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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

  • 2008 - Ph.D. in Language Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • 2004 - "Laurea" (MA) cum laude in Arts, University of Bologna.

Teaching

  • Since 2012 - Adjunct Professor of 'Language Learning and Teaching', School of Languages and Literature, Translation and Interpretation, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2012 - Teacher of 'Academic Writing', School of Languages and Literature, Translation and Interpretation, University of Bologna.
  • 2005-2007 – Foreign Language Assistant, Department of Italian, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research interests

  • Intercultural language education
  • Language Learning and Teaching
  • Learning/teaching Italian as a second/foreign language
  • Multilinguism and study abroad
  • Academic writing

Projects

  • 2012-2015 - IEREST project (Intercultural Educational Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers), co-funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2012). Coordinator: Ana Beaven. Role: Project manager.
  • 2009-2012 - PAISÀ project (Platform for Italian Language Learning through Annotated Corpora), co-funded by FIRB (National Investment Fund for Research). Coordinator: Sergio Scalise (until April 1, 2012) and Vito Pirrelli. Role: Help coordinator and consultant about language learning and teaching.

Conference papers

  • 2015 - IEREST and assessment: A complex story. Mobile students’ intercultural learning: Exploring forms of assessment, Università di Bologna, 23 September 2015.
  • 2015 - Making IEREST transdisciplinary: intercultural education and language learning. Strategies for integrating intercultural learning in student mobility. University of Leuven, 4 June 2015.
  • 2015 - Integrating language objectives in IEREST activities (with Ana Beaven). Languages and interculturality for student mobility, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry, 28 April 2015.
  • 2014 - The IEREST Project: Looking to the Future. Developing Intercultural Understanding for Study Abroad, Durham University, 22 October 2014.
  • 2014 - Il progetto IEREST (with Ana Beaven). UNIBO on the move: due progetti per una mobilità consapevole, Università di Bologna, 2 October 2014.
  • 2014 - Interculturality in Interaction: Insights from Students in an IEREST Pre-departure Module (with Ana Beaven and Rosa Pugliese). Teaching the Intercultural in Contexts of Student Mobility, Università di Bologna, 12-13 June 2014.
  • 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.
  • 2014 - Self and Otherness Abroad: The IEREST Teaching Package for Preparing Outgoing Eramsus Students (with Prue Holmes). CULTnet Meeting, Durham University, 25-27 April 2014.
  • 2014 - The IEREST project. Intercultural Universities in Europe: Proposals from the IEREST Project, University of Primorska, Koper, 27 March 2014.
  • 2014 - IEREST: Developing Intercultural Competence during Study Abroad (with Ana Beaven). Fourth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, University of Arizona, Tucson, 23-26 January 2014.
  • 2013 - Assessing intercultural communicative competence and a sociocultural approach to learning. IATEFs Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG: Diversity, Plurilingualism and their Impact on Language Testing and Assessment, Università per Stranieri di Siena, 22-23 November 2013.
  • 2013 - Open Corpus Interface for Italian Language Learning (with Verena Lyding, Henrik Dittmann, Lionel Nicolas and Egon Stemle). Pixel - International Conference ICT for Language Learning, 6th edition, Florence, 14-15 November 2013.
  • 2013 - The IEREST Project: Intercultural Needs and Study Abroad. Intercultural Horizons 2013: Key to the New Multicultural Societies of the Globalized World, International Center for Intercultural Exchange, Siena, 7-9 October 2013.
  • 2013 - Intercultural and Language Learning in the Shadow of the Native Speaker: Exploring Erasmus Students Beliefs. CULTnet Meeting, Durham University, 21-22 April 2013.
  • 2012 - The IEREST Project: Intercultural Educational Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers (with Ana Beaven). The 11th IALIC International Conference, Durham University, 30 November - 2 December 2012.
  • 2012 - Interlingual Subtitling for Intercultural Foreign Language Learning. A Pilot Study (with Jennifer Lertola). ‘Subtitles and Language Learning' International Conference, Università di Pavia, 13-14 September 2012.
  • 2012 - “Stand up for your rights”: Strengths and Weaknesses of Teaching Italian to Adult Migrant Persons Aiming at Social Rights Awareness. The British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) 2012 Conference, University of Cambridge, 8-10 September 2012.
  • 2012 - Language versus Intercultural Learning through ELF Interactions. Higher Education Students' Perspectives. The Fifth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 24-26 May 2012.
  • 2012 - Pros and Cons of Assessing Intercultural Competence: A Focus on Ethical Issues. CULTnet Meeting, Durham University, 27-29 April 2014.
  • 2011 - Towards a Methodological Model of Intercultural Competence: Some theoretical issues. Intercultural Horizons 2011: Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development, International Center for Intercultural Exchange, Siena, 6-8 May 2011.
  • 2011 - Is there really a need for assessing intercultural competence? Some ethical issues. 8th Annual EALTA Conference ‘Ethics in Language Testing and Assessment', Università per Stranieri di Siena & Trinity College London, Siena, 5-8 May 2011.
  • 2010 - Intercultural Education in the Foreign Language Class: Theoretical and Methodological Issues. 1st International Language Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 10-11 December 2010.
  • 2010 - How to Teach It? Proposal for a Methodological Model of Intercultural Competence. International Conference on Intercultural Competence: Concepts - Challenges - Evaluations, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2-4 September 2010.
  • 2007 - Intercultura e glottodidattica: utilizzo dello stereotipo nella classe di lingua straniera. Biennial Conference for Italian Studies, University of Welsh, Bangor, 4-6 July 2007.
  • 2007 - Tecniche di decostruzione dello stereotipo per l'educazione interculturale. SIS Postgraduate Colloquium, University of Glasgow, 28 April 2007.
  • 2006 - La comunicazione mediata dal computer per l'educazione interculturale nella classe di lingua straniera. SIS Postgraduate Colloquium, Bristol University, 3 June 2006.

