Maria Eleni Pliakostamou

Modern Greek (Literature)

BA Honours degree in Philology, Specialisation in Medieval and Modern Greek Studies,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, Master of Arts – MA in Education: Leadership and Management, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom, School of Education, Medieval and Modern Greek Studies (Erasmus programme), King’s College London, United Kingdom, School of Humanities


Ms. Maria Eleni Pliakostamou has been a member of the PIERCE IB and Lyceum faculty since 2019. She is teaching Modern Greek Literature (Language A: Literature) (IB DP), and Modern Greek Language and Literature, History and Project (Lyceum).

She has taught so far:

  • Modern Greek Literature (Language A: Literature) (IB DP) and Modern Greek Language and Literature (Middle Years Programme) at Southbank International School, Westminster, London, UK.
  • Modern Greek A Level and GCSE in London, Oxford and Northampton, UK.
  • Modern Greek Language, Literature, History and Ancient Greek (Greek curriculum) both in the UK and Greece.

Research interests

Her research interests include Greek literature (the 19th and 20th centuries), in comparative context, studied in relation to the theory and practice of literary criticism and analysis, academic writing in secondary education, the necessity and content of training of teachers, Heads of Departments and Headteachers of Greek secondary schools, and the impact of the Greek “all day” school on students’ and teachers’ lives.