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Name: Achilleas  I.  Kostoulas
Institution: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.achilleaskostoulas.com
State and/or Country: Austria   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Monographs:

Kostoulas, A. (2014). Using a complexity perspective to describe English Language Teaching in Greece [working title]. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Manchester.
Van Hiele, P. (2011). Δομή και διορατικότητα. Μια θεωρία για τη μαθηματική εκπαίδευση. / Structure and Insight: a theory of mathematics education (A. Kostoulas, transl., E. Koleza, ed.). Athens: Liberal Books.
Kostoulas, A. (2007). Dynamics impacting ELT learning materials in the Greek context: a systems perspective. M.A. Thesis, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.


Chapters and journal articles:
Kostoulas, A., Stelma, J., Mercer, S., Cameron, L., and Dawson, S. (in press). Complex Systems Theory as a Shared Discourse Space for TESOL.
Kostoulas, A. and Stelma, J. (2017, to apppear). Understanding change in an ELT school in Greece. ELT Journal.
Kostoulas, A. and Mercer, S. (2016). Fifteen years of research on self & identity in System. System. doi: 10.1016/j.system.2016.04.002
Kostoulas, A. & Stelma, J. (2016) Intentionality and Complex Systems Theory: a New Direction for Language Learning Psychology. In Gkonou, C., Tatzl, D., and Mercer, S. (eds.) New Directions in Language Learning Psychology. Berlin: Springer.
Stelma, J., Onat-Stelma, Z., Lee, W. and Kostoulas, A. (2015). Intentional Dynamics in TESOL: An Ecological Perspective. Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics 15(1) 14-32.
Kostoulas, A. (2011). From applying Theory to theorising practice: constructing small-t theories in Greek ELT. Aspects Today 32,14-21. (full text)
Breen. P.B., De Stefani, M. and Kostoulas, A. (2011). ‘Navigating a pathway to partnership through turbulent seas of adversity.’ In Tripathi, P. and Mukerji, S. (eds.). Cases on Innovations in Educational Marketing (pp. 273-294). Hershey PA.: IGI Global.
Kostoulas, A. (2010). English as a Lingua Franca & methodological tension in a language school in Greece. in esse 1(1), 91-112.


Contributions to conference proceedings:

Kostoulas, A. (2011). ‘Said attitudes and unsaid practices in English language teaching’. In Panajoti, A. (ed.) The Said and the Unsaid: Papers on Language, Literature and Cultural Studies (pp. 151-159). Vlorë, Albania: University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”.
Kostoulas, A. (2011). ‘Developing Multicultural Awareness Through English: Reflections on culture and multiculturalism.’ In Argyriou, M. and Kambylis, P. (eds.) Arts and Education: Creative Ways into Languages Conference Proceedings, Vol. A, Theoretical and Research Papers (pp. 11-15). Athens: GAPMET and University of Athens.
Kostoulas, A. (2011). ‘Τα Αγγλικά υπό το πρίσμα της πολυπολιτισμικότητας: κριτική επισκόπηση των εγχειριδίων Αγγλικής γλώσσας στο Γυμνάσιο’. [English under the multicultural lens: a critical analysis of the EFL textbooks used in secondary education]. In Georgogiannis, P. (ed.) Intercultural education, immigration and Greek as a second or foreign language. Vol. B. (pp. 457-470). Patras, Greece: University of Patras Centre for Research on Intercultural Education.
Kostoulas, A. (2010). ‘Between paradigms: a case study of a language school in Greece.’ In Georgogiannis, P. and Baros, V. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intercultural Education, Immigration, Conflict Management and Pedagogy for Democracy. Vol. B. (pp. 401-411). Patras, Greece: University of Patras Centre for Research on Intercultural Education.
Kostoulas, A. (2005). ‘The role of attention in second language acquisition.’ In Leontaridi, E., Spanopoulou, K., Georgountzou, A., Evangelidou, S., Ielo, M., Balassi, E., Tassopoulou, N. & Tsitou E. (eds.). Proceedings of the International Conference “Language in a Changing World”. Athens: University of Athens Language Centre.

(full list: http://achilleaskostoulas.com/publications/)
Courses Taught: Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers
Introduction to Communicative Language Teaching


Introduction to Business English
English in the EU
Language Teacher Education

(more info: http://achilleaskostoulas.com/teaching/ )
Dissertation Abstract: A Complex Systems Perspective on English Language Teaching : A Case Study of a Language School in Greece
Reviewer of: The Practice of Foreign Language Teaching: Theories and Applications (LL Issue 27.2320)
Task-Based Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts (LL Issue 24.1720)
Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (LL Issue 24.4125)
Critical Perspectives on Language Education (LL Issue 26.3114)



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