Department of Education

Dr Hugo Santiago Sanchez

Hugo Santiago-Sanchez

Senior Lecturer in Education
Director of Studies MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)BA (Hons), MA, PhD, SFHEA

1 West North 3.25
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5125

PhD supervision

Areas interested in supervising:

  • Teacher cognition
  • Teacher education and development
  • Language awareness


I have been involved in English language teaching for over 18 years, working as an EFL teacher, lecturer, teacher trainer and researcher in Argentina, Brazil and the UK. I specialise in teacher cognition, teacher education, and teacher development. I have a particular interest in teacher knowledge and beliefs, the experiential and educational sources which inform them, and the contextual factors impinging on teachers’ practices. My current research projects investigate the development of contextually appropriate pedagogical knowledge; the impact of tutor written feedback on the development of language awareness; and pedagogies for promoting transcultural competence. Other teaching and research interests include teacher language awareness (particularly grammar teaching) and qualitative research.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a member of the editorial board of the Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

I am a member of the Languages and Educational Practices research cluster.

Research interests

  • Teacher cognition
  • Teacher education and development
  • Teacher research
  • Language awareness
  • Qualitative research

Current projects

  • 'Conceptualisations of pedagogical contexts and development of appropriate pedagogies: A multiple-case study of pre-service language teachers working in peripheral urban state schools in São Paulo.' Department of Education, University of Bath; Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo.
  • 'The role of written feedback in the development of language awareness'. Department of Education, University of Bath; Department of Modern Languages, University of São Paulo.
  • 'Pedagogies for promoting transcultural competence'. Department of Education, University of Bath.


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