Maria Dimitrakopoulou is a member of the Lab Teaching Staff at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She holds an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She has taught English as a Foreign Language at all levels of education and worked as an adjunct researcher for the Centre for the Greek Language. Since 2012 she has been involved in the teaching of the module "Bilingualism: Language and thought in the bilingual mind" in the distance teacher training programme "Routes for the teaching of Greek as an L2" run by the Centre for the Greek Language. Her main research interests are in the areas of generative syntax, (first and second) language acquisition and bilingualism.