School of Languages and Area Studies

Staff

Ms Dora Romo-Castillejo

  • Qualifications: BEd in Spanish and English (University of Granada); BA in English Studies (University of Jaén); Postgraduate Certificate in Education (University of Jaén); MA in Translation Studies (University of Portsmouth)
  • Role Title: Teaching Fellow in Spanish Language
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6054
  • Email: dora.romo-castillejo@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

I joined the School of Languages and Area Studies in September 2015 having taught Spanish in various educational institutions both here in the UK and in Spain. At the School of Languages and Area Studies I teach Spanish language classes at all undergraduate levels and as part of the University’s Institution Wide Language Programme (IWLP). I am also Study Abroad Link Tutor for Erasmus exchanges with the Universities of Salamanca and Murcia, Year Abroad Work Placement Coordinator for Spanish speaking countries and personal tutor to incoming Erasmus students. Teaching Responsibilities.

Teaching Responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities include teaching on the following units:

  • Spanish General Language Grade 1 (IWLP)
  • Spanish General Language Grade 2 (IWLP)
  • Spanish General Language Grade 3 & 4
  • Spanish General Language Grade 3
  • Spanish General Language Grade 6
  • Spanish Language Project
  • Text Analysis and Translation
  • Dissertation Supervision

I am also the unit coordinator of the following units:

  • Spanish General Language Grade 1(IWLP)
  • Spanish General Language Grade 2 (IWLP)
  • Spanish General Language Grade 3 & 4
  • Spanish Language Project

Research

My interests include Spanish language teaching and teacher training, teaching and learning, the design of didactic materials for the language class, translation, bilingualism and the role of translation in second language acquisition.