Andrea Abel - website correspondent


Surname: Abel 
First name: Andrea 
Address for correspondence: E-mail
Nationality: Italian

Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • Member of the board of the "Beobachtungsstelle Sprache" ("Language Observation Unit") of the Südtiroler Kulturinstitut (South Tyrol Cultural Institute);
  • Board member of the European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX);
  • Member of the Language Research Center (LCR), Swansea University;
  • Member of verbal (Verband für Angewandte Linguistik);
  • Institutional member of the Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI);
  • Institutional member of the Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata (AITLA);
  • Member of the organizing committee of the IDT 2013 (Internationale Deutschlehrertagung 2013)    

Work information

Occupation or position
currently held:
Name of employer:
Europäische Akademie Bozen - Accademia Europea di Bolzano
Institut für Fachkommunikation und Mehrsprachigkeit / Institute for Specialized Communication and Multilingualism
Country of employment: Italy

Education and training

PhD, University of Innsbruck (PhD thesis: „Alte und neue Problematiken der Lernerlexikographie in Theorie und Praxis“)

Degree in German philology, University of Innsbruck (Degree thesis: „Funktionen der Vergangenheitstempora: Ein Vergleich zwischen dem Deutschen und dem Italienischen)
Attendance of numerous training courses for Second/Foreign language teaching (methods, new technologies …) 

Languages of communication

Mother tongue: German
Other languages Italian, English, Spanish

Expertise in the topic of this project

Practice in the field:

Management of and collaboration in several projects on international as well as on local level focusing on aspects such as: diagnosis and promotion of language competences (first & second language), analysis/elaboration of materials and strategies in the context of plurilingual education; student and teacher training (lecturer: Free University of Bolzano/Faculty of Education, University of Trento/Faculty of Humanities; trainer in seminars for the local school board/pedagogical institute; mentor in student placements programs)

Other relevant experience:

Sound experience in the organisation of conferences, workshops and seminars; several publications for the scientific community as well as for teachers and decision makers; sound experience in the field of dissemination of project/research results


Boeckmann, Klaus-Börge / Aalto, Eija / Abel, Andrea / Atanasoska, Tatjana / Lamb, Terry (in print): Promoting Plurilingualism – Majority Language in Multilingual Settings. ECML. Graz.
Abel, Andrea / Vettori, Chiara / Forer, Doris (in print): Learning the Neighbour’s Language: the Many Challenges in Achieving a Real Multilingual Society. The Case of Second Language Acquisition in the Minority-Majority Context of South Tyrol In: European Centre for Minority Issues & European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (Hrsgg.): European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Vol. 9. Leiden.
Guadatiello, Angela / Plathner, Franziska / Abel, Andrea (2009): Was müssen Lehrkräfte können und kennen? – Die Rolle der Lehrkräfte beim kindlichen Erwerbsprozess mehrerer Sprachen unter Migrations¬bedingungen. In: Zeitschrift für Fremdsprachenforschung, 2/2009. 247-260.