Roma Tre University is one of six organizations participating in ENRICH. It has a long and well-established tradition in the field of Teacher Education at all school levels and it has been the Ministry of Education major reference point for school competitions and for both pre- and in-service training. This has allowed the creation of a large network of collaboration with most state schools – from primary to higher schools – in the city and in the Latium region. Roma Tre has also a wide and well-established experience in the field of initiatives and projects in Multilingual Education and support to refugees and migrants, in collaboration with non-governmental agencies acting in support of the integration of migrants’ children in the education system.
Lucilla Lopriore, Lead ENRICH Partner, is a full professor in English Language and Translation, Roma Tre University; MA TEFL, Reading University, PhD Italian as a foreign language, University for Foreigners, Siena. TESOL Italy President (1996-1998), TESOL Intl. Board of Directors (2001-2004), TESOL Intl. Research Committee (2016-2018). Italian coordinator in: ELLiE Project, PRIN project English as a Lingua Franca in domain-specific contexts of intercultural communication, ERASMUS+ KA2, ENRICH. She has worked extensively as a teacher educator in ELT, CLIL, Italian as a foreign language, assessment courses. A course-book writer, she published research papers on early language learning, ELF, ESP, assessment and teacher education. Research interests: ELF, CLIL, teacher education, assessment and early language learning.
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Silvia Sperti, ENRICH Researcher, holds a Ph.D. in English Linguistics applied to Intercultural Communication from the University of Salento (Italy). She is a Lecturer in English Language and Translation at Roma Tre University and an Intercultural Language Mediator. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Roma Tre University. Her research interests and publications focus on the investigation of pragma-linguistic dimensions of intercultural communication and mediation, ELF variations and World Englishes.
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Valeria Fiasco, ENRICH Researcher, holds a Master's Degree in Linguistics and a PhD in English Linguistics at Roma Tre University. Her research interests include the use of corpus linguistics as a tool for the lexicological and lexicographical investigation into the world of loanwords and pseudo-loanwords, the contact between languages and the study of ESP (English for Specialized Purposes). She is also interested in the use of corpora in language teaching and learning.
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Alessandra Cannelli, ENRICH Researcher, has taught for 42 years in Italian high schools. She is an e-tutor and teacher trainer in online courses by INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research) for language teachers, an eTwinning pedagogical advisor for Lazio and a tutor coordinator at Roma Tre University, where she works as an expert on the use of technology in education. She is the author of didactic resources for language learning through the use of technologies (Indire website, Valore Scuola, 2009) and of the article “Acer Netbook” in the “Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements". She has also contributed to various issues of the Visibility of eTwinning projects group Newsletter (No. 1, 3, 5, 6).
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