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Tiziana Cervi-Wilson

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Tiziana Cervi- Wilson teaches Italian undergraduate modules from beginner to advanced level  and she is also the coordinator (Course Director) for all the languages modules.

In addition, she is the internal moderator for the undergraduate module “Materials Evaluation and Design in a Multimedia World” and for the postgraduate modules “English Language Teaching in Practice” and “Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theory and Practice”

Career overview

Tiziana Cervi-Wilson holds an M.A in Management from Coventry University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She was previously a Lecturer in Italian in the Modern Languages BA at Coventry University. She has worked as an academic Business, Language and Culture Adviser for the Placement and Employability Unit at Coventry University. She also taught briefly at Warwick University.

She has been the co-Project leader for Routes into Languages Project for the West Midlands Consortium, a national project to encourage and enthuse young people to learn languages.

She has also been a representative for the Language Horizons project, which champions the multilingual and multicultural landscape of the UK, training university students to act as role models for languages pathway and Higher Education.

She has taken an active part in the “Coventry City of Languages” project in collaboration with Warwick University, the British Council, local businesses, local councillors, and language organisations across the UK. The aim of the project is to change perceptions and ultimately change policies in language learning.  

Tiziana has been an active organiser of promotional activities in schools in Coventry and in the West Midlands area to increase the take up of languages, enhancing students’ employability.

Please refer to her Academia profile page for more information.


Her research interests include digital literacies, language learning and mobile assisted language learning and gamification. She has developed a beginners’ Italian language learning app,” ImparApp”, together with colleagues in the University‘s Disruptive Media Lab.

External activities

She has given talks in many universities, including Birmingham, Aston, Southampton, Warwick University. She has contributed to various articles and has been External Examiner for undergraduate courses at Nottingham Trent University and she has undertaken the role of link Tutor and moderator of the Italian modules at SML Lyon (France) for the Academic Partnership Unit (APU).

Publications and press

  • Brick, B., Cervi-Wilson, T., Graham, S., Tsankov, T., Loizou. M., Godson, N., & Ryan, K. (2019). Multilingual immersive communication technology: repurposing virtual reality for Italian teaching. In A. Plutino, K. Borthwick & E. Corradini (Eds), New educational landscapes: innovative perspectives in language learning and technology (pp. 1-6).
  • Brick, B and Cervi-Wilson, T. (2019) Enhancing learners’ professional competence via Duolingo classroom. In C. Goria, L. Guetta, N. Hughes, S. Reisenleutner & O. Speicher (Eds), Professional competencies in language learning and teaching (pp. 19-29).
  • Cervi-Wilson, T., and Brick, B. (2018). ImparApp: Italian language learning with MIT’s
  • TaleBlazer mobile app. In F. Rosell-Aguilar, T. Beaven, & M. Fuertes Gutiérrez (Eds),
  • Innovative language teaching and learning at university: integrating informal learning into formal language education (pp. 49-58).
  • Cervi-Wilson, T., & Brick, B. (2016). The employability advantage: embedding skills through a university-wide language programme. In E. Corradini, K. Borthwick and A. Gallagher-Brett (Eds), Employability for languages: a handbook (pp. 149-153). Dublin:
  • Orsini-Jones, M, Pibworth, L, Mike Cribb, M, Brick, B, Gazeley, Z and Leinster, H. (2015) Learning about language learning on a MOOC: How Massive? How Open? How Online? How "Course"? Eurocall Proceedings 2015
  • Brick, B and Cervi-Wilson, T. (2015) Technological Diversity: a case study into Language Learners' Mobile Technology Use Inside and Outside the Classroom. 10 years of the LLAS e-learning symposium
  • Cervi-Wilson, T., and Lewis, J. (2012) 'The Routes into Languages West Midlands Consortium: School/University Collaboration to Enhance Students' Employment Prospects at Coventry University'. In Orsini-Jones, M., and Pibworth, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the VLEs’ Languages User Group‘s VI Annual Conference and the Routes into Languages West Midland Consortium (Coventry) Conference, 'Language Learning and Teaching: Future Routes Conference'. Held 16 Mar 2012 in Coventry, UK.

Contributions to Conferences

  • Brick, B., Cervi-Wilson, T. ‘Using Virtual Reality for Italian Teaching in Health Sciences’ [Paper presented at the Interactive Futures Conference held at Warwickshire College 31st January 2019]
  • Brick, B., Cervi-Wilson, T. ‘Multilingual Immersive Communication Technology: Using Virtual Reality for Italian Teaching’ [Paper presented at the ELearning Symposium held at the University of Southampton 25th January 2019]
  • Brick, B., Cervi-Wilson, T. ‘Enhancing Learners’ Professional Competence via Duolingo Classroom’ [Paper presented at the Professional Competencies in Language Learning Conference held at the University of Nottingham 12th July 2018]
  • Brick, B. ‘Duolingo versus uTalk: selecting appropriate software to support IWLP learners.’ [Paper presented at the19th Association of University Language Centres Annual Conference held at Sheffield Hallam University, on 8th and 9th January 2018
  • Brick, B., Cervi-Wilson, T., Graham, S., Tsankov, T., Loizou, M., Godson, N., & Ryan, K. (2019). Multilingual immersive communication technology: repurposing virtual reality for Italian teaching. In A. Plutino, K. Borthwick & E. Corradini (Eds), New educational landscapes: innovative perspectives in language learning and technology (pp. 5-10).
  • Cervi, T. (2010) An investigation of the role of the Employability Tutors in BES. Internal report
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