is an English Language Instructor at the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology where she teaches English for Academic and Specific Purposes. She holds an MA in English Language Studies and Methods from the University of Warwick and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens. Currently, she is studying for a PhD at the School of Linguistics, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin. Her thesis focuses on the development of intercultural awareness and global competence through virtual exchange.
Her research interests include Intercultural Education, Global Competence, Virtual Exchange, Multilingualism, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and 21st Century Learning. She has published articles in international refereed journals, such as London Review of Education and International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, and she has participated in academic conferences.
Anna Nicolaou received the Jaclyn Ng Shi Ing Award for Best PhD-student Presentation at the XIXth International CALL Research Conference in July 2018. She has participated in various funded projects, such as DC4LT: Digital Competences for Language Teachers, LUCIDE: Languages in Urban Communities: Integration and Diversity for Europe, TextLink: Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe, and Createch: Creativity and New Technologies in Multicultural Education.