Maria Alexandri

EFL Tutor

Maria Alexandri

I passionately believe that Krashen’s Affective Filter hypothesis should be one of the most vital goals when it comes to Second Language Learning (SLL thereafter).

The Affective Filter denotes that our pedagogical aims should not only include providing learners with comprehensible input, but also generating circumstances that encourage a variety of ‘affective variables’ (motivation, self-confidence and low anxiety levels) in order to succeed in SLL.

Having that in mind, I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who wants all students to be successful L2 learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to the varied needs of L2 learners.

I have been honoured to be part of the CEFL team since February 2019. Ever since, I have been mainly involved in teaching the EU Foundation Course and the delivery of English for Study, Current Affairs and Academic English Skills units.

Qualifications

  • MA Applied Linguistics with TEFL - University of Bedfordshire
  • BA English Language Studies with TEFL - University of Bedfordshire
  • ECDL – Face2Face, Athens, Greece

Research Interests

  • Students’ willingness to communicate in L2 contexts
  • Motivations in Second Language Learning
  • Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1582 489032
E: maria.alexandri@beds.ac.uk

address

The Language Centre
University of Bedfordshire Business School
Vicarage Street
University Square
Luton, LU1 3JU
UK

telephone

Office hours GMT

  • Mon – Thu
    09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday
    09:00 to 16:30

T: +44 (0)1582 489032

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