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Claudia Borghetti

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-LIN/02 Educational Linguistics

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2009 - Ph.D. in Language Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • 2004 - "Laurea" (MA) cum laude in Arts, University of Bologna.

Academic career

  • August 2018 - National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor.
  • Since 2017 - Research Fellow in Language Learning and Teaching, University of Bologna.
  • 2009-2017 - Adjunct Professor (Educational Linguistics) and Research Assistant (PAISÀ and IEREST projects), University of Bologna.
  • 2005-2007 - Foreign Language Assistant, Department of Italian, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Academic duties

  • Since 2018 - Member of the Executive Committee (Giunta), LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2018 - Member of the Committee for Italian Language Test to non-EU students with residency abroad, FICLIT and LILEC Departments, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2017 - Member of the Research Committee, LILEC Department, University of Bologna. Among the responsibilities of the Research Committee was the writing of the project for admission to the national funding “Departments of Excellence 2018-2022”; the LILEC was appointed as winner on 9th January 2018.
  • Since 2017 - Delegate to the Third Mission of the LILEC, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2017 - Member of the UNIBO Committee for Interculturality.

Research interests and activities

Please, see sections on Publications, Research, and Collaborations.

Invited papers in conferences and seminars

  • 2019 - University of Salerno. Conference Il ruolo dell’italiano L2 nel processo di internazionalizzazione delle università. Title of the paper: “Internazionalizzazione in lingua italiana? Il punto di vista della comunità accademica sul multilinguismo all’Università di Bologna”.
  • 2019 - University College Cork, Ireland. Seminar Preparing students for study abroad. Title of the paper: “Intercultural education for student mobility”.
  • 2019 - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Seminar Internationalising the Postgraduate: Crossing Boundaries. Title of the paper: “Intercultural learning in class interaction”.
  • 2018 - LILEC Department, University of Bologna. Seminar Nuove latitudini nella scrittura. Title of the paper: “Insegnare a scrivere all’università: due percorsi di didattica della scrittura accademica a confronto”.
  • 2018 - Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France. Conference Erasmus, study abroad and Europe: From research and theory to practice and programmes. Title of the paper: “An exploration of intercultural learning in student and teacher class interaction” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2018 - Department of Legal Science, University of Bologna. Conference Costruendo lo stato interculturale - L’interculturalità secondo l’accademia: diverse scienze in dialogo su un concetto in costruzione. Title of the paper: “Interculturalità e didattica delle lingue moderne: per un’educazione linguistica interculturale”.
  • 2017 - Ghent University, Belgium. Seminar Research Group Multiples. Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication. Title of the paper: “IEREST - Intercultural Education Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers”.
  • 2016 - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.Discussion forum “Meet the authors”, organised by the journal Language and Intercultural Communication. Participation by invitation as co-editor of the journal issue 16(3).
  • 2016 - Newcastle University, UK. Seminar Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Research Group. Title of the paper: “Intercultural Education Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers” (in collaboration with Rosa Pugliese).
  • 2016 - School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna. Conference ECTS MA Annual Meeting. Title of the paper: “The IEREST project: Intercultural education resources for study abroad” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2015 – Fondazione Intercultura Onlus & European Federation for Intercultural Learning, Colle Val d’Elsa, Italy. Discussion forum “VI Forum on intercultural learning and exchange: The school assessment of the intercultural learning of pupils during and after individual exchanges abroad”. Participation by invitation as IEREST project manager.
  • 2015 - Department of Education, University di Bologna. Conference Culture, language and religion in Russia and Europe: Key aspects in education for tolerance. Title of the paper: “Intercultural education resources for Erasmus students and their teachers: the IEREST project” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2014 - International Affairs Division, University of Bologna. Seminar RecoNow study visit. Title of the paper: “Intercultural dimension as a plus for mobility: The IEREST project” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2014 - International Affairs Division, University of Bologna. Seminar UNIBO on the move: due progetti per una mobilità consapevole. Title of the paper: “Il progetto IEREST” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2014 - International Affairs Division, University of Bologna. Seminar E-QUAL: Enhancing quality, access and governance in undergraduate education - Indian delegation visit. Title of the paper: “Innovative practices in teaching: intercultural competences from study abroad to study programmes”.
  • 2013 - International Affairs Division, University of Bologna. Seminar Alma Mater per l’intercultura: Dialogo tra tre progetti europei. Title of the paper: “Progetto IEREST” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven and Jan Van Maele).
  • 2013. University of Helsinki, Finland. Seminar Teaching the ‘intercultural’ to international and exchange students in Finnish higher education. Title of the paper: “The IEREST project: Work in progress towards intercultural educational resources for Erasmus students and their teachers”.
  • 2012. University of Savoy Mont Blanc, Chambéry, France. CEFcult Seminar. Title of the paper: “A critical stance on the assessment of intercultural competence”.
  • University of Turin, Italy. Conference Scritto e parlato, formale e informale: La comunicazione mediata dalla rete. Title of the paper: “‘I generi del web tra tradizione e innovazione: un’analisi linguistica sulla base del corpus PAISÀ” (in collaboration with Sara Castagnoli and Marco Brunello).

