Androulla Papakyriakou holds an MA in German Language and Literature and a PhD in General Linguistics from the Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). She is currently an Asst. Professor at the Department of Languages and Literature and also the Director of the Centre of Modern Languages. She has served as a member of the Senate of the University of Nicosia (2008 – 2014), the Senate of Intercollege (02.2003-02. 2006) and the Senate of the Humboldt-University/Berlin (1990-1992). She acted as a Coordinator (team from Cyprus) of the European project European Curricula in New Technologies and Language Teaching(Socrates programme, Comenius 2.1) and participated also in the European project Language Network for Quality Assurance(Lifelong Learning Programme) as well as in the European project Advancing Effective Institutional Models towards Cohesive Teaching, Learning, Research and Writing Development (COST). In the past, Dr Papakyriakou was a lecturer at the Department of English and General Linguistics of the University of Technology (Berlin) and she also worked at the Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals. Her research interests include the Syntax-Semantics interface, translation, the use of technology in language teaching, Content and Language Integrated Learning and language policies for promoting multilingualism. She is the President of the Cyprus Linguistics Society and the President of the Cyprus Teachers of German Association.