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Kirsten Jane LAWSON Personal Details
Personal Details
Full Name
Kirsten Jane LAWSON
Address
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E-mail
Nationality
British
Date of Birth
Gender
Female
Employment History
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April 2015 – Feb 2016
Adjunct Professor
Teaching of English within the Degree programme in Electronic Engineering The 40
hour course (3CFU) focuses on acquiring the language necessary in order to read and
understand sector specific texts. Responsibilities include the preparation of original
materials (PowerPoint and handouts) for use in class, as well as maintaining and
updating the course materials on the department’s e-learning platform iCampus.
Preparation of written exams, invigilation and correction of written exams and oral
exams.
DIMES, Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende CS
Mar 2015 – Sept 2015
Adjunct Professor
Teaching of English within the Master’s Degree programme in Telecommunications.
The course has a weighting of 3 credits and focuses on acquiring the language necessary
in order to read and understand sector specific texts. Through a range of integrated
tasks, students also work on their ESP. Responsibilities include the preparation of
original materials (PowerPoint and handouts) for use in class, as well as maintaining
and updating the course materials on the university e-learning platform iCampus.
Preparation of students for the Test of English for Specific Purposes (TOESP)
Telecommunications exam. Preparation of written exams, invigilation and correction of
written exams and oral exams in accordance with TOESP procedures and standards..
DIMES, Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende CS
03.08.2015 – 04.09.2015
EAP Teacher
Teaching on an EAP course of 80 hours at Edinburgh Napier University to students
who had already met the required level of English for admission to their degree
programme. Duties involved teaching Academic English Skills with a particular focus
on academic writing and speaking skills. Duties also include preparation of teaching
materials in Powerpoint for use in class, superivision and correction of student essays.
Assessment of student performance. Use of Moodle to share materials with students
and to share other information related to the course.
Edinburgh Napier University, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, UK
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Jan 2015 - Present
ESP Teacher
English Teacher on the second edition of a training course at the Istituto Tecnico
Superiore A. Monaco. Responsible for the planning and delivery of three English
modules for a total of 90 hours covering English for general purposes and English for
Specific Purposes. Focus of lessons is on the acquisition of lexis relating to the field of
renewable energies. Preparation of original materials developing the participants’ 4
competences while acquiring specific lexis. Preparation of final test and report at the
end of each module.
ITS A. Monaco, Via Giulia 9, 87100 Cosenza
Nov 2014 – Feb 2015
ESP Teacher
Teaching on an advanced level Technical English course of 50 hours with the objective
of improving the four language skills. Lessons focus on the development of linguistic
competence with particular attention paid to scientific presentations and participation
in round table discussions in an international and intercultural context, on the topics of
modelling, simulations and performance evaluation, congruent with the research areas
of the participants.
DIMES, Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende CS
20 Nov 2014 – 01 Dec 2014
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Linguistic and cultural preparation for study trip to the UK, (progetto PON C1-FSE2014-70). Intensive course lasting 15 hours at CEFR level B1. Assessment of students,
preparation of materials and selection of learning objectives to be attained.
IIS Mancini, Via dell’Autostazione, 87100 Cosenza
Aug 2014 – Sept 2014
EAP Teacher
Teaching on an EAP course of 80 hours at Edinburgh Napier University to students
who had already met the required level of English for admission to their degree
programme. Duties involved teaching Academic English Skills with a particular focus
on academic writing and speaking skills. Duties also include preparation of teaching
materials in Powerpoint for use in class, superivision and correction of student essays.
Assessment of student performance. Use of Moodle to share materials with students
and to share other information related to the course.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages, Colinton
Road, Edinburgh, UK
26 July 2014 – 02 August 2014
Tutor
Accompany a group of 14 students participating in the InMoto Smart Cultural Heritage
training programme on a tourism summer school at Edinburgh Napier University.
Duties involve liasing with Edinburgh Napier University, preparation of activities,
accompanying group on excursions and organisation of social programme..
