Anastasia Gkaintartzi

Anastasia Gkaintartzi, Dr.

Anastasia Gkaintartzi holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics from the School of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-2012), specializing in bilingualism and education. She also holds an MA in Teaching Methodology and Syllabus Development from the Department of Primary Education of University of Thessaly (2003-2005). She graduated from the School of English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 2000. Since 2001, she has been working as an English language teacher in state school education. Her academic work involves many research projects in the field of multilingualism in education, in which she has participated as a researcher since 2009. She has also taught as a lecturer at the Department of Primary Education, University of Thessaly (2015-2016) and as a tutor at the Masters Programme 'LRM' (Language Education for Refugees and Migrants) of HOU. Her publications and interests focus on bi/multilingualism, language contact, intercultural education, language teaching and sociolinguistic research.

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Volos, Greece


Gkaintartzi, A., Kiliari, A. & Tsokalidou, R. (2016) Heritage language maintenance and education in the Greek sociolinguistic context: Albanian immigrant parents' views. Cogent Education 3, (1-17).

Gkaintartzi, A., Chatzidaki, A & Tsokalidou, R. (2014). Albanian parents and the Greek educational context: Who is willing to fight for the home language? International Multilingual Research Journal, 8 (4), 291-308.

Gkaintartzi, A., Kiliari, A. & Tsokalidou, R. (2015). ‘Invisible’ Bilingualism ‘Invisible’ Language ideologies: Greek Teachers’ Attitudes towards Immigrant Students’ Heritage Languages. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 18 (1), 60-72.

Gkaintartzi, A. & Tsokalidou, R. (2011) “She is a very good child but she doesn’t speak”: The invisibility of children’s bilingualism and teacher ideology. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (2), 588-601

Gkaintartzi, Α., Tsokalidou, R., Kompiadou, E. & Markou, E. (2016) Children’s bilingualism: An inspiration for multilingual educational practices. In: The Multilingual Edge of Education, Palgrave, Macmillan.