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He graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Parma and holds an MA in Italian Language Teaching Methodology and a Phd in Linguistics and Modern Language Teaching Methodology (Ca’ Foscari University in Venice).
At present he works as a full professor in Modern Language Teaching Methodology at the University of Parma.
Moreover: member of the administrative board of Parma University (CDA); Vice-director of the e-learning nd multimedia Centre of the University of Parma; coordinator of Laboratorio di Glottodidattica of the same university.
He has worked as a teacher trainer for FL teachers in Italy and abroad since 1991 and held lectures, courses and seminars at numerous institutions and universities.
He has written over eighty articles and essays in the field of Educational Linguistics and a dozen of books of the same disciplinary areas. His main fields of research are bilingual education and language acquisition; neuroscientific aspects of language learning and teaching; teaching Italian as a FL; language learning, teaching and assessing for academic purposes; language policies.

Author of a number of teaching materials and textbooks, on paper and multimedia, for Italian and Spanish as a foreign language, Italian as an L1.

Director or co-director of the following series
Lingua & Lingue, (con P. E. Balboni), Bonacci (Torino);
L'italiano per lo studio, Guerra (Perugia);
Avamposti di glottodidattica (with P. E. Balboni), Guerra (Perugia);
Il piacere della lettura, Guerra (Perugia)

Referee for the following journals or series
R.I.L.A. Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata, EL.LE Educazione linguistica. Language education, SAIL Studi sull'apprendimento e l'insegnamento linguistico, Le lingue di Babele (Torino, Utet), Documenti di didattica delle lingue (Perugia, Guerra), Risorse didattica Alias (Perugia, Guerra),

Office hours are usually on Tuesdays from 9 to 11, but students are advised to check on the Italian version of this page, as unfortunately changes are rather frequent due to numerous other academic tasks.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Teacher tutor


Other appointments


Delegate of Parma University Rector for pre-service and in-service teacher training

Vice-Director of the Department of Humanities, Social Studies and Cultural Industries

Vice-Director of SELMA (Parma University Center for e-learning)

Lines of research

The main research areas are: 1 language acquisition in bilingual contexts 2 neuroscientific approaches to language acquisition and language teaching 3 European language policies 4 the development of competences in Italian L2 for academic purposes 5 teaching contents through a foreign language 6 teacher training 7 assessment and certification of linguistic competences for academic purposes 8 quality in foreign language teaching.




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Unità di Italianistica (Second floor), Via D'Azeglio 85, 43125 Parma