Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Institute of Languages and Culture
Since joining Regent’s, Marianna has been lecturing on BAM and RILC courses and designing and delivering various workshops for staff and students across the university. She has also designed and delivered Business English Modules for the BAIB Programmes, the RILC English Skills Modules, and Business English Modules for BAM. Furthermore, she has designed and project managed the official in-house RUL English Language Level Test. Over the years she has further expanded her wide-ranging skill set through work as an Academic Advisor, a member of the RILC Learning and Teaching Committee and the RILC Working Party. Marianna has shown a keen interest in working with RUL partnering institutions through participation in the Erasmus Plus Staff Mobility Programme where she was a Visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at Sapienza University, Rome. Some of her other focuses and commitments include sourcing guest speakers for RUL, and successfully marketing the university overseas to existing and new agents, representing the university at a variety of international industry conferences and events where she has also presented her on-going research findings.
Marianna’s successes include co-researching a three-year language teacher research project called: ‘Developing Language Teacher Research’ using the theoretical framework of Exploratory Practice. This project’s key achievement has been receiving The British Educational Research Association (BERA) Committee Award for the best example of British research and scholarly work in education for 2016.
Marianna is currently supervising 2 dissertations to completion
Co-researcher of ‘Developing Language Teacher Research’ Language Teacher Research Project. This project was awarded best British research and scholarly work in education for 2016 by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Committee.
2016 ‘Incorporating Instagram into language lessons and beyond: A Business Case Study' Regent’s University London (Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture) ‘Show and Tell’ event. 15 January. London.
2015 ‘Incorporating Instagram into language lessons and beyond.’ Regent’s University London (Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture) ‘Show and Tell’ event. 26 June. London.
Interview with Marianna featured in Macmillan Education: http://www.macmillanenglish.com/teacher-q-and-a/
Interview with Marianna featured in Pearson English:
2016 ‘Teacher-researcher journeys in EP: puzzles and PEPAs’ 35th Annual International TESOL France Colloquium. ‘Reaching New Heights in ELT’. 18th -20th Paris.
2016 ‘Why allow students to co-develop assessment and course content?’ IATEFL ESP SIG International Conference. ‘Content Language Acquisition vs General Language Acquisition’. 1st – 2nd October. Athens.
2016 ‘EP and Creativity: Why can student presentations and discussion boards work so well?’ The Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) 10th Annual Summer Conference at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus). ‘EAP and Creativity’. 9th - 10th of June. Oslo, Norway.
2016 ‘Why do student generated materials work so well?’ 50th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition. 12th - 16th April. Birmingham.
2016 'Accessibility of professional development by language practitioners investigating a better understanding of their classroom practice' Cardiff University (Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland) 17th Annual AULC Conference. 'Shaping a Multilingual Society'. 7-8 January. Cardiff.
2015 Poster Presentation ‘Why do student presentations and discussion boards work so well?’ Regent’s University London (Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture) “Empowering learning and teaching in the classroom”. 22nd May. London.
2015 ‘Why do some teaching materials develop better language learning opportunities than others?’ MGIMO University (Moscow Institute of International Relations) 2nd International Conference “The Magic of Innovation: New Trends in Language Research and Teaching Foreign Languages”. 24-25 April. Moscow.
Last updated: 08 December 2017