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Thomai Alexiou

Dr Thomaï Alexiou is a Lecturer at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds an MA in TEFL from Canterbury Christ Church University and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wales Swansea, UK. She has taught English as a foreign language for about 10 years in Greece and Britain. She is also the coordinator of the Module ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’ (at the postgraduate level) at the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests concern cognitive development and individual differences in foreign language learning for very young learners while her expertise is on early foreign language learning, methodology of teaching languages to young learners (preschool and primary education), and material development for young learners. She has been invited to give teacher training seminars and she has published several articles throughout Europe (in journals and conference proceedings). She has also written and edited textbooks for children learning English as a foreign language.


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