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I joined Strathclyde in September 2005. I manage the design and delivery of research-integrated teaching in Spanish Language at Honours and masters level in the subject area of Spanish, with specialism in discourse analysis, written production and debate skills. My learning and teaching methodology is based on and informed by my pedagogical skillset and my current research in modern foreign languages (MFL) pedagogy and language policy and strategy.
My research interests cover two different areas in Hispanic Studies: Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) pedagogy and Latin American Cultural Studies. In Modern Foreign Languages, I am interested in innovative approaches to teaching (structured debates in the classroom to foster critical thinking, oral interaction in the ELE classroom and collaborative and reflective learning to improve written production skills and it spreads to language policy and strategy. In the area of Latin American Cultural studies, my interests lie in electoral reform in Mexico and social movements, revolution, dictatorship in Latin America through literature and film. My multidisciplinary background in comparative politics and history in Latin America and Media and Political Business Communication studies also allows provides me with an extent of potential research opportunities.
- I am the coordinator of Honours Written Language class (R4501)
- I am the coordinator of IBML5 Spanish (International Business with a Modern Language - Language class (R4504)
- I am the coordinator of the Certificate in Continuing Education (CCed)
- I am the coordinator of the Dele exams and preparation courses (Instituto Cervantes).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Feb 2008
Master of Arts, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Award Date: 1 Jun 1998
Bachelor of Arts, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Award Date: 1 Feb 1996
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Project: Internally funded project
Acosta, L. & Roberts, K., 11 Jun 2022. 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
El uso del debate estructurado en clase como herramienta para desarrollar el pensamiento crítico en la clase de ELEAcosta, L., 13 Jul 2020, Five years of ELEUK conferences: a selection of short papers from 2019. Lallana, A., Hernández Martín, L. & Fuertes Gutiérrez, M. (eds.). Voillans, France, p. 55-65 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Lidia Acosta (Speaker)Jun 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Lidia Acosta (Speaker)20 May 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk