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.
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.
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