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Educational Background

Year Qualification Institution
1996 Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics) The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
1992 M.A. (TESOL) The University of Wales, Bangor, U.K.
1990 B.A. (Applied Linguistics) Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

I was educated in three different countries. I completed my four-year Bachelor Degree and Teaching Certificate at the Department of English, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Two months after my graduation I started my Master’s Degree at the University of Wales in Bangor, U.K. My dissertation project was published in System: Scholfield, P. J.,& Gitsaki, C. (1996). What is the advantage of private instruction? The example of English vocabulary learning in Greece.System, 24(1), 117-127.

After I completed my Master’s degree, I was awarded a Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Federal Government of Australia and started my Ph.D. at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. My Doctoral Thesis received the highest commendation by the external examiners and was “Accepted as is”. My graduation ceremony was in August 1996.

My doctoral research project was subsequently published as a book:

Gitsaki, C. (1999). Second language lexical acquisition: A study of the development of collocational knowledge. Bethesda, MD: International Scholars Publications.