Dr Zoi Tatsioka, FHEA
Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Dr Zoi Tatsioka, FHEA

Head of Humanities Department, Assistant Professor

Academic Position

Assistant Professor


Head of Humanities Department

Academic Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Sheffield, UK

PhD in Sociolinguistics, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK

MSc in Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

BA in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Office Leontos Sofou Building, 5th Floor
Telephone 2310 536544 (ext. 147)
Email ztatsioka@york.citycollege.eu
Skype zoi.tatsioka

Dr Tatsioka completed her PhD in Sociolinguistics on the language contact phenomena of loanword use and code-switching in the Greek media. She has taught Translation and Interpreting to postgraduate students at Heriot-Watt University for three years, and in 2010 she joined CITY College. Since then she has delivered various Linguistics units at postgraduate and undergraduate level and has supervised numerous dissertation projects, and a PhD project on language attitudes. Before being appointed as Head of the Humanities Department, Dr Tatsioka had served as the Departmental Research Director and Ethics Coordinator. In terms of funded research projects, she has participated in the Language Rich Europe Project (co-funded by the European Commission and managed by the British Council) and was a core member of the English in Europe: Opportunity or Threat? network (funded by the Leverhulme Trust). She is currently working on the SUPPORTER project which aims at advancing gender equality in sports higher education in Central and Eastern Europe. Dr Tatsioka is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


BA in English Language, Linguistics and Literature

  • Introduction to the Study of Language
  • Language, Gender and Identity
  • Sociolinguistics

MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL

  • Intercultural Communication

MA in Translation and Interpreting 

  • Translation, Culture and Society

Research Interests

Code-switching and English borrowings 

Language attitudes

Gender representation in the media

Regional and minority languages


Tatsioka, Z. (2022) English loanword use in Greek online women’s magazines: The construction of the female identity. English Today. First View. 1-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266078422000190

Kharazyan, H. and Tatsioka, Z. (2019) Pragmatic-linguistic aspects of WWF PSAs on nature protection.  In N. Topintzi, N. Lavidas & M. Moumtzi (eds.), 23rd International Symposium papers on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics - Selected Papers. Thessaloniki: School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. pp. 216-225.

Can, C., Patsala, P. and Tatsioka, Z. eds., (2019) Language in Focus: Contemporary Means and Methods in ELT and Applied Linguistics. Tallinn, Estonia: LIF-Language in Focus Publications. 

Kalaitzidou, E. and Tatsioka, Z. (2019) Gender stereotypes in A2 English language teaching textbooks published in Greece: A case study. In: C. Can, P. Patsala and Z. Tatsioka, eds. Language in Focus: Contemporary Means and Methods in ELT and Applied Linguistics. Tallinn, Estonia: LIF-Language in Focus Publications. pp. 299-330.

Sapouna, I. and Tatsioka, Z. (2019) Attitudes towards refugee and immigrant languages in Greece. In: C. Can, P. Patsala and Z. Tatsioka, eds. Language in Focus: Contemporary Means and Methods in ELT and Applied Linguistics. Tallinn, Estonia: LIF-Language in Focus Publications. pp. 467-494.

Tatsioka, Z., Seidlhofer, B., Sifakis, N. and Ferguson, G. eds. (2018) Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe. Berlin, De Gruyter Mouton.

Dimopoulos, K., Gkasis, P., Kalyva, E., Lagkas, T. and Tatsioka, Z. eds. (2017) Proceedings of the 11th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Centre.
Kosior, M., Mantzaris, T. and Tatsioka, Z. (2016) Renegotiating the Basics: Learner Autonomy. In Proceedings of the 23rd International IATEFL Conference. When Inspiration is Born, Terme Topolšica, Slovenia. 

Tatsioka, Z. (2015) Attitudes towards English Language use on Greek TV: a threat or not? In Linn, A., Bermel, N. and Ferguson, G. eds. Attitudes towards English in Europe. Berlin, De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 321-344.

Ntika, M., Kalyva, E., Karamanos, A., Lagkas, T., Patsala, P., Prodromidou, A. and Tatsioka, Z. eds. (2015) Proceedings of the 10th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference. Thessaloniki, South-East European Research Center.
Tatsioka, Z. (2008) Code-switching and English loanwords in the Greek media. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics, 14, 129-144.



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