Fotini Diamantidaki

Dr Fotini Diamantidaki
Lecturer in Education
UCL Institute of Education
University of London

Dr Fotini Diamantidaki


Dr Fotini Diamantidaki is a lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London UK. She received a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Nice Sophia Antipolis University in France, an M.A. in applied linguistics from the same University, a B.A. from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the UCL Institute of Education in London UK.  Her research interests include the integration of literature in the language classroom in combination with the use of Internet and the digital technologies as well as the integration of world languages into the curriculum. Teacher education pedagogy and learning how to teach are fundamental strands to her research interests. New recent research interests involve the growth of Mandarin teacher education in England, cultural and intercultural awareness and understanding in secondary classroom contexts and in higher education and mentoring in teacher education.

Most recent publications concern the teaching of Mandarin Chinese in secondary and primary:

She currently teaches on the PGCE Languages course at the Postgraduate level, and is involved in the supervision of Pre-Service MA TESOL students and Doctoral students, and has taught French in London secondary schools and pedagogy on other teacher education routes over the years.  She has successfully co-launched a project on teaching literature in secondary school classrooms and currently working on a new book on teaching literature in Modern Foreign Languages.