She graduated from her BA in English Philology & Tourism at her hometown in Universidad de Jaén. She achieved her online MA in Applied Linguistic in Spanish as a Foreign Language at FUNIBER and her passion for her work took her to qualify as a Teacher in Spain and in England. She was awarded a PhD scholarship at The Open University in 2017 to be part of a large project funded by the AHRC called Language Acts and Worldmaking.
Her research interests revolve around second language learning and teaching through new technologies, the roles of language teachers in the classroom and mediation. It is in this last interest where she is carrying out her PhD at Open University. She is examining Spanish language teachers' mediation practices in Higher Education and their personal and professional perceptions and reflections on this process.
She is currently teaching Modern Spanish Language to undergradutates students at Warwick University. She has taught Spanish since 2009 at various HEIs and secondary schools in the UK. Her previous lecturer position was at Coventry University as Assistant Lecturer in Spanish. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), member of ELE-UK, ASELE, AESLA and the AHBGI, and a Chartered Linguist and Midlands Comittee member by CIOL.
Language teachers and researchers as worldmakers (2022-02-17)
Álvarez, Inma; Cobo Palacios, Isabel; Fuertes Gutierrez, Mara and Puntil, Donata
In: Boyle, Catherine and Kelly, Debra eds. Language Acts and Worldmaking (pp. 1-40)
ISBN : 978-1-529-37230-4 | Publisher : John Murray Learning | Published : London