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Jordina Sala-Branchadell

Lecturer in Spanish (E&S) (Penryn)

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Jordina is a Lecturer in Spanish and, since September 2017, the College of Humanities has trusted her with the launch and coordination of the Foreign Language Centre's expansion in Penryn, the university campus in Cornwall. She teaches Spanish language at all levels there and coordinates a langauge provision which includes French as well. She is involved in the design and delivery of the new short language courses which the university is offering to the Ministry of Defense, and has recently joined the Catalan langauge team of the EUniTA project to contribute to the last stages of the European University Language Tandem platform.

She held a Lectureship in Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and co-ordinated the Evening Language Programme within the university's Foreign Language Centre between 2013 and 2017. She has also organised the Spanish DELE Exams since the FLC became an Instituto Cervantes-accredited Exam Centre in 2016.

Her main research interest is the learning and teaching of foreign languages and, specially,  the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology . Additionally, at an institutional level, she is particularly committed to embed employability skills and research culture not only at degree level but also in the curriculum of university-wide language programmes.

Within Catalan Studies, her work focuses mainly on Visual and Popular Culture and this has deeply influenced the most successful culturally-related activities that she has organised at Exeter so far: a concert on Catalan protest songs and a storytelling event.