Dr Emanuela Ponti

  • Teacher and Co-ordinator of Modern Foreign Languages (School of Modern Languages & Cultures)

telephone: 0141 3308250
email: Emanuela.Ponti@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 217A, Hetherington Building, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RS


I was born in Italy and have lived in Scotland since 2004. In 2005, while studying for my PhD, I started teaching on various courses for the Language Centre, the Adult and Continuing Education Department and the Italian section of SMLC. In 2014 I was appointed as Convener of SMLC's Languages for International Mobility and Languages for Special Purposes (IWLP).      


  • 2004 - Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere - Universita' degli Studi di Milano
  • 2006 - MPhil Theatre by Research - University of Glasgow
  • 2010 - PhD Theatre Studies - University of Glasgow
  • 2013 - CELTA - Language Centre, University of Glasgow 

Research interests

I am especially interested in the following: 

  • Foreign language learning and teaching - in particular, oral and aural skills
  • Italian as a second language
  • Italian for English speakers
  • All aspects of Italian grammar
  • Peer feedback within the language class  
  • Online assessment and activities for language learning 

Online Publication:



I teach on the following courses:

  • Italian Language 1 - Beginners (oral and written class)
  • Italian Honours Spoken Language
  • Italian Honours Written Language (Junior)
  • Italian Language for International Mobility 1
  • Italian Language for International Mobility 2
  • MEDEs Italian Stage 1 (Glasgow School of Art)

Additional information

I am the Programme Director of the Languages for International Mobility and Languages for Special Purposes run by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.  

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I also coordinate our commercial Translation and Interpreting Services.