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Curriculum vitae

 

First name Fotini – Vassiliki

Surname Kuloheri

Nationality Greek

Marital status Married – mother of two children

Email address F.V.Kuloheri@warwick.ac.uk

 

A. Degree studies

 

1. 1983-88 BA in English and Greek Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece.

Year of study

BA Modules attended

Performance

 

 

 

1

English literature – Critical analysis

English language

English grammar

Phonology

Linguistics

Ancient Greek philology

Introduction to philosophy

9

8

10

9

9

8

7

 

 

 

2

Ancient Greek philology

English language

English morphology and syntax

English literature (20th cent.)

History & civilization of Great Britain

Psychology

Pedagogics

9

9

9

9

7

9

9

 

 

 

3

Modern Greek

English language and translation

Contrastive linguistics

English literature

American literature

Pedagogics

Psychology

8

7

5

6

10

8

10

 

 

 

4

Pedagogics

EL Teaching methodology

English literature

American literature

History & civilization of the USA

Modern Greek history

Psychology

9

8

9

10

8

8

9

 

2. 1994-95 MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Essex. Dissertation title: “The use of the video in the primary EFL classroom”

 MA Modules attended

Performance

Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Foundations of Linguistics

SLA research for L2 teaching

Description and prescription of language

Discourse analysis and pragmatics

Developmental L2 syntax

Literature in language teaching

Practical Stylistics

Teaching young leaerners

The English Writing System

64

65

71

66

67

76

66

66

67

78

 

3. 2006- Doctorate studies in Education (English language teaching and Applied Linguistics), The Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. Thesis: EFL indiscipline in the primary state-school classroom: Causes and management approaches.

 

B. Professional development

1. 1989 Advanced studies in English Language Teaching, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Course essays:

Title Performance

1. A communicative activity A

2. A communicative lesson A

3. A communicative test A

Overall grade of performance A

 

2. 1990 Language development course for teachers of English, Bell College, Saffron Walden, England.

 

3. 1991-92 Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (RSA/DOTE), UCLES. Dissertation title: “Design, use and evaluation of material for the development of the students' active vocabulary”. Performance: Distinction in Language and Methodology.

 

4. 2003 Psychodrama: basic techniques. Theatre Education Network of Hellenic Teachers.

 

5. Since 1983: Seminars attended on education, psychology, learning difficulties, management of conflicts and school violence through drama, dyslexia, applied linguistics research, the learner-centred approach, the learning of grammar, teaching English to young learners, teaching English at FCE and Proficiency level, cross-disciplinary approach to environmental education, coursebook supplementation, drama activities for self-development, observation and reflection in in-service teacher training courses, the examination of oral skills at B2 and C1 levels of the State Foreign Language Learning Certificate of Greece, and the link of secondary to tertiary education in Greece.

 

C. Language teaching

1. TEFL Since 1985. To all ages and language levels. At private language institutes, private schools and state schools.

2. Teaching Modern Greek to speakers of other languages To adult beginners. Learners' nationalities: English, German and Swiss.

 

D. Teacher training

1. 1993-94 & 1995-96:

  • RSA/DOTE level, participation as a teacher trainer approved by UCLES. Nature of involvement: Tutoring, assessment of teaching practices, assessment of assignments, individual tutorials and project supervision.
  • TEFL Foundation Methodology Courses. Nature of involvement: Tutoring, assessment of teaching practices, assessment of assignments, and individual tutorials.

 

2. 1995-96 In-service teacher training at language schools. Nature of involvement: Course co-designer/coordinator and tutor.

 

3. 2002-03 Evaluation of State Introductory Teacher Training Courses offered by the State to state school teachers. Pedagogical Institute, Athens.

 

E. Educational evaluation/assessment

1. Since 2005: Ministry-approved assessor of Oral Skills at B2 and C1 EFL levels. State EFL learning certificate, Greece.

2. 2002-03. Evaluation of state introductory teacher training courses offered by the Greek Ministry of Education. Pedagogical Institute, Athens

3. Evaluation of drafts of National Educational Bills (Pedagogical Instuitute, Athens).

  • 2002-2003: National Bill on Educational Assessment of school heads, supervisors of LEA and school advisors.

    -Methods/techniques for the assessment of the pedagogical/teaching skills of

    Supervisors of Scientific and Pedagogical Guidance

    -Criteria for the assessment of Heads of LEA and PE Offices

    -Methods/techniques for learner assessment and learning/teaching goals in the syllabi of English, French and German.

    -Submission of personally designed drafts of self-assessment questionnaires for Heads of LEA and of PE Offices

    • 2003-04: National Bill on the evaluation of state school teachers.

