Adriana Todea

Dynamic and resourceful teaching professional, who teachesLinguistics and general English, excellent organiser who effectively collaborates with students and fellow teachers. Key strengths include a comprehensive teaching approach to difficult areas of Linguistics, active researcher in Generative Syntax, experience and expertise in language testing & evaluation, European and institutional language policies, and CEFR European standards for teaching and assessment.

Defended PhD thesis with summa cum laudein 2009, at Babeş-Bolyai University, in the field of Theoretical linguistics on Non-finite and Small Clauses in English and Romanian.

Currently employed as lecturerat the English Department of the Faculty of Letterswith a teaching load of undergraduateintro coursesin Generativegrammar, Semantics, History of English language, Sociolinguistics (Language and culture) and MA courses inGenerative syntax (Theoretical models in minimalist syntax) and Sociolinguistics (Language and gender: conversational rituals.)

Director of the EAQUALS-accreditedALPHA Language Centreof the Faculty of Letters, which provides, to both students and the general public, non-curricular language courses and CEFR- calibrated language examinations and certificates.

Selection of published work:

  • PRO Control and Its Syntactic Architecture in English and Romanian, CASA CARTII DE STIINTA, CLUJ-NAPOCA, 2015
  • “Developing an Analysis Grid for B1/B2 Reading Tasks and Items” in Studia Philologianr. 2/ 2017, pp.167-182

Other academic interests: 

Gender studies:two papers published in 1999 and 2000

Mythology, History of religions:no published work

Jane Austen’s life and works:no published work