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Kanaki, Argyro

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  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • United Kingdom

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Argyro Kanaki, Lecturer in Education, University of Dundee, and an experienced language teacher, researches the field of language awareness. Competent in five modern European languages, and qualified as a teacher in four of them, her current teaching focuses on the pedagogy of modern foreign languages, TESOL and debates in international education.


PGDE Primary/Secondary: Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages, EAL

MA: Lectures and workshops in Comparative Education, Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages and Research

MEd: Tutor and module leader on “International Education”, supervisor for "MEd Dissertation”

TESOL: Tutor, lectures and workshops 


My research interests stem from a professional and personal interest in language learning and teaching. I believe that all learning and teaching is language based. There is a technical corner of the debate between that and other views of teaching and ways of understanding education which implicates L2 learning and teaching; some theories and strategies there are pivotal in deciding whether language teaching is a sufficient model for all teaching. I am working, and will continue to work, on that set of ideas as a research field.

Research Focus on: Language Awareness, Metalinguistic Awareness, Teaching and Learning of Modern Foreign Languages, Language in Society and in Education, Language Policies, 1+2 Approach in Scotland, Multilingualism, TESOL.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education

2014 → …

Award Date: 24 Jun 2020

Bachelor of Literature or Bachelor of Letters, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Award Date: 3 Jul 2000

Master of Education, University of York

… → 2009


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