Conference talks

  • 2019 - University of Valencia, Spain. IALIC Conference Translating cultures, cultures in translation. Title of the paper: “From culture to identity: translating theoretical constructs for the language class”.
  • 2019 – University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy. CILGI conference Alfabetizzazione e cittadinanza. Title of the paper: “Insegnare la scrittura accademica per le discipline e nelle discipline: una sperimentazione educativa sull’italiano” (in collaboration with Rosa Pugliese).
  • 2019 - University of Malta, La Valletta, Malta. DILLE conference Politiche e pratiche per l’educazione linguistica, il multilinguismo e la comunicazione interculturale. Title of the paper: “Gli effetti della sperimentazione Osservare l’interlingua su alunni monolingui e multilingui” (in collaboration with Gabriele Pallotti).
  • 2018 - Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. BERA Annual Conference 2018. Title of the paper: “Rethinking Internationalization at Home: diverse perspectives from the academic community” (in collaboration with Sue Robson, Alina Schartner, Joana Almeida, Jan Van Maele, Katrien Mertens, Annelies Messelink, Rosa Pugliese, Greta Zanoni).
  • 2018 - University of Helsinki, Finland. IALIC conference The ‘good’ interculturalist. Title of the paper: “Researching interculturality: reflections on some key features”.
  • 2018 - University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy. Convegno CIS La scrittura per l’apprendimento dell’italiano L2. Title of the paper: “Imparare a scrivere in L1 e in L2: il contributo dei percorsi di educazione linguistica basati sul costrutto dell’Interlingua” (in collaboration with Gabriele Pallotti).
  • 2018 - University of Salerno, Italy. GISCEL Conference Orale e scritto, verbale e non verbale: la multimodalità nell'ora di lezione. Title of the paper: “Raccontare con la penna e con la voce, cosa è uguale e cosa cambia?” (in collaboration with Gabriele Pallotti and Stefania Ferrari).
  • 2018 - University of Foreigners, Siena, Italy. DILLE conference Il parlato - lo scritto: aspetti teorici e didattici. Title of the paper: “Dalla riflessione su oralità e scrittura alla redazione dei testi scritti efficaci: uno studio sperimentale” (in collaboration with Gabriele Pallotti and Stefania Ferrari).
  • 2017 - Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria. Conference Language Education across Borders. Title of the paper: “Interculturality and study abroad from a non-essentialist perspective: the IEREST project” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2017 - Newport, Welsh, UK. Conference Higher Education rising to the challenge: Balancing expectations of students, society and stakeholders. Title of the paper: “Internationalisation at home: approaches and tools for review and development” (in collaboration with Sue Robson, Alina Schartner, Joana Almeida, Jan Van Maele, Annelies Messelink, Rosa Pugliese, Greta Zanoni).
  • 2017 - University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy. Conference MOOCs, Language learning and mobility. Title of the paper: “Intercultural education in the virtual class: the case of the IEREST project” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2017 - University of Split, Croatia. SAREP Conference (Working Group 4) Promoting success in study abroad: responding to individual differences. Title of the paper: “An exploration of intercultural and second language identity development in a study abroad context” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2017 - University of Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy. DILLE conference La didattica delle lingue nel nuovo millennio: le sfide dell’internazionalizzazione. Title of the paper: “Educazione linguistica interculturale: spunti di riflessione dal progetto IEREST”.
