Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Irene Macías

Irene Macias

Language Co-ordinator & Senior Teaching Fellow for Spanish, BA PhD
Director of Studies for International Management & Modern Languages (IMML)

1 West North 4.19
Email: i.macias@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5481

Profile

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 exchange good practice in languages 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 was a member of 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.

Research

  • Modern language pedagogy
  • Curriculum development and materials design
  • Continuous Professional Development for teachers

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