Maria Poulopoulou graduated from the Department of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (B.A. in Philology, specializing in Linguistics). She followed postgraduate studies completing her M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics/Semantics. As a member of the Special Research Staff of the School of Letters of the University of Crete since 2001, she has designed, coordinated and taught in the curricular courses of Modern Greek for the incoming ERASMUS students of the University, as well as in intensive summer courses, and courses for specific purposes. She has also participated in academic programs related to diaspora studies and linguistic minorities in Greece. In this framework she has (co-)authored books on Modern Greek as a foreign/second language and trained teachers in primary and secondary education. In 2016, in the framework of the program “Κάλλιπος” (National Technical University of Athens) she authored Modern Greek: Grammar Notes for Absolute Beginners, a Modern Greek grammar for levels A1-A2 (in English).