People

Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas

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

Profile

Biography

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.

Qualifications

  • BA University of Nicosia

  • MA University of Essex

  • PhD University of Essex

Appointments

Other academic

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

  • CertTEFL Coordinator, University of Essex, University of Essex, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - 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

  • Literature and Language Teaching (LG490)

  • Professional Development for Research Students (LG595)

  • Teaching Practice II (LG655)

  • Reflective Practitioner (LG656)

  • Introduction to TEFL Methodology (LG665)

  • Initial Teaching Practice (LG666)

  • Theory and Practice in English Language Teaching (LG667)

  • English Classes for the Dependants of International Students: Elementary (SK502)

  • English Classes for the Dependants of International Students: Intermediate (SK504)

  • English Classes for the Dependants of International Students: Advanced (SK506)

Publications

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)

Contact

nmitsi@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874836

Location:

4.344, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm