JENNY LIONTOU

Jenny Liontou is Assistant Professor at the Department of Language & Linguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Specialising in the area of Applied Linguistics and ELT Methodology, she holds a Ph.D. in English Language & Linguistics with specialization in EFL Testing & Assessment from the same faculty. She holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and another B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature. She also holds an M.A. in Lexicography: Theory and Applications andanother M.A. with Distinction in Information Technology in Education from Reading University, UK. Along with her current position, she teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Postgraduate Programme entitled Teaching English as a Foreign/International Language of the Hellenic Open University. She has worked as a research assistant and expert item consultant for various national and international examination boards. She has made presentations in national and international conferences and has published papers in the aforementioned fields. Her current research interests include theoretical and practical issues of EFL pedagogy, testing and assessing foreign language competence and corpus-based teaching and assessment practices. She has authored the monograph Automated Text Analysis & EFL Reading Comprehension Complexity: the case of the KPG English Language Proficiency Exams. (Language Testing & Evaluation Series: Peter Lang GmbH Publishing Company, 2015). Her recent publications include chapters in edited volumes by Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Peter Lang Publishing Company and Cambridge Scholars Press, along with articles in international peer-reviewed journals (European Journal of Special Needs Education, International Journal of Applied Linguistic, International Journal of English Linguisticς, Journal of Modern Education Review, Teaching English with Technology, Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning).