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Dr Lina Adinolfi

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer (English Language Teaching)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Languages
  • lina.adinolfi

Professional biography

Lina Adinolfi joined the OU as Staff Tutor for Languages in Region 06 in 1997. In 2006 she became a Lecturer on the newly created OpenELT team in the Department of Languages at Walton Hall. These two academic roles – one regional, one central - have provided her with insights in both the production and presentational aspects of supporting language learning and teaching within the OU.
 

Teaching interests

Lina Adinolfi has nearly twenty five years experience of supporting language learning and teaching, both overseas and in the UK. After graduating in Language and Linguistics, Lina taught English to undergraduates at the Universities of Naples and Venice in Italy.She was then appointed as Senior Teacher / Assistant Manager She then spent six years with the British Council Teaching Centre in Quito, Ecuador, where she participated in a national language teacher development project in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and ODA (now DfiD). She then went on to be Deputy Teaching Centre Director at the British Council Thessaloniki, Greece.

Lina joined the OU as Staff Tutor for Languages in R06, where she was responsible for developing a language student buddy support network, a peer observation system for Associate Lecturers and a web-based tutorial activity resource bank for Associate Lecturers.

In 2006 she became a member of the new OpenELT team in the Department of Languages. She is currently Chair of L185: English for Academic Purposes Online. She is also involved in a number of international ELT development projects, including the English Language for Teachers element of of the schools-based English in Action Programme, Bangladesh,  and the Transforming English Language Teaching in Higher Education Programme, Pakistan.

 

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CREET: Language and Literacies Research ClusterClusterFaculty of Education and Language Studies

Publications

Medium of instruction policies in Ghanaian and Indian primary schools: an overview of key issues and recommendations (2016)
Erling, Elizabeth J.; Adinolfi, Lina; Hultgren, Anna Kristina; Buckler, Alison and Mukorera, Mark
Comparative Education, 52(3) (pp. 294-310)
Multilingual classrooms: opportunities and challenges for English medium instruction in low and middle income contexts (2017-09)
Erling, Elizabeth J.; Adinolfi, Lina and Hultgren, Anna Kristina
ISBN : 978-1-909437-90-6 | Publisher : Education Development Trust/British Council | Published : Reading
Becoming an effective learner (2005-07-14)
Nicolson, Margaret; Adams, Helga; Furnborough, Concha; Adinolfi, Lina and Truman, Mike
In: Hurd, Stella and Murphy, Linda eds. Success with Languages (pp. 35-59)
ISBN : 9780415368377 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Becoming an effective learner (2005-07)
Nicolson, Margaret; Adams, Helga; Furnborough, Concha; Adinolfi, Lina and Truman, Mike
In: Success with Languages. Routledge Study Guides (pp. 35-59)
ISBN : 978-0-415-36836-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK
Developing competence in the language (2): Writing and speaking skills (2005-07)
Adinolfi, Lina; Pleines, Christine; Harper, Felicity; Beaven, Tita; Smith, Pete; Hassan, Xaviere; Adams, Helga and Nicolson, Margaret
In: Success wtih Languages. Routledge Study Guides (pp. 110-139)
ISBN : 978-0-415-36836-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK
Combining methods to analyse the relationship between language and attainment among Open University students (2010-07-16)
Erling, Elizabeth; Leedham, Maria and Adinolfi, Lina
In : Ethnographies of Academic Writing in a Global Context: the Politics of Style (16 July 2010, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Layering methods to analyse the relationship between language use and attainment among Open University undergraduate students (2010-06-29)
Leedham, Maria; Adinolfi, Lina and Erling, Elizabeth
In : WDHE (Writing Development in Higher Education) (28-30 June 2010, London)
Moving towards more participatory practice with Open Educational Resources: TESS-India Academic Review (2017-05)
Wolfenden, Freda; Adinolfi, Lina; Cross, Simon; Lee, Clare; Paranjpe, Sandhya and Safford, Kimberly
The Open University, Milton Keynes.

News

Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by eldercare.org to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
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