Dr Antonella Strambi

Academic Level C

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I was born and educated in Milan (Italy), where I completed my undergraduate studies. Before becoming an academic I had a variety of work experiences, including two years as the marketing and communication officer for a theatre company, and one year as a librarian. I have taught Italian in many different contexts, and I have always had a keen interest in languages, communication and information technology. These interests have shaped my life and career, and continue to be a never-ending source of excitement and curiosity.

  • PhD in Arts (The University of Sydney).
  • Laurea in Lettere Moderne (Indirizzo Comunicazioni Sociali) - Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano - Italy) - Summa cum Laude.
  • DITALS (Certificato di competenza in didattica dell'italiano a stranieri) - Universita' per Stranieri di Siena (Italy).
  • Diploma di Operatore per lo spettacolo e le attivita' culturali (Theatre management) - Civica Scuola d'Arte Drammatica "Paolo Grassi" (Milano, Italy).
  • NAATI Lev. 3 Professional Translation certification (English into Italian).
Honours, awards and grants

2016 Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant "Risky business and knowledge partners: A pilot learning initiative for socialised personal learning"with Associate Professor Jane Haggis (CI) and Dr Jessie Jovanovic ($11,971)

2015 Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Seed Grant "Helping first-year students flourish through languages: Integrating positive psychology, transition pedagogy and CLIL principles" (CI), with Dr Ann Luzeckyj and Associate Professor Antonia Rubino ($40,000)

2014 Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant "Maximising opportunities for student achievement through personally relevant learning experiences" ($ 11,000)

Key responsibilities
  • Director of Studies, Applied Linguistics
  • Convenor - Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching
Teaching interests
  • Italian language and linguistics.
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning (especially with ICT).
  • Sociolinguistics, pragmatics and intercultural communication.
  • Research methods in Applied Linguisitcs.
Topic coordinator
ITAL1201 Introductory Italian
ITAL1202 Introductory Italian
LANG2004 Introduction to Language and Society
LANG8606 Language and Society
LING3105 Intercultural Communication in Everyday Life
LING3106 Project in Applied Linguistics
Supervisory interests
Applied linguistics
Computers in education, teaching and self education
Emotions in work and organisations
Intercultural communication
Intercultural language teaching and learning
Non-verbal communication
Second language teaching and learning
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Second Language Teaching and Learning (1)
Associate supervisor: Italian language and literature (2), Language teaching and learning with ICT (CALL) (1)
Principal supervisor: Language teaching and learning with ICT (CALL) (1)
Further information

Please note that I am on leave from Flinders University until July, 2019.