Sussex Centre for Language Studies

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Mrs Viviana Coston

Post:Language Tutor (Sussex Centre for Language Studies)
Location:ARTS B c/o Open Courses
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Born in Milan on 25th September 1959, I moved to the UK in 1979.

Work experience in the field of education.

  • 2004 to present University of Sussex – Associate Tutor of Italian Language
  • 2006-2008 Brighton University – Part-time lecturer in Italian language for  students on a Business degree. 
  • 1987-2010 Portslade Community College, BHASVIC,  City College), Further Ed (Northbrook College). Adult ed. Tutor of Italian language


General work experience

  • 1979-1984 Barclays Bank – junior, cashier, personal banker, receptionist




  • 2010 MA degree with Merit in Media Assisted Language Teaching and learning
  • 2001 - OCR Computer Literacy and IT Stage I award
  • 2000 - Institute of Linguists – Diploma in translation. (English/Italian) 
  • 1989/90- Thames Polytechnic -Certificate in education (further and adult)
  • Stage 1, 2 and bridging completed
  • 1981-1982 Brighton Polytechnic - Institute of Bankers exams  (tertiary education) in Accountancy, Applied Economics, Land Law, Investment and Finance of Foreign trade.
  •  1978 – X Istituto Tecnico Commericiale per Periti Aziendali e Corrispondenti in Lingue Estere di Milano - Italian Baccalaureat/Maturita`Tecnica - Diploma di perito aziendale e corrispondente in lingue estere


  Training courses attended recently

  • 2012 - Mastering the art of influence
  • 2012 - Developing personal effectiveness
  • 2011- Creating web pages with Dreamweaver
  • 2011 – Seminar and workshop on ICT Languages and Learning – Ashcombe Language College 
  • 2010 – Skill Clouds 
  • 2010 – Creating inclusive learning materials 
  • 2010 – Course design and Approval 
  •  2009 - Web 2.0 Technologies in Language Teaching and Learning – a three day workshop at University College London – SOAS
  • 2008 – Gaining the most benefit from your appraisal




Language tutor (Italian)


Community and Business


Member of ALL (association for language learning), which allows me to keep my fingers on the pulse as regards latest developments and to meet up with other professional practitioners in the area.

Website curator for a site currenlty being constructed for Italian language students at University of Sussex

Private tutor of Italian at all levels, with children and adults.

Consultant for teaching materials on Italian language and culture.

Contributor to Teachit Languages Website.