Y.L. Teresa Ting
The University of Calabria, Italy
Y.L. Teresa Ting earned a PhD in neuroscience (Kent State, USA), studying memory in rats, in vivo and in vitro. After moving to Italy, she was offered the dream job of all biomedical researchers, teaching English to Italian students, in vivo. For that, she completed an MA in education (East Anglia, UK), studying qualitative research methods so that her ability to study how rats learn in boxes could be harnessed to study how students learn in classrooms, more pertinent to her role as tenured Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics (University of Calabria, Italy). CLIL-materials she designed for upper secondary students received the 2013 ELTon’s Award. These materials and the theoretical underpinnings of their design have been used for: conducting classroom research (published in ELTJ, IJBEB, etc.); designing CLIL teacher-training courses (Pilgrims, Bell, Universities of Vienna, Madrid etc.); designing other CLIL-learning materials for students (Zanichelli (“NaturalScienc.CLIL”; “Maths.CLIL”); CUP (“Talent”)); contributing to past European research projects (ECML 2012-2015: “CLIL & Pluriliteracies”) as well as current European research projects regarding CLIL.