ICT-Sud, Polo Tecnologico, Piazza Vermicelli, Università della Calabria, 87036
Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
Mar 2014 – Sept 2014
Adjunct Professor
Teaching of English within the Master’s Degree programme in Telecommunications.
The course focuses on acquiring the language necessary in order to read and understand
sector specific academic texts. Through a range of integrated tasks, students also work
on English academic skills. Responsibilities include the preparation of original
materials (PowerPoint and handouts) for use in class, as well as maintaining and
updating the course materials on the university e-learning platform. Preparation of
written exams, invigilation and correction of written exams and oral exams.
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DIMES, Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende CS
May 2014 – Jul 2014
Contract Teacher
Teaching of English as part of the PON I-CONTACT RICERCA project (PON01_01795
I-CONTACT RICERCA CUP_B31C11000900005). The course consisted of 50 hours;
with the aim of improving the participants’ knowledge of English, with a particular
focus on improving communication skills. Through a range of integrated tasks,
participants also worked on English academic skills. Responsibilities include the
preparation of original materials (powerpoints and handouts) for use in class, initial
and final assessment and preparation of a written report for each participant..
DIMES, Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende CS
Aug 2014 – Sept 2014
EAP Teacher
Teaching on an EAP course of 80 hours at Edinburgh Napier University (CEFR C1). I
was responsible for teaching Academic Writing to International students preparing to
enter 4th year of an under graduate degree programme or a postgraduate degree
programme. Duties also consist of one-to-one tutorials with the students in a pastoral
role. Preparation of teaching materials in PowerPoint for use in class. Conducting endof-course exams. Use of Moodle to share materials with students and to share other
information related to the course.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages, Colinton
Road, Edinburgh, UK
Mar 2014 – 12.05.2014
ESP Teacher
Teaching a Technical English course as part of a training course offering a qualification
in renewable energy. The lessons focussed on the acquisition of lexis relating to the
field of renewable energies. Preparation of original materials developing the
participants’ 4 competences while acquiring specific lexis. Preparation of final test and
end-of-module report.
ITS Fondazione A. Monaco, Via Giulia, 87100 Cosenza
02.12.2013 – 31.03.2014
ESP Teacher
Main tasks
Teacher responsible for teaching English on three 20 hour modules, for a total of 60
hours, focusing on ESP within the training course entitled PON04a2_D-DICET –
INMOTO –Organization of Cultural Heritage for Smart Tourism and REal Time
Accessibility (OR.C.HE.S.T.R.A.). Duties involved the creation of ESP materials for use
in class, including worksheets, handouts and PowerPoints; creation of assessment
materials and administration of tests; providing individual written feedback to each
participant.
Name and address of employer
DIMES, Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende (CS)
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29.01.2014 – 30.05.2014
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for a PON project PON-FSE 2013/2016
Obiettivo C: Migliorare i livelli di conoscenza e competenza dei giovani - Asse 1 Codice C-1 FSE-2013-766 “Flying High”. Preparing students to sit CAE (CEFR C1).
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Liceo Scientifico Scorza, Via Popilia, Pal. Oleg, 87100 Cosenza (CS)
Feb 2014– May 2014
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for a PON project PON-FSE 2013/2016
Obiettivo C: Migliorare i livelli di conoscenza e competenza dei giovani - Asse 1 Codice C-1-FSE-2013- 2605 “FIRST Certificate of English: an international recognized
qualification!”
Liceo Scientifico Pitagora, Via Pertini, 87036 Rende (CS)
22.01.2014 – 28.02.2014
ESP Teacher
English teacher as part of a linguistic preparation project of 22 hours. The course
consisted of English for Specific Purposes for a group preparing to leave on a
transnational work placement to (Leonardo Project). The focus was mainly on language
skills necessary for the workplace, with a particular focus on communicative
competence. Duties involved assessment, preparation of materials in order to improve
the four language skills, with particular attention on developing acquisition of sector
specific lexis and communicative abilities, and management of the course materials on
Moodle.
