Vassiliki (Bessy) holds a B.A (summa cum laude) in English Language and Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She also holds an M.A. (summa cum laude) in Applied Linguistics from the same university, within the framework of which she successfully completed her Master thesis entitled: “A Cognitive Linguistic Treatment of Idiomaticity in an EFL Context”. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the same university working towards the completion of her PhD thesis entitled: “Investigating Orality in Monologic Texts.”
During her studies, Bessy has been awarded both scholarships and prizes of Record Achievement by the State Foundation of Scholarships (ΙΚΥ) and the Department of Bequests of the University of Athens respectively. Bessy has been a member of the Executive Board of TESOL Greece, and she has also served as the vice-chair of the organization twice. She is a CAMLA examiner for all CEFR levels and an EFL teacher since 2008. She started teaching at HAU in 2010 and she is currently one of the two Academic Coordinators of the English Language Programme of HAU as well as a research associate of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Bessy is also a teacher trainer of the TESOL Education Centre of HAEC and a deputy professor at the Hellenic Police Academy. Her academic interests are quite diverse, ranging from teacher training, EFL Didactics and Applied Linguistics to more theoretical aspects of language. The main focus of her research endeavours, however, appears to be Cognitive Linguistics and the influence of Construction Grammar on other aspects of language and language pedagogy.
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