George Androulakis

George Androulakis studied linguistics and sociolinguistics at the Universities of Athens and Paris 7 from 1985 to 1995, when he obtained his PhD on bilingual discourse of the Greek community in Paris. He did postdoctoral research and taught linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language teaching at seven Universities in France and in Greece. He is now professor of sociolinguistics and language teaching and director of the Greek language and multilingualism lab at the University of Thessaly. He has been visiting professor at the Universities of Toronto, Strasbourg, and Manchester. From 2016 to 2018, he served as vice-president for academic and international affairs of the Hellenic Open University. His research priorities include issues of language contact in migrant communities, language policy, task-based language teaching, intercultural education, as well as open and distance education. He was the academic coordinator of many European projects, and he has been invited many times by the European Commission and the Council of Europe as an expert and evaluator of language projects.