Scientific Committee

Federico Corradi

  • Università L'Orientale di Napoli
  • Italia

Federico Corradi is associate professor of French Literature at the University of Studies of Naples «L’Orientale» His areas of expertise are: XVIIth century French literature and culture, La Fontaine’s works and humanistic aesopic fable tradition; Representation of history in XVIIth century literature and in contemporary fiction; E-learning solutions for language and literature courses.

Anna De Meo

  • Università L'Orientale di Napoli
  • Italia

Anna De Meo is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Naples L'Orientale, Italy. She is currently President of the University Linguistic Center, President of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of the Spoken Communication Group. Her research interests include second language acquisition, L2 speech perception and production, interlanguage pragmatics.

Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin

  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Ireland

Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin, PhD, Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway, co-Director of the MA in Advanced Language Skills, Coordinator of the Diploma in Italian Online. Her research interests include Applied Linguistics, Audiovisual Translation and CALL. Recipient of several international funding awards, winner of three European Language Labels. For her publications, please visit here.

Qian Kan

  • The Open University
  • United Kingdom

Qian Kan, BA and MA in English Language and Literature, PhD in Linguistics, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University (UK). Her current research interests are mobile-supported language learning, eTandem learning, online peer mentoring and using online forums to support intercultural learning. For her publications, please visit here.

Johanna Monti

  • Università L'Orientale di Napoli
  • Italia

Johanna Monti teaches Translation Studies and Computational Linguistics at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, where she is member of the MOOC board. She was director of the Language Center of the University of Sassari, where she taught from 2012 till 2016. She is regularly acting as external evaluator for the MIUR (the Italian Ministry for Education and Research) and the Horizon 2020 program. For details visit here.

Andrea Villarini

  • Università per stranieri di Siena
  • Italia

Full Professor of Modern Languages Teaching at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Currently Head of the Research Center for E-learning (FAST) and of the School of Specialization in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language, he supervised the planning and implementation of the first MOOC in Italy to teach Italian as L2 and was winner of three European Language Labels. For details see here.

Keynote Speaker

Mauro Calise

  • Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Italia

Mauro Calise is Professor of Political Science at University of Naples Federico II and Editor of IPSAPORTAL, the International Political Science Association Web Portal for Electronic Sources. He has taught and lectured throughout Italy, Europe, and USA. His recent interests focus on Internet epistemology and culture. He is currently the Director of Federica Weblearning, the site of federica.eu, the largest European single university MOOC platform.

Donatella Troncarelli

  • Università per stranieri di Siena
  • Italia

Donatella Troncarelli, Associate Professor in Italian Linguistics, teaches “Italian Grammar” and “New Technologies for Language Teaching” at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Her main research areas are language course design and planning, grammar teaching, teaching second languages for specific purposes and with technology For more details see here.

Organizing Team

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Giampiero De Cristofaro

Giampiero de Cristofaro, BMath; teacher, teachers’ trainer to foster the introduction of TIC in schools, didactic planning and evaluation, chartered journalist; editorial director of a periodical; President of FENICE, Designer & Coordinator of 10 European projects in the field of education and training, recipient of 2 international funding awards, expert in dissemination. For details visit here.

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Giorgio Banti

Giorgio Banti, Vice Rector at the Oriental University of Naples, teaches General and historical linguistics and Somali language and literature. His main research topics are Somali, Oromo and Saho linguistics and literature; historical linguistics; information structure; language development; comparative poetry. He has directed several research projects on topics related to language typology, historical and Cushitic linguistics. For details see here.