Dr Kosmas Vlachos is Associate Lecturer at the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics and Educational Technology from the University of the Aegean, M.Ed in TESOL from the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and B.A. in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His Post Doctoral research in Blended Learning was conducted in the Department in which he currently teaches. Since 2007 he has been a tutor and supervisor of student dissertations in the M.Ed in the TESOL program of the Hellenic Open University.
He worked as a teacher of English in public schools for 24 consecutive years, serving the last 8 years of that time as a school principal, and, also, was for a considerable period of those years, Chair and Vice Chair of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Teachers of the English Language. Throughout his career as a school teacher and principal, he had the opportunity to coordinate three European transnational, interdisciplinary projects and to participate in a considerable number of study visits and European in-service training programs for teachers and teacher trainers, organized by the Council of Europe. As Chair and Vice Chair of the Pan-Hellenic Association, he organized and participated in seminars and events for teachers and was a member of the Editorial Board of ‘ASPECTS TODAY’, the journal of the Association on Language and Pedagogy.
From 2010 he has served as a member of the editorial board of the Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning (RPLTL), the peer-reviewed electronic journal, dedicated to research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. In 2014 he was a guest editor of Volume 5 of the RPLTL on the evolution of CALL and research in new media. He has been the author and co-author of chapters included in books and has published papers on Applied Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Media Pedagogy and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in international refereed journals, encyclopedias and conference proceedings. He has presented his work at international conferences, offered seminars to teachers in different events in Greece and abroad. In addition to educational technology, his research interests include teaching second/foreign languages to young learners, intercultural education and pedagogy, differentiated instruction, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and teacher education.