Evangelia Karagianni holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (English Department, University of Athens) and an M. Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Hellenic Open University). She has been teaching English in state Primary Schools since 1993 and she also tutors EFL teachers at the HOU Master’s programme. She co-authored Beta English & Think Teen (coursebooks used in state schools). Evangelia also participated in the compilation of the new Foreign Languages Curriculum for the Ministry of Education. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work in numerous conferences. Her current professional interests lie in Teacher Development, teaching young learners, and the use of ICT in EFL learning/teaching.
By attending the 2017 SUSI program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign she will gain a deeper insight into US history and culture and explore new ways of integrating various aspects of American life into her English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) classroom. She also aspires to share her vision of transforming the Greek classrooms and staffrooms into a more inspiring and innovative environment with colleagues from around the world.