UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education - Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology
UNESCO Chairholder, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Dr. Christina Gitsaki, holds a MA in TESOL from the University of North Wales (Bangor), in Britain and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from The University of Queensland, in Australia. She has worked as a teacher of English and teacher educator for the past two decades. Prior to taking on the position of UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, she was a lecturer at the School of Education at The University of Queensland where she taught in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs and supervised research Ph.D. theses. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, edited and authored books, textbooks, and academic handbooks, and presented at international conferences. She has extensive teaching experience in the areas of ESL/EFL and CALL. Her main research interests include second language acquisition and TESOL, the use of ICTs and the Internet for teaching, Learning Objects design and CALL applications.