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  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
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Dr Fotini Diamantidaki is a lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London UK. She received a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Nice Sophia Antipolis University in France, an M.A. in applied linguistics from the same University, a B.A. from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the UCL Institute of Education in London UK.  She has successfully co-launched a project on teaching literature in secondary school classrooms in England called: ‘London Partnership launches literature’ and thanks to it, the PGCE Languages team has received a British Academy Award, for its innovative and engaging nature.

Personal country knowledge
  • Greece
  • France
Languages spoken/written
  • English
  • Greek
  • French
Research Summary

Her research interests include the integration of literature in the language classroom in combination with the use of Internet and the digital technologies as well as the integration of world languages into the curriculum. Teacher education pedagogy and learning how to teach are fundamental strands to her research interests. New recent research interests involve the growth of Mandarin teacher education in England, cultural and intercultural awareness and understanding in secondary classroom contexts and in higher education and mentoring in teacher education. Most recent publications concern the teaching of Mandarin Chinese in secondary and primary, teaching in Modern foreign languages and the role of subject mentor in MFL. 

Teaching Summary

She currently teaches on the PGCE Languages course at the Postgraduate level, and is involved in the supervision of Pre-Service MA TESOL students and Doctoral students.

Academic Background
2005 PhD Doctorat – Applied Linguistics Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
2001 MAST Master – Applied Linguistics Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
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