Euroform, Piazza della Libertà, 40 – 87036 – Rende
01.10.2013 – 06.12.2013
ESP Teacher
English teacher as part of a training project of 23 hours. The course consists of English
for Specific Purposes for a company located in Rende specialising in European
transnational projects and training. Duties involved assessment, preparation of materials
in order to improve the four language skills, with particular attention on developing
acquisition of sector specific lexis and communicative abilities.
Euroform, Piazza della Libertà, 40 – 87036 – Rende
01.08.13 – 08.09.13
EAP Teacher
Teaching on an EAP course of 80 hours at Edinburgh Napier University (CEFR C1). I
was responsible for teaching Academic Writing to International students preparing to
enter 4th year of an under graduate degree programme or a postgraduate degree
programme. My duties also consisted of one-to-one tutorials with the students in a
pastoral role. Preparation of teaching materials in Powerpoint for use in class. Use of
Moodle to share materials with students and to share other information related to the
course.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages, Colinton
Road, Edinburgh, UK
21.08.13 – 21.09.13
Translator
Translation of a chapter for the Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management
Engineering, for Prof. G Oliveti.
DIMEG - Universita’ della Calabria – Campus di Arcavacata – via P. Bucci – 87036
Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
June 2012
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Translator
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Translation and proofreading of scientific articles for a Creta Energie Speciali S.r.l., a
spin-off of the Universita’ della Calabria.
Name and address of employer
Creta Energie Speciali S.r.l., Universita’ della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, via P.
Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
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June 2012 - present
Translator
Translation and proofreading of scientific articles and book chapters for international
publication. .
CRA – OLI (Centre for Research on Olive growing and the Olive Oil Industry) C/da Li
Rocchi Vermicelli 87036 – RENDE
Jul 2001 – Jun 2002 - Fixed Term Contract C.E.L.
Jul 2002 – Dec 2012 – Temporary Contract (Co.co.co.)
Teaching Assistant
Teaching of English to students studying on the undergraduate degree programme at the
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Calabria from CEFR level A1 to level B1.
Preparing students for Cambridge exams. Duties also included keeping class attendance
records, students’ progress records, correction of written work and tests and receiving
students during office hours.
I was assigned the task of completing a research report regarding the statistics of
engineering students and English language courses offered by the faculty. I was also
requested to research which language certificates were accepted at other engineering
faculties on a national scale with the aim of adding both TOEFL and IELTS to the list of
accepted certificates, preparing a final report that was submitted to the Dean of the
faculty.
Preparation of materials for the speaking test for the in-house language test for students
presenting external certification other than PET.
Faculty of Engineering, University of Calabria - Campus di Arcavacata - via P. Bucci 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
Mar 2010 – May 2014
English Teacher (Part-time)
Teaching English within the university childcare centre and nursery school to children
aged from 18 months to 5 years old. The school chose to start a project to introduce
second language acquisition within their structure. During meetings, a combination of
the natural approach and TPR is used with a focus on contact with the language through
games, stories and songs. Preparation of materials, participation in parent meetings.
Asilo Nido Scuola Materna Paritaria Marameo, Università degli Studi della Calabria,
Arcavacata di Rende
Feb 2013
English Teacher
English teacher as part of a training project of 40 hours funded by Casartigiani (Toscana),
English for Specific Purposes for a software development company located in Rende.
Duties involved assessment, preparation of materials in order to improve the four
language skills, with particular attention on developing acquisition of sector specific
lexis and communicative abilities.
Extra Srl, Palazzo Galileo, Zona Industriale di Rende
Feb 2010 – present
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Translator
Several temporary short term contracts for the translation and proofreading of scientific
articles for Prof. Marano.
DIMES, Universita’ della Calabria – Campus di Arcavacata – via P. Bucci – 87036
Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
Jun 2007 – present
Translator
Several short term temporary contracts for the translation and proofreading of scientific
articles for the Prof. Oliveti, Prof. Arcuri and Prof.ssa Fragiacomo.
DIMEG - Universita’ della Calabria – Campus di Arcavacata – via P. Bucci – 87036
Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
July 2013 - Present
Translator
Several short term temporary contracts for the translation and proofreading of
publications for the Department of Civil Engineering.
