My areas of research interest are all in Applied Linguistics, and more specifically in English Language Teaching and Learning, Vocabulary Studies, English for Specific and Academic Purposes (ESP/EAP), Computer Assisted Language Learning/Technology in ET, and their combination.
Peer Refereed Journals:
Konstantakis, N. and Alexiou, T. (2012) “Vocabulary in Greek young learners’ English as a foreign language course books”. The Language Learning Journal, 40:1, 35-45
Books / Book Chapters:
Antonaros, S., Couri, L., Konstantakis, N., Makra, M., Masura, P. and Pavli, M. (2014) English Language Grammar in Greek. Athens: Perugia Publications.
Alexiou, T. and Konstantakis, N. (2009) “Lexis for Young Learners: Are we heading for frequency or just common sense?”. In A. Tsangalidis (Ed.) Selected Papers from the 17th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University, 59-66.
Konstantakis, N. (2007) “Creating a business word list for teaching Business English”. In R. C. Beltrán (Ed.), Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada (ELIA) Volumen 7, 79-102. Seville: Grupo de investigación: La lengua inglesa en el ámbito universitario (PAI: HUM 0397).
Charalabopoulou, F. and Konstantakis, N. (2003) “Developing a multilingual platform for language learning using the New Technologies”. In E. M. Athanasopoulou (Ed.) Selected Papers from the 15th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University, 362-371.
Antoniou-Kritikou, I., Antonopoulou, Ζ., Katsouros, V., Konstantakis, Ν., Paschalis, S., Simistira, F., and Charalabopoulou, F. (2002). Interculturality and multilinguality in the framework of the European project «ΜΥΤΗΕ» (Multimedia Young-children’s Thesaurus for Educational Purposes) [in Greek]. In Π. Γεωργογιάννης (P. Georgogiannis) (editor), 4th International Conference: Greek as a second or foreign language: an intercultural approach [in Greek], pages 183-195. Πάτρα (Patra).
I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2016 as Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the MA Education: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages). Before this, I worked in the Open University in Greece, in Swansea University in the UK, and the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus. I have taught a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules, including English for Academic and Specific Purposes (EAP/ESP), Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Educational Technology for ELT, Vocabulary Teaching and Learning, Studies in Language and Linguistics, Stylistics, and Academic English.
I have extensive professional experience in TESOL/ELT, having taught at a number of language schools. I have also worked as a linguist researcher designing and developing language learning software in the Department of Educational Technology at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece. Moreover, I have designed, implemented, and run an internet distance learning course on NATO and military terminology at the Hellenic Army Language School, Greece.
I have a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens, an MA in Applied Language Studies:Computing from the University of Kent, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Swansea University.