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 leads to the securing of a teaching license from the Greek Ministry of Education as our graduates enjoy full professional rights which open up career opportunities in the teaching of the English language both in Greece and overseas for which there is an ever-greater demand. 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 they are then given a choice between doing a dissertation or doing a module on Translation.




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. 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.

Foteini Malkogeorgou is the Academic Director of the English Language and English Language Teaching Department of New York College (NYC), Thessaloniki. She is Lecturer in Linguistics, the Methodology of English language Teaching, and ELT Material Design of the BA (Hons) English language and English Language teaching of the University of Greenwich UK offered at NYC. She is also a certified Cambridge CELTA trainer and director of the Thessaloniki CELTA centre at New York College. She offers career and work placement support to the ELT and CELTA graduates of New York College and is founder of the pilot volunteer ‘Young learners Project’. She holds an MA in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester UK, the RSA DELTA, and BSc Economics Aristotle University. She has 10 years of experience as an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) tutor at UK universities (University of Greenwich, University of Middlesex, Kingston University). She also has 20 years of experience teaching English as Second Language and English for Specific Purposes. She has participated as speaker at conferences and has published articles and research papers on Multimodal Processing and Cognitive Load, Task-based approaches to language Teaching, Asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication and language development, Teacher Development and Educational Technology.

Dr. Ifigeneia Dosi has studied Linguistics and Teaching at the School of German Language & Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and did her postgraduate studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Μ.Α.) in the same department, and in Psycho-/Neurolinguistics in the School of Italian Language and Literature (M.Sc.). She completed her Ph.D. on bilingualism and cognitive abilities in the department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (School of Philology, A.U.Th). Currently, she is a Post-Doctoral researcher in Psycho- & Neurolinguistics in the School of Philology at Democritus University of Thrace. She has also worked as a researcher at several projects (i.e. BALED project, CoLiBi project, project on Education of Foreign and Repatriated Students). Moreover, she has several publications in international journals and announcements in international conferences across Europe and in the U.S.A. Now she is a lecturer at Hellenic Open University (distance M.A. programme), at Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR "Democritus" (M.A. programme), at Democritus University of Thrace (B.A. and M.A. programmes) and at the University of New York in Prague (M.A. programme). She has been lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the BA (Hons) English and English Language Teaching of the University of Greenwich at New York College Thessaloniki since 2016.

Dr. Giorgos Markopoulos: Dr. Giorgos Markopoulos holds a PhD in Linguistics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is currently a post-doc researcher at the University of the Aegean and has been a visiting researcher at University College London and at Humboldt University of Berlin. He has worked in research projects of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and of the University of Ioannina and he has a long experience in academic teaching. Furthermore, he has published solo and joint articles in Q1 journals, special issues, edited volumes, conference proceedings etc. and has participated with oral presentations and posters in a good number of international conferences. His research interests primarily focus on phonology and morphosyntax as well as on the comparative study of cross-linguistic structures. He is lecturer of Advanced Language Structure and Translation Principles at the BA (Hons) English language and English Language Teaching of the University of Greenwich at New York College Thessaloniki.

Olga Christodoulou holds a Bachelor degree in English language and literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in Inclusive Education from UCL  Institute of Education, London UK. She has also obtained a BTEC Professional Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia by EDEXCEL and she is a Qualified Teacher by the Department for Education, National College of Teaching and Leadership, UK. Olga started her career as an EFL instructor in language schools and has been an English for Academic Purposes instructor in higher Education for nine years. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Inclusive Education, at the BA (Hons) English and English Language teaching of the University of Greenwich and EAP and ESP instructor at the BA in Management of Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole at New York College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Stamatia Karabiberi holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in TESL/TEFL from St Michael’s College in Vermont, USA. She is also a certified Cambridge CELTA trainer. She has been a teacher of English since 1992 and has also had a considerable amount of experience in teacher training in EFL as she has taught online and face-to-face Diploma courses in TESOL Level 5 and Level 7. She has conducted classroom observations in private language schools involving structured feedback to the trainees as well as workshops in Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties in Teaching English to (Very) Young Learners and a number of exam-oriented workshops for teacher certification. She is tutor of Introduction to language Teaching and lecturer on the 19th Century English Novel at the BA (Hons) English and English Language teaching of the University of Greenwich at New York College, Thessaloniki

Maria Ampatzi has a BA (Hons) degree in Linguistics with Literature and Spanish, from the University of Hertfordshire (UK). She also holds an MA degree in Forensic Linguistics, gained from Cardiff University (UK). She is a certified interlocutor for the ‘LanguageCert’ oral examinations and counts many years of teaching experience with children, adolescents and adults. She has attended national and international conferences and seminars on various issues regarding education, teaching, basic principles of criminal investigation and the use of linguistic evidence for forensic purposes. She has periodically worked with private and state bodies, as a researcher and observer, concerning terrorism matters. Her research interests include communication in terrorism, authentication and authorship attribution in terrorist proclamations and other suicide, threat and blackmail documentation, police questioning of vulnerable witnesses (minors), as well as voice and sound analysis of identical twins. She teaches Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis at the BA (Hons) English and English Language teaching of the University of Greenwich at New York College Thessaloniki.

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.