Andreea Nechifor

Andreea Nechifor
Universitatea Transilvania Brasov | unitbv · Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Associate professor (Ph.D.)
Gamification-Based Instruction for Teaching Romanian as a Foreign Language (nationally funded research)

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18 Research Items
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Introduction
Andreea Nechifor is currently working at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 'Transilvania' University of Brasov. Andreea does research in Language Education, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Analysis. Her current project is 'Cultural Literacy in Teaching a Foreign Language'.
Additional affiliations
October 2012 - April 2022
Universitatea Transilvania Brasov
Position
  • Associate professor
Education
October 2004 - December 2010
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Field of study
  • Philology
October 2003 - July 2005
Transylvania University of Brașov
Field of study
  • Translations and Communication
October 1999 - July 2003
Transylvania University of Brașov
Field of study
  • Philology

Publications

Publications (20)
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In recent years, the educational market has been challenged by the unprecedented use of technology for instructional purposes. Educators and students have started to approach teaching and learning in a more engaging way to bridge the gap between face-to-face education and the opportunities of the online environment. In this paper, we address the is...
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Grounded in gamification against the background of the communicative era of teaching, but very much in debt to the digital approach, the research undertaken by our team of linguists delves into boosting motivation with the students from the Preparatory Year when learning Romanian as a Foreign Language (RFL). Working with the modern research framewo...
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Grounded in gamification against the background of the communicative era of teaching, but very much in debt to the digital approach, the research undertaken by our team of linguists delves into boosting motivation with the students from the Preparatory Year when learning Romanian as a Foreign Language (RFL). Working with the modern research framewo...
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Motivating the participants involved in the educational act represents nowadays a real challenge, both on the professors' side and on the students' side. The answers that can be provided today, in this way, must use a language as close as possible to the sphere of interest of those they are addressed to. Consequently, in what the students are conce...
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Based on a descriptive approach regarding the content of the LanGuide project, but in perfect accordance with the literature review on CALL, the present article researches into the technicalities of developing a mobile application for foreign language learning and assessing, in four different specialised fields (academic, mobility, administrative a...
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The present paper aims at describing the uncharacteristic illustration of working with the cultural element when teaching a foreign language against the background of the classicised approaches in this respect, in the context of the LanGuide project, whose objectives are to provide the users with a mobile application for learning and testing foreig...
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This chapter aims at describing the peculiarities of the ESP practiced by LanGuide referring to, on the one hand, the linguistic technicalities involved for developing a mobile application for foreign language learning and assessing, and, on the other hand, the aspect of culture imbued in the exercises prepared. Thus, in what the former aspect is c...
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The basic aim of this article is to establish the place the cultural element holds within the triad cultural awareness, cultural competence and cultural literacy, on the jassbackground of a multinational class in which a foreign language is taught and its momentum in the teaching process, but only after clearly delineating the core features of each...
Book
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Built around the concept of idiostyle and its approach in translation, this study is focused on a selection of Lucian Blaga’s poetic work, in the original translation of the author of the present research. Comprised in Annex 1 and contrasted with other versions of the same works, included in Annex 2, my translations are analysed against the backgro...
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Corpus of terms from Lucian Blaga's poetry enabling the identification of his idiostyle
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Transilvania University (UTBv) is a state institution of higher education located in Brasov, Romania and, considering its educational offer, scientific research and number of students represents one of Romania’s large universities, being the representative university in the central part of the country. In the last years, the UTBv management team tr...
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The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of the role of a performer for a teacher involved in didactic activities with young learners, and also to raise awareness on how a wise choice of teacher roles can influence the success of classroom interaction. Moreover, the intention is to also dwell on the misconceptions regarding the role of...
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This article aims at picturing the image of women as portrayed in Romanian advertising during the 1930s. Torn between forward-looking associations fighting for equal rights and traditionalist tendencies confining the woman to the household, the female image, as captured by adverts, underwent spectacular changes, as a reflection of the mentalities a...
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This paper attempts at depicting the image of women as portrayed in Romanian advertising in the last part of the 19 th century and at the beginning of the 20 th century. The theoretical framework of analysis combines instruments of discourse analysis and pragmatics with gender studies concepts and it is part of larger research dedicated to the stud...
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In today’s modern world, technology has taken over all major parts of our lives. From a very young age, children are exposed to devices such as tablets, cell phones, game pads, game consoles, calculators, computers and so on which enables them to develop certain types of skills which haven’t quite been accounted for in traditional schooling. That i...
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This paper attempts at depicting the image of women as portrayed in Romanian advertising in the last part of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. The theoretical framework of analysis combines instruments of discourse analysis and pragmatics with gender studies concepts and it is a part of a larger study dedicated to the study...
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This article attempts at picturing the image of women as portrayed in Romanian advertising throughout different periods of time. The theoretical approach combines instruments of discourse analysis and pragmatics with gender studies concepts applied to a selection of advertisements starting the end of the 19th century until today. The image of the w...
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The present study aims at challenging the theory of "culturally responsive teaching" (Gay, 2002), laying stress on the importance of the cultural iconicity of the language and civilisation taught. The paper comes as a result of the authors' extensive experience in teaching Romanian as a foreign language to expats, and draws on the conclusions of no...
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The present research has as a main aim the identification of certain necessary conditions for the students to be interested in learning and obtaining good results in either Mathematics Teaching Methodology or English Language Teaching Methodology, with focus on nominating the pedagogical factors involved in the assessment process of the students in...
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Living in a world that has brought us to witnessing toddlers choosing applications on tablets on their own, determined us to approach the research of a very modern alternative type of education, i.e. MOOC. The basic aim of the paper, besides offering a general view over this concept, was that of identifying the positives and the negatives of this m...

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Projects (4)
Project
To analyse current ELT practices and to suggest means of improvement.
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To research into the particularities of online learning under its different formats: e-learning, distance learning, MOOC, blended learning, online platforms, etc.
Project
To diachronically follow the change in the discourse of advertisements from the end of the 19th century until present times in Romania against the background of the epochs and according to discourse analysis instruments.