Background and activities

Georgios Neokleous completed his PhD in Education at Saint Louis University in 2014, focusing on the use of the mother tongue in EFL classrooms. He currently works as an associate professor of English in the Department of Teacher Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he works with pre- and in-service EFL teachers and supervises at BA and MA levels.  He started his academic career as an EFL/ESL teacher and has extensive experience teaching English in Europe and the United States. He has designed courses that make use of methodology and activities appropriate to the linguistic needs of specific groups. He has published extensively, including peer-reviewed research articles and professional publications for teachers. His research focuses on multilingualism, the use of the mother tongue in EAL classrooms, translanguaging, and literacy.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Neokleous, Georgios; Krulatz, Anna; Farrelly, Raichle. (2020) Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms. IGI Global. 2020. ISBN 9781799827221.

Part of book/report

  • Neokleous, Georgios; Krulatz, Anna. (2020) Intercepting and fluid identities: From reflective teacher educators to reflective teachers. Language teacher identity in TESOL : Teacher education and practice as identity work.
  • Neokleous, Georgios; Park, Koeun; Krulatz, Anna. (2020) Creating Space for Dynamic Language Use: Cultivating Literacy Development through Translanguaging Pedagogy in EAL Classrooms. Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms.
  • Neokleous, Georgios. (2019) Interpreting technologically fluent classrooms: digital natives’ attitudes towards the use of technology in primary schools in Norway. Professional development in CALL : a selection of papers.