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Dr Celia Vasiliki Antoniou

  • Qualifications: BA Hons (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki), MPhil. In Applied Linguistics (Trinity College Dublin), PhD in Applied Linguistics (University of Essex, UK), Trinity Dip TESOL, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Role Title: Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6156
  • Email: celia-vasiliki.antoniou@port.ac.uk 
  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I joined SLAS in September 2016 and I currently teach on linguistics and TESOL related units at various levels. I hold a BA in English language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (I.K.Y. award), and an M.Phil. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Graduate scholarship).

I have also participated in Erasmus student exchange programs at the University of Manchester (2008) and in staff exchange programs as a Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostella in Spain (2013).
Additional honors and awards include my research studentship for a PhD in the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, UK. At the same institution, I was working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for 5 years, teaching psycholiguistics, TEFL and general linguistics modules.

I have also taught as an EFL/ EAP lecturer at various universities including the Business school at Imperial College London. During my PhD studies, I have served as an Impact Communications Officer at the UK Data Service in their research methods and case study sector (2014-2015). In 2015, I received the Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Essex) and the Tim Johns Scholarship from BALEAP.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching Practice
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language, Society and Mind
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Studying English at University
  • Starting Language Research
  • English in a Historical Perspective

Personal tutor for L4 English Language undergraduate students

Undergraduate dissertation Supervisor: all aspects of second and foreign language pedagogy, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), teacher training.


  • Instructed SLA and language learning strategies
  • Individual differences
  • Task-based language teaching in online environments
  • Language teacher training and development
  • Vygotskian / socio-cultural theory approaches to education
  • Higher education and EAP

Current MA supervision:

  • Exploring the motivating and demotivating factors that affect the EFL teachers’ practice
  • Digital storytelling: Enhancing the learning experience of school students in Spain.
  • An exploration of the Greek teachers’ beliefs about English grammar teaching

Current PhD supervision:

  • Translanguaging in the EFL classroom in the Algerian Higher Education (provisional title)
  • Processing instruction versus input enhancement: classroom effects and computerised online learning measurement
  • Non intrusive input enhancement and incidental learning: An eye tracking study
  • Processing instruction and motivational factors in the acquisition of word order in Arabic

Research clusters

  • Language Across Borders
  • SLAS Research and Innovation Committee: ECR representative
  • PortCAROL Research Centre

Research profile

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