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Francesca Helm

Ricercatore universitario confermato

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Francesca Helm is assistant professor of English language and translation at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies. She teaches in the second-level degree courses on International Politics and Diplomacy, and European Studies and in the Master for European Project Management.

Her research is in the area of Applied Linguistics, particularly in applications of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the socio-cultural context of Web 2.0 for language and intercultural learning, the development of multiliteracies and multilingual higher education. She is particularly interested in dialogic approaches to telecollaboration, tension and conflict resolution, and the use of English as a ‘lingua franca’. Her research also regards the internationalization of higher education, the role and use of English in higher education. She is involved in the professional development of lecturers engaged in English Medium Instruction and has worked in Austria, Spain and Italy and organized summer and winter schools at the University of Padova with the university Language Centre.

She is a member of the executive board of the association EUROCALL and vice-chair of the Working Group in Education Innovation in the Coimbra Group of Universities.

Selected publications

Helm F. (2017). Critical Approaches to Online Intercultural Language Education. In S. Thorne S. May (Eds), Language and Technology, Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Springer International Publishing,

Helm, F. & Dooly, M. (2017). Challenges in Transcribing Multimodal Data: A Case Study. Language Learning & Technology, 21(1): 166-185.

Helm F. (2016). Facilitated Dialogue in Online Intercultural Exchange. In T. Lewis & R. O’Dowd (Eds) Online Intercultural Exchange: Policy, Pedagogy, Practice. vol. 4, p. 150-172, New York: Routledge

Helm F. and Guth S. (2016). Telecollaboration and language learning. In F. Farr & L. Murray (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Taylor and Francis Inc.

Helm, F. and Guarda M. (2015). “Improvisation is not allowed in a second language”: A survey of Italian lecturers’ concerns about teaching their subjects through English. Language Learning in Higher Education

Helm F. (2015). The practices and challenges of telecollaboration in higher education in Europe. Language Learning & Technology, 19(2). http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2015/helm.pdf

Helm, F. (2014). Developing digital literacies through virtual exchange. E-Learning Papers, 38: 1-10. http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/en/article/Developing-digital-literacies-through-virtual-exchange?paper=141493

Helm, F. (2013). A dialogic model for telecollaboration. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 6: 28-48. http://revistes.uab.cat/jtl3/issue/view/69

Helm, F., Guth, S. and Farrah, M. (2012) Promoting dialogue or hegemonic practice: Power issues in telecollaboration. Language Learning & Technology.

Helm F, and Guth S (2012). Developing multiliteracies in ELT through telecollaboration. ELT Journal, vol. 66, p. 42-51.

Helm, F. and Guth, S. (2011). Teaching Culture through CALL. In: N. Arnold and L. Ducate (Eds.) Present and Future Promises of CALL: From Theory and Research to New Directions in Language Teaching. CALICO Monograph Series vol. 5 (2nd edition), pp. 211-256.

Helm F. and Guth S., (Eds.) 2010, Telecollaboration 2.0: Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century. Bern: Peter Lang.






Recent Publications

Articles in refereed journals
Articles
Dalziel, F. & Helm, F. (2019). Introduction. Special section: Language learning for and with refugees in higher education. Language Learning in Higher Education. 9(1): 1-6.
Helm, F. (2019) EMI, internationalisation and the digital. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2019.1643823
Helm, F. (2019) Languages and International Virtual Exchange. Introduction to special edition of the European Journal of Language Policy. 11(2): 139-142. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3828/ejlp.2019.9
Helm, F. & Acconcia, G. (2019). Interculturality and language in Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. European Journal of Language Policy. 11(2): 211-233. https://doi.org/10.3828/
Helm, F. & Padovani, C. (2019). Living up to a university motto: Universa Universis Patavina Libertas. In Promoting Core Higher Education Values. eHandbook, 86-87. http://www.unicanetwork.
eu/sites/default/files/e-handbook_final_0.pdf
Helm, F. (2018) The long and winding road … (Keynote article). Journal of Virtual Exchange 1(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2018.jve.3
Helm, F. & Dabre, T. (2018) Engineering a ‘contact zone’ through translanguaging, Language and Intercultural Communication, 18:1, 144-156, DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2017.1400509
Helm, F. & Dooly, M. (2017). Challenges in Transcribing Multimodal Data: A Case Study.
Language Learning & Technology,
Helm, F. & Dalziel, F. (2017). Beyond the classroom: The impact of EMI on a university's linguistic landscape. L'analisi Linguistica e Letteraria, vol. 25, p. 372-399, ISSN: 1122-1917
Guarda M. & Helm F. (2016). ‘I have discovered new teaching pathways’: the link between language shift and teaching practice. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, p. 1-17
Helm F. (2015). The practices and challenges of telecollaboration in higher education in Europe. Language Learning & Technology, 19(2): 197-217. http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2015/helm.pdf
Helm, F. and Guarda M. (2015). “Improvisation is not allowed in a second language”: A survey of Italian lecturers’ concerns about teaching their subjects through English. Language Learning in Higher Education, 5: 353-373

Book chapters
Helm F. (2017). Critical Approaches to Online Intercultural Language Education. In S. Thorne S. May (Eds), Language and Technology, Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Cham:Springer International Publishing.
Helm F. & Guarda M. (2017). A survey of lecturers’ needs and feedback on EMI training. In: (Eds): Katherine Ackerley M. Guarda & F. Helm, Sharing Perspectives on English-Medium Instruction. LINGUISTIC INSIGHTS, vol. 222, p. 167-194, Bern: Peter Lang,
Helm, F. (2017) Two Models of Online Intercultural Exchange in Higher Education Contexts. In M.J. Ellis & E. Riley (Eds). Practices in Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning. pp. 131-144. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Helm F. (2016). Facilitated Dialogue in Online Intercultural Exchange. In T.Lewis & R. O’Dowd (Eds) Online Intercultural Exchange: Policy, Pedagogy, Practice. vol. 4, pp. 150-172, New York: Routledge.

My research is in the area of Applied Linguistics, particularly in applications of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the socio-cultural context of Web 2.0 for language and intercultural learning and the development of multiliteracies.
More recently I have also been researching the internationalisation of higher education, multilingual practices in higher education, translanguaging, migration discourses, activist translation.

I follow theses written in English related to the following themes:
Analysis of language and discourse (in media, in political speeches and documents, in protest and social movements);
Study and analysis of language policies and practices in different countries and institutions;
Translation and language practices of social movements:
Education policies and internationalisation
Racism and language
Linguistic landscapes