Dr Salvatore Campisi

Senior Language Tutor

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Overview

Before joining the University of Manchester, I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Catania, where I completed a BA and MA (Laurea quadriennale vecchio ordinamento) in literature and foreign languages (English and German) in 2004 and a Language Tutor in Italian at the University of Salford (2005-2008), where I was awarded a PhD with a thesis on Hermann Hesse in 2011. I also hold the highest teaching qualification in Italian to non-native speakers (DITALS II), awarded by the Università per Stranieri di Siena, and I am registered as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2019.
I am currently the Senior Language Tutor in Italian Studies at the University of Manchester, where I have previously served as Senior Language Tutor for Italian and Less Widely Taught Languages for the Institution-Wide Language Programmes (IWLP), 2015-2017. In the past, I was also a Language Tutor in Italian for the University of Leeds (2013-2015).
I have extensively taught Italian for language specialists as well as IWLP students and the general public, home as well as international students, undergraduate as well postgraduate. The modules I have taught include the lecture on phonetics/linguistics aimed at level-1 students (Manchester), translation (Salford, Leeds), and interpreting (Salford).
I am also the Academic Staff Coordinator for the Italian Peer Mentoring scheme, and I have represented the Italian Department and the Language Centre at open days and have regularly been involved in outreach events promoting the study of languages (e.g. Languages XP, VIVA LANGUAGES, LEAF, UMILAP).

I am an active member of the Society for Italian Studies.
I received two nominations for best and most innovative lecturer in my faculty in the UMSU (University of Manchester Students’ Union) teaching awards 2013.

 

Appointment History

The University of Manchester
(2018 to present) Senior Language Tutor in Italian Studies
(2015-2017) Senior Language Tutor for Italian and Less Widely Taught Languages for the Institution-Wide Language Programme (LEAP)
(2008-2014) Language Tutori in Italian Studies and LEAP

The University of Leeds (2013-2015)
Language Tutor for the Italian Department and the Institution-Wide Language Programme (Language Centre)

The University of Salford (2005-2008)
Language Tutor for the Italian Department

External positions

External Examiner in Italian, Lancaster University

20212025

External Examiner for the Italian IWLP courses, The University of Warwick

20182022

External Examiner for the Italian IWLP courses, The University of Reading

20162020

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Senior Fellowship, The Higher Education Academy
  • 2014 - Master of Teaching and Learning, DITALS II (teaching of Italian to non-native speakers), Universita per Strasieri di Siena
  • 2011 - Doctor of Literature, 'Hermann Hesse and the Dialectics of Time', The University of Salford
  • 2004 - Master of Letters, Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere (BA and MA), Universita Degli Studi di Catania

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