Siena branch

Bilingualism Matters opened in Siena, Italy, in September 2013.

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Branch aims

The main purpose of the branch is to inform people about bilingualism and language learning. We also organise targeted events and projects in order to:

  • build networks between practitioners, policy makers, stakeholders and families to promote good linguistic practices and to develop joined strategies across different sectors of the society;
  • provide general information and advice about bilingualism to general public, including requests for consultation from individuals and families;
  • encourage linguistic and cultural diversity in Italy through the promotion of the linguistic and cultural heritage of minority communities;
  • map immigrant languages, especially in schools;
  • support heritage languages maintenance and translanguaging practices in schools.

Get in touch

To learn more about the Siena branch, visit their website Bilinguismo Conta @ Siena (Italian language).

The Siena team

Prof. Carla Bagna

Branch Director, Associate Professor

Carla Bagna is Associate Professor in Modern Language Education at the University for Foreigners of Siena.

Research interests - Sociolinguistics; Applied Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition; Language Teaching and Learning

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Prof. Carla Bagna

Prof. Carla Bagna

Branch Director, Associate Professor

Prof. Monica Barni

Professor

Monica Barni is Professor of Modern Language Education at the University for Foreigners of Siena.

Research interests - Pedagogy and Education including teacher education; Language Education; Curriculum Development; Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

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Prof. Monica Barni

Prof. Monica Barni

Professor

Prof. Sabrina Machetti

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in Educational Linguistics at the University for Foreigners of Siena

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Prof. Sabrina Machetti

Prof. Sabrina Machetti

Associate Professor

Dr Francesca Gallina

Researcher

Post-doctoral researcher

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Dr Francesca Gallina

Dr Francesca Gallina

Researcher

Prof. Massimo Vedovelli

Professor

Director of the Centre of Research Excellence “Permanent Language Observatory of Italian in use among Foreigners and Immigrant Languages in Italy”

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Prof. Massimo Vedovelli

Prof. Massimo Vedovelli

Professor

Dr Mika Maruta

Researcher

Post-doctoral researcher

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Dr Mika Maruta

Dr Mika Maruta

Researcher

Dr Luisa Salvati

Researcher

Post-doctoral researcher

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Dr Luisa Salvati

Dr Luisa Salvati

Researcher

Dr Raymond Sibetcheu

Researcher

Post-doctoral researcher

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Dr Raymond Sibetcheu

Dr Raymond Sibetcheu

Researcher

Luana Cosenza

PhD candidate
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Luana Cosenza

Luana Cosenza

PhD candidate

Valentina Carbonara

PhD Candidate
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Valentina Carbonara

Valentina Carbonara

PhD Candidate