College / Department

Teaching areas

Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Teaching, Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

Research areas

Second Language Acquisition, Input Processing Theory, Second Language Processing, Processing Instruction, Language teaching and Instructed Second Language Acquisition


Bachelor, University of FLorence, Florence, Italy, 1989.
PhD, University of Greenwich, London, UK, 1999.
Masters, University of Greenwich, London, UK, 2005.

Professional experience

University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 2016-2018.
University of Greenwich, London, UK, 1993-2016.
Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UK, 1991-1993.


Research Excellence Framework, Co-editor for the Series Elements in SLA, Co-editor of Instructed Second Language Acquisition- ISLA (Equinox Publishing- Journal), Editorial Board for Language Teaching Research (SAGE) Editor of Continuum Issues in Instructed Second Language Acquisition (Bloomsbury Publishing).

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