  • 2016 - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. IALIC conference Bridging across languages and cultures in everyday lives: new roles for changing scenarios. Title of the paper: “Exploring intercultural learning in class interaction” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2014 - University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. Fourth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. Title of the paper: “IEREST: Developing intercultural competence during study abroad” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2013 - University of Foreigners of Siena, Siena, Italy. IATEFL conference Diversity, Plurilingualism and their Impact on Language Testing and Assessment. Title of the paper: “Assessing intercultural communicative competence and a sociocultural approach to learning”.
  • 2013 - Pixel, Florence, Italy. International Conference ICT for Language Learning, 6th edition. Title of the paper: “Open corpus interface for Italian language learning” (in collaboration with Verena Lyding, Henrik Dittmann, Lionel Nicolas e Egon Stemle).
  • 2013 - International Center for Intercultural Exchange, Siena, Italy. Intercultural Horizons conference Key to the New Multicultural Societies of the Globalized World. Title of the paper: “The IEREST Project: Intercultural needs and study abroad”.
  • 2012 - Durham University, UK. IALIC conference Intercultural Dialogue: Current Challenges/Future Directions. Title of the paper: “The IEREST project: Intercultural educational resources for Erasmus students and their teachers” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven).
  • 2012. University of Pavia, Italy. Conference Subtitles and Language Learning. Title of the paper: “Interlingual subtitling for Intercultural foreign language learning. A pilot study” (in collaboration with Jennifer Lertola).
  • 2012 - University of Cambridge, UK. BAICE conference Education, mobility and migration: People, ideas and resources. Title of the paper: “‘Stand-up for your rights’: Strengths and weaknesses of teaching Italian to adult migrant persons aiming at social rights awareness”.
  • 2012 - Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. ELF conference Pedagogical Implications of ELF in the Expanding Circle. Title of the paper: “Language versus intercultural learning through ELF interactions. Higher education students’ perspectives”.
  • 2011 - International Center for Intercultural Exchange, Siena, Italy. Intercultural Horizons conference Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development. Title of the paper: “Towards a Methodological Model of Intercultural Competence: Some theoretical issues”.
  • 2011 - University of Foreigners of Siena, Italy. EALTA Conference Ethics in Language Testing and Assessment. Title of the paper: “Is there really a need for assessing intercultural competence? Some ethical issues”.
  • 2010 - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. 1st International Language Conference. Title of the paper: “Intercultural education in the foreign language class: Theoretical and methodological issues”.
  • 2010 - National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. Conference Intercultural Competence: Concepts - Challenges - Evaluations. Title of the paper: “How to teach it? Proposal for a Methodological Model of Intercultural Competence”.
  • 2007 - University of Welsh, Bangor, UK. Biennial Conference for Italian Studies. Title of the paper: “Intercultura e glottodidattica: utilizzo dello stereotipo nella classe di lingua straniera”.
  • 2007 - University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. SIS Postgraduate Colloquium. Title of the paper: “Tecniche di decostruzione dello stereotipo per l’educazione interculturale”.
  • 2006 - Bristol University, UK. SIS Postgraduate Colloquium. Title of the paper: “La comunicazione mediata dal computer per l’educazione interculturale nella classe di lingua straniera”.

