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Post: Associate Professor
Telephone: 210 727 7907
Office: 906
E-mail: ekarava[at]enl.uoa[dot]gr

Specialising in the area of Applied Linguistics, Dr Karavas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistics of the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and co-coordinator of the Pre-service teacher education programme. She also tutor for the Hellenic Open University on the MA programme in ELT where she teaches the Course design and Evaluation module. She has also coordinated the development of and co-authored material for open and distance learning of the Hellenic Open University.

A graduate of the Faculty where she currently teaches, Dr Karavas completed her postgraduate studies in the UK in the area of TEFL. She holds a doctorate from the University of Warwick where she specialized in the evaluation of ELT curricula educational research methods and English language teacher education. She has experience in the evaluation of ELT programmes (in Europe and elsewhere) and in the management of post-service teacher education programmes. For a number of years, she was a lecturer at the Centre for English Language Teacher Education at the  University of Warwick where she taught postgraduate courses for EFL teachers. She has taken part in conferences within and outside Greece and her research interests include curriculum/ programme evaluation, EFL didactics, educational research methods, teacher education and development. She has publications in these areas in local and international journals.

Within the wider context of the research, evaluation and development work for the KPG Dr Karavas is responsible for issues related to the oral component of the KPG in English- development and design of speaking module and responsible for the training of oral examiners and markers for the KPG exam.