In addition to teaching, I contribute actively to the development of new teaching resources. I coordinate the BFA student magazine ‘The Key’ and enjoy getting involved in the student social programme when time permits.
I lived in Sicily (Italy) for 17 years where I worked in a wide range of educational and professional environments. This included teacher training projects for the Ministry of Education and the development and delivery of ESP courses such as English for Surveyors, Business English and English for Quality Management in Education.
For many years I was project coordinator for a non-profit organisation (LILA) working with people affected by HIV/AIDs and substance abuse. From 2003 to 2006, I worked as an English tutor at the University of Catania, teaching mainly undergraduate writing classes.
Since relocating to the UK in 2006, I have taught both in Further and Higher Education contexts, including some challenging but rewarding work with refugees and asylum seekers. In addition to my university work, I also work as an EFL exam item writer and as a translator and proofreader for Italian-English texts in science and medicine.
I have written the 20- and 15-week EAP2 presessional course materials and the materials for the Advanced Academic Skills modules for the Foundation Programme. I am a key contact on the social networking pages of the BFA.
I have a keen interest in teacher development and the use of multimedia resources and technology. I enjoy contributing to professional publications and conferences on these themes.