Staff Catalogue


Language Centre
Campus Supplementary Offices (CSO), 017
University Campus

Yiola Papadopoulou, Special Teaching Staff (Permanent)

Yiola Papadopoulou is a member of the Special Teaching staff at the Language Centre of the University of Cyprus. She specializes in Linguistics and teaching English as a foreign language. She received her Bachelor (Hons) degree in Linguistics and Modern English Language from the University of Lancaster, and her Master degree in Information and Communication Technology for Education from Manchester University. Her postgraduate dissertation concentrated on the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning in Cyprus. She had taught English and Educational Technology in the private tertiary education in Cyprus while acting as a Special Scientist at the University of Cyprus from 2003-2007 when she became Special Teaching Staff at the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology. In 2010, she became Special Teaching staff at the English section of the Language Centre at the University of Cyprus. During her service she has developed a number of new courses in English for Specific purposes such as English for Technical Writing, English for European and International Relations, Advanced English for Global Communication. Her research interests are directly related to the teaching of English as a Foreign language and communication. Apart from her teaching she is guiding students through the writing of essays for international competitions as well as offering her expertise in helping students and entrepreneurs with presentation skills for start-up competitions. She was a Research Associate at the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and the manager of the European Grundtvig Project stellla2.0 ( Furthermore, she used to be a researcher at the European Lifelong Learning programme MOBLANG ( ). Yiola is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK, member of IATEFL, Cyprus Computer Society, Cyprus Linguistic Society, the Cyprus Dyslexia Association and AIPFEE Cyprus (The International Association for the Promotion of Women for Europe). Finally, she is an active member of the Alumni Association of Lancaster University.

Among her research interests are e-learning, software evaluation, curriculum development, Second Language Acquisition and mobile learning.

Published• Papadopoulou, Y., Wordy Querty: Software evaluation, CALICO Review, January 2008.• Papadopoulou, Y., (2004) “Lexical information plays a role in sentence structure.” A discussion with reference to categorical information, subcategorisation, and theta role assignment. The Philips Review, Nicosia. Forthcoming Publications• Laouris, Y., Papadopoulou, Y., (2005), In search of adequate network and mobile based activities for the teaching of the English language, (to be published)• Laouris, Y., Papadopoulou, Y., Zenios, M. (2005), Networked-learning in Cyprus; teachers’ awareness and state of the art. An experimental study (to be published)• Laouris, Y., Papadopoulou, Y., (2005), Mobile Device Applications for People with Special needs.Cost219er.Not Published• Papadopoulou, Y., (2001), Implementing Computer Assisted Language Learning in Teaching English as a Foreign Language: An Exploratory Investigation in Cyprus, Master’s Thesis, The University of Manchester, UK.