BA (Hons) in English Language and English Language Teaching (University of Greenwich)

This programme combines practical training in English language teaching with the academic study of language and communication. It is intended to open up career opportunities in the teaching of English language in the private sector, both in Greece and overseas for which there is an ever-greater demand. In order to qualify for a teaching post in the state sector in the UK, it is necessary to take a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), after graduation. Credit is given on the PGCE programme to graduates of the BA (Hons) in English Language & English LanguageTeaching. At level one, students take three broadly-based 'core' courses, and two further courses chosen from a wide variety of other disciplines within the School. At level two, students follow a more specialised programme of study with three core courses and two further optional courses chosen from a wide variety of other disciplines within the School. At level three, students take three 'core' courses, and a further course chosen from a wide variety of other disciplines within the School.





Teaching Practice at its Best


Year 1

  • Introduction to English Language Teaching
  • Foundations of Linguistics
  • Language, Communication and Society
  • Option Chosen from Subjects in Another Discipline

Year 2

  • Methodology and Practice of Language Teaching
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Meaning in Language
  • Option Chosen from Subjects in Another Discipline

Year 3

  • Dissertation OR Principles of Translation
  • Language Teaching, Design and Practice
  • Advanced Applied Linguistics
  • Advanced Structure and Meaning

Programme Director: Dr. Maria Arche

Dr. Maria Arche: Dr María J. Arche has a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics and Language Acquisition. María J. Arche is the Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) English Language and English Language Teaching and English Language and Literature at Greenwich and is an active researcher with a pronounced international profile. Her thesis was a collaboration between the Research Institute Ortega y Gasset in Madrid and the department of Linguistics of the University of California at Los Angeles. Arche’s research focuses on the grammar of Tense, Aspect, Argument Structure and copular verbs, their crosslinguistic variation and acquisition. She has developed this agenda in a variety of individual and collaborative works. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is part of an international network funded by the Netherlands Academy of Science. With colleagues from Tromsø and Lille, she has founded the international Workshop series on Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives and Participles (WAASAP), now established in the field as a referential event for discussion around non-verbal categories with editions at Greenwich 2012, Tromsø 2014, Lille 2016, Barcelona 2018, Oxford 2020. She has led the organisation of other three international conferences (Aspect Across Languages 2011, Copulas Across Languages 2015 and Tenselessness 2017). To date, she has authored a monograph and a good number of solo and joint papers with international scholars from the Universities of Tromsø, Lille, Groningen, Southampton and Essex, all published in top Quarter 1 journals. María Arche has also edited volumes at Oxford University Press and special issues in established international journals such as Natural Language and Linguistic Theory and Lingua where she also is a regular reviewer, as well as in others such as Journal of Linguistics, Second Language Research or Studies in Second Language Acquisition, among others. 


Academic Director

Panagiota Frytzala: Panagiota holds two undergraduate degrees, one from the Ionian University in Translation and one from the American College of Greece in Marketing and Management. She also holds an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham, UK. Panagiota has been an ESP/EAP tutor in New York College since 2001, and a Lecturer in the BA in TESOL in conjunction with the University of Greenwich at New York College as well as an MA dissertation supervisor.  She has also taught in the Pre-sessional Program of the University of Liverpool, UK for a number of years and is an Oral Examiner for the University of Michigan English Language Examinations. She has also conducted seminars and workshops organized by ELT News on Business English, Academic Writing and Classroom Management. Alongside her teaching duties, she is currently the Head of the Department of English Language and ELT. Panagiota’s research interests include Language Testing and Assessment, Neurolinguistics, and Materials Development, and she is a member of TESOL Greece, the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) and the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).


Local Tutors

Dr. Evanthia Diakoumakou: Evanthia, after completed her Bachelor in Greek Literature at the National University of Athens, she continued her studies in the U.S.A. and she received an MA in Linguistics by the Wayne State University in Detroit and a PhD in Linguistics by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following her brilliant studies, Evanthia taught both at the University of Michigan and Oakland University in the U.S.A. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in the Phonetics, which is her area of specialization. At New York College she has been teaching Second Language Acquisition and Research Methods, and she is head supervisor in research dissertation and theses. Evanthia is highly evaluated by her students for her superb support and guidance.

Dr. Maria Kamilaki: Maria holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics, University of Athens, 2009 (with a unanimous ‘Excellent” designation); MSc in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, University of Edinburgh (with distinction); and an MSc in Cultural Management, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (with distinction). Maria has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, including the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarship in the U.K. and the “A.S. Onassis” Public Benefit Foundation Scholarship. Before joining New York College, she taught Greek as a second/foreign language at the Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre of the University of Athens. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and worked as an editor, translator and script writer. At New York College she teaches Semantics, Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition Theories. She co-organised the International Conference on “Making Research in SLA Usable for Instruction and Instructors” in cooperation with the University of Greenwich Research Centre “Carole”.

Her academic interests lie in the fields of sociolinguistics (language variation, standardization, ideology and attitudes), pragmatics, discourse analysis, language learning and teaching.

Dr. Sylvia Karastathi: Sylvia has completed her studies in two of the most well-known Universities in the world: PhD in English from the University of Cambridge, U.K; and MA in Modern Literature and Culture awarded with Distinction, from the University of York, U.K Sylvia’s research interests include Digital Humanities esp. resources and teaching tools, while she has gained experience in the Intermedia Research Group, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, of the University of Cambridge. She has also taught in the U.K and Greece language learners and undergraduate students and she has supervised MA and MPhil Dissertations. Her latest research work includes a research position in the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Sylvia’s teaching approach is inspiring. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior.

Dr. Patricia Kolaiti: Patricia’s studies are of a very high standard. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the famous University College London and an MA in Stylistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has taught in the UK and Greece and she has delivered numerous seminars in Arts and Literature. She has published a number of articles in journals and has presented in international conferences. In addition to teaching at New York College, Patricia is currently working as a research fellow at the University of Oxford in the UK. Patricia’s unique approach to teaching and learning has made her classes exciting and rewarding. Her passion for teaching and individual attention as well as herin-depth theoretical knowledge enable her to make even the most complex ideas in linguistics comprehensible and interesting.

Dr. Panagiota Nikoletou holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK; MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University of Birmingham, UK; and BA (Hons) in English Language Teaching, University of Greenwich, UK. Giota’s expertise lies with international students from different ethnic backgrounds, and with communicative strategies in foreign language teaching as a result of her research focus. She has been teaching English Language classes to undergraduate and graduate students at New York College whilst she continues her research on individual differences of learners.

Dr. Anna Bougia: Anna has completed her PhD  in Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton, UK. Before that, she was awarded the M.A in Management in Language Learning, University of Greenwich, UK and the B.A in Greek Literature, Demokritous University of Thrace, Greece. Anna’s research interests are focused on learning innovation in Higher Education, Autonomy and cognitive psychology. She has presented her innovative research in many conferences in Greece and abroad and she has given presentations to students and teachers on issues of autonomy, instructional technologies and innovative teaching practices.

Dr. Maria Barouni: Maria has specialised in Linguistics and Education Management. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Crete, at the Department of Philology, specialising in Linguistics. Afterwards, she pursued an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of Utrecht. The second year of her MPhil program she visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her interest in Language and Education drove her to a second Master on Education Management at the University of Volos. She specialized in Education Policy and more precisely at the impact of Bologna declaration on tertiary education. Maria has recently submitted her PhD dissertation in Linguistics at the University of Crete. Her dissertation focused on the Syntax/semantics of Greek particles. During her studies (BA, Master and PhD) she has received several scholarships from IKY, Merkouri Foundation, and Dretakis scholarship (i.a.).

Maria holds a long experience in teaching in secondary and tertiary education. Apart from teaching, she continues her academic research participating in several international and national linguistic conferences. Maria has visited University of Vienna and University of Stuttgart as a researcher, and has participated in summer schools in Boston (co organized by Harvard and MIT), in Saint Petersburg (co-organized by Univ. of Saint Petersburg and New York University) and in Crete (administrator at Creteling summer school).   At New York College she teaches Advanced Structure and Meaning Year 3, BA H English Language and ELT of the University of Greenwich.

The BA Hons in English Language Teaching is a 3-year full-time course, taught exclusively in the English language. Each course takes place throughout three terms (October – December, January – March and April to May) with two exam periods in May and August. All courses are delivered during the weekday mornings to accommodate the needs of working students in the English language teaching sector. 

On completion of the programme the successful graduate will enjoy a wide variety of opportunities available in a range of areas, such as: Teaching and work in the Media, publishing and administration.