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About me

I have been a lecturer in Spanish in the Westminster Professional Language Center since 2003. I am also a DELE examiner for A1/A2/B1/B2.

During my career, I have taught Spanish at all levels and also prepare students for GCSE, A-LEVELS and DELE examinations. In 2000 I completed a Certificate as Specialist in Teaching Spanish Language as a Foreign Language by International House (London). Before joining the University of Westminster I worked extensively as a Spanish language teacher in British and Spanish educational institutions.

I trained at International House London, and studied journalism at the Universidad of Lejona (Spain).

I am particularly interested in designing foreign language courses using materials that make the learning process more effective and enjoyable, and also promote independent learning. I am also commited to making my students aware of the importance of multiculturalism in the classroom. I also encourage the use of e-learning in the classroom.

Teaching

I teach Spanish Language in Polylang, the University's Open Language Programme.

I am involved in the Spanish Language Examinations DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) at the University of Westminster as an examiner for levels (A1-B2). The DELE is an internationally recognised Diploma which certifies the degree of proficiency in Spanish.

Research

My area of research is the use of technology to enhance deep and collaborative learning. I am particularly interested in blended learning as I believe it makes the learning process effective and enjoyable, and promotes learner autonomy.