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Ms Carmen Martín de León MPhil

Teaching Fellow

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Carmen Martín de León is a Teaching Fellow in Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL) at the University of Southampton.

Carmen obtained a MPhil in Philosophy (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) in 2001 and a PGCE in 2002. A year later, she studied in the School of School of Professional Application of the Language Calamo&Cran. S.L (in Spain) to become a teacher fellow of Spanish as a second Language.
Between 2002 and 2012 she worked in the private sector teaching Spanish Language in Spain, USA and UK. In 2012, she joined the University of Southampton and, in July 2015, Carmen obtained the Professional Recognition of Educator Practice Framework (PREP) becoming member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Since then she has been written a collection of books (El Mundo de Custodio) and she has been awarded as the second-best teacher (for a project she presented with Cristina García Hermoso) in July 2016, and warded as the best teacher (for a project wit Irina Nelson) in 2018, both in the IV and V Congress: Congreso Internacional del Español en Castilla y León. Salamanca, Spain.

Research interests

Sept '17 – April '19: Constructing Spanish discourse. Working on creating teaching and learning materials to help students develop skills and strategies to produce coherent texts in the Spanish language. "Palabras clave para organizar textos en español": La etiqueta en el discurso.

July '16 to date: Working on a pedagogical research project in collaboration with Cristina García Hermoso, which contributes to the development of resources geared towards teaching and learning idiomatic expression in Spanish. Project under its second phase with Academic year 17-18 and 18-19 Southampton University Stage 5 Spanish students as participants.

"Manos a la obra": Trabajo con textos paralelos en el aula E/LE (Español como Lengua Extranjera): Contextualización de las unidades fraseológicas. Joint speaker at the IV Congreso Internacional del Español en Castilla y León, (E/LE 2016) FIAPE, Salamanca, Spain (July 2016).

"Creando contextos": Gamificación para niveles altos en la clase E/LE - Gamification for higher levels in the Spanish Language Classroom. Joint speaker at the V Congreso Internacional del Español en Castilla y León, (E/LE 2018) FIAPE, Salamanca, Spain (June 2018).

Leadership, Management and Engagement Responsibilites:
- Outreach activities: Open days, taster sessions for year 8 students visiting the university and other linguist day contributions.
- Coordinator for the SSU program, Modern Languages module for students from the Faculty of Medicine.

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Teaching and Education Responsibilities:
- Academic year '18-'19, Coordinator of Spanish stage 1, 2, 3, 3&4 (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 ECRF).
- Academic year '18-'19, Teacher of Spanish stages 1, 2, 3, and accelerate 3&4.
- Coordinator of the SSU programme, Modern Languages module for students from the Faculty of Medicine.
- Year Abroad Investigative Project (YARP) Supervisor for UG, Y3, students on their year abroad in a Spanish Speaking country.
- Across language Moderator for YARPs in Spanish.

Ms Carmen Martín de León
Building 65 Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom
Room Number: 65/2104

Room Number: 65/3075

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