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Lidia Acosta

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  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

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. 

Teaching Interests

  • 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):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

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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