     

    F. Projects/Research

    1. 1992 Topic: 1. Preparation, use and evaluation of the effectiveness of a set of materials to supplement the class textbook for the development of the learners' active vocabulary, and 2. evaluation of the learners' performance. University of Cambridge, Teacher Training Unit.

     

    2. 2000 Topic: The spelling mistakes of pre-intermediate Greek learners of English.

     

    3. 2007 Topic: Indiscipline problems in primary Cypriot state-school classrooms.

     

    4. 2007- Doctorate research. Topic: Indiscipline in primary state-school EFL classes.

     

    G. Participation in educational school programmes

    1. 1996-98 Socrates-Comenius programme, Topic: “Cultural inheritance – Museums”, 1st Tositseio Primary Model School, Athens.

     

    2. 1998-99 Environmental language programme. Title: Our neighbourhood. 7th Primary State School , Patras, Greece.

     

    H. Presentations

    1993. 'Teaching young learners of English with the help of the video'. OUP, Athens.

    1995. 'Teaching the Modern Greek grammar to speakers of other languages: Learning aims and lesson planning'. Research Circle, University of Essex.

    1995. 'Teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language: Criteria for coursebook selection. Aims, stages and activities of grammar lessons.' Conference at the School of the Greek and Cypriot Society, Harringey, London.

    1996. 'Criteria for the selection of primary ELT video material'. 5th International NELLE Conference, Zaragosa, Spain.

    2006. Koutra, C., Kuloheri, F. V., Malliori, E.. 'Innovative Programmes and their connection with foreign language teaching and learning'. 3rd Conference of the Pedagogical Institute, Athens on “Foreign Languages in State Education: Facts and Prospects”.

    2007. 'Discipline problems in Cyprus and their pedagogical implications'. 10th Warwick Postgraduate Conference, CELTE, UK.

    2008. 'Teaching EFL to young learners in Greek state schools: Causes of classroom indiscipline'. 11th Warwick Postgraduate Conference, CAL, UK.

     

    I. Publications

    • EFL material

    1994. You and Me 1 SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    1994. You and Me 2 SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    1996. Copage, Kuloheri, Lakioti New First Certificate Masterclass SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    1999. Get Set Go! For Greece 1 SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    1999. Get Set Go! For Greece 2 SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2002. Happy Street Junior A SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2002. Happy Street Junior B SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2003. Grammar Team Up 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2005. Rainbow 1, SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2005. Rainbow 2, SC, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    • Edited collections

    2008. 'Reflections on passing on knowledge'. In S. Garton and K. Richards (eds). Professional Encounters in TESOL.

    Discourses of Teachers in Teaching. Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 248-56.

    • Conferences

    1996. 'Criteria for the Selection of Primary Video Material for EFL Purposes', 5th International NELLE Conference Proceedings, Spain, pp. 104-107.

    2006. Koutra, C., Kuloheri, F. V., Malliori, E. 'Innovative Programmes and their connection with foreign language teaching and learning'. 3rd Conference of the Pedagogical Institute, Athens - “Foreign Languages in State Education: Facts and Prospects”.

    2007. 'Discipline problems in Cyprus and their pedagogical implications', 10th Warwick Postgraduate Conference, CELTE, Univeristy of Warwick, UK, p. 20.

    2008. 'Indiscipline in a Greek state-school primary EFL classroom', 11th Warwick Postgraduate Conference, Centre for Applied Linguistics, Univeristy of Warwick, UK, fac/soc/al/research/conferences/wpgc2008. (downloaded 26/03/09)

     

    J. Editorial work

    • Publications

    1993-94 & 1995-96 Instigator and editor of Current Issues (publication by PROFILE, Athens).

    1996-97 & 1997-98 Member of the editorial board of the annual school publication of the 1st Tositseio Primary Model School, Athens.

    • EFL material

    1995 New FCE Masterclass Study Companion, Grammar section, OUP.

    2004 Catch Up 1, Pedagogical Institute, Athens – ELT textbook for the Greek Vocational Institutes.

    2004 Catch Up 2, Pedagogical Institute, Athens – ELT textbook for the Greek Vocational Institutes.

    2004 Maritime English, Pedagogical Institute, Athens - ELT textbook for Maritime Studies in Greek Vocational Institutes.

    • Book reviews (commissioned by Oxford University Press)

    1994 You and Me 2

    1994 Open Doors 1

     

    K. Personal development

    • Foreign languages

    English Cambridge Proficiency & AngloSchool London Proficiency

    German Kleines Sprachdiplom der Deutschen Sprache

    Italian Level: Beginner

    • Computer skills: ECDL 1 and 2