Department of Civil Engineering – Università della Calabria – Campus di Arcavacata –
via P. Bucci – 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
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August 2012
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EAP Teacher
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Teaching on an EAP course of 80 hours at Edinburgh Napier University (CEFR C1). I
was responsible for teaching Academic Grammar and Vocabulary and Academic
Speaking Skills. Duties also involved a pastoral and cultural element. Mentoring service
to facilitate adaptation to new host environment. Preparation of teaching materials and
preparation of tests based on Coxhead’s Academic Word List.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages, Colinton
Road, Edinburgh, UK
Feb 2012 – May 2012
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for a PON project PON-FSE 2007/2013
Obiettivo C: Migliorare i livelli di conoscenza e competenza dei giovani - Asse 1 - Codice
C-1 FSE-2011-16 “Pet for European Citizens”.
Liceo Scientifico Pitagora, Via Pertini, 87036 Rende (CS)
Feb 2012 – Jun 2012
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for a PON project PON-FES 2007/2013 Asse I -Obiettivo C Migliorare i livelli di conoscenza e competenza dei giovani
Azione C1-FSE- 2011-975“Nella Rete della Conoscenza: Smart lessons Smart English”.
Scuola secondaria di Primo Grado N.Misasi, Via Negroni, Cosenza
August 2011
EAP Teacher
Teaching on an EAP course of 80 hours at Edinburgh Napier University (CEFR C1). I
was responsible for teaching Academic Grammar and Vocabulary and Academic
Speaking Skills. Duties also involved a cultural element. Preparation of teaching
materials and preparation of tests based on Coxhead’s Academic Word List. Use of
Moodle to share materials with students and to share other information related to the
course.
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Edinburgh Napier University, School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages, Colinton
Road, Edinburgh, UK
Mar 2011 – Feb 2012
English Instructor
Teaching of English through the use of task based learning and a communicative
approach to undergraduate students of the Faculty of Political Science.
Lessons with students matriculated in the Master’s degree in Social Services and
Sociology focussing on Academic English.
Duties included collaborating in preparing material for the course materials, preparing
materials for written exams, exam invigilation, correction of written exams and
attendance at oral exams in an auxiliary capacity.
Faculty of Political Science, Universita’ della Calabria, Via. P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata
di Rende
Feb 2011 – May 2011
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for a PON project, Mis. 1, Azione 1.1.,
Conf. B “Take it easy”
Preparation of students for University of Cambridge KET certification
ITC Vincenzo Cosentino, Via L. Repaci, 87036 Rende
Feb 2011 – May 2011
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for a PON project PON-FSE 2007/2013
IT 05 I PO 007-Annualità 2009/2010., Preparation of students for Trinity oral exam
(level 6)
Scuola Media Statale Bonaventura Zumbini, Via Roma, 87100 Cosenza
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May 2008
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Translator
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Translation of a book on Literary Parks in Calabria and related brochures for
International partners within the International project DI.MA “Discovering Magna
Graecia” funded by the EU Community Initiative Programme Interreg III B Archimed.
Regione Calabria, Viale Europa, Localita’ Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro
Feb 2007 – May 2007
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of materials and teaching of English to students as part of a PON project for
a total of 50 hours. At the end of the course, the participants sat the Trinity level 6 oral
exam.
ITC Vincenzo Cosentino, Via L. Repaci, 87036 Rende
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January 2005
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EAP Teacher
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Teaching of EAP and ESP to PhD students and research grant holders of the Faculty of
Engineering. Preparation of original materials.
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Università della
Calabria - Campus di Arcavacata - via P. Bucci - 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
December 2004
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of ESP materials and teaching of ESP to pupils, with a particular focus on
sector specific lexis, for a project “Agenzia di Viaggi e Tour Operator” PON
1.1F/2003/135
ITC Vincenzo Cosentino, Via L. Repaci, 87036 Rende
May 2004 – Nov 2004
English Language Teacher
Teaching of English on a training project funded by MIUR, lessons carried out on behalf
of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at an external company.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Università della
Calabria - Campus di Arcavacata - via P. Bucci - 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
Nov 2003 – Nov 2004
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of English for the project PON “Speaking Fluently
B2”, Mis. 1-1B-2003-27.
