Marianne Nikolov is Professor Emerita at the University of Pécs in Hungary. Prior to her recent retirement she served as the Head of Department of English Applied Linguistics and the Director of the Doctoral School of Linguistics for many years.
Early in her career she used to teach young learners of English and worked as a mentor with pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language for ten years before moving to higher education. She has taught courses in BA, MA and PhD courses on a range of subjects, including the role of individual differences in SLA, research methods, and thesis writing. Her main research areas comprise the age factor and early language learning, assessment of and for learning, teacher education and classroom research. She has published books and papers in various refereed journals including the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, Language Teaching, System, and Language Teaching Research.
She has conducted large-scale national and smaller-scale international studies, organized international projects and colloquia at national and international conferences, and gave plenary addresses at national and international events. Her most recent book was published by Springer, her earlier volumes were published by Peter Lang, Mouton de Gruyter, and Multilingual Matters.