Head of Programme - Languages
T: +44 (0)1904 876775
I am interested in language learning motivation, foreign
language learning in adults and qualitative research methods in
I am currently finishing my PhD in Education
at the University of York. My thesis explores the motivation of
adult language learners on an Italian beginner course.
As YSJ Teaching Fellow, I have been working on
a Curriculum Enhancement Project fund (£3,000) aimed at developing
E-portfolios for language learning and assessment.
Language and editing consultant for:
A.Lamping (2009) Talk Italian Grammar. Harlow:
A.Lamping (2007) Talk Italian 2. Harlow: BBC
Nov 2012 (abstract submitted) E-portfolios for
language learning and assessment. ICT for Language Learning,
5th Edition, Florence.
Sep 2010 Inspiring culture-based language
learning through open lectures in Italian ‘Enhancing the Italian
studies curriculum: innovation and development’, University of
Apr 2010 La Val di Merse e i suoi gioielli
nascosti nelle Terre di Siena. Foreign Language Lecture Series,York
St John’s University.
Jan 2010 How can the Common European
Framework for Languages inform assessment in HE language modules?
Learning and Teaching Conference 2010, York St John University.
Sep 2009 Semi-structured interviews as a
means of accessing learners’ voices in L2 motivation research. 19th
Annual Conference of The European Second Language Association
(EUROSLA), University College, Cork.