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Vasiliki Kanellou


person name Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email:
Area: Centre for Language and Communication Research

PhD Research

The aim of the study reported in my thesis was to investigate pronunciation in terms of status, models, performance targets and teaching techniques by consulting both teachers and learners of English as a foreign language in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Tench, Dr. Angie Williams

Academic Background

MA in Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University

BA(Hons) in English Literature and Applied English Language, Kingston University (London)


Kanellou, V. 2009. The Place of Pronunciation in Current ELT Manuals: a Review. SPEAK OUT! 41: 4-8

Kanellou, V. 2009. The Practice of Pronunciation Teaching in current ELT Manuals and Handbooks: a Review. SPEAK OUT! 40: 18-21

Kanellou, V. 2004. Ancient Greek Medicine as the Foundation of Contemporary Medicine. Techniques in Coloproctology. 8 (1): 3-4

Conferences, Symposia and Seminars


‘Accents of English and Listening Comprehension: Evidence of Conflict between ELT Handbooks and Teachers’ Practices’, BAAL Annual Conference, September 2011, University of Bristol, UK

‘Pre-testing a Questionnaire; Some do’s and don’ts based on my Experience as a PhD Student’, CLCR PGR Conference, May 2008, Gregynog, Wales, UK

‘The Conception and Construction of a Phonology Questionnaire for Teachers and Learners of English as a Foreign Language; a Bird’s Eye View’, CLCR Postgraduate Seminar Series, November 2007, Cardiff, Wales, UK

‘Perceptions of Pronunciation: Contrasting Attitudes of EFL Teachers and Learners’, 25th Annual TESOL Convention, March 2004, Athens, Greece


I taught as a lecturer (0.5) on the BA in Applied English Language and Linguistics at Kingston University (London, UK) for 3 years (September 2002- June 2005). My duties comprised teaching, marking students’ assignments and exam papers as well as course management and development; I was the Module Leader for ‘Writing a Research Proposal’ & ‘Language as Discourse’.