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Name: Christina  Nicole  Giannikas (IPA: kristina dzianikas)
Institution: Cyprus University of Technology
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State and/or Country: Cyprus   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Early Language Learning and Teaching
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: List of Publications:

Giannikas, C.N. (2011) L1 in English Language Learning: A Research Study in a Greek Regional Context. International Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol. 21 no. 3, pp. 319-339.

Giannikas, C.N. (2013) Action Research in the Language Classroom: the Greek educator’s answer to the educator’s answer to the Financial Crisis. IATEFL TDSIG Issue 68, pp. 22-25.

Giannikas, C.N. (2013) Task-based Learning: the building blocks for the young language learner. Humanising Language Teaching Vol. 15, Issue 3. DOI:

Giannikas, C.N. (2013) Parental Influence in Early Language Learning: how teachers can make it work. British Council ELTA Newsletter (Lifelong Learning). DOI:

Giannikas, C.N. (in press) The Benefits in Management and Organisation: a case study in the young language learners’ classroom. CEPS Journal.

Giannikas, C.N. (in press) The Benefits of Creativity in the Language Classroom. IATEFL Voices.

Giannikas, C.N. (in press) Focus on the Primary Language Teacher: a study within a Greek regional context. British Council ELTA Journal (to be submitted to the Serbian Ministry of Education).

Giannikas, C.N. (submitted) French vs. German: gender MFL preferences from a sociolinguistic perspective. International Journal of Multilingualism.

Giannikas, C.N. (submitted) Let’s play a game: encouraging children to enjoy their language learning. IATEFL YLTSIG.

Papadima, S.; Kakouli-Constantinou, E. & Giannikas, C.N. (submitted book chapter) Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Technology in EFL within Public Secondary Schools of Cyprus. TESOL Arabia.
Courses Taught: English for Academic Purposes
General English
(University module) Issues in Language Learning: an Intercultural Perspective
(University module) Understanding the Language Classroom
Language assessment with Young Learners
Teaching Methods
Dissertation Abstract: Early Language Learning within a Greek Regional Context
Reviewer of: Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context (LL Issue 25.1002)
Teaching L2 English at a very young age (LL Issue 25.1306)

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