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Dr Vicky Papachristou

Lecturer

Academic Position

Lecturer

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Linguistics (Applied Phonetics) -  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

M.A in Phonetics - University College London, London, UK

BA Degree in English Language and Literature - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Office 3 Leodos Sofou Str., 5th Floor
Office Hours

Mondays & Wednesdays: 15:30-16:30

Thursdays: 10:00-11:00

Telephone 2310 536544 (ext. 109)
Email vpapachristou@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Skype vicky.papachristou


Dr. Vicky Papachristou is a Lecturer at the English Studies Department of The International Faculty of The University of Sheffield, CITY College.

She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MA in Phonetics from University College London (UK) and a PhD in Linguistics (Applied Phonetics) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In particular, her Thesis focuses on the acquisition of English vowels by Greek learners of English via the use of two different methods of pronunciation teaching within an EFL context.

She has been a member of the organizing committee of the 20th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and she has taught Computer Literacy and Research Skills to first-year students at School of English at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

Research Projects:

Research (in progress): “Teacher identities: A study in the construction of the Teacher-self in Greece and Europe.”

- Researcher for the “PRO-VOC: a method for the combined teaching of pronunciation and vocabulary to learners of English as a foreign language”, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

- Research assistant in data collection for the “Paidologos Project”, a NIH project regarding cross-linguistic phonological acquisition.

Teaching

- Language Teaching Methodology (MA)

- Issues in Second Language Acquisition (MA)

- Introduction to the Methodology of Language Teaching

- ELT Classroom: Principles and Practices

- Practice in English Language Teaching

- Language Mastery I and II

- English Phonetics and Phonology

- Second Language Acquisition

- Introduction to Academic English I and II

- Academic English Skills

- Academic English Skills I and II

- Advanced Academic English

- IELTS preparation courses

 

Research Interests

- First (L1) and Second (L2) language acquisition

- English and Greek Phonetics and Phonology

- Methodology teaching

- Pronunciation teaching

- Teachers’ identity and professional development

Publications

Published Papers in Proceedings:

Kanonidou, E. & Papachristou, V. (2019). ‘The Use of Songs, Lyrics and Poetry in EFL Teaching and in SLA: Students’ and Teachers’ Views’. In: C. Can, P. Patsala and Z. Tatsioka, eds. Language in Focus: Contemporary Means and Methods in ELT and Applied Linguistics, 3-5/5/2018, Thessaloniki. Tallinn, Estonia: LIF – Language in Focus Publications. pp. 331-354.

Sachpazian, M. A. & Papachristou, V. (2019). ‘Teacher identities: A study in the construction of the Teacher-self in Greece’. In: C. Can, P. Patsala and Z. Tatsioka, eds. Language in Focus: Contemporary Means and Methods in ELT and Applied Linguistics, 3-5/5/2018, Thessaloniki. Tallinn, Estonia: LIF – Language in Focus Publications. pp. 445-466.

Papachristou, V. (2011). ‘Explicit vs. Implicit Pronunciation Teaching to Greek children: the case of the acquisition of English vowels’. Selected papers from the 19th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 3-5 April, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece. pp. 371-381.

Other Information

Conference Presentations:

Papachristou, V. & Chatzipappidou, E. (2019). "Technology: our ally to teaching pronunciation and academic skills", 23-24/2/2019, 26th Annual International TESOL Mth, Northern Greece Conference, ACT, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Kanonidou, E. & Papachristou, V. (2018). "The use of songs, lyrics and poetry in EFL teaching and in SLA: students' and teachers' views", 3-5/5/2018, 5th International Language in Focus Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sachpazian, M. A. & Papachristou, V. (2018). "Teacher identities: A study in the construction of the Teacher-self in Greece", 3-5/5/2018, 5th International Language in Focus Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Patsala, P. & Papachristou, V. (2018). "Reconnecting with Society: A creative EFL case-study", 3-4/3/2018, 39th TESOL Greece Annual Interantional Convention, Deree-The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece.

Papachristou, V. (2015). 'The production of English vowels among Greek EFL learners', 24-26/4/2015, 22nd International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Nicolaidis, K., Mattheoudakis, M. & Papachristou, V. (2015). 'The PPO-VOC Method: Designing teaching materials for the combined teaching of pronunciation and vocabulary', 24-26/4/2015, 22nd International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dimitriadis, G., Mantzaris, T., Papachristou, V. & Patsala, P. (2015). "Problems? What problems?" Tips, Tricks and Traps in Managing Foreign Language Classes of Adult Learners", 8/3/2015, 6th Foreign Languages Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Papachristou, V. (2009). ‘Explicit vs. Implicit Pronunciation Teaching to Greek children: the case of the acquisition of English vowels’, 3-5/4/2009, 19th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Contact

vpapachristou@citycollege.sheffield.eu

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