Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas

Senior Lecturer
Department of Language and Linguistics
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874836

  • Location

    4.344, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm



I received my PhD in English Language Teaching and my MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Essex. I also have a BA in English Language and Literature that I received by the University of Nicosia. I worked as an EFL and ESP Lecturer at the University of Nicosia and as a Teacher Trainer and course director for European Educational Institutes and Eramsus+ programmes. During my PhD studies, I taught Foundations of TEFL, Methodology of TEFL, and Literature in Language Teaching for students at an undergraduate level. I have also worked as an English Language Teacher in secondary schools and colleges. My main research interests are in the use of literature as a resource for language teaching purposes and in second/foreign language learning pedagogy.


  • BA University of Nicosia

  • MA University of Essex

  • PhD University of Essex


Other academic

  • BA TEFL Course Director, University of Essex, University of Essex, University of Essex (1/9/2018 - present)

  • CertTEFL Director, University of Essex, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - present)

  • ECDIS Director, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/9/2018 - present)

  • BA English Language and Literature Course Director, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/10/2020 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Using literature in the language classroom.

Language Teacher Education

Reader Response Theory (Reception Theory) and the reading of literature

Stylistics and the study of literary texts

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Research methods for language and linguistics (LG213)

  • Literature and Language Teaching (LG490)

  • Language Testing and Assessment (LG504)

  • Educational Leadership and Management (LG656)

  • Introduction to TEFL Methodology (LG665)

  • Initial Teaching Practice (LG666)

  • Theory and Practice in English Language Teaching (LG667)

  • Project: Linguistics (LG831)

  • General English Classes for Beginner Learners (SK502)

  • General English Classes for Intermediate Learners (SK504)

  • General English Classes for Advanced Learners (SK506)

  • Introduction to embedding sustainability in TEFL / TESOL (LG470)

  • Group Project: Linguistics (LG832)


Journal articles (2)

Mitsigkas, N., Michael, M., Christou, CG. and Ktoridou, D., (2017). Virtual worlds as a platform for learning: The case of the Transmission System Operator of Cyprus. IEEE

Mitsigkas, N., (2015). Using Literature as a Key Determinant to Enhance Learners' motivation. Humanising Language Teaching. 17 (4)

Book chapters (1)

Mitsigkas, N., (2020). Using Literature for Language Skills Development and Increase of the Students’ Intercultural Awareness. In: Developments in Foreign Language Teaching Inspiring Teachers, Transforming Learners. Editors: Kourieos, S., . Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 118- 136. 1527560295. 9781527560291

Reports and Papers (1)

Mitsigkas, N., (2021). Four tips for learning language through Films and TV

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4.344, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm