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Miss Barbara Conde Gafaro

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Professional biography

Barbara Conde obtained a Bachelor Degree in Modern Languages at the Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. Her thesis was published in the Lingua Xaveriana Journal of the faculty of Communication and Language. Barbara also obtained an online diploma for a course on teaching Spanish as a foreign language at Universidad Externado de Colombia. After working as an English teacher for two years in Colombia, Barbara enrolled on the MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at Coventry University, which she completed (with a distinction mark) in 2016 with a dissertation on a blended MOOC integration. She is currently studying for her PhD on MOOCs for Foreign Language Learning at the Open University, supported by the award of a Leverhulme scholarship while also working as a Spanish lecturer at Coventry University. She has published two articles based on her MA dissertation and has presented at national and international conferences.


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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