Invited presentations

  • 2015 - Intercultural Education Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers: the IEREST Project (with Ana Beaven). Culture, Language and Religion in Russia and Europe: Key Aspects in Education for Tolerance, Department of Education, Università di Bologna, 20 April 2015.
  • 2014 - Intercultural Dimension as A Plus for Mobility: The IEREST Project (with Ana Beaven). RecoNow study visit, International Affairs Division, Università di Bologna, 11 November 2014.
  • 2014 - Innovative Practices in Teaching: Intercultural Competences from Study Abroad to Study Programmes. E-QUAL: Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance in Undergraduate Education - Indian Delegation visit, International Affairs Division, Università di Bologna, 22 may 2014.
  • 2013 - The IEREST Project: Work in Progress towards Intercultural Educational resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers. Teaching the ‘intercultural' to International and Exchange Students in Finnish Higher Education, University of Helsinki, 15 March 2013.
  • 2011 - A Critical Stance on the Assessment of Intercultural Competence. CEFcult Seminar, University of Savoie, Chambéry, 12 September 2011.
  • 2010 - I generi del web tra tradizione e innovazione: un'analisi linguistica sulla base del corpus PAISÀ (con Sara Castagnoli e Marco Brunello). Scritto e parlato, formale e informale: La comunicazione mediata dalla rete, Università di Torino, 29-30 October 2010.

Teacher training

  • 2015 - Teaching international students: Intercultural awareness across the curriculum (with Neva Čebron). CMEPIUS (Centre of the Republic for Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes), Lubiana, 21 October 2015.
  • 2015 - Apprendere/insegnare in una lingua seconda: l’italiano L2 nella classe multilingue (with Rosa Pugliese). UNIBO pre-service teacher training, Università di Bologna, 4 May 2015.
  • 2015 - Dalla lingua all’intercultura e ritorno: percorsi didattici a confronto. Giornata di Formazione LEND “Educazione interculturale e curriculo plurilingue”, Università per Stranieri di Siena, 27 May 2015.
  • 2015 - La dimensione interculturale nell’apprendimento dell’italiano. Corso di formazione
  • “Insegnare italiano come lingua seconda: aspetti didattici e metodologici”, Centro per l’Istruzione degli Adulti, 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). UNIBO pre-service teacher training, Università di Bologna, 18 May 2013.
  • 2012 - Progetto TavolaMigrante Online: corso online di formazione per insegnanti di italiano come lingua seconda (with Rossana Raddi). Centro Servizi per il volontariato della provincia di Bologna (VOLABO), Bologna, marzo 2012.
  • 2010 - Corso di formazione di base in didattica dell'italiano per stranieri: insegnare a migranti adulti in contesti di volontariato. Centro Servizi per il volontariato della provincia di Bologna (VOLABO), Bologna, October-November 2010.

Organization of events

Memberships and affiliations

  • Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata (AItLA).
  • Società Italiana di Didattica delle Lingue e Linguistica Educativa (DILLE).
  • International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC).
  • International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE).
  • ICC Global.
  • CULT-NET.

Activity as a referee

  • Occasional reviewer for Eurosla Monographs, EUROSLA (European Second Language Association).
  • Occasional reviewer for International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Elsevier.
  • Occasional reviewer for SAGE Open, SAGE.
  • Since 2015 - Member of the Scientific Committee of The International Journal of Education for Diversities, University of Helsinki Publishing.

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