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Irene Macias


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Research interests

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

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 both the Bath Course and the Bath Scheme. She has also worked extensively with schools, hosting and organizing in-house events such as the annual Language Teachers Event. 

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.

Externally, 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 is currently external examiner for Spanish in the Languages Department of Southampton University.

Her research interests are in the field of Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics (Multilingualism), and Pedagogy.

External positions

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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Research Output 1996 2018

Open Access
foreign language

The new ML A Level syllabus: rationale and implications for the university language teaching community

Macias, I. 26 Jun 2015 (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

university teaching

First Colloquium on Modern Languages Education

Macias, I. 13 Jun 2014

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

language education

"Mañana en el instituto". Luisa Ruiz series: Graded readings for KS4 and KS5

Macias, I. 19 May 2014 In : Vida Hispanica.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle