Fifth Plenary Speaker Announced!

Fiona Dalziel


Fiona Dalziel is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies (DiSLL) of the University of Padova, Italy. She teaches on the BA in Language, Literature and Cultural Mediation and the MA in Modern Languages for International Communication and Collaboration. From 2013 to 2016 she was Head of Padova University Language Centre, where she set up the LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes) Project, whose aim was to provide support for lecturers teaching their content courses through English. Her research interests include: promoting metacognitive learning strategies and learner autonomy; teaching academic writing; English-medium Instruction (EMI); and the use of drama in language learning, including that of adult migrants. She is a member of the editorial board of Language Learning in Higher Education, the journal of CercleS, the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education, and she is guest editor of the May 2019 issue entitled “Language learning for and with refugees in higher education”. She has been coordinator of Padova University English drama group for 20 years.