Dr. Isabel Robinson M. Ed

Isabel Alice Walbaum RobinsonIsabel Alice WALBAUM ROBINSON is a Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics, and lecturer of English for Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Rome Three.

She graduated in applied linguistics and TESOL at the School of Education, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey in the USA, and is presently carrying out research in Teaching and Learning in TESOL for the University in collaboration with the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh in the UK.

From 2001 to 2008 she lectured in English for Communication Studies, Lingua e Testualità Inglese, at the University of Calabria in southern Italy. From 2001 she has lectured in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Rome Three at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She also lectures at the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the National School for Public Administration, Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione. She is a language consultant at the High Council of Magistrates and Prosecutors, Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura e deiPubblici Ministeri, the Chamber of Deputies and the National School for Public Administration.

Her academic interests are in four areas of study: a) research in applied linguistics in the field of curriculum design and development in English for Legal Purposes (ELP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP); b) research in semantics and the lexicon; c) research in communicative curriculum design for the teaching of English in higher education; d) research in lexicology, and the use of corpus linguistics for the teaching of modern languages in higher education and professional contexts .

Among her recent publications: The Digital School. Learning English with Internet, University of Calabria Press, 2006; IPAD, Interactive Public Administration Dictionary, National School for Public Administration Press, Rome, 2006; Communication and Quality. Methods and Tools for Improving the Process of Communication (co-author with Giuseppe Traversa), Aracne Publishers, Rome 2006.