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Dr William Guariento

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

William Guariento

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I joined the English Language team at Northumbria University in June 2020, and am keen to continue my research in the areas of identity, social justice, and intercultural competences.  I have a specific interest in the development of pluriliteracies for language learners, and in exploring telecollaborative project-work with non-traditional overseas partner institutions.  My PhD thesis (2019): Pre-sessional English language courses: university telecollaboration as a driver of Global North / South student-contact for engineers, grew from these combined interests, as have several of my publications.  My role as a CELTA trainer / assessor will I hope be of particular value to the students at Northumbria University, and I am really enjoying my teaching on the BA and MA programmes here.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Engineers Operating Multilingually: Reflections on Four Years of Glasgow-Gaza Telecollaboration, Guariento, B. 7 Aug 2020, Multilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance, Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters
  • Pre-sessional English language courses: University telecollaboration as a driver of Global North / South student-contact for engineers, Guariento, B. 6 Jun 2020
  • 'Really Talking' to Gaza: From Active to Transformative Learning in Distributed Environments and Under Highly Pressured Conditions, Rolinska, A., Guariento, B., Abo Uda, G., Nakprada, O. 7 Aug 2020, Multilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance, Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters
  • Constructive content-based feedback in EAP contexts: lessons from a cross-border engineering-related pre-sessional course, Guariento, B., Rolinska, A., Al Masri, N. 16 Apr 2018, In: Higher Education Research and Development
  • English for Specific Academic Purposes Student Partnerships Across Borders, Rolinska, A., Guariento, B., Al Masri, N. 10 Dec 2017
  • Investigating EAST (A Scotland-Gaza English for Academic Study Telecollaboration between SET Students), Guariento, B., Al Masri, N., Rolinska, A. 26 Jun 2016, 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, Washington, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Text and task authenticity in the EFL classroom, Guariento, B., Morley, J. 1 Oct 2001, In: ELT Journal
  • Innovation management issues raised by a distance-learning project in Eritrea: Can such projects be successfully transplanted from one developing country to another?, Guariento, B. 9 Sep 1997, In: System

Professional Activity


  • Teacher Training (TESOL) PhD November 15 2019
  • English Language MA October 30 1994

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