Mr William Guariento

  • EAS (Affiliate) (School of Modern Languages & Cultures)

email: William.Guariento@glasgow.ac.uk

R113 Level 1, Language Centre, Hetherington Building, Glasgow G12 8RS

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0862-3635

Research interests

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

Publications

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Number of items: 14.

2020

Guariento, B. (2020) Four years of Glasgow-Gaza pre-sessional English telecollaboration: reflections from an ethical perspective. In: Fassetta, F., Al-Masri, N. and Phipps, A. (eds.) "Can You Hear Me?" Engaging Multilingually in Online International Academic Collaborations when Borders are Impassable. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781788929585

2019

Guariento, B. , Rolinska, A., Hutton, W. and de Moraes Garcia, D. N. (2019) BALEAP Webinar: Telecollaboration with the Global South. [Website]

Rolinska, A., Guariento, B. , Abouda, G. and Nakprada, O. (2019) “Really Talking”: from Active to Transformative Learning in distributed environments and under highly pressured conditions. In: Phipps, A., Al-Masri, N. and Fassetta, F. (eds.) "Can You Hear Me?" Engaging Multilingually in Online International Academic Collaborations when Borders are Impassable. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781788929585 (In Press)

2018

Gomes, L. , Guariento, B. and Rolinska, A. (2018) UofG welcomes Palestinian students. [Website]

Guariento, W. , Rolinska, A. and Al-Masri, N. (2018) Constructive content-based feedback in EAP contexts: lessons from a cross-border engineering-related pre-sessional course. Higher Education Research and Development, 37(3), pp. 514-532. (doi: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1430124)

2017

Rolinska, A. and Guariento, B. (2017) Constructive Feedback Course. [Website]

Rolińska, A., Guariento, B. and Al-Masri, N. (2017) English for Specific Academic Purposes Student Partnerships Across Borders. Other. British Council.

2016

Fox, A., Rolinska, A. and Guariento, B. (2016) Absolutely Intercultural Podcast 207: The EAST Project. [Audio]

Guariento, B. , Almasri, N. A.-S. and Rolinska, A. (2016) Investigating EAST (A Scotland-Gaza English for Academic Study Telecollaboration between SET Students). In: ASEE's 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, USA, 26-29 Jun 2016,

Guariento, B. and Rolinska, A. (2016) An Online EAP Collaboration for Science Graduates. In: Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition, Birmingham, UK, 13-16 April 2016, pp. 169-170. ISBN 9781901095890

2010

Guariento, W. and Daborn, E. (2010) Putting 'I' in its place: using academic texts to help students learn how to give opinions. In: Blue, G. (ed.) Developing Academic Literacy. Peter Lang: Oxford ; New York. ISBN 9783039115457

2002

Daborn, E. and Guariento, B. (2002) How can we reach them? Integrating language and academic support in an undergraduate engineering course. In: Crosling, G. and Webb, G. (eds.) Supporting Student Learning: Case Studies, Experience and Practices in Higher Education. Routledge, pp. 100-106. ISBN 9780749435356

2001

Guariento, W. (2001) Text and task authenticity in the EFL classroom. ELT Journal, 55(4), pp. 347-353. (doi: 10.1093/elt/55.4.347)

1997

Guariento, W.A. (1997) Innovation management issues raised by a distance-learning project in Eritrea: can such projects be successfully transplanted from one developing country to another? System, 25(3), pp. 399-407. (doi: 10.1016/S0346-251X(97)00031-6)

This list was generated on Sat Nov 27 17:46:55 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Guariento, W. , Rolinska, A. and Al-Masri, N. (2018) Constructive content-based feedback in EAP contexts: lessons from a cross-border engineering-related pre-sessional course. Higher Education Research and Development, 37(3), pp. 514-532. (doi: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1430124)

Guariento, W. (2001) Text and task authenticity in the EFL classroom. ELT Journal, 55(4), pp. 347-353. (doi: 10.1093/elt/55.4.347)

Guariento, W.A. (1997) Innovation management issues raised by a distance-learning project in Eritrea: can such projects be successfully transplanted from one developing country to another? System, 25(3), pp. 399-407. (doi: 10.1016/S0346-251X(97)00031-6)

Book Sections

Guariento, B. (2020) Four years of Glasgow-Gaza pre-sessional English telecollaboration: reflections from an ethical perspective. In: Fassetta, F., Al-Masri, N. and Phipps, A. (eds.) "Can You Hear Me?" Engaging Multilingually in Online International Academic Collaborations when Borders are Impassable. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781788929585

Rolinska, A., Guariento, B. , Abouda, G. and Nakprada, O. (2019) “Really Talking”: from Active to Transformative Learning in distributed environments and under highly pressured conditions. In: Phipps, A., Al-Masri, N. and Fassetta, F. (eds.) "Can You Hear Me?" Engaging Multilingually in Online International Academic Collaborations when Borders are Impassable. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781788929585 (In Press)

Guariento, W. and Daborn, E. (2010) Putting 'I' in its place: using academic texts to help students learn how to give opinions. In: Blue, G. (ed.) Developing Academic Literacy. Peter Lang: Oxford ; New York. ISBN 9783039115457

Daborn, E. and Guariento, B. (2002) How can we reach them? Integrating language and academic support in an undergraduate engineering course. In: Crosling, G. and Webb, G. (eds.) Supporting Student Learning: Case Studies, Experience and Practices in Higher Education. Routledge, pp. 100-106. ISBN 9780749435356

Research Reports or Papers

Rolińska, A., Guariento, B. and Al-Masri, N. (2017) English for Specific Academic Purposes Student Partnerships Across Borders. Other. British Council.

Conference Proceedings

Guariento, B. , Almasri, N. A.-S. and Rolinska, A. (2016) Investigating EAST (A Scotland-Gaza English for Academic Study Telecollaboration between SET Students). In: ASEE's 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, USA, 26-29 Jun 2016,

Guariento, B. and Rolinska, A. (2016) An Online EAP Collaboration for Science Graduates. In: Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition, Birmingham, UK, 13-16 April 2016, pp. 169-170. ISBN 9781901095890

Audio

Fox, A., Rolinska, A. and Guariento, B. (2016) Absolutely Intercultural Podcast 207: The EAST Project. [Audio]

Website

Guariento, B. , Rolinska, A., Hutton, W. and de Moraes Garcia, D. N. (2019) BALEAP Webinar: Telecollaboration with the Global South. [Website]

Gomes, L. , Guariento, B. and Rolinska, A. (2018) UofG welcomes Palestinian students. [Website]

Rolinska, A. and Guariento, B. (2017) Constructive Feedback Course. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Nov 27 17:46:55 2021 GMT.

Grants

£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.  

Supervision

I currently supervise students on the M.Ed TESOL (Which English? Sociolinguistics strand)

Teaching

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.

Additional information

 

Qualifications:

  • 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'

 

External Examining:

  • 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