Lina Adinolfi joined the OU as Staff Tutor for Languages in Region 06 in 1997. In 2006 she became a Lecturer on the newly created OpenELT team in the Department of Languages at Walton Hall. These two academic roles – one regional, one central - have provided her with insights in both the production and presentational aspects of supporting language learning and teaching within the OU.
Lina Adinolfi has nearly twenty five years experience of supporting language learning and teaching, both overseas and in the UK. After graduating in Language and Linguistics, Lina taught English to undergraduates at the Universities of Naples and Venice in Italy.She was then appointed as Senior Teacher / Assistant Manager She then spent six years with the British Council Teaching Centre in Quito, Ecuador, where she participated in a national language teacher development project in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and ODA (now DfiD). She then went on to be Deputy Teaching Centre Director at the British Council Thessaloniki, Greece.
Lina joined the OU as Staff Tutor for Languages in R06, where she was responsible for developing a language student buddy support network, a peer observation system for Associate Lecturers and a web-based tutorial activity resource bank for Associate Lecturers.
In 2006 she became a member of the new OpenELT team in the Department of Languages. She is currently Chair of L185: English for Academic Purposes Online. She is also involved in a number of international ELT development projects, including the English Language for Teachers element of of the schools-based English in Action Programme, Bangladesh, and the Transforming English Language Teaching in Higher Education Programme, Pakistan.
|CREET: Language and Literacies Research Cluster||Cluster||Faculty of Education and Language Studies|
|Role||Start date||End date||Funding source|
|Co-investigator||01 Apr 2015||31 Oct 2016||British Council|
This research will explore the evidence of the potential of English Medium Instruction (EMI) to improve equity and access to school that results in better educational and life chances, particularly for disadvantaged groups in India and Ghana
Exploring open digital badges in teacher education: a case study from India (2020-03-20)
Wolfenden, Freda; Adinolfi, Lina and Cross, Simon
Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 7(1) (pp. 108-115)
Predicting the academic achievement of multilingual students of English through vocabulary testing (2020)
Szabo, Csaba Z.; Stickler, Ursula and Adinolfi, Lina
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism ((Early Access))
An exploration of agency in the localisation of open educational resources for teacher development (2019)
Wolfenden, Freda and Adinolfi, Lina
Learning, Media and Technology, 44(3) (pp. 327-344)
An exploratory study of translanguaging practices in an online beginners' foreign language classroom (2017-05-24)
Adinolfi, Lina and Astruc, Lluïsa
Language Learning in Higher Education. Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS), 7(1) (pp. 185-204)
Medium of instruction policies in Ghanaian and Indian primary schools: an overview of key issues and recommendations (2016)
Erling, Elizabeth J.; Adinolfi, Lina; Hultgren, Anna Kristina; Buckler, Alison and Mukorera, Mark
Comparative Education, 52(3) (pp. 294-310)
Multilingual classrooms: opportunities and challenges for English medium instruction in low and middle income contexts (2017-09-30)
Erling, Elizabeth J.; Adinolfi, Lina and Hultgren, Anna Kristina
ISBN : 978-1-909437-90-6 | Publisher : Education Development Trust/British Council | Published : Reading
Medium of Instruction (MOI) policies in Ghanaian and Indian primary schools: an overview of key issues and recommendations (2018)
Erling, E. J.; Adinolfi, L.; Hultgren, A. K.; Buckler, A. and Mukorera, M.
In: Milligan, L. O. and Tikly, L. eds. English as a medium of instruction in postcolonial contexts: issues of quality, equity and social justice
ISBN : 978-1138564022 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxford
Utilising tablets and one-to-one coaching to create classroom videos for teacher development in India (2016)
In: Pickering, George and Gunashekar, Paul eds. Ensuring quality in English language teacher education (pp. 197-202)
Publisher : British Council
Transforming classroom observation and professional development with 360-degree video and mobile VR (2018-11-07)
Cross, Simon; Wolfenden, Freda and Adinolfi, Lina
In : 8th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium (6-8 Nov 2018, Washington DC, USA)
The teaching and learning of lexical chunks in an online language classroom: a corpus-based study (2012)
PhD thesis University of Southampton, School of Education
Teachers’ professional learning during and after Covid: A role for open digital badges (2021-02)
Cross, Simon; Adinolfi, Lina; Charania, Amina; Wolfenden, Freda; Ramchand, Mythili; Sen, Sohini; Paltiwale, Sumegh; Coughlan, Emily; Shende, Satej; Sarkar, Durba; Chatterjee, Ananya and Balli, Omkar
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Digital Badges for Teacher Professional Development in India: Interim Project Report (2020)
Cross, Simon; Adinolfi, Lina; Charania, Amina; Ramchand, Mythili; Wolfenden, Freda; Sen, Sohini; Paltiwale, Sumegh; Balli, Omkar and Chatterjee, Ananya
The Open University & Tata Institute of Social Sciences
TESS-India: An approach to supporting teacher development and improving classroom practice (2019)
Cross, Simon; Adinolfi, Lina and Wolfenden, Freda
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Moving towards more participatory practice with Open Educational Resources: TESS-India Academic Review (2017-05)
Wolfenden, Freda; Adinolfi, Lina; Cross, Simon; Lee, Clare; Paranjpe, Sandhya and Safford, Kimberly
The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Special issue on the theme: Researchers and practitioners in dialogue, Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts, Vol. 4 (3)
Adinolfi, L.; Link, H. and St. John, O.