Mr William Guariento
- EAS (Affiliate) (School of Modern Languages & Cultures)
I am currently interested in widening access to the University of Glasgow for refugees, and feel that, as language providers, EAS are well-placed as a gateway for potential students:
- directly from Glasgow, i.e. access to our summer pre-sessional programme
- online, particularly via the EAS Telecollaboration project with the Islamic University of Gaza https://easttelecollaboration.wordpress.com/ and INACAP, Chile
- online, via the CARA initiative to work with displaced Syrian academics
£15,384: co-ordinated EAS staff in Leonardo ‘Work of Art’ project, researching European language-provision for museum and gallery staff, 2014
$1,500: cross-college funding of from SMLC / the School of Engineering, to enable a presentation on Phase 1 of the English for Academic Study Telecollaboration (EAST) Project at the ASEE conference in New Orleans (see https://easttelecollaboration.wordpress.com/), June 2016
£8,272: British Council English Language Teaching Research Award for 'Establishing and sustaining pre-sessional student partnerships across borders', June 2016. This award enabled Phase 2 of the EAST Project to go ahead in July / August 2016
£10,500 in fee-waivers / £1,700 in financial support for pilot refugee access to EAS pre-sessional course, July 2016 (now ongoing)
€598,000 Erasmus+ International Credit Mobilities bid project 2016-2-UK01-KA107-034993, November 2016. Will bring 24 students to UoG from Palestine, 2017/18.
I currently supervise students on the M.Ed TESOL (Which English? Sociolinguistics strand)
Course convener of the EAS Year-Round Pre-Sessional course, October through June. This course develops students' awareness of study skills, and raises their language ability from overall IELTS-equivalent of 4.5 to 6.0.
Course convener of the Science, Engineering and Technology bridging programme each summer. As part of my liaison brief with the School of Engineering, I have written and delivered subject-specific EAP courses in Libya, China and Palestine.
Course convener of Writing the Arts and Humanities. This course gives Level 3 students from across the College of Arts the opportunity to develop writing skills which will be useful in employment, and to express their subject-specific knowledge in forms and styles which appeal to readers outside the University.
Course convener of the University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
I teach on the M.Ed TESOL (Which English? strand) and M.Sc TESOL courses.
- IH Certificate in Online Tutoring
- M.A. in Media Technology for English as a Foreign Language, University of Newcastle (Distinction)
- Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults, International House
- International House Certificate in Online Tutoring
- BSc Economics, London School of Economics (1st Class Honours)
Recent Conference Presentations:
- November 2015: University of Nottingham Centre for English Language Education, 'English for Academic Study Telecollaboration Project'
- February 2016: University of St. Andrews, 'Finding the Balance - Constructive feedback: content input from Gaza to Glasgow'
- April 2016: IATEFL conference, Birmingham - 'A UK-Palestine online EAP collaboration for science graduates'
- June 2016: ASEE conference, New Orleans - 'Investigating EAST (A Scotland-Gaza English for Academic Study Telecollaboration between SET Students)'
- December 2017: University of Graz, Austria, 'Tele-collaborating across borders: A UK-Palestine partnership in English for Engineering/Biomedicine'
- University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus): Since 2015 I have been external on 6 credit-bearing UG Preliminary Year courses (increased to 10 courses in 2017/18)
- Moderator, University of Engineering, Science and Technology, China & University of Glasgow Joint Engineering Programme, English for Engineering courses 1-4
- Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA): Since 2011 I have been external examiner for CELTA, working in the UK, Italy, Slovenia and Nepal
- University of St. Andrews: I was external from 2011 to 2016 on four UG modules