Editoral boards

  • Since 2017 - Member of the Editorial Board of the book series CLUB Working Papers in Linguistics, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2017 - Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Intercultural Communication Education, Castledown Publishers.
  • Until 2015 - Member of the Editorial Board of the journal The International Journal of Education for Diversities, University of Helsinki Publishing.

Memberships and affiliations

  • Since 2017 - Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI).
  • Since 2016 - Società Italiana di Didattica delle Lingue e Linguistica Educativa (DILLE).
  • Since 2015 - Circolo Linguistico dell’Università di Bologna (CLUB).
  • Since 2015 - Centro Interuniversitario Analisi dell’Interazione e della Mediazione (AIM).
  • Since 2014 - Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata (AItLA).
  • Since 2012 - International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC). Since 2017: member of the management committee and IALIC Research Officer.
  • Since 2012 - ICC Global.
  • Since 2012 - CULT-NET.
  • Until 2016 - International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE).

Activity as a referee

  • 2019 - Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Taylor & Francis.
  • 2019 - Language Awareness. Taylor & Francis.
  • 2019, 2017 - Linguæ & - Rivista di lingue e culture moderne, LED.
  • 2018 - Intercultural Communication Education. Castledown Publishers.
  • 2018 - Italian Journal of Linguistics (IJL), Pacini Editore.
  • 2017, 2016 - Language and Intercultural Communication, Routledge.
  • 2017, 2015 - Eurosla Monographs, EUROSLA (European Second Language Association).
  • 2016 - Language Teaching Research, SAGE.
  • 2016 - European Journal for Applied Linguistics, De Gruyter.
  • 2016 - Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, Benjamins.
  • 2015 - SAGE Open, SAGE.
  • 2014 - The International Journal of Education for Diversities, University of Helsinki Publishing.
  • 2014 - International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Elsevier.

Event organisation

  • Since 2018 - Several initiatives within the frame of the Progetto d’Eccellenza DIVE-IN, LILEC Department, University of Bologna, in collaboration with the working groups “Laboratorio Sperimentale”, “Summer e Winter Schools” e, until June 2019, “Officina dell’Interculturalità”.
  • 2019 - Workshop UNIBO è interculturalità (in collaboration with the UNIBO Committee for Interculturality). University of Bologna, 6 December 2019.
  • 2018 - Workshop Dire, fare, giocare…. in lingua! Musica, disegni, letture, giochi e altro ancora in spagnolo e giapponese, within the frame of La Notte dei Ricercatori (in collaboration with Ana Pano Aleman and Paola Scrolavezza). University of Bologna, 28 September 2018.
  • 2018 - Workshop Potenziare le strategie di internazionalizzazione in ambito educativo, within the frame of the ATIAH project (in collaboration with Greta Zanoni). University of Bologna, 29 June 2018.
  • 2018 - Conference Studies of socialisation in the context of transnational mobility and migration, within the frame of the COST Action SAREP (in collaboration with Ana Beaven). University of Bologna, 21-22 June 2018.
  • 2018 - Seminar Viaggi linguistici, letterari e interculturali a Bologna dotta e poliglotta, within the frame of the Festival del Turismo Responsabile IT.A.CA' - Migranti e viaggiatori (in collaboration with several LILEC colleagues). University of Bologna, 29 May 2018.
  • 2017 - Workshop UNIBO è interculturalità (in collaboration with the UNIBO Committee for Interculturality). University of Bologna, 1 December 2017.
  • 2017 - Roundtable Internationalisation at Home, within the frame of the ATIAH project. University of Bologna, 8 June 201.
  • 2015 - Symposium Mobile students’ intercultural learning: Exploring forms of assessment (in collaboration with the Bologna IEREST team). University of Bologna, 23 September 2015.
  • 2015 - Seminar Strategies for integrating intercultural learning in student mobility (in collaboration with the Leuven IEREST team). University of Leuven, 4 June 2015.
  • 2015 - Symposium Languages and interculturality for student mobility (in collaboration with the Chambéry IEREST team). Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry, 28 April 2015.
  • 2014 - Symposium Developing intercultural understanding for study abroad (in collaboration with the Durham IEREST team). Durham University, 27 october 2014.
  • 2014 - International conference Teaching the Intercultural in Contexts of Student Mobility (in collaboration with the Bologna IEREST team). University of Bologna, 12-13 June 2014.
  • 2014 - Symposium Intercultural Universities in Europe: Proposals from the IEREST Project (in collaboration with the Koper IEREST team). University of Koper, 27 March 2014.
  • 2013 - Seminar European Student Mobility and the Englishisation of Higher Education, of Professor Jim Coleman, the OPEN University (in collaboration with Ana Beaven). University of Bologna, 2 October 2013.
  • 2012-2018 - IDEAR (Department meetings on Reserach and Experiences and Activities) in collaboration with Francesca Masini, Ana Pano Alamán e Fabio Regattin. LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • 2012 - The Linguistics Week: Conferences on Aspects of Language and Linguistics, in collaboration with Francesca Masini and Sergio Scalise. University of Bologna, 28 February - 1 March 2012.
  • 2010 - Round-table I generi testuali e il web, within the frame of the PAISÀ project. University of Bologna, 9 June 2010.

Teaching activity

Please, see section on Teaching.

