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Dr Juan Garcia-Precedo

Deputy Director of Language Teaching, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)

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Research interests

My main interests lie on the application of a communicative approach to Second Language teaching. My aim is to focus on the students' capacity to enhance their linguistic performance by means of a comprehensive interaction with language. This involves oral and written communication, driven by a sociocultural element that makes language and the need for communication meaningful.

Within literature, I have recently completed a PhD in Spanish literature from the fin de siécle and the end of the millennium. My research focuses on the influence of Miguel de Unamuno in Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Luisa Castro's idea of Spain. Other interests lie on the present image of the Transition process towards democracy in Spain, and the current subversion of the process of nationalization established by the Constitution of 1978. From 2011, I also work as an Associate Teacher in Hispanic Studies at the University of Bristol, where I have been in charge of several modules on Spanish Literature and Latin-American Cinema (19th and 20th centuries)

Biography

2009-2012: PhD in Spanish Literature from the fin de siécle and the end of the millennium (University of Exeter, UK)

2006-2008: MA in Spanish and Latin-American Literature (University of Kansas, USA)

2006-2007: Teaching Spanish at Institutions of Higher Learning (University of Kansas, USA)

2005: Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Postgraduate Certificate (Instituto Cervantes and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

2004-2005: PGCE - English as a Foreign Language (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

1999-2004: BA in English Studies ((University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

As a Spanish as a Foreign Language Teacher, I have worked for the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (International Courses, from 2008), the University of Kansas, USA (Spanish and Portuguese Department, 2006-2008), and the University of Exeter, UK (Hispanic Unit - DML, from 2009)

From 2011, I also work as an Associate Teacher of Spanish Literature and Latin-American Cinema (19th and 20th centuries) at the University of Bristol, UK (Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin-American Department)