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Irene Macias


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Research interests

Dr Irene Macías, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chartered Linguist, graduated from King’s College, London, where she obtained her degree and her doctorate.

She lectures and researches on Spanish Linguistics, Spanish as a Foreign Language (pedagogical grammar; materials, course and programme design); and Ideologies on Foreign Language Learning.

She is currently Director of Studies for the International Management and Modern Languages degree programme. She is also a very active member of the Learning and Teaching community at Bath. She collaborates with the Centre for Learning & Teaching as Advisor and Senior Observer for its HEA accredited Fellowship programme. She has also worked extensively with schools, hosting and organizing in-house events such as the annual Language Teachers Event. 

Amongst her external projects, she was a member of the Bath Team working on the EU funded CO-CREATION: The Cohesive City: Addressing Stigmatisation in Disadvantaged Urban Neighbourhoods. The project aimed to develop and apply ‘Co-Creation’ as a methodological tool to address stigmatisation, bringing together researchers, artists and policy-makers. Her involvement entailed working with socially disadvantage school communities in Mexico City.

She is the Co-founder and Co-Director of LanGW4, a languages consortium whose aim is to advance scholarship on language learning and teaching. The consortium brings together the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. LanGW4 organizes annual Colloquiums on Innovation in Modern Languages Education.

She served on the national panel set up to review A Level language content, ALCAB. She sat on the editorial board of Vida Hispanica, of the Association for Language Learning until 2016. She regularly reviews articles on language teaching for other journals and writes critical reviews of language books for various publishers. She has worked as external examiner and is a UNILANG certified assessor.


External positions

Chartered Linguist, Chartered Institute of Linguists

2020 → …

Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Chartered Institute of Linguists

2017 → …

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

2015 → …

Co-Founder and Co-Director of LanGW4

2014 → …


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