Preparation of students for the First Certificate exam and for Trinity level 8 and ISE II.
Liceo Classico Statale “Gioacchino da Fiore” Via Verdi, n. 265 – 87030 Rende – CS
Jan 2004 – May 2004
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Participation as native speaker teacher.
Preparation of materials and teaching of English for the PON project “Ready for PET”,
Mis. 1-1B-2003-28
Liceo Classico Statale “Gioacchino da Fiore” Via Verdi, n. 265 – 87030 Rende – CS
Apr 2002 – Nov 2002
Expert Native Speaker Teacher
Preparation of materials and teaching of English for the PON project “Let’s Go!”, Mis. 1,
Azione 1.1., Conf. B., preparation of course members for the Trinity level 6 oral exam.
ITC Vincenzo Cosentino, Via L. Repaci, 87036 Rende
Feb 2001 – Sept 2001
English Instructor
I was assigned two courses at the university language centre:
 A zero beginner’s course for students registered at the Faculty of Engineering.
 A course for PhD students and grant holders from the faculties of Economics
and Political Science.
Preparation of class materials for the courses.
CLA, Universita’ della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata, 87036 Rende CS
Sept 1999 – Jun 2001
English Teacher
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Teaching English on a variety of courses from adults’ elementary to advanced courses.
Also teaching courses to teenagers and young learners.
British School, Via Montesanto, 87100 Cosenza
Sept 1999 – Jun 2001
English Teacher and European Project Coordinator
Planning of European projects (Leonardo da Vinci II, Socrates, Youth for Europe).
Organisation, writing and submission of a Youth for Europe exchange project and
planning of two projects within the Leonardo programme.
English teacher on a regional training course Ob.3, Mis.5.7c, Sub. 3 “Addetto alla
Certificazione di Qualità”.
Associazione Culturale Raffaello, presso Studiogest srl, Corso Telesio, 87100 Cosenza
Feb 1996 – Apr 1999
English Teacher
Preparation of material and teaching of ESL to the children and wives of International
football players with Heart of Midlothian Football Club (Edinburgh). Individual lessons
three times a week in order to facilitate acquisition of the language skills necessary in
order to actively participate in everyday life. In particular, with the children it meant
working in tandem with their state school teacher in order to help them attain a level of
English that was sufficient to allow them to participate in class activities.
Heart of Midlothian F.C., Tynecastle Park, McLeod Street, Edinburgh
Education and Training
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Qualification awarded
Jan 2011 – Nov 2012
Master’s Degree in TESOL (with Distinction)Master of Arts in TESOL, the course lasted 18 months and was distance learning. Each
module consisted of an online biweekly discussion with the assigned teacher for each
particular module. Each module was evaluated on the basis of a 3000 word essay and a final
written exam. Subjects studied as part of the programme were: Sociolinguistics, Applied
Linguistics, Research Methods, Second Language Teaching Methods, SLA methodology
and psychology, and Phonology. The degree programme concluded with the writing of a
dissertation entitled “Speaking the Same Language: Italian University Student Perceptions
of NESTs and Non-NESTs”.
Officially recognised by the Italian Embassy (London) with the issue of a Dichiarazione di
Valore in Loco on 21.05.2014.
Awarding Body
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Qualification awarded
University of Sunderland, Faculty of Education and Society, St Peters Campus, St Peters
Way, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 0DD, UK
March 2001
Cambridge University ESOL Examiner (ESOL- English for Speakers of Other
Languages)
Initial training course in order to become qualified to conduct Cambridge oral exams. After
the initial training Cambridge requires examiners to completed refresher training every 18
months which is mandatory in order to maintain qualified examiner status. I am currently
qualified to examine at the following levels:
KET (A2)
PET (B1)
FCE (B2)
CAE (C1)
Awarding Body
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Qualification awarded
British School, Authorised Cambridge University Exam Centre, Via Panebianco, Cosenza
1998
Diploma in T.E.F.L.
