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Mrs Marta Crosby 

Director of Programmes, Modern Languages and Linguistics

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Mrs Marta Crosby is a Programme Leader for SPLAS in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

I studied Filología Inglesa at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where I also completed my qualification in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. I then moved to the UK to work as a Language Assistant at the University of Wolverhampton and afterwards, as an Adult Education Tutor at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, before returning to the University of Wolverhampton as a Visiting Lecturer. In these posts, I have demonstrated my pedagogical skills in the design and delivery of teaching materials and assessments. In 1998, I took up a post as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Southampton, where I later became a Senior Teaching Fellow in Spanish.

During this time, I have completed an MA in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching, and I have collaborated in several projects such as the Opening the Door to Language Learning Project in 2003, a programme funded by the European Commission to help promote language learning by making university language learning resources and support available to a wider public. In 2008, I became the Head of Section for SPLAS (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies).

Research interests

My current research interests lie in the field of linguistics, more specifically second language acquisition and learner autonomy.  Areas of interest are the development of learner strategies and their impact on the language learning process; the role and impact of their year abroad in language learning progression; the effectiveness of the Southampton model where learners are allocated to stage according to language ability rather than year of study.

Currently, I teach Spanish language to intermediate learners (approximately levels B1 and B2, C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework) and I am the coordinator of several language stages, as well as overseeing teaching and learning within Spanish language.

Mrs Marta Crosby
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