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Dr. Lambrini (Lana) Loumbourdi

Dr. Lana Loumbourdi
Senior Lecturer

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut für Anglistik, Didaktik des Englischen 
(Dept. of Teaching English as a Foreign Language) 
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10B, Room 438
D-35394 Gießen

Tel.: +49 641 - 99 303 36
Email: Lambrini.Loumbourdi
Office Hours: Please contact me via email.




Lana Loumbourdi teaches TEFL at the English department of JLU. She is currently conducting a study on teacher mindsets and inclusive practices for students with Special Educational Needs.

She studied English at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. In 2000, she earned her M.A on TEFL/ TESL in Birmingham University, UK, focusing on Assessment and Evaluation. She worked as a Research Assistant and Lecturer at Goethe University (2009-2014) where she completed her PhD, supervised by Prof. Dr. Britta Viebrock. In her dissertation she examined the washback effect of standardised exams on learning and teaching. Her PhD was published by Peter Lang.

She is a qualified teacher and has worked as an English teacher for 10 years in elementary schools, high-schools as well as vocational schools.

As of 2014, she has a permanent position as a Senior Lecturer at the English Department of JLU, where she has been offering seminars on Inclusion, Teacher Professionalisation, Assessment, as well as Teaching English in Primary School. She has also been supervising the Praktikum for English in Primary School.




Her academic interests focus on Inclusion, Teacher Professionalisation, Primary school English, Assessment as well as Task-based Language Teaching. She has offered multiple seminars as well as workshops on these topics and has presented her research findings in several international conferences. She is currently working on a research project focusing on Inclusion of Students with Special Educational Needs.


Funding and Memberships


  • Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF)
  • Member of EALTA
  • PEAK1 Project (2012-2016), funded by the HKM. She developed, administered and evaluated a Speaking test, measuring the performances of 4th grade students in Hessen.


Recent Publications and Monographs


  • Lambrini Loumbourdi (in preparation) “Exploring Inclusion within Teacher Mindsets and Practices”
  • Lamprini Loumbourdi (in the process of submission in the International Journal of Inclusive Education)) “Teacher trainees’ concerns and perceptions on Inclusion: investigating the preparation of pre-service teachers on inclusive educational practices”
  • Lambrini Loumbourdi/ Darja Brotzmann (2019) „Assessing Speaking: Language Performance at the end of Grade 4” in Annika Kolb and Michael Legutke (Hrsg.): English ab Klasse 1 – Grundlage für Kontinuierliches Fremdsprachenlernen. Narr
  • Lambrini Loumbourdi (2014). The Power and Impact of Standardised Tests. Peter Lang