Mirela Bardi



SEE ECN EXPERT

First Name: Mirela

Last Name: Bardi

Occupation: Project Manager

Institution: British Council Romania

Address: Calea Dorobantilor 14, Bucharest

Country: Romania

Phone: 40-21-3079622

Fax: 40-21-3079601

E-Mail: mirela.bardi@britishcouncil.ro

Fields of expertise: curriculum development , Language and literature , textbooks , evaluation assessment , teachers training , general education , higher education

Language skills: English , Romanian

References:

Management of project aimed at reforming the teaching of English for Specific Purposes in higher education

Management of project for reforming the teaching of European Studies in higher education

Expertise in project evaluation: coordination of a research team that carried out an Impact Study of the ESP project

Expertise in research on teacher development in the context of innovation projects - doctoral research

Expertise in language textbook writing: co-author and team coordinator of the English for Legal Purposes textbook produced in Romania

Expertise in training foreign language teachers in communicative methodology

Leadership skills and expertise in building and managing networks

CV:

CURRICULUM VITAE



PERSONAL DETAILS

Family name:	BARDI
First names:	MIRELA	
Date of Birth:	27.04.1958
Nationality:	ROMANIAN	
Address:	11 Alecu Russo Street, flat 5, Bucharest 2, Romania
Telephone:	-40-21-210 64 31 (home), 40-21-307 96 22 (work)
Fax:		-40-21-307 96 01
E-mail:	mirela.bardi@britishcouncil.ro

EDUCATION

University of Lancaster, UK
Degree obtained	PhD in Applied Linguistics (December 2003)

University of Exeter, UK
Degree obtained	Master of Education in Education (1994)

University of Manchester, UK
Degree obtained	Postgraduate Certificate in Testing and Assessment (1993)

University of Lancaster, UK
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Specific Purposes (1991)

University of Bucharest
BA in English Language and Literature (1982)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
 

Date	1994 ˇV to date
Location	Bucharest
Company	British Council
Position	Project Manager  - European Accession and English Language Teaching projects
Description	Design, implementation and evaluation of projects,  building networks, teacher training activity, project evaluation research, monitoring project activities, pursuit of funding opportunities


Date	1990 ˇV to date
Location	Romania, Bucharest
Company	Polytechnic University/University of Civil Engineering
Position	Lecturer in English Communication skills
Description	Teaching English to students of engineering, design and administration of language tests, course and textbook design 

Date	1982 - 1990
Location	Romania
Company	Research Institute in Agriculture
Position	Translator
Description	Translation of research articles 

 
Other relevant key qualifications / skills 

„h Research expertise: eg coordination of a research team carrying out an impact study of a national educational project, consultant on design of baseline studies. Doctoral research in professional development of teachers.

„h Comprehensive project management expertise, including project design, implementation and evaluation ˇV eg. management of a large scale project in the field of teaching ESP (English for specific purposes), an educational project for upgrading the teaching of European Studies in Romanian universities, a project for supporting Romaniaˇ¦s negotiations with the EU.

„h Textbook writing expertise ˇV co-writer of the English for Legal Purposes textbook, and team coordinator of three other English Language textbooks;

„h Teacher Training expertise ˇV trainer on 8 teacher training courses organised in 5 Romanian universities; 

„h Team work abilities and leadership skillsˇV coordinator of several project teams and of partner networks; 

			
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

* marked 1-4; 4 = excellent

Type of programme, application	Level*
Word for Windows	4
Microsoft Excell	3
Power Point	3


Publications

Publications

1. Books

Bardi,M, G.Chefneux, D.Comanetchi, T.Magureanu (editors)(1999)- Innovation in Teaching English for Specific Purposes in Romania - A Study of Impact, Bucharest:Cavallioti.

Bardi,M (co-author) (2002) ˇV English for Legal Puposes, Bucharest:Cavallioti

2. Articles 

Bardi,M (2002) ˇV Managing Projects as Learning Organisations, in Lingusitic and Cultural Diversity in the development of Europe, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest.

Bardi,M (co-author)(2002) ˇV Textbook Writing and Teacher Autonomy, in PROSPER ESP Journal, British Council Romania

Bardi,M (1999) - Measuring the Impact of PROSPER Management, in Innovation in Teaching English for Specific Purposes in Romania: A Study of Impact, Bucharest: Cavaliotti.

Bardi,M (1998) - Teachers as Researchers: A case study ˇV in PROSPER ESP Journal, British Council Romania.

Bardi,M (1997)- Classroom Observation: a tool for Teacher development, in PROSPER ESP Journal, British Council Romania.

Bardi, M (co-author) (1995) - Training ESP Teachers in Evaluation of their Own Projects ˇV in ˇ§Innovation in Business Englishˇ¨, journal of the Management Centre, Celakovice, the Czech Republic.