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

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

Scotland : Foreign Language Learning in Primary Education
6/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Engaging university language learners : diaries as a pedagogical tool for exploring metalinguistic awareness
6/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Gramling, D. (2016). The invention of monolingualism. New York: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-5013-1804-7. 253 pages.
1/2018, BAAL News
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

Diaries as a pedagogical tool for exploring metalinguistic awareness in a university setting
12/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Review: Hulstijn, J. H. (2015). Language proficiency in native and non-native speakers. Theory and research. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ISBN 978-90-272-1325-9. 195 pages.
8/2017, BAAL News
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

‘Multilingual Mindsets’ with learning diaries : a New Perspective for Student Transition into Higher Education
6/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Poster

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