Studi sull’apprendimento e l’insegnamento linguistico
Aims & Scope

The series is the expression of the Center for Research on Teaching of Languages, which in Edizioni Ca’ Foscari also has a magazine, Linguistics Education - Language Education, EL.LE, and a necklace, Intercultural Communication, COMINT, dedicated to this important but overlooked aspect of language mastery. In the series, the volumes of which are approved by three blind referees before publication, are three types of search space: a. studies on the epistemologic nature of the science that studies language education, in the wider meaning that includes Italian mother tongue, second and foreign, modern languages and classical ones; b. operational studies on methods, strategies, language teaching methodologies; c. quantitative and qualitative surveys on particular aspects of language teaching in the various training areas. The collection hosts studies of scholars working both at Ca’ Foscari University and in other institutions.

General info

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    Editorial Board
    Paolo Balboni, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Carlos A. Melero Rodríguez, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Marco Mezzadri, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia  
    Anna Lia Proietto Basar, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye  
    Rita Scotti, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia  
    Enrico Serena, Rhur Universität Bochum, Deutschland  
    Antonio Ventouris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece  

    Scientific Board
    Simona Bartoli Kucher, Universität Graz, Österreich  
    Antonella Benucci, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia  
    Marilisa Birello, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España  
    Fabio Caon, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Enrico Cecconi, University of Bath, UK  
    Carmel M. Coonan, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Diego Cortes, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    
    Bruna Di Sabato, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa Napoli, Italia  
    Radica Nikodinovska, Univerzitet Sv. Kiril i Metodiј, Skopјe, Makedonija  
    Matteo Santipolo, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia  
    Graziani Serragiotto, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Maria Yashina, Moscow Business University, Russia  
    Nives Zudič, Univerza na Primorskem, Koper, Slovenija  

    Dalia Abdullah, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt  
    Jacqueline Aiello, Università degli Studi di Napoli «L'Orientale», Italia  
    Andrea Balbo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Elena Ballarin, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Mirela Boncea, West University of Timisoara, Romania  
    Annalisa Brichese, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Vanessa Castagna, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Veronique Castellotti, Université François-Rabelais Tours, France    
    Stefania Cavagnoli, Università degli Studi Roma «Tor Vergata», Italia    
    Paola Celentin, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italia    
    Cristiana Cervini, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Edith Cognini, Università di Macerata, Italia    
    Daria Coppola, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italia    
    Elisa Corino, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Michele Daloiso, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia    
    Paolo Della Putta, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italia    
    Giorgia Delvecchio, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Vesna Deželjina, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
    Emilia Di Martino, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli, Italia    
    Pierangela Diadori, Università per Stranieri Siena, Italia    
    Mariapia D’Angelo, Università «G. d’Annunzio» Chieti-Pescara, Italia    
    Alessandro Falcinelli, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italia    
    Giuliana Fiorentino, Università degli Studi del Molise, Italia    
    Francesca Gallina, Università di Pisa, Italia    
    Roberta Grassi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italia    
    Giulia Grosso, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Amina Hachoulf, Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria  
    Elisabetta Jafrancesco, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia    
    Marie-Christine Jamet, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Zorana Kovacevic, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina  
    Matteo La Grassa, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Teresa Lamb, University of Westminster, London, UK    
    Maslina Ljubicic, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
    Ivan Lombardi, University of Fukui, Japan    
    Geraldine Ludbrook, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Maria Cecilia Luisa, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    
    Sabrina Machetti, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Alessandro Mantelli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Sandra Mardešić, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
    Carla Marello, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Marcella Maria Mariotti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Giuseppe Maugeri, Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo», Italia    
    Patrizia Mazzotta, Università degli Studi di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia    
    Marcella Menegale, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Darja Mertelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia    
    Nikica Mihaljevic, University of Split, Croatia    
    Eliana Moscarda Mirković, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia  
    Anthony Mollica, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada    
    Johanna Monti, Università degli Studi di Napoli «L'Orientale», Italia    
    David Newbold, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Paolo Nitti, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italia    
    Alberta Novello, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    
    Cristina Onesti, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Gabriele Pallotti, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italia    
    Mariagrazia Palumbo, Università della Calabria, Italia  
    Gianfranco Porcelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia    
    Rosa Pugliese, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Simonetta Puleio, Universität Stuttgart, Deutschland    
    Fabio Ripamonti, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic    
    Fabiana Rosi, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italia    
    Flora Sisti, Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo», Italia    
    Camilla Spaliviero, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Antonio Taglialatela, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Italia    
    Giulia Tardi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia  
    Valeria Tonioli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Simone Torsani, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia    
    Victoriya Trubnikova, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    
    Ada Valentini, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italia    
    Francesco Vitucci, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Eftychia Xerou, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus    
    Maddalena de Carlo, Università di Cassino, Italia    
    Anna de Marco, Università della Calabria, Italia    

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