Elena Sola Simon


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Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2005 as a Masters student in the field of Translation Studies. I am currently a Teaching Associate in the Spanish section of Modern Languages, where I am the class coordinator of the second year courses. I teach second year language and oral classes and the fifth year’s IBML5 Masters.  

I am also close to the submission of my PhD thesis in Applied Linguistics, the main topic of which is the acquisition of the Spanish subjunctive by L2 learners whose L1 is English. My research interests include linguistic disciplines relevant for L2 didactics and the use of ICTs in the language classroom.

I also currently hold the position of examiner and exam coordinator for the Spanish Government’s official Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE). These exams are issued and recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport of Spain and are organised by the Cervantes Institute and the University of Salamanca. Strathclyde has been an exam centre since 2008. 

I am the main organiser of the LATE Lunches project, which consists of events and informal working lunches held monthly on the topic of linguistics and methodology from a research and teaching perspective. Events include reading groups and talks/workshops lead by external speakers, the latter currently form part of the Humanities Research Series.