Training activity

Training for language teachers

  • 2019 - Insegnare italiano in prospettiva interculturale: dal quadro teorico alle proposte didattiche. Training for Italian L2 language teachers, XCELING project, University of Minia, Egypt, 9-11 April 2019.
  • 2017 - La dimensione interculturale in classe: esempi e proposte. Regional Training Programme “Progetto Translanguaging: le competenze linguistiche dei migranti entrano nelle scuole”. CESP (Centro studi per la scuola pubblica), Padua, 12 October 2017.
  • 2016 - Languages and interculturality for student mobility: The IEREST project (with Ana Beaven). Service des Relations Internationales et des Langues (SRIL), Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne, 26 January 2016.
  • 2015 - Apprendere/insegnare in una lingua seconda: l’italiano L2 nella classe multilingue (with Rosa Pugliese). Post-lauream teacher training (TFA), Università di Bologna, 4 May 2015.
  • 2015 - Dalla lingua all’intercultura e ritorno: percorsi didattici a confronto. LEND Teacher Training Educazione interculturale e curriculo plurilingue, University of Foreigners of Siena, 27 March 2015.
  • 2015 - La dimensione interculturale nell’apprendimento dell’italiano. Teacher Training Insegnare italiano come lingua seconda: aspetti didattici e metodologici, Center of Adult Education and Training, Bologna, 20 March 2015.
  • 2014 - EALTA pre-conference workshop: ‘Assessment of intercultural communicative competencies’ (with Jan Van Maele). 11th EALTA Conference, The CEFR and Language Testing and Assessment - Where are we now?, University of Warwick, 27-29 May 2014.
  • 2013 - Apprendere/insegnare in una lingua seconda: l’italiano L2 (with Rosa Pugliese). Post-lauream teacher training (TFA), University of Bologna, 18 May 2013.
  • 2012 - ‘Progetto TavolaMigrante Online’ created by Claudia Borghetti, Rossana Raddi and Association BeeCom with the contribution of the Cooperative Anastasis. Online teaching module of L2 Italian for immigrant persons. Volunteer Service Centre for the Province of Bologna (VOLABO), Bologna, March 2012.
  • 2010 - Corso di formazione di base in didattica dell’italiano per stranieri: insegnare a migranti adulti in contesti di volontariato” [Basic training course for teaching Italian to foreigners: Teaching adults in contexts of volunteer work]. Volunteer Service Centre for the Province of Bologna (VOLABO), Bologna, October-November 2010.

Training on writing and teaching to write

  • 2019 - La didattica della scrittura: una proposta di sillabo. Incontri sulla didattica dell’italiano – III ciclo. Department of Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna, 13 December 2019.
  • 2019 - Insegnare a scrivere: le proposte del progetto Osservare l’Interlingua. Training L’insegnamento dell’italiano nella classe plurilingue: osservare l’interlingua. Istituto Comprensivo “Carpi zona nord” (Carpi, San Felice sul Panaro, Castelfranco Emilia), 11-12 September 2019.
  • 2018 - Scrivere atti e pareri legali: laboratorio teorico-pratico di scrittura giuridica (in collaboration with Riccardo Bianchini). Scuola Forense Aretina, Arezzo, 31 May 2018.

Staff training to professionals in internationalisation and student mobility

  • 2018 - Study abroad and intercultural competence development. ENTEP Project - University Top Manager Training, Department of Education, University of Bologna, 11 September 2018.
  • 2017 - Interculturality for student mobility. Make it global - University of Bologna’s International Staff Training Week, University of Bologna, 14 June 2017.
  • 2016 - Intercultural Preparation of Exchange Students (in collaboration with Diana Afrashteh). International Affairs Office, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7-8 September 2016.
  • 2016 - Intercultural Preparation of Exchange Students: Resources for Study Abroad Advisors and Educators” (in collaboration with Ana Beaven). International Affairs Office, University of Bologna, 8 June 2016.
  • 2016 - Intercultural Preparation of Outgoing Students (in collaboration with Diana Afrashteh). Utrecht Network Workshop, Queen’s University, Belfast, 27-28 April 2016.
  • 2015 - Teaching international students: Intercultural awareness across the curriculum (in collaboration with Neva Čebron). CMEPIUS (Centre of the Republic for Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21 October 2015.

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