Dr Andrie Yiakoumetti

PhD, MPhil, BA

Senior Lecturer in English Language and TESOL

School of Education, Humanities and Languages


Dr Yiakoumetti obtained her BA English Language and Literature from the University of Cyprus and subsequently did her MPhil Linguistics and PhD on Educational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. She then went on to a Research Fellowship in Applied Linguistics at Cambridge's Churchill College with a concurrent Associate Lectureship within the Faculty of Education. She moved to the Westminster Institute of Education in 2010. Outside of academia, she is a qualified EFL teacher and has extensive experience in simultaneous and written English-Greek translation.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught


BA English Language and Communication

  • Sociolinguistics (U700XX) (Module Leader)
  • Critical Discourse Analysis (U70071) (Module Leader)
  • Psycholinguistics (U70081) (Module Leader)



  • Language Acquisition and Development (P70016) (Module Leader)
  • Sociolinguistics (P700XX) (Module Leader)
  • Research Methods (P70129)
  • Dissertation (P70137)


Dr Yiakoumetti supervises the research of doctoral students who investigate a diverse range of topics in multilingualism, language policy, nonstandard linguistic varieties, non-native Englishes, and indigenous mother tongues in education.

Dr Yiakoumetti welcomes enquiries from prospective research students who are contemplating a higher degree (PhD, EdD., MPhil, MA) that focuses on issues within the broad field of educational linguistics.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Hamish Chalmers Translanguaging in linguistically super-diverse classrooms: the roles of students, teachers and parents and the effects on observable educational outcomes 2019
Ioli Ayiomamitou Educational and psycholinguistic perspectives on children and young people who speak non-standard varieties 2018
Lisette Toetenel Social networking in language teaching and the impact on teacher training 2018


Dr Yiakoumetti is a linguist whose research focuses on regional and social variation within linguistic systems and, more specifically, on the implications of such variation for education. She is interested in sociolinguistic aspects of linguistic variation and works within the research fields of multilingualism, second-language acquisition, and language-teacher development. She has published on the topics of bidialectism, language attitudes, learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and language-teacher training. She is a member of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, the British Association of Applied Linguistics, the Association of Language Learning, and the British Educational Research Association. She is a regular reviewer for a number of academic and professional journals.



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