Training course to teach English as a foreign language. The course consisted of SLA
methodology, creation of original materials, identification of learning objectives and
connected study paths, assessment methods.
Awarding body
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Qualification awarded
International Language Centres, Edinburgh, UK
Sept 1991 – Feb 1995
Bachelor of Arts in French and Education with the Diploma in Education
Degree in French and Education, which involved almost 5 months of placements in the state
school sector, both on observation and on active teaching practice. This degree is a
qualification to teach in secondary schools in the UK. The Education joint major focused
exclusively on second language acquisition, whilst also studying sociology in the classroom
and psychology of learning. I also took two electives: one in Special Educational Needs and
Learning Support and the other in Promoting Equal Opportunities in Schools. Given that
at the end of the degree programme, the Diploma in Education confers Qualified Teacher
Status, I completed a final placement of 3 months in a secondary school teaching classes
from S1 to S4.
Upon graduation, I received registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland , which
is the national governing body for teachers in Scotland.
Recognised by the Italian Consulate (Edinburgh) with Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco
issued in January 2014.
Awarding body
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High School
Subjects studied
University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LL
Aug 1984 – Jul 1990
Tynecastle High School, Edinburgh
Exams in fourth year (O levels) in: English, French, German, History, Art, Arithmetic,
Mathematics, Biology, AP&H (Anatomy, Physiology and Health) and Chemistry.
In the final two years of high school, I completed exams (H Levels) in: English, French,
History and German.
Teaching Placements
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Jan 1991
4-week teaching placement at Stenhouse Primary School. Teaching foreign languages to
children in Primary 3 and Primary 5. Preparation of games and materials for lessons.
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Jan 1992
4-week teaching placement at Dunblane High School involving both observation and
teaching practice. Participation in departmental meetings, identification of learning aims,
preparation of teaching materials. Teaching placement with the presence of a university
supervisor who evaluated classroom management skills, approach, materials and lesson
plan.
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Sept 1993 – Dec 1993
3-month teaching placement College Elsa Triolet, St. Denis, Ile de France. Conversation
classes with pupils. Collaboration with the class teacher to plan activities and lessons.
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Sept 1995 – Dec 1995
As a Degree leading to Qualified Teacher Status, the Degree in Education with Diploma in
Education requires that three classroom observations are carried out during the final
extended teaching placement; each of which must be graded as satisfactory in order to
graduate. 4 month placement at Larbert High School. Participation in the Modern
Language Department planning activities. Teaching of lessons from Year 1 to Year 4.
Conferences
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8 -9 November 2012
International Symposium on Eurolinguistics and the Challenge of Language Barriers
in the Public Service (ELB2012)
Universita’ della Calabria
Presentation of research paper entitled “Speaking the Same Language: Italian University
Student Perceptions of NESTs and Non-NESTs”.
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6 -8 September 2013
ATTRAverso-ISBIL2013
Sibari, Italy
Presentation of research paper entitled “Attitudes to Folk Bilingualism in Scotland: an
Analysis of Scots” based on data collected during the research phase of the project
conducted in Scotland in July/August 2013.
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10 – 12 October 2013
Languaging Diversity International Conference
Universita’ l’Orientale, Naples
Presentation of research paper entitled “Scots: A poor variation of English or a language in
its own right?”
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15 – 17 May 2014
RILL 2014 Language and Law in Social Practice
Università Federico II Napoli
Presentation of a research paper entitled “The Legal Gap in the Social Practice of Scots:
Resolution or Violation?”
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2nd -3rd October 2014
Transatlantic perspectives on knowledge dissemination in the long 19th century
University of Bergamo, Italy
Invited speaker at the symposium organised by Prof. Marina Dossena. Presentation
regarding the dissemination of knowledge of distant lands through epistolary discourse,
analysing uncensored letters from the World War I trenches, written by a sergeant in the
British Army.
