Staff in the Department of Italian
Mrs Lucina Stuart, Dott.in Lingue e Letterature Straniere Moderne (Università degli Studi di Milano)
I am currently holding the position of Teaching Fellow in the Italian Department. I have been teaching Italian language at Durham University since 1991. My current duties involve overseeing the entire Italian language programme and tutoring students in their year abroad. I liaise with a number of language schools in Italy and oversee the dispensation of grants for any of our students who want to attend a course there.
My teaching experience has been acquired in a variety of different environments such as Primary and Secondary educational institutions, Technical Colleges, and businesses (Glaxo, Electrolux and ICI, for example). Here at Durham, one of my primary focuses concerns the development of listening skills in Italian. I have devised the Listening comprehension module for Italian 1B and in 2006, following students’ demands, I piloted a listening component strand, as part of the 2B Italian language module, all based on up to date videoclips.
I am a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee within the School of Modern Languages and I am also a personal tutor at University College.
I have also got an interest in language teaching at Secondary level and I have been a member of the Italian Board for the Italian GCSE paper for AQA since 1991 where I hold an advisory and consultative role. I was Chief Examiner for the Italian GCSE Reading paper from 1991 to 1994 and from 1992 to 2001 I co-set the AS level Italian paper for the JMB Board. I am currently involved in the new FCSE (First Certificate of Secondary Education) for the 2008/09 examinations.
ITAL 1021- Italian 1B language
I co-teach the practical course.
ITAL 1051- Italian Listening and Reading Comprehension
I have designed the Listening component part of it and I am the coordinator for the module.
ITAL 2031- Italian language 2B
I am responsible for designing and teaching the practical course and the listening comprehension component and I am the co-ordinator for the module.
ITAL 3021- Italian language 4B
I am responsible for designing and teaching the practical course and I am the co-ordinator for the module.
- 2003 (co-authored with Aust, Derek,) Pronto! Chi ascolta?, Guerra Edizioni, 191 pp.