Carmen Usategui

Senior Lecturer in Spanish

"I consider the pastoral support of students, including those abroad, under the formal Personal Academic Tutor system and in more informal situations to be vital in providing a positive learning environment that inspires and facilitates academic achievement."

Qualifications

BA (Universidad de Navarra), MA & PG Cert Ed (UCLAN)

Overview

 

In addition to lecturing at the University of Chester, Carmen is External Examiner for the undergraduate Spanish programmes at the Universities of Nottingham Trent and Lincoln.

She regularly delivers workshops on language teaching and topic updates to secondary teachers of Spanish.

Teaching

Carmen has been lecturing on Spanish language, cinema and society and applied teaching methodology in the University of Chester since 2005. She was previously Senior Lecturer in Spanish at UCLAN.

Research

Research interests include pedagogical theory and practice, Spanish media and current affairs, and the development of language learning materials.

She is currently involved in preparing workshops on peer learning, and she is also creating and piloting language learning materials for A level students and language support materials at undergraduate level.

Published work

«Women in Spain - an update on the impact of the establishment of the Ministerio de Igualdad», The Kings School, Canterbury, September 2009.

«Temas para estudiantes de español de secundaria», Phillip Allen Language Updates seminar, London, July 2009.

«Pedagogical materials for the learning and teaching of Spanish in UK secondary schools», Phillip Allen Language Updates seminar, London, July 2008.

Book review: En Activo. Practical Business Spanish, Santamaría Iglesias, Esther and Jones, Helen. (Routledge 2008)