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Senior Lecturer in Spanish

I have worked at the University for over 25 years and have a wide range of experience in languages. I am Subject Leader for Spanish and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) French and Spanish.

During my time at the University, I have undertaken a number of roles designing and leading courses including Spanish and French Combined Subjects, the University Language Scheme, BA European Studies, and recently our new BA (Hons) French and Spanish degree. I have also taught on and led modules in EAP and on the BA and MA TESOL courses.

I hold an MA in Applied Language Studies, a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish and a qualification in TEFL. Before joining the University, I worked as a Community Relations Co ordinator in ESOL, then in Spain for several years teaching English as a Foreign Language and later in the UK teaching English and Spanish.

I have also worked as an examiner for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting in Spanish.

Teaching and supervision

I currently teach Spanish as part of the BA (Hons) Combined Subjects. My teaching focuses on translation, interpreting and using a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) approach in the teaching of contemporary Spanish society.

I teach a range of modules at Stages 2 and 3 including Spanish Language and Society, Spanish Language and Translation, Spanish Interpreting and Translation, as well as contributing to Year Abroad modules and supervising undergraduate dissertations.

Research interests for potential research students

My main research interest is in the development and implementation of approaches to language teaching. This includes the development of methodologies and materials for the teaching of Spanish language and contemporary Spanish society using a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach as well as for the development of student autonomy, particularly during the year abroad.

  • Spanish language and area studies
  • Teaching of translation and interpreting
  • Language teaching methodologies
  • Curriculum design

Last updated 03 October 2019