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Notice and additional information
To ALL the students enrolled on the course LINGUA INGLESE 2:

We will be introducing the course LINGUA INGLESE 2 to all the students on Tuesday, October 3rd, in Room EF2 (Ex-Fiat, via Venezia), with the following schedule:
- 12.30 / 13.30: students A-L
- 13.30 / 14.30: students M-Z

During the introductory meeting we will provide useful information on the course.

Office hours
Centro Linguistico di Ateneo CLA, room 2027, via Venezia 16 - 5th floor Office hour upon previous appointment: please contact me per email at
(updated on 15/01/2018 00:30)

Curriculum Vitae

2010-2013: PhD in Applied Linguistics and English Studies (Doctor Europaeus)- University of Padova.
I conducted extensive research on the potential of English as a lingua franca telecollaboration to enhance university students’ intercultural learning and negotiation of shared spaces and subject positions. Thesis title: “Negotiating a transcultural place in an English as a lingua franca telecollaboration exchange: a mixed methods approach to the analysis of intercultural communicative competence and third space in an online Community of Practice”.

2007-2009: Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages for International Communication - University of Padova (110 cum laude)
Thesis Title: “Writer visibility and agreement/disagreement strategies in online interaction: a learner corpus study”.

September 2008 – April 2009: Erasmus mobility programme for studies, Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Austria


January 2017 - today Postdoctoral research assistant within the project "Knowledge construction in English-Medium Instruction at the University of Padova: exploring student practices and perspectives on the use of English as an Academic Lingua Franca". I am currently conducting research on the experiences and practices of students enrolled on English-taught programmes at the University of Padova. The project aims to shed light on how students from different linguaculture backgrounds view and use English as an academic lingua franca to construct and negotiate knowledge in EMI (English-medium Instruction) settings.

2013 -2015
University of Padova
Postdoctoral research assistant within the project "Learning English for Academic Purposes" (LEAP), developed by the Language Centre (CLA)of the University of Padova in collaboration with the International Relations Office. The LEAP project was developed to provide linguistic and methodological support for lecturers from the University of Padova who teach their subject contents through English.

Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden
Research assistant and media coordinator within the international research project "Yin Yang: a New Perspective on Culture" which, under the supervision of Dr. Tony Fang. (PhD), aims at fostering an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the dynamics of culture and cross-cultural management in the age of globalisation.

University of Padova
Member of the research team in the project "Oral Interaction in EFL" led by Dr. Erik Castello.

University College London, London, UK
Visiting doctoral researcher. Five-month research period and participation in the course Technology-Mediated-Collaboration under the supervision of Dr. Jane Hughes at the Centre for Advanced Teaching and Learning.

Research areas
MY research interests include: English-medium Instruction (EMI); English as a lingua franca (ELF); intercultural communication; telecollaboration for language and intercultural learning; corpus analysis

Ackerley Katherine, Guarda Marta, Helm Francesca (Eds.) (2017). Sharing Perspectives on English-Medium Instruction. LINGUISTIC INSIGHTS, vol. 222, Bern:Peter Lang, ISBN: 9783034325394, ISSN: 1424-8689, doi:

Helm Francesca, Guarda Marta (2017). A survey of lecturers’ needs and feedback on EMI training. In: (Eds.): Katherine Ackerley Marta Guarda Francesca Helm, Sharing Perspectives on English-Medium Instruction. LINGUISTIC INSIGHTS, vol. 222, p. 167-194, Bern:Peter Lang, ISBN: 9783034325394, ISSN: 1424-8689, doi:

Ackerley Katherine, Clark Caroline, Dalziel Fiona, Guarda Marta (2016). Providing Lecturer Support for English_Medium Instruction: an Experience at Padova University's Language Centre. EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING, p. 65-82, ISSN: 2499-507X

Guarda Marta, Helm Francesca (2016). ‘I have discovered new teaching pathways’: the link between language shift and teaching practice. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM, p. 1-17, ISSN: 1367-0050, doi: 10.1080/13670050.2015.1125848

Helm Francesca, Bradley Linda, Guarda Marta, Thouësny Sylvie (Eds) (2015). Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy., ISBN: 9781908416292, doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2015.9781908416292

Helm Francesca, Guarda Marta (2015). “Improvisation is not allowed in a second language”: A survey of Italian lecturers’ concerns about teaching their subjects through English. LANGUAGE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 5, p. 353-373, ISSN: 2191-611X, doi: 10.1515/cercles-2015-0017

M.Guarda, S.Guth, F.Helm (2014). Telecollaborazione: apprendere le lingue straniere in contesti autentici. In: (a cura di): I. Fratter E. Jafrancesco, Guida alla formazione del docente di lingue all’uso delle TIC. Le lingue straniere e l’italiano L2. Ariccia:Aracne Edizioni, ISBN: 9788854876750

M.Guarda (2013). Book review. Researching online foreign language interaction and exchange: theories, methods and challenges. BELLATERRA JOURNAL OF TEACHING & LEARNING LANGUAGE & LITERATURE, vol. 6(2), p. 93-98, ISSN: 2013-6196

M.Guarda (2013). Giving voice and face to other cultures: the Soliya Connect Program and the development of intercultural communicative competence. CARTE D'OCCASIONE, vol. 5, p. 111-131, ISSN: 2037-5808

M. Guarda (2012). Computer-Mediated-Communication and Foreign Language Education. JE-LKS. JOURNAL OF E-LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, vol. 8(3), p. 15-27, ISSN: 1826-6223

M. Guarda (2012). La comunicazione mediata dal computer nella didattica delle lingue straniere. JE-LKS. JOURNAL OF E-LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, vol. 8(3), p. 17-30, ISSN: 1971-8829

Marta Guarda (2012). Writer visibility and agreement / disagreement strategies in online asynchronous interaction: a learner corpus study. In: (Eds): Dominique Macaire; Alex Boulton, Languages, Cultures and Virtual Communities - Les Langues, les Cultures et les Communautés Virtuelles. PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, vol. 34, p. 84-87, Elsevier, ISSN: 1877-0428, Bordeaux (France), 8-11 September 2010

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
9 2nd Year First
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16
Current A.Y. 2017/18
9 3rd Year First