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Kanaki, Argyro


  • 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,  issues around culture, and debates in international education.


PGDE Primary/Secondary

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

BAPD: Tutor on two modules: “Leading Inquiry” and “Professional Practice”

MEd: Tutor and module leader on two modules: “International Education”, and “Dissertation”


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, Teaching and Learning of Modern Foreign Languages, Language in Society, 1+2 Approach, Second Language Acquisition.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Literature or Bachelor of Letters, University of Athens

Master of Education, University of York

… → 2009

Doctor of Education, University of Dundee

2014 → …

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Research Output 2015 2019

Book review (P. Garrett and J. M. Cots (eds) (2018) The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Kanaki, A., Jul 2019, In : BAAL News. 115, p. 28-30 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

language analysis
teaching materials

Exploring language education in Scotland: multilingual aspiration in a monolingual perspective

Kanaki, A., 2019, Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics: Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics. British Association for Applied Linguistics, Vol. 51. p. 44-47 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
language education
language policy
media education