Daniela Carboni

Department of Language and Linguistics
 Daniela Carboni
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874835

  • Location

    4.324, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesdays 11-1 pm via Zoom, please e-mail me to be given a specific time slot and a meeting code.



I came to the University of Essex in 2001 after working at Lancaster University for three years. In the 1990s I taught Italian at the University of Portsmouth and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Here at Essex I have been teaching thematic and language modules with a focus on developing my students confidence to speak in the target language. I have also covered various administrative roles, ranging from coordinating the Modern Languages Film Club to being part of the Student Disciplines team. I have been admitting applicants in to Modern Languages courses since 2008; this task has recently expanded in to coordinating Open/Applicant Days and our social media provision. As a teacher, I am interested in critical reading skills, formative assessment, syllabus design and the use of story- telling and narrative techniques in the classroom. I was awarded a TALIF (Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund) grant for the 2013-14 academic year to design a Moodle course forthe LA610 Initial Italianmodule which is open to non-language specialists. In 2016 I started working on a a language repository for Italian reading skills at intermediate level on Moodle X funded by the Excutive Dean Fund (EDF) of the University of Essex. I am currently supervising students on the following programmes: Audio-visual Publicity and Promotion Support Frontrunner Plus Modern Languages Data Analysis Frontrunner Urop placement


  • Laurea in Lettere, Universita' degli Studi di Genova

  • Certificate in Education, University of Portsmouth

  • MA in Applied Linguistics, Lancaster University

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PG CHEP), University of Essex

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Fluency and critical reading skills

Speed reading

Use of storytelling in the classroom

Syllabus design and formative assessment

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Language Expert 1 (LA041)

  • Higher Intermediate Italian (LA630)

  • Advanced Italian (LA640)

  • Proficiency Level Italian (LA650)

  • Mastery Level Italian (LA660)

+44 (0) 1206 874835


4.324, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays 11-1 pm via Zoom, please e-mail me to be given a specific time slot and a meeting code.