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Conference Title
Location
9th – 11th October 2014
Languaging Diversity International Conference
University of Catania, Italy
Presentation of a research paper entitled “Alterity in Epistolary Discourse: The Emergence
of Scottish National Identity”
Date
Conference Title
Location
15th – 18th October 2014
Scotland in Europe
English Department, University of Warsaw, Poland
Presentation of a research paper regarding attitudes to the Scots language.
Date
Conference Title
Location
July 2015
Alternate Spaces of War
University of Plymouth, Great Britain
Presentation of a research paper regarding how experiences of war were shared through
letter writing.
Publications
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Lawson, K. J. (2014). Scots: A poor variation of English or a language in its own
right? Perceptions in Scotland Prior to the Referendum on Independence” ALPPI
Annual of -Language & Politics and Politics of Identity,(ISSN 1803-1757) Vol.VIII/2014,
pp 47-65
Lawson, K.J. (2015). Scots: A poor variation of English or a language in its own
right?' In D. Britain, & S. Guzzo (eds.). Languaging Diversity Variationist Approaches,
Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, in print.
Lawson, K. J. (2015). Scots: a language or a dialect? Attitudes to Scots in PreReferendum Scotland in HJEAS International Hungarian Journal of English and American
Studies, Debrecen, Hungary: Institute of English and America Studies
Lawson, K.J. (2015). Speaking the Same Language: Italian University Student
Perceptions of Native and Non-Native English Speaking Teachers, In
A.F.Plastina (ed.), Challenging Language Barriers in the Public Service: An Interdisciplinary
Perspective., Rome: Aracne Editrice, in print.
Lawson, K. J (2015), The Legal Gap in the Social Practice of Scots: Resolution or
Violation?, CRILL 2014 Conference Proceedings, in print
Lawson, K. J. (forthcoming), “Letters from Somewhere in France: Reconstructing
Knowledge of Life in the Trenches through Letters from the Front”, in “The
Sharing of Knowledge in the Long 19th Century”, Marina Dossena (ed), Leiden:
BRILL, ppxx
Other activities
2014
Peer-Reviewer for the Rivista di Psicolinguistica Applicata (RiPLA)
2015
Peer-Reviewer forthe Journal Teaching English with Technology (TewT)
2015
Writing of exam materials for the TOESP for Telecommunications Engineering exam.
2015
TOESP Oral examiner
Skills
Other languages
Comprehension
Listening
European level (*)
Oral
Oral
Interaction
Reading
Written
Oral
Production
Written Production
Language
IT
C2
IT
C2
IT
C2
IT
C2
IT
C2
Language
FR
B2
FR
B2
FR
B2
FR
B2
FR
B2
(*)
Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level
Communication skills
Effective communicator both with students and with administrative bodies. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills. Experience communicating with many cultures
Clear and effective speaker. Experienced in transferring knowledge of the principles of
EAP and the standard referencing and citation styles used in both the sciences and
humanities..
Organisational skills
Time management – experienced in prioritizing lesson activities and able to balance
both individual and group learning. I am punctual, always prepared for different
attendance scenarios, and always have back-up lesson plans/materials to hand.
Experienced in the creation and maintenance of reusable educational materials.
Interpersonal skills
As an educator, I am both patient and approachable; I understand the value of active
listening. I believe motivating students and encouraging them is a fundamental skill for
any educator. I strive to consistently bring a positive to the workplace and endeavour to
develop a positive rapport with students. I am sensitive and open to students’ personal
needs.
Computer skills
Experienced in using web-based resources to enhance classroom instruction. Substantial
experience of using email as a tool to enhance learning and the teacher-student
relationship. Well acquainted with virtual learning environments, which I have used for
three years during my time at Edinburgh Napier University (first WebCT and
successively Moodle). Responsible for preparing materials and uploading them to the
group on Moodle. Good understanding of the design and delivery of student learning
activities integrated with computing/instructional technology. Excellent practical
knowledge of the MIUR platform “INDIRE”. Proficient user of all main suite Microsoft
programmes, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
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