Eleni Petraki


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Eleni Petraki has a passion for language teaching and language teacher education. She has extensive international language teaching experience in countries such as Greece, UK, USA, Australia, Vietnam,  and Singapore. She has been a language teacher educator for more than 15 years and worked mainly in the TESOL field. She has been teaching  in the TESOL program at the University of Canberra more than 10 years and has taught many of the subjects.

Eleni has been involved in a number of research projects including: analysis or antenatal communication and implications for midwife training; intercultural and intergenerational discourse, and the use of grammar in language teacher education. Her research interests focus on discourse and pragmatics, conversation analysis, computer mediated communication and language curriculum design.

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

Language is the light of the mind (John Stuart Mill)

Do you know what a foreign accent is? It is a sign of bravery (Amy Chua)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland


Master, University of Edinburgh


Bachelor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


External positions

Australian National University


University of Queensland



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