Valeria Franceschi is currently a junior researcher in English Language and Translation at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Verona, where she teaches at undergraduate and graduate level. She has recently published Exploring Plurilingualism in Fan Fiction: ELF Users as Creative Writers (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017). Her research focuses prevalently on English as a Lingua Franca, especially in relation to plurilingual practices and to the business context (BELF). Her research on BELF centers on Communication Strategies, specifically on the prevention and resolution of communication issues in international settings.

Recent publications on this topic are “Enhancing Explicitness in BELF Interactions: Self-Initiated Communication Strategies in the Workplace,” Iperstoria 13 (2019) and “Plurilingual Resources as an Asset in ELF Business Interactions.” Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 6(1) (2017). She has taught in four editions of the Advanced course in “English for the World of Work: Focus on professional speaking and writing skills”. In addition to ELF, her areas of interest include digital communication and corpus linguistics.