to April 2005: EFL assistant coordinator at Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus
  4. November 2004 to December 2004: Tutor on the Warwick Skills Certificate Programme at the University of Warwick, UK

Course: Effective Business Writing

  1. August to September 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006: Tutor in EAP on the pre-sessional programme at the University of Warwick, UK
  2. September 2004 to December 2004:Head Teacher at the Greek School of Coventry, UK
  3. September 2003 to July 2004: Deputy Head Teacher at the Greek School of Coventry, UK.
  4. 1999 to 2004:Teacher of Greek at the Greek School of Coventry, UK

List of publications

Athanasiou, A. (Forthcoming). ‘Teaching English Literature in the EFL classroom: an investigation into teachers’ and students’ attitudes in state schools in Cyprus’ in Research on EFL in Cyprus (Ed. Pavlou, P.)

Athanasiou, A. 2007. ‘Developing Learner Autonomy through Collaborative Learning in a Higher Education Context’ in Journal of Business and Society, vol. 20 (1-2)

Athanasiou, A. 2006. ‘Autonomy and Ancient Greek Culture’ in Independence(Newsletter of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Interest Group, 39 (Winter)

Book Reviews:

Athanasiou, A. 2007 (Book Review). Everything You Wanted to Know about Autonomy but You were Too Busy Teaching to Ask! in Independence (Newsletter of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Interest Group, 40 (Summer)


  1. 2000 - 2004: PhD in English Language Teaching, University of Warwick, UK Thesis: ‘Supporting East Asian undergraduates in British higher education: The impact of a learner training intervention.’
  2. 1999 - 2000: MA in English Language Studies and Methods, University of Warwick, UK Dissertation: ‘The importance and development of English Literature in the EFL classroom: an investigation into teachers’ and students’ attitudes in state schools in Cyprus.’
  3. 1995 - 1999: BA (Hons) English Literature and Classical Studies, Keele University, UK
  4. 1992 - 1995: Ethnarch Makarios III Lyceum A, Paphos, Cyprus

My Interests

My academic interests lie in

  • the development of learner autonomy and how this may be achieved through technology in the ELT classroom;
  • CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) and how it can be put into practice, through the design of appropriate materials and the provision of both teacher and learner training programmes;
  • World Englishes, local and national dialects, and minority languages
  • Corpus linguistics

My personal interests include reading novels, watching movies, swimming.



My Projects

LIN362- Reflections project

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The course aims to introduce learners to arrange of approaches and teaching methods, engaging them in the reflection of their own experiences as students and of teaching practices and/or methods they have come across. Learners will then be introduced to a range of approaches and teaching methods. The course will explore and discuss certain major theories of teaching and learning, the development and variety of teaching methods, through videotaped classroom observations, as well as teachers’ and learners’ roles, and current language teaching practices. An assessment will follow of which method would perhaps be best for them as future teachers, and whether there is a best method in a language classroom.

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Reflections Report:As part of their assessment students are asked to write reflection a reflection report after each class. These reflection reports require that the students write a short summary of what has been discussed in class, showing an understanding of the issues discussed and criticizing these. Students have found this task very helpful since, as they say, it helps them to better understand the various theories and decide what approaches to teaching they prefer to adopt. Simultaneously, these reflection reports help them retain important information that will help them in the teaching in the future.


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My Reflection

Learning how to create and use a wiki has been a challenging experience. My next aim is to work on how to use wikis in my classes!!!

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Great to see you in the tutorial, Androulla, and to see your user page. Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?--Phil Bartle 23:26, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Please add to the headings. Thank you. --Nellie Deutsch 11:36, 18 June 2009 (UTC)