Staff Catalogue


Language Centre
Campus Supplementary Offices (CSO), 019
University Campus

Eleni Nikiforou is an English language instructor at the Language Centre of the University of Cyprus where she teaches English for Academic purposes (EAP) courses as well as English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. She has been a supervisor for EAP and ESP courses and was the English section coordinator from 2014 to 2016. 

She is involved in curriculum design for English for Specific Purposes courses. She is involved in numerous research projects involving the implementation of Instructional Technology in English Language Teaching. She has presented and participated in local and international conferences. She has also worked in two European projects: VocTEL and IntlUni. She is also very active in teacher training and professional development. 

She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and English Language Teaching from the University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. She is currently a PhD candidate in the area of E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Her research interests include Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Second Language Acquisition, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Instructional Technology, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Blended Learning, Online Learning, Teacher Training, Lifelong Learning, Open Educational Resources (OER), Curriculum Development, and Language Assessment.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Joannidou, S. & NIKIFOROU, E. (2012) IT and Language Learning in an Academic Setting: the Power Point Case. In Tsagari, D. (Ed.) Research in English as a Foreign Language in Cyprus (In Volume II). Nicosia: University of Nicosia Press. ISBN: 978-9963-711-04-8

Joannidou, S., & NIKIFOROU, E. (2012). Curriculum Design and Task Based Learning in Tertiary Education. In J. Burston, D. Tsagari & F. Doa (Eds.), Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice. University of Nicosia Press: Nicosia. ISBN: 978-9963-711-05-5

NIKIFOROU, E. (2012). Revising Writing in an EFL Course Using a Wiki. In J. Burston, D. Tsagari & F. Doa (Eds.), Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice. University of Nicosia Press: Nicosia. ISBN: 978-9963-711-05-5

Articles in Online Refereed Journals

Hadjiconstantinou, S. & NIKIFOROU, E. (2012) ESAP courses: An innovative vista in language learning. From needs analysis to evaluation. ESP World Journal, 36 (12). Available online: ISSN 1682-3257

NIKIFOROU, E. (2012) Revising Writing in an Online Learning Environment. EuroCALL Review, 20 (1). Available online: ISSN: 1695-2618

Chapters in Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

NIKIFOROU, E. (forthcoming) Collaborative development of an online dictionary in an ESP course, NILE@21: Transforming Teaching, NILE, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Kyprianou, M. & NIKIFOROU, E. (2016). Teacher professional learning: developing with the aid of technology. In Papadima-Sophocleous, S., Bradley, L. & Thouësny, S. (Eds). CALL communities and culture – short papers from EUROCALL 2016. Dublin Ireland: Available online: ISBN: 978-1-908416-44-5

NIKIFOROU, E. (2012) Sustainability of E-communities: From a Learning Community to A Community of Practice through a design thinking approach. In Vrasidas, C. &P. Panaou (Eds.) Design Thinking in Education, Media and Society (Conference Proceedings). ISBN: 978-9963-2802-1-6

Angelidou, S., NIKIFOROU, E. & Kyprianou, M., (2011). ESAP curriculum development: an example from tertiary education in Cyprus. In Gogas, T. & Tagkas, P. (Eds.) Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education III: Current Trends. Conference Proceedings. Athens: Dionikos. [13 pp] Available online: ISBN: 978-960-6619-68-7

Joannidou, S, & NIKIFOROU, E. (2011) Task based language learning and technical writing for engineers in tertiary education. In Proceedings of the 2nd ESP/ EAP Conference: ESP/ EAP Innovations in Tertiary Settings: Proposals and Implementations, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece

Book Reviews

NIKIFOROU, E. (2017) Review of the book LETs and NESTs: Voices, Views and Vignettes by Fiona Copland, Sue Garton and Steve Mann (Editors), British Council, 2016 p. 266. In IATEFL Voices, Issue 256. Available online at: