Argyro Kanaki

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Lecturer

Bio

Biography

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.

Teaching

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”

Research

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.

Publications

Primary Language Education and Applied Linguistics: Exploring Primary School Pupils Metalinguistic Awareness
8/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Book review (P. Garrett and J. M. Cots (eds) (2018) The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness
7/2019, BAAL News
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

Linguistic Justice is also Linguistic Justice
6/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Diaries as a Pedagogical Tool for Exploring Metalinguistic Awareness of University Language Learners
6/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

El uso de diarios como herramienta pedagógica para explorar la conciencia metalingüística de los estudiantes universitarios de idiomas.
6/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Exploring language education in Scotland : multilingual aspiration in a monolingual perspective
/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Diaries as a pedagogical tool for acquired bilingualism : a pilot study exploring adult language learning in a university setting,
9/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Exploring language education in Scotland : a multilingual aspiration within a monolingual perspective.
9/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

El uso de diarios como herramienta pedagógica en la clase de Español : un proyecto de la Universidad de Dundee.
8/2018, TECLA Revista de la Consejeria de Educacion en el Reino Unido e Irlanda
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Scotland : dispelling its identity as a 'monolingual country'?
7/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

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